Multiplex Twinstar Mk.1 (1998)

Brand: Multiplex

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

READER REVIEWS
Swissflyer  |  Jan 06, 2013

Strengths:
The 2. 33:1 gearbox option from Multiplex greatly improved the overall motor to prop to airframe efficiency and gave 10-12 minutes on a 7. 4V x 1’500mAh Nicad! Pity this advantage was not widely understood at the time. .
Weaknesses:
The grey foam was brittle and the model looked a bit chunky, all that was improved with the newer Elapor versions which I would go for today. . . .
Overall:
Mine still flies occasionally on the original (but carefully maintained) Sanyo pack, last year I gave it a new 2S x 3’000mAh LiPo and will just let her keep flying. The cheerful “grinding” of two gearboxes gives mine a unique, flying agricultural implement, sound which always turns heads. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Paul Marsh  |  Jan 05, 2013

Strengths:
Good performance and easy to fly. Testamount to 100's of flights over 14 years and flown off snow, water, the dark all seasons/. . .
Weaknesses:
Foam can be fragile if crashed, however the newer version is stronger,but there is a limit. . . .
Overall:
I bought mine in 1998,and in 2013,till have the model, and still in flyable condition. The original motors rattle,but still flys, and gets flown sometimes. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Nightflyer  |  Jan 02, 2013

Strengths:
This fun foamie results in a quick to build (or is that finish) model that is light and easy to fly. . . .
Weaknesses:
Not for the ham fisted but with only a little care can easily be built by most people. . . .
Overall:
It may seem rather late in the day to review this model but some kits are still around and if you have not tried electric before it is a very worthwhile way of getting into electric flight. This model flies well and you can have some real fun and with a few tweaks performance can be easily improved. I especially enjoyed touch and gos on the strip when the grass was short. If you see one get one (they are dirt cheap)but check the kits integrity before buying! This model really introduced the electric foamie to the mass of ic flyers and helped increase interest in electric flight.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Frank Skilbeck  |  May 16, 2009

Strengths:
Easy to assemble (except for wing bolts). Good flying characteristics. . .
Weaknesses:
Power on 6 cell Nicd a bit limiting. Goes much better on a 3s lipo. . .
Overall:
Nice and gentle on a 6 cell nicd but a bit limited. Went much better on 3s lipo until one of the motors burnt out, awaiting a brushless upgrade now. Will this be the Mk3 Twin Star. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
David Ashby - moderator  |  Apr 23, 2009

Strengths:
It could use std radio gear, flew well, easy to fly. It helped finally bring electric flight to the masses. . .
Weaknesses:
made from std foam, required differential aileron to fly well. Dented easily. . .
Overall:
The model that put Multiplex on the map?. . . .

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