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Old Jan 26, 2001, 11:35 AM
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Two new Multiplex foamies (apart from Twin Jet)


Just browsing the Flair website (UK importer of Multiplex stuff) and saw ...

* a 4-engine airliner type model called the "Cargo" (like a DC4 with a taildragger u/c). 4 x 6v speed 400s, span 56"

* a 12 oz aerobatic model called the "Stuntman". Made from Depron, available April. Geared 280, span 32".

Also a float set for the Pico Cub, and a 7 oz indoor model called "Lupo" that I have seen before (on the US website I think).


see:
www.flairproducts.co.uk

then click the "Check the new Multiplex products" link on the home page.


The Cargo really appeals to me! I've never heard of this model before.
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Old Jan 26, 2001, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for the heads up Bill

- just ordered a set of Pico Cub floats -

c'mon.... snow, c-mon.....
Old Jan 26, 2001, 12:07 PM
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Take another look at the Cargo, especially the fuselage & fin shape.

Is it just me, or is there a semi-scale B17 in there?

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Old Jan 26, 2001, 12:25 PM
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That "Cargo" looks like it's itching to be converted into a B17 to Me!
Brian, which retailer did you ask to order your floats?
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Old Jan 26, 2001, 05:52 PM
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Clive

I just rang Paul at my local shop Steve Webbs- the Flair/Multiplex rep is there on Monday mornings and hopefully he can get on the case straight away- maybe I'll have the CF-reinforced landing gear done by then as well. I'll post pictures if I do.

cheers

Brian

P.s. Multiplex - a B17? Shome mishtake shurely

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Old Jan 26, 2001, 06:11 PM
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If Multiplex had made this a B-17, they could not have kept them on the shelves!
Old Jan 26, 2001, 08:01 PM
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Old Jan 26, 2001, 08:06 PM
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Quote about "Cargo"

Quote:
Impressive sound with 4 motors
Direct or optional with gear-drive 2.3:1
Carries up to one pound of payload
Servo operated cargo compartment
Perfect for dropping parachutists or sweets
Perfect for carrying a camera

Specification:
Wingspan: 1600 mm (56")
Fuselage Length: 1030 mm (40.5")
All up weight: approx. 2000g (51.1 oz)
Wing loading: approx. 35 g/dm2 (11.47 oz/ft2)
Power system: 4 x Permax 400, 6V electric motors
Battery: 7 cells, SC size
Radio : Aileron/Elevator/Rudder/Motor/Compartment doors
Sounds like bomb bay doors to me.....
Old Jan 26, 2001, 08:18 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, Dave. Is "sweets" the politically correct term for bombs, now? "Sweets away!"

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Old Jan 27, 2001, 01:06 AM
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Thanks for the notice of some neat looking "coming attractions." Yes, it doesn't take too much squinting to see a B-17 in the Cargo. Wonder why Multiplex isn't at least marketing a version as a bomber. Not politically correct or something? I've always seen an A-7 in Hitec's Scooter and that definitely has more appeal for me than a goofy-looking plane wearing glasses. Guess they're marketing for the young kids instead of the old ones like me.

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Old Jan 27, 2001, 01:34 AM
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Wouldn't you need some serious high capacity cells to keep this thing in the air for a reasonable amount of flight time? 3000mA?
Old Jan 27, 2001, 09:28 AM
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The tail does look like a b-17. The plane looks neat like that, but a B-17 would be neater.
Old Jan 27, 2001, 09:51 AM
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I'm thinking the markings (windows, door, etc) are decals of some sort. If that's the case, it looks like it wouldn't take too much effort to turn the Cargo into "B-17ish"-looking bomber. A little olive drab, gun turrets, some military markings and I'm thinking you could come-up with a neat flyer for those "Twelve O'Clock High" missions. I like the functioning bomb bay....errr..I mean "compartment doors." Sounds like a potential new event for fun flys. See who comes closest to the target on a bombing run.

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Old Jan 27, 2001, 10:38 AM
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Maybe?

Old Jan 27, 2001, 10:52 AM
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LOL! There ya go, Scott! You need to be helping out Multiplex in their PR department. Now it's getting really tempting. I just sent EAM an e-mail about the new Multiplex B-17....err...I mean Cargo.

Dave G


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