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Review Roundup: RCU & Ezone reviews of the Multiplex Space Scooter foamy

Old 08-11-2005, 09:14 PM
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Default Review Roundup: RCU & Ezone reviews of the Multiplex Space Scooter foamy

Discuss the MultiPlex Space Scooter in this thread and read the online reviews of this epowered foamy in both the RCU Magazine and Ezonemag.

RC Universe Magazine Review:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=548

EzoneMag Review:
http://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?id=4866

If you know of other interesting product reviews online at any website feel free to start your own review roundoup thread to discuss those products!
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:17 PM
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:37 PM
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I just got a Space Scooter, and so far I like it a lot!

Very easy build. Doesn't have the usual big cavity to hold all the electronics; instead, there are several smaller cavities, so you end up with a string of components/wires from the motor to the ESC to the battery to the receiver. But there's a logical place for everything; someone obviously put some thought into this plane. Another thing that is different from the other Multiplex planes I've got (Easy Star and Twin Star II) is the use of two rubber bands and an O-ring to hold stuff together. Again, it all makes sense and works well, and I sort of like not gluing stuff together if you don't have to. The cavities for the servos are absolutely perfect for HS-55s; I haven't even hot-glued them in yet!

I did a short maiden early yesterday evening, and a full flight this morning. The Space Scooter really likes to fly; good balance of stability and responsiveness. The stock geared motor is just right (for me); plenty of thrust, but not too fast. The plane is so very light, especially with LiPo batteries, that it does get pushed around by the wind, but not unreasonably much. It glides great! It does nose down a bit when you pull the power off, but once you learn to expect that, it isn't a problem.

There's an option for adding rudder control, which I have not done, and I'm not sure I'll ever do. It seems to turn just fine with the ample ailerons. I have my LiPo (E-Flite 1800 mAh) as far forward in the battery compartment as I can, and still had to add a little weight in the engine compartment to hit the recommended CG (althought they say the CG isn't critical, and I agree -- my first flight without the extra weight in the nose with fine, just handled very slightly "loose" for my tastes).

What else to say? It just flies great. In retrospect I wish I had gotten this plane for my 2nd, instead of the Twin Star II. And definitely before my Funny Park -- the Space Scooter flies much better, more stable, better glide, and of course with Elapor foam, will almost certainly last longer...

Looking forward to painting it something cool/bold (don't care for the decals)... Will post pix when I finish that...

Good plane! I recommend it wholeheartedly as a second or third plane...

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Just beginning assembly of a Scoot. First aileron plane... experience so far is with the T-Hawk high wing pusher trainer.

Have been flying the Scoot in FMS for training. The FMS model has a pretty alarming stall: right around 8 m/s it's like driving off a cliff and the plane plunges earthward without much warning. Does anyone know if the real plane has this kind of sudden stall?

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