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This high performance glider was unveiled at Toledo and announced today!

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Introducing Multiplex’s new high-performance glider, the soaring Solius!

With its pleasant handling and excellent performance, the Multiplex Solius offers tremendous soaring pleasure for everyone from the weekend flier to the professional pilot. This over-achieving sailplane is perfect for flat-land and slope sites alike, delivering long soaring flights and lively aerobatics. The Solius features a t-tail, detailed cockpit, clear canopy and numerous innovative Elapor® foam construction details, setting entirely new standards for this class of model. Flown with electric power or as a pure sailplane from high start to aerotow, it is the perfect glider for all.

Features

  • High Performance Brushless Power System with Folding Propeller
  • Clear Molded Canopy with Detailed Cockpit Interior
  • Detachable Tail Plane for Ease of Transport
  • Innovative Tubular Spar Technology Makes the Wings Impervious
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Recommended Equipment (for KIT completion)

  • Motor: 300 to 400-watt Outrunner
  • Battery: 3S 2200mAh LiPo
  • ESC: 30-40 amp
  • Prop: 10x6 Folding
  • Servos: Four HS-55 or HS-65MG
  • Receiver: Minima/Maxima/Optima 6 or Optima 6 Lite

Specifications

  • Weight, Glider: 44 oz
  • Weight, Electric: 51.15 oz
  • Length: 43.3 in
  • Wingspan: 85 in
  • Wing Area: 630.85 sq in
  • Wing Loading: 11.67 oz / sq ft

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Old Apr 23, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Solius

Looks great, but the earliest arrival according to both Horizon and Great Planes is the end of April, which although it is fast approaching, I do not have a great deal of confidence in those forecasts, witness the Carbon Cub and ASK-21 situation.

I will have one as soon as the shop where I work gets them in, looking forward to seeing it, but not holding my breath! I love the MPX quality and attention to detail, I have flown their stuff for years and love it.

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Old Apr 24, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Curious why they chose to not provide flaps. It's a bit smaller than the Cularis, which had flaps.
I've been looking at this modelmover in the UK ( www.electricwingman.com ) for a while now.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Will this be kit only, or PNP also ??
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Will this be kit only, or PNP also ??
Currently offered in Europe...

Kit:
http://www.electricwingman.com/multi...lider-kit.aspx

Rx Ready
http://www.electricwingman.com/multi...glider-rr.aspx


To be sold in the USA, from Tower Hobbies (late April, early May)

Kit ($155)
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDHYA&P=7

Rx Ready ($360)
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDHYB&P=7

Spares:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...VSEARCH=solius
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Fellow club member has got one, very nice, likes to move around the sky a lot quicker that the Radian Pro
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Old May 08, 2013, 03:01 AM
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Fellow club member has got one, very nice, likes to move around the sky a lot quicker that the Radian Pro
and for that reason i am selling my radian pro! had enough of that plane and its lack of ailerons....even though it has ailerons. if you know what i mean.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 09:25 PM
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The video makes it look like its flown under power all the time. Anyone flown one with the power off? Does it thermal well?
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 02:54 AM
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The one at our club seems to thermal very well with power off. I suppose that's a bit difficult to video thought!

It does fly a lot faster than the Radian series or the Easy Glider but can hold a tight turn very well in a thermal, but even with out power it can move between thermals a brisk pace.
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