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Multiplex Blizzard (slope version)

Manufacturer: Multiplex

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews5
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Dead-stick wrote on 16/02/2010:
IT'S JUST ANOTHER FOAM GLIDER AND PERFORMS AS SUCH.
Strengths: The Blizzard looks nice and is easily converted to electric power.
Weaknesses: It's a nightmare to assemble without getting cyano everywhere, even if you are an experienced modeller. The performance is good in light winds, but don't expect to be whistling around with the 60'' moulded gliders when the wind speeds increase as the Blizzard has very poor energy retention. All servos are ''built in'' so be sure to use quality hardware as removing any damaged ones will result in a very second hand looking airframe.
Overall: After the glorious Funjet Multiplex have let their fans down with this very mediocre product. Buy an FVK Bandit instead, it's 100% better in all respects.
Ease of assembly
20%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
40%
Value for money
40%
Overall
40%

Peewhit wrote on 25/02/2009:
GREAT FUN!
Strengths: Flies in light wind with flaps and also 40 mph with no ballast. Fast and quite aerobatic. Easy to land with spoilers.
Weaknesses: Elapor on fuz marks easily - covered mine in cw tape and profilm. Might do the same with the wings. Sticking the lengths of rod into the wings is a pain. Fuz has a weak point point where the wings attach - cw tape helps to reinforce.
Overall: Great flier and would not be without it! If it trashes will buy another and transfer the radio gear which costs more than the plane.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

G wrote on 05/12/2008:
FLIES SUPERBLY, GREAT FUN
Strengths: Fast and agile, flies virtually as well as an expensive mouldie.
Weaknesses: Not so much credibility on the ground: it's just foam.
Overall: This is a superb design that flies like a delight - it's fast! - and survives crashes well. Few other slope soarers offer as much performance and sheer fun for the price.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

Kris1 wrote on 28/10/2008:
BETTER AS A GLIDER THAN HOTLINER
Strengths: Good flight pattern, works well in a good blow
Weaknesses: The build, As above No floater, needs a good blow to keep up. Quite aerobatic, but the foam does not retain the planes momentum as well as wood or moulded plane. Bu that would be an unfair comparison.
Overall: Far better as a glider than a hotliner. See my review on hotliner.
Ease of assembly
40%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
40%

001 wrote on 28/10/2008:
AMAZINGLY AFFORDABLE ALL WEATHER SLOPER.
Strengths: I paid 65 for mine, for that you get a quickly built strong airframe in a better quality Elapor that will fly accurately in a breeze or a gale. Easy to launch, easy to land. Much better canopy than Easy Glider. Good instructions.
Weaknesses: Fiddly glass fibre rod strengtheners, beware of cyano fumes when assembling fuselage, wings and fitting the 7 metres of g/f rod!. Take especial care installing the servos at the tail, there is not much room, and if possible use thin servo wire extensions in fuselage and wings. The elevator and rudder servos would be very difficult to remove if replacement needed! Nowhere for aerial to go. Still gets hangar rash.(I recommend that you use a strong tape for protection under nose.) Not much else.
Overall: The building issues are not really a problem, it can be built very quickly, when you understand how it all goes together, just 'stick with it'! I have now flown mine off the slope in a light breeze, a strong wind and in a gale off a big rock, the flying qualities cannot really be faulted, especially at the low price. Would I buy another? Of course!
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

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