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Multiplex Mentor setup.

Old 07-14-2013, 12:02 AM
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Default Multiplex Mentor setup.

Does anyone have a power set up for the Multiplex Mentor. I was thinking of putting a Power 25 out runner on it. Want it to have have ample power.
Any feelings between the E Flite and Turnigy brands?

Servos and receiver too?

Will my DX5e radio be enough for the Mentor?

Turnigy seems to be a lot less expensive.

Anyone have have good or bad feedback on the Multiplex Mentor?

Thank you.

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Old 07-14-2013, 01:32 AM
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I love my Mentor. Well, except installing and removing the battery... They could have done better with that. I need it all the way aft in the compartment to balance, except with floats, then it goes all the way fwd.

Anyway, I just used the stock power setup from Tower Hobbies: Multiplex Power Pack-Himax 3528-1000 BL-55 ESC Mentor. And I get a conservative 5 minutes out of my 3s 3300 packs. I should get a parallel adapter and double up on that!

I'm happy with it, but there are others in my club who have done things like put the power system from their wrecked CarbonZ Yak54's in there, and they have a lot more zip then mine!

Give me some time to dig up what servos I used. They are Hitech equivalents of what the manual calls for. The aileron servos are good, but the elevator and rudder servos seem a bit slow. But I don't really notice while flying. (Aha! I found it. HS-81's and HS322HD's are what Multiplex says their recommendations are equivalent to. So I must have used those. Multiplex Mini HD / Multiplex Tiny S)

One recommendation I got was to use an aluminum motor mount, as the plastic one seems to worsen the resonance issue. And make sure to balance the prop really well. That's the only complaint i think I've heard about these planes. The resonant buzzing, if you don't get the motor/prop balance & installation right, and the battery mounting.

While I haven't used it yet, I have installed the tow release servo. I'd like to try some banner towing. If you're near fresh water, do yourself a favor and get the floats, too!
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:46 PM
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Hey Jeff
The Mentor is a great airplane. I used a monster 32 from hobbyparts (not sold any more), 50 amp hyperion titan esc with a 4000mah pack. 15 minutes is what i set on the timer, but I can only get that much if it is not windy. Mine works for a living as a camera plane and it can haul up more than one camera. I used the hitec servo pack for the plane. I bet Jeff at Heads up RC could set you up with a power system for a great price. He sells the mutiplex planes. I used his recommendations to set up my dogfighter and I am very pleased with it. Good luck
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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Oh, forgot to answer about the Dx5e. IIRC, the Mentor manual calls for differential aileron, to prevent adverse yaw, most likely. With the Dx5e, you won't be able to program that in, you'd have to run the ailerons off a y-harness. You could use some of the mechanical tricks to get differential, but I don't know if you could put in enough.
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