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Apr 10, 2008, 02:00 AM
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MPX Blizzard


It is a nightmare to capture those Elapor hotliners - see the unedited version:
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Apr 10, 2008, 12:19 PM
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I just want to hold one for a little while. Smell it. Hug it.

I may as well just give up, and mail my credit card to MultiPlex, and set up some kind of auto-delivery for everything they make.

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Apr 10, 2008, 06:29 PM
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Oh dear ..... I am drooling all over my keyboard! I will most certainly be getting one of these when the make it to the U.S.
Apr 10, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Omg!
Apr 11, 2008, 12:41 AM
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That's pretty impressive... What's the power setup?

J
Apr 11, 2008, 01:42 AM
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That's pretty impressive... What's the power setup?

J
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Apr 11, 2008, 05:28 AM
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The motors are on for most of the flight. More of a Warm-liner perhaps?
Apr 11, 2008, 05:56 AM
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The motors are on for most of the flight. More of a Warm-liner perhaps?
What are your criteria for soft-liner - warm-liner - hot-liner?

Just to be clear: The Blizzard has never been intended as serious competitor against fully molded GFK/CFK gliders.

Jürgen
Apr 11, 2008, 06:50 AM
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That's pretty impressive... What's the power setup?

J
here you go J ..... two options .... 'standard' and 'tuning' ....

http://www.modelspot.com/mpx/blizzard.htm
Apr 11, 2008, 06:54 AM
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What are your criteria for soft-liner - warm-liner - hot-liner?

Just to be clear: The Blizzard has never been intended as serious competitor against fully molded GFK/CFK gliders.

Jürgen
Hi Jurgen,
A Hotliner to my way of thinking is a very fast glider that only uses it's motor to gain altitude very quickly. It's then able to carry out aerobatics whilst gliding at a relatively fast speed. The demonstration of the Blizzard does not show it to be very fast on the glide, but instead it relies on the motor to maintain inertia, hence my thought that it's not a true Hotliner.
If it can't fly like most folks believe a Hotliner to be, then perhaps Multiplex are advertising it incorrectly.
Just my opinion, no offence intended.
Apr 11, 2008, 09:49 AM
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The demonstration of the Blizzard does not show it to be very fast on the glide ...
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If you listen to the video, you may notice that it was rather windy that day, i.e. the model appears slower than usual.

The description of what the Blizzard offers was posted here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=120

Jürgen
Apr 11, 2008, 02:42 PM
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with e the blizard since i do not care about vertical performance if i would choose a less heavy power setup would it still glide well or would the profile be optimized for a higer wing loading?
Apr 11, 2008, 05:41 PM
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I seen this at the Toledo show, I can't wait to get one! The guy at the booth said they are updateing the main wing because they flex to much, I'm not sure which one was in the video. He said they are adding some kind of rib structure, kind of like a bird wing.

This is going to be a very cool plane!
Brian.
Apr 12, 2008, 12:20 AM
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I seen this at the Toledo show, I can't wait to get one! The guy at the booth said they are updateing the main wing because they flex to much, I'm not sure which one was in the video. He said they are adding some kind of rib structure, kind of like a bird wing.

This is going to be a very cool plane!
Brian.
Flexing is not an issue but you must avoid flutter at all costs. The model needs to be indestructible in the air. The wings on the models flown had some reinforcements - you can just see the shadows of them on the wing:
Apr 12, 2008, 10:11 AM
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I just want to hold one for a little while. Smell it. Hug it. I may as well just give up, and mail my credit card to MultiPlex, and set up some kind of auto-delivery for everything they make.
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I will most certainly be getting one of these when the make it to the U.S.
What they said.


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