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Old Feb 05, 2009, 04:17 AM
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Multiplex Funcopter/ "Corona"

Have you guys seen this new heli.
Looks like a nice beginner heli.

Direct motor, without any gears, EPP fuselage

Wikipedia:
http://www.eflightwiki.com/eflightwi...plex_Funcopter

Video
http://www.multiplex-rc.de/cms/vorsc..._Funcopter.wmv

Details
http://www.multiplex-rc.de/cms/vorsc...w_Items_GB.pdf
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 06:40 AM
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Looks cute and robust + it is regular 3s1 powered and I can bet it can easily be converted to use separates if needed!

OK - so next would be CP with the same design. I am so keen to see that happen!
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 07:17 AM
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Looks like a decent size. Wonder how much ?
Can it be bought bind/n/fly ?
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 07:45 AM
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this héli is for when?
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 08:22 AM
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It's a Corona

Take a closer look - this bird has the rotorhead from a Corona and is the official sucessor.
On a German Website there are more detailed fotos and the explanation, that Multiplex has bought the patents, machinery etc. from Lite Machines.

Noe we have a nearly-non-destructable rotorhead AND the same canopy, looking a bit scale at an awesome price compared to the Corona.
I love it !!!!

Shall be on the market in may 09

Bernhard
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Finally...we have a decent beginner helicopter again.

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Old Feb 05, 2009, 05:27 PM
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Take a closer look - this bird has the rotorhead from a Corona and is the official sucessor.
On a German Website there are more detailed fotos and the explanation, that Multiplex has bought the patents, machinery etc. from Lite Machines.

Noe we have a nearly-non-destructable rotorhead AND the same canopy, looking a bit scale at an awesome price compared to the Corona.
I love it !!!!

Shall be on the market in may 09

Bernhard

are you sure for this date?rooooooooo i have to wait ...i want one!!!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 08:24 PM
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pretty smart of them to wrap all the mechanics and boom in their foam. Boom strikes shouldn't be a problem any more.
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 12:38 AM
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talking boom strikes : they made the main shaft a bit longer, so the blades do have a longer way to the boom.

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are you sure for this date?rooooooooo i have to wait ...i want one!!!!!!!!!
sorry, no - I'm not shure, I have read this in a German forum.

The price according to the manufacterer will be
Euro 220,- incl. motor
Euro 360,- incl. motor and all electronics, sevo etc. Only battery needed

I think, that's a really fair price in relation to the former policy from Lite Machines

Bernhard
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 01:48 AM
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thanks for all!
for the price i am agree because i see the same thing!!!
220euro for the kit+motor+canopy!it s not very expansive...for this class heli(870mm)
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Dang-it... 2 threads for the same thing: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=996547
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 09:59 AM
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corona

I am excited about this. I have been flying a highly modified Corona ( Matt Shumaker thanks!) for a few years. I love the direct drive idea. It looks like the tail rotor is still a wire drive? I would suspect that I could modify to my belt drive. Matt, if you are there, any thoughts??? I will be in Germany for about 4 months later this year, so will see if it is locally available!!
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 08:58 PM
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I am open to sending out parts for people to try on this heli. I am still around. Believe it or not, I still get orders and I still manufacture 90% or my original line.

Hey Gadget, how's it going?

Matt
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Awesome, glad you are still available to supply upgrades.
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 02:44 AM
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I am open to sending out parts for people to try on this heli. I am still around. Believe it or not, I still get orders and I still manufacture 90% or my original line.

Hey Gadget, how's it going?

Matt
It's going. Not much new out of my little workshop lately. I might finally be able to acquire some actual machine tools later this year as some steep financial obligations get paid off I might pick your brain on that subject some more when that time comes.

I kinda got the funk lately. I wonder if that's because it's somehow wrong to be in shorts and a t-shirt in February. Weather is super nice out and I feel too much like crap to spin up the rotary wings

Glad to hear your operation still thrives, even in the Corona's dark hour. This news must really be music to your ears.
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