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Old 11-02-2015, 08:29 AM   #1
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Show season is over here in the UK so time to do some model reviews. Here's the FMS Edge 540. A vid covering unbox, assemble and first flight of this great little aerobatic foamy. All you need is a 4S2700 pack and a receiver/transmitter. My first FMS model and it didn't disappoint.

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Old 11-02-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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Just a little note ... model is EPO ... not Elapor.

Multiplex Modellsport GmbH & Co. KG of Bretten-Gölshausen, Germany is a manufacturer of hobby-grade radio control electronics, electric radio-controlled airplanes and electric helicopters.

Their aircraft models are molded of a proprietary expanded polypropylene foam known as Elapor. The flexible nature of the material makes the company's models resistant to crash damage as well as easy assembly and repair with ordinary hobby-grade cyanoacrylate adhesives. The two-part epoxy commonly used in model assembly will not bind Elapor, nor will so-called "foam safe" cyanoacrylate adhesives used in the assembly and repair of EPS foam models.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:05 PM   #3
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Where's the reference to 'Elapor'?
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:54 PM   #4
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The dude in the video uses the term "Elapor" when looking at the wing construction.......Elapor is a "Multiplex" version (trademark) of EPO-Expanded PolyOlefin foam.

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Originally Posted by pizzano View Post
The dude in the video uses the term "Elapor" when looking at the wing construction.......Elapor is a "Multiplex" version (trademark) of EPO-Expanded PolyOlefin foam.
Elapor is a proprietary form of POLYPROPYLENE foam ... see the quotation taken from Multiplex's own data sheet I posted earlier ...

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Tit for Tat Nigel..........!

The guy in the video used the wrong (proprietary) term.....oh my......

Another pissing contest......

Polyolefin is the largest class of organic thermoplastic polymers........Polyolefin materials include polybutene, polyethylene, and polypropylene.......look it up under something more sophisticated than a Wiki web-site...............Geez

Besides.......what's this got to do with the Op's model review........

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Old 11-03-2015, 01:33 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by pizzano View Post
Tit for Tat Nigel..........!

The guy in the video used the wrong (proprietary) term.....oh my......

Another pissing contest......
Why do you descend to such comments ?

Many people base their views and purchasing on reviews .. even such mini ones as this OP's which is actually based on HIS video ... So getting it right is actually more important than initially appears.
I wasn't being rude in correcting it ... but it seems I am alone ?


Polyolefin is the largest class of organic thermoplastic polymers........Polyolefin materials include polybutene, polyethylene, and polypropylene.......look it up under something more sophisticated than a Wiki web-site...............Geez
Here's a suggestion ... leave the Olefin and Chemistry aside .. I own labs and Olefin's actually are an important part of the lab work ...
Second PROPRIETARY means they have a specific grade of a product ... so Multiplex regard Elapor as unique to them and not a run of the mill one.

As to Wiki - the similarity of wording is most likely because often Wiki just repeats others text ... and I agree that WiKi is not be all and end all of knowledge .. I know for certain that various info given out in my world of work has many errors...

Besides.......what's this got to do with the Op's model review........
Read earlier in this post about correctness and peoples use of reviews ...

I'm done with this .. smileys do not change your post content.

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ha ha my dog wont hunt here but i did buy one of these what ever kind of foam it is planes , great flying plane it is and i have been tuning it in for hovering and knife edge flying . The only thing i can say about it is that they recomend using CA and not epoxy and normally CA eats foam. Their picture not mine. joe


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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
ha ha my dog wont hunt here but i did buy one of these what ever kind of foam it is planes , great flying plane it is and i have been tuning it in for hovering and knife edge flying . The only thing i can say about it is that they recomend using CA and not epoxy and normally CA eats foam. Their picture not mine. joe
I like it I love it I want more of it.
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I just got plans copied for a new sea plane and yes balsa , probobly could converted to a fun foam build tho . hint hint crash joe


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I'll spend the money and buy Foam Tac I don't like using CA. Fumes and I am not quick enough to get it straight...
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
I just got plans copied for a new sea plane and yes balsa , probobly could converted to a fun foam build tho . hint hint crash joe
Hey thanks for the plan Joe,and nice lookin machine it is.
I don't do Balsa any more so i may not build this one.
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Excellent kit...really easy build, lots of thought went into this kit. Great attention to detail, very precise fit, and well engineered. First flights were yesterday, and the plane flew exactly as I imagined, very stable and well behaved. I haven't flown in years, so I kept my rates low for now. I have heard that a 13x8 APC prop works better than the stock 3 blade, I will check that out at some point. Stock setup provides moderate speed, and a fair climb out from hover...could be better but not bad. Excellent plane for 150$!

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