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I'd strongly consider buying one 76 54.68%
I would possibly consider buying one 31 22.30%
no interest 29 20.86%
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:08 AM
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It was sold by Walkera but never did well, the bilious iridescent colours it was painted in may have had something to do with it.

They sold it at the same time as a TwinJet clone and a MicroJet clone. i don't think they actually owned the molds, they were just selling them.
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Thanks for the input. Just read your old post from 2004:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...59&postcount=2

i.e. the Walkera clone was offered at the same time as the original MPX Sonicliner.

Jürgen
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Now if a new versions could have a couple of edf's...... Also today's computer radios could make it a little more fun to play with.
Reverse engineer it. Make it something for scratch builders. It would not need to be a copy any more than Piper's Cub was a copy of Taylor's craft.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:05 PM
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... Also today's computer radios could make it a little more fun to play with. ...
What can today's computer radios do, what the computer radios from 2003 to 2006 could not?

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Be affordable. A lot more people have them now.
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What can today's computer radios do, what the computer radios from 2003 to 2006 could not?

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:09 PM
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id buy 2 right off the bat. ive been looking for one ever since i first saw one.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Sonic Liner......who's that ?.

Both of mine are still flying. One has three speed 400's and the other has two speed 480's.

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Sonic Liner......who's that ?.

Both of mine are still flying. One has three speed 400's and the other has two speed 480's.

Pete
That's awesome, Pete! Can you share any pictures? Do you still fly it on nickel batteries?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:16 AM
Thanks Wilber and Orville !.
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No problemo

Yes and yes.

1750 8 cell nickel packs......I keep them next to the casette player and VCR.

I will snap a few when I come back from the feild today......K.


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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks Wilber and Orville !.
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Sonic liners !.

Left to right.

1- This one has a snake skin finish on it. Its uses two speed 480's and flys just fine.....over 100 flites so far on her.
2- Both Jenna and the one she is holding are nine years old....about as tall as each other as well !.
3- Jenna converted this one into a sea going undewater craft by painting it and instaling the canopy.
4- She also put a face on it, bringing it to life.
5- Its setup for 3 speed 400's.....its using two right now.
6- The pair, basking in the California sunshine.

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:38 PM
Thanks Wilber and Orville !.
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She converted the Green one into an underwater craft.....it can run up to three speed 400's but we are flying with just two at the moment.Tons of thrust with three motors, scary tone !. One fella put fixed gear on his a while back. The E-Flite Etracts 10-15 size would be the ticket today with some brushless motors and lipo's. Also I almost hosed my Green one on its maiden by having the Canard reversed......Note to self ~ Down is " Up " and up is down !.

She painted it with a brush and installed the canopy, really changing the look of the beast. Just goes to show ya how versitile this airframe can be.....with the Elapor being ahead of its time.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show them to you. Good job Multiplex !. Certainly collectors items now.

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Left to right.

1- This one has a snake skin finish on it. Its uses two speed 480's and flys just fine.....over 100 flites so far on her.
2- Both Jenna and the one she is holding are nine years old....about as tall as each other as well !.
3- Jenna converted this one into a sea going undewater craft by painting it and instaling the canopy.
4- She also put a face on it, bringing it to life.
5- Its setup for 3 speed 400's.....its using two right now.
6- The pair, basking in the California sunshine.

Pete
Very cool, Pete! Its great that your daughter is helping out with the decor too!
How does it fly as a tri-motor?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Yes.....she likes them more than we do !.

The Tri-motor one uses 32 amps and has a CC 35 amp ESC. Its launches better than a twin 400, but cant keep up with the twin 480's.Its just cool !. As stated, brushless motors were just on the Horizon when I built these. The Multiplex brushless 480's were like 80 bucks each at the time. So it would have been close to $ 350.00 for the brushless motors, can cell stick packs and ESC's back then. I suppose you could upgrade one for a few hundred now.

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:33 PM
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ive been wanting to get one and paint one in this scheme. these are 3 of my painting jobs. i still have them too.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:50 PM
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What happened to Jurgen?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:35 PM
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sonicliner, those two planes are beautiful, truly collectors items. does anyone have an original fun jet nib they would want to sell. i would really like to do another one of those. if anyone has one please pm me. thanks, walt
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