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Old Feb 06, 2008, 08:27 PM
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New Multiplex Parkmaster 3D, Profile Acromaster?

I just say that the new Multiplex stuff was posted in another thread, and thought this topic deserved it's on place here.
http://www.modellbauknaller.de/mpx2008.pdf
The specs mean it's a bit smaller than the Acromaster...(got the metric translation from Google)

Acromaster Specs:
Wingspan: 43" (1095mm)
Wing Area: 557.27 sq in (36.6 sq dm)
Weight: 32-36oz (907-1020g)
Wing Loading: 8.19 oz/sq ft (25 g/sq dm)
Length: 45.25" (1150mm)

Parkmaster Specs:
Wingspan: 38.58" (980mm)
Wing Area: 449.50 (29 sq dm)
Weight: 18.34oz (520g)
Wing Loading: 5.89 oz/sq ft (18 g/sq dm)
Length: 39.37" (1000mm)

But the shape of the new airplane really looks like a profile Acromaster.
I'm a big Multiplex fan, and I'm sure looking forward to this new release!
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rob10000
I just say that the new Multiplex stuff was posted in another thread, and thought this topic deserved it's on place here.
http://www.modellbauknaller.de/mpx2008.pdf
The specs mean it's a bit smaller than the Acromaster...(got the metric translation from Google)

Acromaster Specs:
Wingspan: 43" (1095mm)
Wing Area: 557.27 sq in (36.6 sq dm)
Weight: 32-36oz (907-1020g)
Wing Loading: 8.19 oz/sq ft (25 g/sq dm)
Length: 45.25" (1150mm)

Parkmaster Specs:
Wingspan: 38.58" (980mm)
Wing Area: 449.50 (29 sq dm)
Weight: 18.34oz (520g)
Wing Loading: 5.89 oz/sq ft (18 g/sq dm)
Length: 39.37" (1000mm)

But the shape of the new airplane really looks like a profile Acromaster.
I'm a big Multiplex fan, and I'm sure looking forward to this new release!
I'm closely watching this one. If it's as good as I hope it will be, it may be the first Multiplex plane that I buy.
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 09:41 PM
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I have an Acro Master as my first Multiplex aircraft. It is in need of a diet of a TP "EXTREME" lipo, as it has a total weight of 42 oz. I'm going to e-mail Hitec RCD/Multiplex USA and find out what the deal is, and what an expected release date will be.
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 11:59 PM
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Oh, this has the look to be a GREAT flyer! A profile foamie made out of elapor! Sweet!
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 12:31 PM
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Definite winner. You have to admire how clever Multiplex are. Have been quite a few EPP and depron small profile models over the years but with the advantages of Elapor and the usual attention to design and ease of construction this is bound to be a winner. If they price it right...maybe 40GBP to 50GBP it will sell like proverbial hot cakes...

...Jurgen usually chimes in on anything Multiplex related...think he gets the inside story somehow...maybe he can tell us when it'll be released...
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 11:02 AM
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Hitec e-mailed me back, and said to ask again in about a month for more information. They said that the models in the pictures are the ONLY models right now.
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 12:29 PM
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A month...that's an eternity in the life of a RC flier...don't they understand the stress of advertising something and then not actually selling it for several weeks...ugh
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 12:59 PM
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Just like those EPP planes Hobby People came out with 2 YEARS AFTER THEY DISPLAYED THEM AT RCX!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE FUNK??????????
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Wow, I just saw the video Jurgen posted, this plane is going to rule the world!

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/109352...lying_extreme/
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 08:54 PM
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THomer,

Sounds like it might be time that I buy your Microbat !!

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Old Feb 11, 2008, 09:02 PM
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That thing looks SICK!!
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 02:18 AM
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Wow, I just saw the video Jurgen posted, this plane is going to rule the world!

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/109352...lying_extreme/
I agree. I want one real bad!!!!
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 06:23 PM
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Multiplex sells a brushless kit for this airplane now..

http://www.modellbau-bichler.com/ant...ml?language=en

Himaxx 2816-0890, 10x4.7 prop, adapter, and Multiplex 17A ESC.
Interesting enough, I found this about the ESC..

"Multiplex is pleased to announce the expansion of our Brushless Motor Controller line. The latest and smallest addition is the MultiCont BL-17, seventeen amp ESC. This new unit is based off the popular Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 (Updated version) but with upgraded FETís to handle a true 17A continuous current."

Also, I've been looking at other motors in this range that may be good choices. Some are about 20g lighter than the Himax...

Hacker A20-22L
Hyperion Z2213-24
Torque 22T/930
Hobby City KDA20-22L
Any other likely candidates?



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Old Feb 13, 2008, 07:05 PM
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I'm going to use a Scorpion 2215-18 in mine. 200 watts and $45 should be a great candidate for this plane.
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 08:26 PM
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any ETA for the USA yet?
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