Multiplex TwinStar II (2005 onwards)

Brand: Multiplex

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
aidan mcatamney  |  Oct 29, 2018

Strengths:
Very stable in flight. Loads of power with brushless motors. Long flight times with 3s 3900 mah lipo batery. Elapor foam is a good strong material and this plane should provide many years of fun and enjoyment to its owner.
Weaknesses:
None found. . . .
Overall:
I would highly recommend this plane. Ive been flying model aircraft since 1986 and this is my third Twinstar since the year 2002. Its the brushless version and its become my favourite electric plane to fly. .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Rolebama  |  Jun 06, 2014

Strengths:
Physical strength of the thing. Took five minutes to sort it after quite a heavy impact with the ground. Wing retaining bolts snapped and grazing of the foam was the only damage. .
Weaknesses:
None, although I did upgrade to outrunners and 9" props. . . .
Overall:
Excellent. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
robert feltham  |  Feb 25, 2013

Strengths:
Almost unstallable. . . .
Weaknesses:
Motor mounts. Not strong. . .
Overall:
Using low power brushless set up (200w) very good duration 25+ minutes and can still carry gopro without too much trouble. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Djay  |  Jan 09, 2012

Strengths:
tough, goes forever, easy to fly, good size. . . .
Weaknesses:
needs brushless to bring out the best in it. . . .
Overall:
4 years and still going strong, fitted 2 brushless motors and it went vertical and tore out the engine mounts, had to reduce throttles to 50 % to tame it, claps its wings together if you pull up hard, good fun. made a plug in trike u/c and gives greater versatility, especially for touch and goes. just keeps going, easy to fly as a first trainer , cheap. just get one you will not be disapponted, anything multiplex is good.

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Andy Butler  |  Jul 11, 2011

Strengths:
High quality mouldings, super easy assembly and practically everything you need is in the box. . . .
Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
The exclusive use of cyano led to a couple of heartstopping moments but overall easy to build and fly. Lots of fun too. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
John Falconer  |  Mar 30, 2011

Strengths:
Robust easy-fly trainer. Repairable and damage resistant. Novelty of twin engines without undue complexity. .
Weaknesses:
Original brushed motors underpowered. I converted to a 300W brushless setup. . .
Overall:
I use it as a camera ship with a Flycam v3. Twin motors allow good forward view. There is lots of potential to modify: I have added detachable, steerable undercarriage and plan to make detachable floats. Tail feathers are not glued but attached by plastic bolts to captive nuts for easy replacement.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
twinstar  |  Jun 15, 2010

Strengths:
quick build, goos instructions. German quality. easy to paint. flies well on the stock setup.
Weaknesses:
as with all multiplex foam models is rather prone to hangar rash. . . .
Overall:
a really fun model that youll fly again and again. For such a beefy looking model its surprisingly aerobatic with uprated throws. Brushless upgrade is possible but not really necessary. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
P J Hearne  |  Sep 09, 2009

Strengths:
Great battery access / Good looks / A low cost Trainer with a Future. . . .
Weaknesses:
Not the most aerobatic for a begginer. . . .
Overall:
It is my one and only model aircraft / I chose it carefully to suit my particular needs. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
TaZ  |  Apr 02, 2009

Strengths:
easy build and strong !. . . .
Weaknesses:
None really !. . . .
Overall:
Fitted 2 B/less inrunners from BRC and it is fast but also glides with some wind,. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
MEL  |  Apr 12, 2008

Strengths:
stable easy to fly damage easily repaired bounces well will run quite well on a 3cell lipo. . . .
Weaknesses:
cockpit clips week esp after a fiew ejection,s wing brackets dont work very well wing,s do tend to seperate. . . .
Overall:
not a bad first or second flyer would do well on an upgrade brushless/lipo set a single wing would be an advantage. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Peter Davidson  |  Apr 06, 2008

Strengths:
ease of build, strength, looks in the air, flying stability i could go on. . . .
Weaknesses:
Wing holddown bolts and cross piece. It does not allow the wings to come together. . .
Overall:
If the wing stay on as i'm sure they will it is a beautiful plane. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
andrew brasier  |  Dec 04, 2007

Strengths:
easy to fly very forgiving easy to build. . . .
Weaknesses:
c of g problems,standard power set a bit slow,and wing joining system a bit of a fiddle. . . .
Overall:
great plane good value for money but go for radio ready version. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Chris Bell  |  Oct 18, 2007

Strengths:
Easy to build great to fly Cheap. . . .
Weaknesses:
Wing joiner clippy bolt thing is very filldly. . . .
Overall:
Bought this for the wife - but i've probably nicked it more times to fly myslef its great fun. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Tazz  |  Sep 08, 2007

Strengths:
The Twinstar II is a great design which will appeal to all levels of skill. I have seen expert pilots do things with my brushless TSII you cannot believe. . .
Weaknesses:
none really. Just glue the wings for ease of use. . .
Overall:
I have had two twinstars I and II. They are both great. The first I had for four years with the 400 motors and NIMH cells. I gave it to a friend and he still flies it!!! The twinstar II flies great with two brushless motors (2 ESC's).

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Mike Stevens  |  Feb 20, 2007

Strengths:
Easy construction, stable to fly and proven design. . . .
Weaknesses:
Cockpit cover clips - get some spares or modify. . . .
Overall:
This was my first R/c model 'build' and my re-introduction to aeromodelling after about 35 years. The aircraft is so easy to fly that I was able to solo on my first flight with a tutor beside me. Although I has some initial problems with the speed contol cutting out these have now be resolved. Well recommended.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
David Ashby - moderator  |  Feb 17, 2007

Strengths:
Easy build, robust, easy to fly,quite aerobatic now even on the stock motors. . . .
Weaknesses:
it's a foamie at the end of the day. . . .
Overall:
A great mulit-purpose hack. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
YakMad  |  Feb 16, 2007

Strengths:
Straight forward and quick build, easy to fit brushless motors. . . .
Weaknesses:
Wing Joining system a bit flexible if you use brushless motors. I would recommend that the wings be glued together. . .
Overall:
No bad habits can be flown around very gently close in or if fitted with brushless motos and lipo's behave more like aerobatic sports model, about the only thing it does not do well is knife edge flight. Will also take off the ground with higher power system and fly for about 25 minutes on a 2200 mah 3s lipo as half power is plenty. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Old Geezer  |  Feb 15, 2007

Strengths:
Strong, predictable, can be flown in tight spaces, easy singlehanded hand launch. Especially if flown with NiMH cells TS2 has enough enertia to handle turbulent windy weather. . .
Weaknesses:
Despite the above the TS2 needs a lot of space to land, fast flat approach. Best leave assembled, bit of a fiddle to get wing on and all the wiring etc. in place at the field. .
Overall:
Very likeable, easy build and fly, usually finds it's way into the car when I go flying. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
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