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Old Mar 18, 2007, 03:42 PM
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You have probably seen the new models already on the Multiplex webpage and watched their video clips. I had the chance to do some amateur videos at the Sinsheim Model fair on Saturday. Unfortunately the weather was cold and windy, but I have read that today was even worse and all Outdoor flying was cancelled at around 13:00.

Cularis: http://airtoimedia.nl/web/upload/Jur...PX-Cularis.wmv

Gemini: http://airtoimedia.nl/web/upload/Jur...MPX-Gemini.wmv

Twister: http://airtoimedia.nl/web/upload/Jur...PX-Twister.wmv

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Hi Jurgen,

Thanks for sharing some different vids of the upcoming MPX planes. So which one gets your attention. I've got my money down on the Twister, that looks the bizz, although needs a little more power than whats included in the deal IMHO.

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 04:23 PM
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Hi Jurgen,

Thanks for sharing some different vids of the upcoming MPX planes. So which one gets your attention. I've got my money down on the Twister, that looks the bizz, although needs a little more power than whats included in the deal IMHO.

Mark
I like all of them.

I was amazed how well the Cularis was capable to move forward against such a strong wind without losing too much height (much better than the Easy Glider). The wings are however a bit too long to fit into my car's boot and I am also very happy with my Excel Competition 2.

I am not that much into biplanes, but the Gemini reminds me a bit of the old Svenson Hobo (distributed by Multiplex back then), which was very popular those days and having to build a second wing is not so much work here.

With Lipos and brushless motors, EDF is a nice option nowadays. The Twister looks good and has plenty of power for this kind of model. The Elapor material seems to be dampening the sound pretty well too. It is much more pleasant compared to some pusher prop driven models.

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 11:32 PM
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If they fly as good as they look, they'll be selling a boat-load of those Twisters.
Making room on my shelf right now.

Any time frame for U.S. availability?

-MB
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 03:51 AM
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I think there should be a parkflyer. Something like a reduced scale Easystar.
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 04:40 AM
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I spoke to the Multiplex guys at the WRAM show. I was told the Twister would be available in mid summer. It will sell with the fan unit and Himax motor (setup shown in videos) for around $200.

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Old Mar 19, 2007, 05:30 AM
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Apparently the new models will be available end of April here in Europe :-)

That Twister is calling my name...

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Old Mar 19, 2007, 05:55 AM
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I've got a pre-order on a Cularis and have been told to expect it early April. Can't wait.
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 10:07 AM
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Twister for me please !

But i would rather they didn't include the motor. I believe there will be alot Himax motors for sale on rcgroups in the future

I really like the bi-plane. Looks sweet. Anyone know if the blue on the wings and fuse...if it is a decal..or painted on ???

Any chance the cularis wings will fit into the Easy Glider fuselage ?
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 10:59 AM
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I am looking forward to the Twister as my first EDF...I'm normally not a big fan of the "RR" package but being an EDF novice I'd be more inclined to purchase the plane with a proven power combo like the Himax. There will always be those who want to put more power into any airframe, so it should be offered as a basic kit, as well, IMO.

It looks like MPX is after ALL my money this year...
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Jürgen,
Thank you for the post. The Twister will be my first EDF. Weather on the video day reminds me of when I lived in Deutschland.
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 01:18 PM
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That Twister looks HOT. I think that will be my first EDF as well!
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 01:42 PM
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The Twister looks fantastic and is a good size for an EDF. I'll agree with skyking1231, I also wish you could have just the plane. The Himax setup does look a little slow for such a large jet.

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Old Mar 19, 2007, 02:42 PM
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The Twister looks fantastic and is a good size for an EDF. I'll agree with skyking1231, I also wish you could have just the plane. The Himax setup does look a little slow for such a large jet.

Mark
I definitely would not call this model slow. My guess is approx. 80mph, which would be approx. 800mph scale speed, i.e. very realistic.

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Old Mar 19, 2007, 03:10 PM
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I definitely would not call this model slow. My guess is approx. 80mph, which would be approx. 800mph scale speed, i.e. very realistic.

Jürgen
Yes but scale isn't always good. I can only go on your video and the Multiplex one, and both of them seem that the plane needs to go quicker. 80mph is something I'd expect from a much smaller model, ie Microjet.
Id be looking for 100mph+ at least.

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