Multiplex Acromaster

Brand: Multiplex

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

READER REVIEWS
colin watson  |  Apr 28, 2010

Strengths:
easy build great flying. . . .
Weaknesses:
expensive kit expensive motor set. . . .
Overall:
just buy one i fitted eflite power 15 for unlimited vertical. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
ken hardacre  |  Feb 09, 2010

Strengths:
adjustable nose ring makes thrust line adjustments a doddle. . . .
Weaknesses:
will break easily at front if you dump it on its nose --lightweight glasscloth covering in this area improves strength considerably for little weight penalty. . . .
Overall:
price now £110-not as good value as before-but i,m now on my second one after 267 flights with my first. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
2
SilverB  |  Apr 14, 2009

Strengths:
Flies very well. Extremely fun to fly. Aerobatic capabilities are well beyond my skills but I'm learning. .
Weaknesses:
Landing gear tend to bend a bit. . . .
Overall:
This is my third plane and I really like it. Easy to build. Handles some wind and is fun to fly. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
John Busuttil  |  Nov 21, 2008

Strengths:
Crash resistance, aerobatic capability, ease of build. adjustable thrust line integrated into the robust motor mount. If the plane is subject to a hard crash and you manage to bend the foam, you can pour scolding hot water straight from the kettle onto the bend, and watch it bend back into its original shape. .
Weaknesses:
The front end is a little weak, I am on my second Acromaster because the elevator rod bent coming into a blender, and it buried itself into the ground, (fair enough, i did extend the elevator servo arm a bit much, dont do it!) my current model has been strengthened with 3mm beech ply up the front surrounding the motor up to the canopy, a slight weight penalty but solid as a rock. The plane lands very fast, coming in at 1150-1200 grams, on a 43" span, it will. but this can be solved by mixing 45 degree flaps on the transmitter and a few clicks of up elevator trim mixed with the flaps, and landings are practically hands free. Oh and the landing gear is a little flimsy, I suppose this is good in a way because it saves the whole LG mount ripping out on a hard landing.
Overall:
The plane flies well with hs-82's all round (the ailerons slots want about 2mm of foam cut to accept the 82's) I fly it with an axi 2820/10, with a Flightpower 45 - but find the turnigy 3542/1000kv pulls sufficiently for unlimited vertical, with a weight saving of about 25 grams, and a price tag of half the price of the axi. I use Flightpower Evolite 2 3s 2500's and it flies brilliant with NO coupling on ke, steady as a rock harriers, blenders that flatten out like roadkill! if you can think it up this plane will do it. stick in an 1800 3s on a calm day and come home with a smile any day =]. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Stan Pratt 2  |  Sep 08, 2008

Strengths:
. . . .
Weaknesses:
undercart. needs beefing up. . .
Overall:
Areally good alrounder. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
FAB
Julian Boden  |  Aug 16, 2008

Strengths:
Light weight, excellant flying characteristics and durable. I have been flying mine from a farm track. I have had it for two years and it has been my main model and it is wearing well. .
Weaknesses:
Nothing really. . . .
Overall:
Great aeroplane. It can be mild or wild! I would like a bigger one now, about 60" wingspan would be good. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Graham Keegan 2  |  Jan 08, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
Excelent flying qualities. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Martin Futcher  |  Jan 07, 2008

Strengths:
Easy to build, solid flyer. . . .
Weaknesses:
Left hand wing was broken on opening the box, other wise no other problems. . . .
Overall:
Marvelous model, I used an Axi 2820/10 awesome power. The model is larger than my other models but it flies very light. Just make sure that your CA is up to scratch. Mine didn't hold the CA hinges on the right hand aileron and it detached on the second flight.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Reuben Evans  |  Dec 30, 2007

Strengths:
Rock free in all positions and eminetly controllable. Also fantastically easy to glue together after a crash, with little or no ill effect. They've done 400ft drops into shulman snaps without breaking!. .
Weaknesses:
Needs MG servos all round. Hitec 82 MG are best. . .
Overall:
Awesome, i used a maxpoly 2100mah 3s Li-Po or 2500mah from www. maxpoly. com. uk Hacker A30-16M and CC 45 is the best set up.

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Roy Holmes  |  Dec 28, 2007

Strengths:
Build Quality is great, flying is better!. . . .
Weaknesses:
Had Nano Servo gear fail with bin bag result. after 8 flights. no matter Cyno'ed it back together Suggest MG servos in wing. .
Overall:
Great fun, truly hectic on windy days. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
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