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Multiplex Dogfighter

Manufacturer: Multiplex

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No. of Reviews4
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Gurth Scriven 2 wrote on 27/08/2014:
A REAL "FUN" FIGHTER.
Strengths: It's an Mpx foamy so it goes together easily. Aerobatic. Goes like stink on a 2200 3S Can be almost relaxing to fly on a 1600-1800 3S.
Weaknesses: Take care launching! No more than 2/3 throttle. Can be a bit of a handful at high wing-loadings.
Overall: Huge fun - you'll be grinning from ear to ear every time you pick it up after a flight. When this one wears out I'll probably buy another one - the only thing I would do differently - fit a rudder servo and seal the surface of the foam.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Spektrum DX9

Manufacturer: Spektrum

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No. of Reviews2
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Dave Hopkin wrote on 17/08/2014:
SIMPLE YET VERSTILE
Strengths: Feels right in the hands Everything adjustable
Weaknesses: Doesnt balance right on a neck strap (pet niggle) Doesnt have a bind plug storage plug
Overall: Good value and feels right
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

E-flite Splendor

Manufacturer: E-flite

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No. of Reviews1
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orakal-1 wrote on 17/08/2014:
EXCELLENT F3A/SPORTS FLYER
Strengths: Superb Packaging. Well Made and Looks good. Excellent u/c and simple fixing. Easy to assemble and set up servos. Nothing to buy. Excellent battery hatch/canopy latch. The biggest plus is the safety of the electric system power on/off switch...the motor will not start even when the battery is connected, until the switch is activated. This enables the whole system and keeps fingers etc completely safe and out of harms way of the propeller. Powerful motor enables full flight envelope.
Weaknesses: Narrow opening to battery area makes connecting fiddly. Foam dents easily. had to change the ESC plug to suit the battery. Assembly screws not labelled and took a while to figure them out. A minor detail.
Overall: This model fly's superbly and as a pattern ship is totally predictable, engendering confidence. I am using 4000mah 40C batts and get about 6.5 mins of flight time with plenty of big sky maneuvres. I have also brush painted the whole plane in 'Bote Cote' a 2 pack epoxy which has given the foam a hardened shell and prevented alot of hangar rash and fingernail dents. Also it has kept it clean. I have not done any 3D flying yet.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
60%
Overall
80%

E-flite Apprentice

Manufacturer: E-flite

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No. of Reviews4
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Kevin Adamson wrote on 05/08/2014:
EXCELLENT FIRST TIME TRAINER
Strengths: Very stable aircraft with SAFE technology and three levels of manoeuvrability control response.
Weaknesses: Assembling the empennage is a little fiddly as the screws did not clamp the fin/tail-plane/fuselage. Charger provided is not mains operated.
Overall: With the exception of a mains charger everything you need is in the box to get you flying. I have flown it in stiff winds without too much trouble. Not the cheapest first time trainer but certainly the best.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

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