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Duncan Woodall10/11/2008 14:45:00
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Hi all i have just got my club cert and now flying on my own. I own a Multiplex Minimag wich I purchased second hand and now its time to buy my first plane so I am going to keep a record of it hear to help others.

The Plane will be a the Multiplex mentor purchased from Steve Webb Models as they are local to me.

http://www.stevewebb.co.uk/content/pics/used/mxmentor.jpg




Price Today 10/11/2008 from Steve Webb was £84.99

Well worth it and the help in the shop is the best "Well Done Guys"

As i get more info and pic's i will add it so you can all track my build.

Duncan Woodall10/11/2008 15:44:00
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OK so now for my shopping list:

 I am Using a Futaba 2.4GHZ T6EX FASST that a purchased some time ago to use in my MINIMAG.

Thanks to recommendations I found on the internet and BRC Hobbies I am going for the following power setup.

HM 'Professional' 60A, 2-6S, S-BEC, Brushless ESC. brc018  @ £39.99

And

Wasp C3542 (2820) 1000Kv 450W Brushless Motor. brc963  @ £26.99

Which will give you 400w on a APC-E 12 X 6 Electric Prop. brc269 Cost £11.55 for 3 Just in case LOL,

I am planning to use  2 standard Futaba Servo's I got with my radio gear and 3 Hi Tec HS-82MG Micro Servo's aprox £15 each from Steve Webb 2 are for the wings and the other one is for the glider release.

Note you will also need 4 servo extentions x2 6 inch and x2 12 inch the larger ones are for the wings i think, if you buy the multiplex servo kit they all come with it.

To power all that I am going to use Z40003S-20/7634 ZIPPY 4000mAh 3S1P 20C  I am buying 4 so the Cost is  £107.12 direct import from China delivery is around 3 days
Duncan Woodall10/11/2008 16:28:00
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Just to give you idears of delivery times i ordered the BRC stuff on Sat 8th Nov the same time as i Ordered the LIPO'S from China.

LOL the stuff from China Arived this morning 08:30 am and the BRC stuf has yet to arrive i dont think i could have got the lipo's hear that fast if i had flown out by jet and picked them up myself OUTSTANDING

David Ashby - Moderator10/11/2008 16:33:00
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Wow!
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I've just finished building the model for our mag' review Duncan so if you need any help then just ask. First flight this week hopefully. I used the Zacki Elapor glue which worked well and saved the need for cyano activator.

Tim Mackey10/11/2008 16:43:00
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I almost always pay the few dollars more and have EPS delivery from H/Kong ( Hobby City /King ) and it often arrives 2 days after the order....I once ordered on Friday evening, and it was here Monday AM.
Duncan Woodall10/11/2008 16:48:00
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lol Paypal payment confirmed Sat 08/11/2008 00:41 i was on nights so ordered the stuff from work.

I still canot belive it got hear monday morning i am in shock LOL

Duncan Woodall10/11/2008 16:59:00
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This will be the first time ever i have built a plane so any advise is more than welcome.

David Suggested i should Use the Multiplex Zacki Elapor glue - it saves having to use activator.

I have purchased 2 tubes hope this is enough.

Do any of you recommend amounts and areas to app-lie IE do i need more in some areas?

Duncan Woodall10/11/2008 17:39:00
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If you wish to download the manual you can do it from hear Manual

The Multiplex Mentor Video

David Ashby - Moderator11/11/2008 06:20:00
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I used most of one bottle on my Mentor Duncan. Too much is better than too little but have a kitchen towel handy to quickly wipe away excess -sorry bit obvious but....
Duncan Woodall11/11/2008 13:07:00
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OK so last night after the kids had gone to sleep i got out all the bits and layed them out OMG what have i let myself in for its like IKEA with wings LOL.

First job check its all there sorry to say it is not there are two aleron horns and a grub screw missing no problem steve webbs had them in stock and gave them to me thanks guys.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/The_Bits.JPG

So what do i do now ok i will print out manual pages needed to build so i can make notes as i go.

Tim Mackey11/11/2008 13:13:00
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You will be fine Duncan - just read all the instructons first, several times, and then post questions about the bits you dont understand here, and someone will doubtless be along to help.

My ( and I suspect many others too ) first model aeroplane build was from a plan, and the "kit" came as box of balsa wood and a few lengths of thin piano wire - so think yourself lucky, todays ARTFs are a doddle compared to that!

Tim Mackey11/11/2008 13:16:00
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Duncan Woodall wrote (see)

If you wish to download the manual you can do it from hear Manual

The Multiplex Mentor Video

duff link there Duncan
Duncan Woodall11/11/2008 13:20:00
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1. Before assembling the model

Check the contents of your kit.

You will find Figs. 1 + 2 and the Parts List helpful here.


http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/Bits_Plan1.jpg

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/Bits_Plan2.jpg

2. The fuselage

The first step is to glue the canopy latches 22 and the motor

mounts 35 to both fuselage shells, fitting the fore-and-aft motor

mount supports 42 at the same time.

Duncan Woodall11/11/2008 13:43:00
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Dont no what happened to the links but hear goes again. 

If you wish to download the manual you can do it from hear Manual

The Multiplex Mentor Video

Duncan Woodall11/11/2008 22:10:00
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OK all the remaining gear from BRC arrived this afternoon i purchased a motor from them for the minimag so fitted that now back to the mentor build pitty about the wind was hoping to get a fly in this week.
Duncan Woodall13/11/2008 10:01:00
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OK so got the morning free and doing some work on the Mentor sorry if this is slow coming but i am fitting it in around kids and work.

The assembly begins by gluing in the motor mount pieces. I was please at how the plastic pieces fit perfectly into the foam fuselage. A little ZACKI ELAPOR GLUE on the fuselage contact points then place the plastic pieces is all that I needed for a quick strong bond it takes about 5 Min's to go off.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01265.JPG


http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01264.JPG



http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01263.JPG



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Duncan Woodall13/11/2008 10:51:00
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Next step:

3. Servo installation

Trial-fit the rudder and elevator servos in the fuselage shells 3+ 4, then secure them with a drop of glue applied to the servo

mounting lugs. Fix the servo leads to the fuselage sides using

paper masking tape, so that the wires and connectors cannot

cause damage, and do not get in the way when the fuselage

shells are joined later.

Fig. 4

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/Servos_1.jpg


For the elevator and rudder, I'm using Futaba S3003 servos. These are standard size servos that came with my T6EX transmitter seems a shame not to use them good plan is to test them first as i suspect they will be hard to remove once glued in. If you are using Futaba Servos like me you will need to remove the rubber mounts as you need to glue the plastic direct to the fuselage.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01266.JPG

You feed the servo wire through a small hole on the fuselage this will need taping to the inside prior to gluing the side together.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01268.JPG


http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01267.JPG


Once fitted and you are happy glue just put small drops where the screws would normally go they are a very tight fit and hardly need gluing at all.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/33829/DSC01269.JPG

Duncan Woodall13/11/2008 11:33:00
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OK Question????

The diagrams in the multiplex manual suggest using a single sided servo horn i don't have any of them in my set that came with my radio so i pose the question for the more experienced out there do i cut down what i have as i have seen others do or is it better to go back to Webb's and buy the single sided ones for my futaba servo?

David Ashby - Moderator13/11/2008 11:46:00
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Cut off the unwanted horns Duncan. It can be done pretty tidily and the decals will hide the sero in any case.

Make sure you cut off the the right ones so the remaining horn 'centers' properly. Connect up and switch on the radio to do this....

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