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Old Jun 08, 2008, 02:12 PM
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Sure, great as a trainer but fun in the hands of a half competent flyer like me.

Throwing around the Multiplex Mentor : Ditchit (3 min 58 sec)
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 06:52 PM
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That plane sure does look an aweful lot like the Multiplex Mini Mag. Some slight differences but not much.

Jim
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 11:42 AM
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Sure, great as a trainer but fun in the hands of a half competent flyer like me.
vid. What setup were you using when you made it? Are you using the recomended Himax motor in that vid? The 3528-1000 I think it is.
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Yes. As here.

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=22066
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 03:06 PM
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That plane sure does look an aweful lot like the Multiplex Mini Mag. Some slight differences but not much.

Jim
Well considering the Mentor is basically a tail dragger Magister with a new motor mount that's not surprising since the mini Mag is based of the Magister too!

Mike.
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Is it boat, yet?

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Well considering the Mentor is basically a tail dragger Magister with a new motor mount that's not surprising since the mini Mag is based of the Magister too! Mike.
You know, Mike ... a guy who could have been your twin just pitched to us at the Silent Electric Fliers of San Diego monthly club meeting, and in addition to reminding us about how widespread the Hitec-Multiplex brush is, also got us all hot and bothered by showing us samples of the Mentor and the Blizzard ... as well as a cute little stability augmentation package for rotorheads.
What he failed to tell us is that we couldn't run right out and get one at the LHS. Just WHEN might THAT be. kind sir?
Thx, good program.
Bob
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Old Jul 01, 2008, 01:03 AM
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How much of a size difference is this than the Magister?
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 11:52 AM
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The Mentor is available now and the Blizzard is due in August. The cute little "stability aumentation package" as you put it I take is the GY-5000 gyro which is also currently available.

The Mentor is the same size as the Magister. It's just a better design which makes it lighter and is made for use with brushless outrunner motors only. No more of the red plastic like the Magister had. It also uses dual aileron servos and the battery mounting is much better, but essentially it comes from the same mold.

Mike.
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 12:02 PM
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Any interior shots of how things go together ect?

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Old Jul 02, 2008, 02:34 PM
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Whozgotit?

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The Mentor is available now ...
The Mentor is the same size as the Magister. It's just a better design which makes it lighter and is made for use with brushless outrunner motors only. No more of the red plastic like the Magister had. It also uses dual aileron servos and the battery mounting is much better, but essentially it comes from the same mold.
Mike.
So where can we buy it? Does it come in a Multiplex-recommended combo? Looks ideal as a trainer for my grandson who already beats me on the simulator. Time for some real-world competition in this family, I think. Wanna play?
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 02:38 PM
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As a matter of fact... Here's some shots of our custom cut away Mentor/UAV.

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Old Jul 02, 2008, 02:54 PM
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They just started shipping last week so should be available through most of the usual places like Tower Hobbies, Hobby Horse, BP Hobbies, Horizon, etc... very soon.

Part#M214228 Kit
Part#M993228 Power Pack
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 05:05 PM
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So, my question is, have you started to ship the ParkMaster yet? And are you shipping the new planes to Hobby People too?
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 06:00 PM
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When's that?

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They just started shipping last week so should be available through most of the usual places like Tower Hobbies, Hobby Horse, BP Hobbies, Horizon, etc... very soon.
Part#M214228 Kit
Part#M993228 Power Pack
If they're on a slow boat from China, "very soon" could mean 4-6 weeks before they hit the "usual" LHS'. None of your mentioned sites will give me an answer as to when the kits and power packs are expected in hand. What's your crystal ball say?
Thx, Mike.
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 08:34 PM
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4-6 weeks usually means months. Boats aren't always sailing through calm water.
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