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Derick Veliz
01-05-2006, 11:03 PM
Just wanted to share these videos, so far I've been flying my TS-2 for 87 minutes.

Stock motors
4 HS-81 servos
7.4v 4,400 Lipo
40.1oz AUW

video 1 with some aerial video:
http://www.aerialview.us/TS-2av.wmv (http://www.aerialview.us/TS-2av.wmv)

video 2 is from my second flight:
http://www.aerialview.us/TS-2-DF.wmv (http://www.aerialview.us/TS-2-DF.wmv)

:)

phat23
01-06-2006, 01:40 AM
Very nice !!

Derick Veliz
01-06-2006, 02:44 PM
Very nice !!

Thanks phat23 :D

Jeremy Z
01-08-2006, 01:26 AM
I don't dare start a download until you tell me how big the files are.

Derick Veliz
01-08-2006, 02:04 AM
I don't dare start a download until you tell me how big the files are.

20,000 kb
16,000 kb.

RonJ
01-08-2006, 04:05 PM
Derick,

Very nice video. May have to part with some "Santa Bucks". Like the Multiplex products, they are tough and fly very well. Have an Easy Star with at least a million flights on it, an Easy Glider, a Twin Jet and my buddy just let me maiden his new Magister. Although the Magister flys nicely, I think the Twin Star looks like more fun.

RonJ

Jeremy Z
01-08-2006, 05:54 PM
RonJ, one word of warning on the TwinStar II. Although it is not slow, (it'll go 49 mph in level flight on stock motors) it takes quite a while to pick up speed, so you need a lot of room to launch, or you won't be able to climb out quickly enough.

I think the Magister is probably not as fast, but it probably has more thrust (as opposed to pitch speed) for better climb & acceleration. If you do buy one, don't even bother with the Speed 400s. Spend an extra $22 and get Speed 480s and slightly bigger props with prop adapters. Better yet, go brushless right from the getgo. (though it will triple the cost of the plane...)

It's heavy & aerodynamic enough to fly in the wind, it just doesn't have the thrust.

One great thing about the Magister is that if you decide to go brushless, you only need to buy one motor & speed control, even if they are biggies.

Jeremy

Derick Veliz
01-09-2006, 06:49 PM
Derick,

Very nice video. May have to part with some "Santa Bucks". Like the Multiplex products, they are tough and fly very well. Have an Easy Star with at least a million flights on it, an Easy Glider, a Twin Jet and my buddy just let me maiden his new Magister. Although the Magister flys nicely, I think the Twin Star looks like more fun.

RonJ

Thanks RonJ, I have a bunch of Multiplex airplanes and I love them...
Pico Jet
Micro Jet
TS-1
TS-2
Magister

Been the TS-2 my favorite, and looking forward to get a Twin Jet!

Jeremy Z
01-09-2006, 07:47 PM
Derick, those are GREAT videos! My kudos to the videographer. On a digital camera, it is bloody hard to keep focus. Were those taken with a digital camcorder? You're not too shabby of a pilot or video mixer either. What video software do you use?

It was smart of the videographer not to get overzealous with the zoom too. That is irritating, when they try to zoom way in, then lose the plane for 15 seconds.

I wound up downloading these at work, with their 100 Mbps connection instead of my home connection @ 50kbps. Each one took about 10 seconds to download.

There are rumors that the TwinJet is being discontinued, so that would be a good next choice. Have you seen Patrick Plawner's write up on the Multiplex planes? Have a look: http://plawner.net (Reviews--> Foamies)

A TwinJet with a single brushless outrunner would be pretty tought to beat, I bet. I'm thinking that instead of another plane, I might upgrade my TwinStar II to brushless. It would be unbeatable if it were more quiet and had more thrust. (it is already fast enough, but more thrust and a faster climb-out would be nice)

Jeremy

Derick Veliz
01-09-2006, 08:01 PM
Thanks Jeremy
my lovely wife help me with the video camera (4 year old Sony 8mm digital camera).

I used Ulead Video Studio 4.0 and WMP to reduce the file size.

Hobby Lobby is selling the TJ I'll ask them about it, before goes out of production.

Yes I've seen Patrick's web site and all the good stuff he does.

Thanks again.

Jeremy Z
01-09-2006, 10:42 PM
Derick, what I thought was funny was that poor Patrick spent all that money on the dual Kontronik motors & ESCs, then found out that his buddy's single brushless outrunner on a hack mount worked better. (referring to the TwinJet motor mod)

Those Kontronik motors are $PENDY! At least in the USA...

Jeremy

Derick Veliz
01-09-2006, 10:47 PM
Yes, I know$$$$:eek: