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Jul 07, 2008, 01:35 PM
Hitec/Multiplex USA
MikeMayberry's Avatar
When I say "shipped" I mean from our warehouse to the dealers. If they are coming in then I'll will typically say they are "on the water."


BP Hobbies should have the kits in stock by now. The power packs were delayed but we just got the motors in stock to build them. Ask the retailer to order them if they haven't already.

Part#M214228 Kit
Part#M993228 Power Pack

Mike.
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Jul 07, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMayberry
When I say "shipped" I mean from our warehouse to the dealers. If they are coming in then I'll will typically say they are "on the water."
BP Hobbies should have the kits in stock by now. The power packs were delayed but we just got the motors in stock to build them. Ask the retailer to order them if they haven't already.
Part#M214228 Kit
Part#M993228 Power Pack
Mike.
Just checked BP Hobbies' website, Mike ... and nothing yet shows up in their online catalog as of a few seconds ago. When will Atlanta Hobbies get their allocation?
Is the manual available somewhere for a peek ahead?
Jul 07, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rjmanzuk
Is the manual available somewhere for a peek ahead?
It's on Multiplex's website, scroll down to Mentor...

http://www.multiplex-rc.de/
Jul 07, 2008, 08:20 PM
aka MadMan
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Thank you


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Originally Posted by ukpaul
It's on Multiplex's website, scroll down to Mentor...

http://www.multiplex-rc.de/
That works! pp 19-38 are in UK English ... and does the job for me. thanks, ukpaul.
Jul 08, 2008, 10:59 PM
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$150 at Tower Hobbies for just the basic airframe?!? Did I read that right? It's a couple pieces of styrofoam! Well... I was interested....

Any insight as to why this is priced so much more than an Easy Glider or a Twinstar II? Both of similar size (more or less).
Jul 09, 2008, 03:55 AM
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You think $150 is bad, they are £95 here. That's about $190. The power set is £129 or ~$258.
Jul 09, 2008, 07:00 AM
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At least at tower it qualifies for $10 off. That makes it only $139.99 for a couple of pieces of styrofoam.
Jul 09, 2008, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 40acrefield
At least at tower it qualifies for $10 off. That makes it only $139.99 for a couple of pieces of styrofoam.
Oh well in that case... I'll take two!
Jul 09, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Had a good look over a kit today for 30mins or so. It does look like a nice kit. Landing gear is very sturdy, if a little heavy maybe. Wheels are nice & large, quality moulded foam etc. Plenty of room inside. Overall quite impressed. Would like it a little cheaper maybe, but it's more than just a few bits of foam.
Jul 09, 2008, 11:42 AM
aka MadMan
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Partnering


And, just think of the fun we'll have with a pal when we use it to tow his/her/your Easy Glider PRO or CULARIS to altitude.

Need to see how best to install my 2.4GHz receivers with the dual ortho antennae.
Jul 09, 2008, 02:04 PM
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I just hope this über high price is not a new trend for Multiplex planes.
Jul 09, 2008, 02:47 PM
Never Fast Enough
What did the Magister sell for?

Ryan
Jul 10, 2008, 09:56 AM
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I think BP hobbies had the Magister airframe for $103. This is why I was confused

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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.
Jul 10, 2008, 01:14 PM
Hitec/Multiplex USA
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Unfortunatley our US Dollar is much weaker vs the Euro which has impacted the cost of the new Multiplex models.

But remember, in most cases after a crash you still have a flyable or at least fixable plane vs a pile of kindling!

FYI: The Mentor if FAR superior to the Magister!

Mike.
Jul 10, 2008, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeMayberry
FYI: The Mentor if FAR superior to the Magister!
Could you elaborate Mike? Beyound what turbo cited above obviously. I looked at the Magister a few times but always changed my mind at the last second. The Mentor has rekindled my interest.
Cheers Mike