As you will probably note from the number of Multiplex models reviewed below, I am a real fan of Multiplex. I taught myself to fly with a Multiplex EasyStar and found the Elapor foam so resilent that I was sold. I've had some spectacular crashes with several of their models and in almost every case, the model has lived to fly again. If you are a beginner or tend to be a little accident prone, you've got to try a Multiplex model.
The Magister had an unfortunate flight where the ESC literally blew up. It was flying at the far end of the flying area at the club field when it started trailing smoke.
The Multiplex Magister was my first large model with wheels! It is a 40-size trainer that comes in an RTF kit with radio and geared 680 motor. In its kit form it can take several brushless electric motors or a .25 to .32 glow motor.
Multiplex’s Mini Mag or Mini Magister, is one of the latest additions to my hangar. The Elapor foam model has just a couple of pieces and a full set of hardware. Like all Elapor models, it goes together with CA.
As with all the Multiplex models I’ve build the Mini Mag went together smoothly. The model was packed well and all the parts kits were included as described in the instructions.
Multiplex’s Pico Cub is definitely a park flyer. The little three channel trainer is slow and gentle needing only a little room to fly, yet large enough to fly at your club field on a calm day.
The Multiplex Space Scooter is a quick fun model that grew from the older version called Sky Scooter. One of Multiplex Elapor foam models, it is durable and therefore a good choice for a newbie. My Space Scooter was my first 4 channel plane (I chose to add the rudder). It comes in both RTF (Ready to Fly) and kit form.
I got my Twinjet after noticing they were going on special. I suspected that they were going to be discontinued in favor of the new Multiplex Funjet. Since the price was right and I’ve regretted not getting a couple of other models as they were going out of production I got one.
Multiplex’s Twinstar II is a great second airplane and aileron trainer. It’s a four-channel model made from Multiplex Elapor foam.