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Jul 06, 2006, 01:33 PM
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GEMINI from Robbe


Oh no - not another flying boat.

Well, this one looks different - we did not have an inverted Gullwing Delta yet.

I got my kit on June 29th and I hope I find the time to build it, and fly it off a lake on 15th of July:
Last edited by Jurgen Heilig; Jul 20, 2006 at 10:54 PM. Reason: added "inverted" ;)
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Jul 06, 2006, 01:58 PM
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love the design

a lil too much cash for me right now but nice non the less
Jul 06, 2006, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by snolord1
love the design

a lil too much cash for me right now but nice non the less
Actually, the Gemini might not only be one of the toughest, but also one of the cheaper "flying boats" available.

I have seen them advertised for €39.- (approx.$50.-)

Jürgen
Jul 06, 2006, 02:23 PM
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might have to finance one....anyone
Jul 06, 2006, 09:00 PM
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Jurgen,

How well does it fly? How does it compare to the flying hydro?
Jul 06, 2006, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeBiv
Jurgen,

How well does it fly? How does it compare to the flying hydro?
As mentioned above: I have not even built it yet, but I will compare it with my Graupner Hydroplane 3D and my Ikarus Wizard.

Jürgen
Jul 07, 2006, 06:50 AM
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Looks like a nice 1-piece molding? EPS or EPP?

Compare and contrast, the best review!
Jul 07, 2006, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Gene Bond
Looks like a nice 1-piece molding? EPS or EPP?

Compare and contrast, the best review!
It is made from Arcel - very similar to Elapor. Only the vertical fin is made from 6mm Depron.

Weights:

main body: 120g
canopy: 10.8g
vertical fin: 6.2g
ABS skids: 7.5g
Acessories: 11.8g
Decals: ?

Jürgen
Jul 09, 2006, 02:01 PM
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WOW,it looks awsome and i'm sure the pictures don't do it justice.

good luck on the maiden,love to see some video.

Angel
Jul 10, 2006, 02:38 PM
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Maiden accomplished. Wow, this boat is really powerful with the Original Roxxy drive - no wonder at 160W power consumption static.

From all the flying boats I have flown so far, the Gemini is the easiest to fly. It handles just like a normal model and so far, I haven't noticed any bad habits. If Multiplex would have joined the boat race, we would probably have a "FunBOAT".

Looking forward to some water trials.

Jürgen
Jul 10, 2006, 03:44 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
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Sweet! Any idea how someone can purchase this boat from the USA? I'd like to get my hands on one ASAP.
I bet the water run will be awsome, keep us posted Jurgen.
Jul 10, 2006, 11:22 PM
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Sweet! Any idea how someone can purchase this boat from the USA? I'd like to get my hands on one ASAP.
I bet the water run will be awsome, keep us posted Jurgen.
AFAIK, Robbe does not a have an importer in the USA.

Jürgen
Jul 11, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Dampy
Sweet! Any idea how someone can purchase this boat from the USA? I'd like to get my hands on one ASAP.
I bet the water run will be awsome, keep us posted Jurgen.
I agree! Here's a link to Robbe's page: http://at.robbe-online.net/rims_at.s...1b3e0dc1460658

Ouch! Shipping is more than the product!

Sorry, wish someone would import them
Jul 11, 2006, 09:10 AM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
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Wowsers! Hey thanks Gene for doing the legwork there. I'm still tempted to buy and get one shiped, I have very little time to fly let alone build.


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