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Old Jun 25, 2005, 11:52 AM
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The manual for the TwinStarII can be obtained from the Multiplex USA site.

http://www.multiplexusa.com/product_fs.htm

If you go to the TwinstarII page it is shown as manuals (pdf)

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 06:19 PM
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I am thinking that I have read here to use a light battery pack would require adding ballast to the nose. Jurgen do you have any thoughts on making it lighter, as in, how would you go about it? I have talked about gearboxes to slow it down. Didn't get a lot of positive response to that idea, although a lot of people use them on the TS I. Thanks, tt.
I have ordered a 2s1p Kokam 3200. That should be heavy enough to achieve the correct CofG and will bring the weight (RTF) down to approx. 1060g (37.4oz).

You can see on the video in my gallery how tight the TwinStar II can be manouvered at 1300g - imagine how she will fly at 1060g.

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Old Jun 25, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Beware, Tower Hobbies has put the picture of the Twin Star II on their site for the Twin Star, don't be fooled.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEXU5&P=7


MultiplexUS site says late Aug 05. They also show the following planes as discontinued:

Cargo
Lupo
Movie Star
Pico Baby
Stuntman
Twin Jet
Twin Star

http://www.multiplexusa.com/product_fs.htm
No more Twin Jet??? Why Multiplex, why?
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 01:19 AM
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Thanks Jurgen.
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 03:24 AM
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No more Twin Jet??? Why Multiplex, why?
Low sales figures? It's about time for a Twin-Jet II anyway.

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 05:11 AM
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The Twinjet is probably my favourite elecy model of all time. Dead stable, and looks fantastic in the air.
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 02:40 PM
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The Twinjet is probably my favourite elecy model of all time. Dead stable, and looks fantastic in the air.
I think I may have to buy one, and stow it away for a rainy day. The MicroJet seems to be a bit too unstable and won't fly well stock. I want a model that can do everything out of the box!
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 02:42 PM
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Low sales figures? It's about time for a Twin-Jet II anyway.
How could the TJ possibly be improved? I hear it's near perfect.
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 03:05 PM
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There are lots of EPP TwinJet knockoffs around. China is pumping them out.
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 04:01 PM
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I think I may have to buy one, and stow it away for a rainy day. The MicroJet seems to be a bit too unstable and won't fly well stock. I want a model that can do everything out of the box!
I've got a spare whole kit here, minus the nose and plastic inners, due to losing the front end of my 1st one due to a radio failure. Just ordered a spare nose to make a complete kit in case this one goes in and there's none about

Had a microjet before the Twinjet, and while I enjoyed it, it was just too small and twitchy for me. The Twinjet is (almost) as much of an adrenaline rush, but will slow down without giving any grief as well.

Oh and apparently, my Twinstar 2 will be with me in the next week or so
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 04:20 PM
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How could the TJ possibly be improved? I hear it's near perfect.
I was hoping to see a Twin-Jet Expert-Edition in 2002 with less reflex, thinner symmetrical wing section, carbon spar, etc.

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 07:46 PM
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Jurgen

If I swapped to 2 x 7.2volt Speed400's could I run it on 3s packs?? Will my 2600 mAh (100mm x 50 mm x 15 mm) packs fit or the Slim 2200's (120mm x 40 mm x 15 mm)???

What ESC capacity do you think??

Cheers

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 08:00 PM
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Batteries

Or could I fit in 1500 2s2p (each 75x45x10)?? and use the 6v motors??

What are the dimensions of the battery compartment??

Cheers

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PS

Guess I just gotta have me one!
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Old Jun 27, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Have had a old style Twin Star for years, about a year ago i bought a 4000ma/3s1p low C lipo from Dymond Models. I fly it with the stock 6v motors but mostly at half throttle,full throttle in short bursts. CG is ok with battery shoved all the way forward, with canopy held on with velcro strap. Waiting for the new II and will set it up the same way. BOB
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Old Jun 27, 2005, 12:17 PM
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Hi Bob,

What sort of runtime do you get with that 4000mah cell?

Cheers.
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