RTF: $175 (OBO and I will pay 50% of freight) AcroMaster 3D by Multiplex - RC Groups
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Jan 05, 2013, 05:22 PM
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RTF: $175 (OBO and I will pay 50% of freight) AcroMaster 3D by Multiplex

1-24-2013 addition: I will share 50% of shipping cost. It is all boxed and ready to go.I had a lot of activity right after I posted but all needed shipping. So I accepted an offer and once I had it ready to ship the buyer backed out. I hope offering to share 50% of the freight will return the interest.

I need a winter build project. If it isn’t raining then the wind in blowing out of the north at a speed far beyond what my piloting skills can deal with. Combine that with a work week where I leave before the sun comes up and get home after it goes down.

So I figure a great solution is a winter build but the wife says there just isn’t enough room for another airplane in the space allotted for such things. And she is right. Problem is I only have a couple of planes and love them all. Long story short my AcroMaster is for sale.

Receiver ready, the following is included, add receiver and ready to fly:
•Plane: Kit Price $132.00
From the Multiplex website, “Become a 3D expert with the AcroMaster! Multiplex proudly announce the first quiet electric plane that looks and flies like a .30 size 3D balsa plane but with the durability of ELAPOR Foam construction. Designed by Aerobatic Champion Martin Muller, the AcroMaster combines the ultimate in 3D flight capabilities with Multiplex's reputation for easy to build, easy to fly and very tough foam airplanes. Whether you are looking for a Sport Flyer, a Pattern Plane or pure 3D thrills, the handsome AcroMaster will satisfy your needs.”

Model Specifications
Wingspan: 43 in.
Wing Area: 583 sq. in.
Wing Loading: 7.9 - 8.6 oz. | sq. ft.
Fuselage Length: 45 in.
Weight (English): 32 oz. to 35 oz.
Flight Characteristics: 3D, Pattern

Build Note: During build, before fuselage halves were joined, I reinforced the inside of the nose by laminating it with lite cloth fiberglass as described on RCGroups.com. As a result I have never experience any strength issues in this area.

•Carbon Fiber Landing Gear: Original Price $20.00
I did the carbon fiber landing gear upgrade as found on RCGroups.com. Before assembling fuselage you cut a channel in each fuselage half where landing gear will end up. You then take a piece of lite ply with blind nuts inserted, and glue it into this channel when gluing fuselage halves together. This embeds the lite ply and blind nuts in the fuselage. I know use Dubro plastic bolts to bolt carbon fiber gear to fuselage. It works great. Never experienced the problems that people have with stock gear.

•Motor: TR 35-42C 1100kv Brushless Outrunner Original Price $20.00
Model: TR35-42C
Input Voltage : 7.4V~14.8V (2~4S Li-po)
Kv : 1100 rpm/V within 10%
Current capacity : 45A/30s
Dimensions : 35mm X 42mm / 1.38in X 1.65in
Shaft diameter : 4mm / 0.16in
Weight : 132g
Number of poles/magnets : 14
Recommended model weight : 1000~2300g / 35~81oz
Power equivalent : .30 to .35 IC glow engine

•ESC: Plush 60amp Speed Controller Original Price $32.11
Cont Current: 60A
Burst Current: 80A
BEC Mode: Switching
BEC : 5v / 3A
Input: 5.6v-22v
Weight: 60g
Size: 80x31x14mm

•Servos: Hitec
2 @ HS-85BB Original Price $20.00 each = $40.00
2 @ HS-55 Original Price $10.00 each = $20.00
Last edited by DanWard; Jan 24, 2013 at 02:43 PM.
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Jan 06, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Looks like I have a sale pending. Thank you.
Jan 18, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Boy I really need to sell this now and get a winter build going. On Tuesday managment showed up at the office unexpectedly which is never a good thing.
Before they were done they had laid everyone but me off and told me that the office would be closed by end of the month and I would have to work from home. How long till the next shoes drops?

I previously though I had this plane sold but buyer wanted me to ship it and I had zero experience. But based on his "it is really easy, won't cost $20 or $30" I accpeted his offer.

This plane is foam, with motor and spinner removed the fuselage is almost 46" long. So I found a really heavy duty 46" long box, cut it down to 14" tall for tail height, and 24" wide for elevator span.

I dissassembled the plane and boxed it really well. I assure you it will not get damaged if I can help it.

Then I go to ship it. Due to the 46" length, a length that cannot be altered since the fuselage is one solid piece of foam, shipping is $90 to $100. This is when the sale fell apart as the buyer had no idea, nor did I have an idea, shipping would cost this much.

The result is experience. That and the plane is now disassembled and boxed for shipping.

So I am once again taking offers
Jan 18, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Hi Dan

Scary stuff happening at your work place. Hope your fears do not realize.

I did a quick check for shipping FedEx Home Delivery.
With these assumptions:
Package weight and dimensions
10 Lbs x 46" x 14" x 24"
Shipping Texas to California
Dropping off at FedEx

Check into Greyhound too.
They take large parcels at competitive rates.
Those busses have a lot of Cargo room in the belly that often is only half filled.
You'll have to drop off and the buyer pick-up from one of their terminals.

You may be able to disassemble the tail and elevator depending on what glue you used to put it together.
I did replace my AcroMaster fuse at some point after a crash and was able to salvage the vertical and horizontal stabilizers. Did not have to worry about not wrecking the fuse though.

Last edited by henkvdw; Jan 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM.
Jan 18, 2013, 11:07 AM
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Thanks. I check bus, it was about $60. Here is FedEx data. I think my $175 asking price is fair. But with these shipping cost...dang

1. Ship From / To Help Edit
From: Deer park, 77536, United States | To: San mateo, 94402, United States on January 21, 2013.

2. Package and Shipment Details Help Edit
Package Details: 1 package, 12.00 lbs, Your Packaging, 46 in x 24 in x 14 in, 175.00 USD.

3. Rates and Transit Times Help
Amounts are shown in USD

Select Delivery Date/Time Service Rates
Same day in shortest time possible. Call 1·800·Go·FedEx for availability and rate. FedEx Same Day®
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:00 AM FedEx First Overnight® $ 629.50
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:30 AM FedEx Priority Overnight® $ 595.40
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:00 PM FedEx Standard Overnight® $588.25
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:30 AM FedEx 2Day® A.M. $514.16
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:30 PM FedEx 2Day® $447.39
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:30 PM FedEx Express Saver® $296.69
End of day(3 Business Days) FedEx Ground® $84.53

More information about your results:
Dimensional Weight of your package(s) was used to calculate your rate.
Jan 24, 2013, 02:44 PM
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1-24-2013 addition: I will share 50% of shipping cost. It is all boxed and ready to go.I had a lot of activity right after I posted but all needed shipping. So I accepted an offer and once I had it ready to ship the buyer backed out. I hope offering to share 50% of the freight will return the interest.

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