HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 07, 2010, 08:53 AM
Registered User
Jurgen Heilig's Avatar
53859 Niederkassel, Germany
Joined Sep 2000
18,786 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0leur View Post
...
It looks like this part(M332699) is now discontinued as what some sites are showing.
We may be seeing the end of the Minimag soon.
This part was first used on the MPX Twin-Star II and it is still available, for example at www.hoellein.com.

Jürgen
Jurgen Heilig is offline Find More Posts by Jurgen Heilig
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 07, 2010, 11:45 AM
Registered User
Clintonville, WI
Joined Jun 2008
273 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig View Post
This part was first used on the MPX Twin-Star II and it is still available, for example at www.hoellein.com.

Jürgen
Any idea on the future of the MiniMag?
blinske is offline Find More Posts by blinske
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2010, 02:53 PM
Registered User
Jurgen Heilig's Avatar
53859 Niederkassel, Germany
Joined Sep 2000
18,786 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by blinske View Post
Any idea on the future of the MiniMag?
The MiniMag is still in production. It is usually a matter of demand and/or profit whether a model will stay in production.

Jürgen
Jurgen Heilig is offline Find More Posts by Jurgen Heilig
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2010, 04:58 PM
Registered User
Clintonville, WI
Joined Jun 2008
273 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig View Post
The MiniMag is still in production. It is usually a matter of demand and/or profit whether a model will stay in production.

Jürgen
Again, I appreciate the info. I really do love the MM and truly enjoy flying it.
I'm sure it will be made for years to come.
blinske is offline Find More Posts by blinske
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 08, 2010, 01:22 AM
Registered User
Portland, OR
Joined Nov 2009
534 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig;
The MiniMag is still in production. It is usually a matter of demand and/or profit whether a model will stay in production.

Jürgen
I have nosed mine into things more than once and it still flies well....but, I wanted another and went to Tower to get a Kit - however, Tower says the Kits are discontinued and that you only buy an RTF or Rx Ready (which I got)

Don
donsinger1 is offline Find More Posts by donsinger1
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 08, 2010, 03:10 AM
Registered User
Jurgen Heilig's Avatar
53859 Niederkassel, Germany
Joined Sep 2000
18,786 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by donsinger1 View Post
I have nosed mine into things more than once and it still flies well....but, I wanted another and went to Tower to get a Kit - however, Tower says the Kits are discontinued and that you only buy an RTF or Rx Ready (which I got)

Don
Tower Hobbies may discontinue the sales of the MiniMag due to low demand, but the model is still in production.

Very odd:

LXNXV1 - Retail $129.95 is available for $107.99
LXNXV2 - Retail $249.95 is available for just $93.91 ?

Jürgen
Jurgen Heilig is offline Find More Posts by Jurgen Heilig
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 08, 2010, 02:19 PM
Registered User
Portland, OR
Joined Nov 2009
534 Posts
Glad to know that they are still in production...not many models have over 3,500 posts on RCGroups!

Don
donsinger1 is offline Find More Posts by donsinger1
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 08, 2010, 08:10 PM
Registered User
slappySF's Avatar
San Francisco
Joined Mar 2008
1,226 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcjim11 View Post
Get this one its stronger than the original
http://www.gobrushless.com/shop/inde...8862rnd9deww70

I can vouch for this metal firewall. I have one and it works great. Screws right on to the front of the standard plastic motor mount. Really solid. No problems with motor vibration either, even at full throttle.
slappySF is offline Find More Posts by slappySF
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2010, 11:33 AM
rcflyer
UK
Joined Jun 2010
848 Posts
im quite impressed with my MM so far however i want more!! If i was to fit a 10/11 inch prop would i need to take off the landing gear?
rcjim11 is online now Find More Posts by rcjim11
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2010, 12:05 PM
Registered User
Jurgen Heilig's Avatar
53859 Niederkassel, Germany
Joined Sep 2000
18,786 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcjim11 View Post
im quite impressed with my MM so far however i want more!! If i was to fit a 10/11 inch prop would i need to take off the landing gear?
Why would you want such a big prop? If you'd fly close to stall speed and open the throttle, the torque of such a prop may roll your model.

An 8" prop is more than adequate and provides you with plenty of ground clearance. I would only go for a 9" prop if I wanted to pull gliders.

Jürgen
Jurgen Heilig is offline Find More Posts by Jurgen Heilig
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2010, 04:16 PM
Registered User
Clintonville, WI
Joined Jun 2008
273 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig View Post
Why would you want such a big prop? If you'd fly close to stall speed and open the throttle, the torque of such a prop may roll your model.

An 8" prop is more than adequate and provides you with plenty of ground clearance. I would only go for a 9" prop if I wanted to pull gliders.

Jürgen
I fly mine with a APC 8x6E prop and the Himax HC2816-1220 out runner brushless motor. Takes off at about 1/3 throttle and has to be slowed down from there. Really flys well with the prop. It's about as big a prop as I would go.
blinske is offline Find More Posts by blinske
Last edited by blinske; Sep 11, 2010 at 09:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2010, 04:54 PM
Heli's rule!
dacaur's Avatar
Midvale, Utah, USA
Joined Mar 2005
9,304 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcjim11 View Post
im quite impressed with my MM so far however i want more!! If i was to fit a 10/11 inch prop would i need to take off the landing gear?
What to you mean by you want more? More of what?
dacaur is offline Find More Posts by dacaur
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2010, 04:17 AM
rcflyer
UK
Joined Jun 2010
848 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dacaur View Post
What to you mean by you want more? More of what?
More power like unlimited vertical
Jim
rcjim11 is online now Find More Posts by rcjim11
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2010, 01:24 PM
Heli's rule!
dacaur's Avatar
Midvale, Utah, USA
Joined Mar 2005
9,304 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcjim11 View Post
More power like unlimited vertical
Jim
what motor/prop are you using now?
dacaur is offline Find More Posts by dacaur
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2010, 01:22 AM
Registered User
Jurgen Heilig's Avatar
53859 Niederkassel, Germany
Joined Sep 2000
18,786 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcjim11 View Post
More power like unlimited vertical
Jim
You can have "unlimited vertical" with an 8" prop too, but you can also just get a FunCub.

Jürgen
Jurgen Heilig is offline Find More Posts by Jurgen Heilig
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skycat from Multiplex RArch Foamies (Kits) 143 Nov 20, 2002 07:01 PM
White Shark from Multiplex Jurgen Heilig Foamies (Kits) 19 May 14, 2002 03:36 PM
Not Just New Pictures, but New TJs from MULTIPLEX James Frolik Foamies (Kits) 0 Feb 02, 2002 04:50 PM
Warning: check postage rates when ordering from Multiplex!! crazythumbs Vendor Talk 5 Jul 14, 2001 12:31 AM
Warning: check postage rates when ordering from Multiplex!! crazythumbs Foamies (Kits) 1 Jul 09, 2001 09:52 PM