ALL Old Updates
Many more updates to come - Catching up this week !!!
Seems that it can become a fun place to hang out. Just added the below Facebook group. You are all invited ! ask questions, share videos, photos, comments, etc...
Latest TwinStar II Entry from US - Ronald Chong
08th of November 2007 - Twinjet, from Portugal with Miguel Sala
07th of November 2007 - Another TwinStar II entry from Germany - Jochen von Buschmann
12th of July 2007 - Latest and entries in the Twinstar II Gallery from Belgium
Special sorry for not having posting it before.... Baby + Work.... Trust me, these are valid excuses... :)
1st of June 2007 - Latest entries in the Twinstar II Gallery from England
23rd of March 2007 - Coming new Multiplex planes
23rd of March 2007 - Latest entries in the Twinstar II Gallery from Portugal, Denmark, Italy and Israel
Number of TwinStar II shared, by countries:
19th of January 2007 - Back flying !!!! After some time off, finally going back to the flying field
What's New ? Not anything major there. Mainly some Chinese imports and Multiplex planes with the forever going Zagi type ones. Most motors are now brushless, with very cheap options, again from China.
Got new Pilots learning on the EasyStar, and... Very strong crash, full speed
with a 60 degree angle crash, and.... 5 seconds Cyano Glue and the EasyStar was
back on stage !!!! Another crash, very strong again, and absolutely nothing
happened to the plane...
All we can say: The Multiplex EasyStar is still the most amazing beginner's plane around !!!!!
31st of December 2006: Happy New Year 2007 to everyone !!!!!!!!
30th of December 2006 - 2 more input into the TwinStar II Gallery,
The "Blue Heron"
25h of November 2006 - Soon: Multiplex FunJet and AcroMaster reviews
Just got them. Looks very promising....
7th of October 2006 - 2 more inputs in the TwinStar II Gallery from France, from one single pilot. Needless to say 2 TwinStars like these below must look quite nice during dog fight !!
6th of October 2006 - 2 more inputs in the TwinStar II Gallery from the UK and New Zealand
5th of October 2006 - EasyGlider Tips to protect the aileron servos, from Lanny
How many of us, on landing, ripped a servo. When
it is only broken and you know it, the impact is bad, but limited. The worse is
when you did not notice that one of your ailerons is damaged, as the next flight
could be..... not fun.
2nd of September 2006 - Some news which impacted the web site update....
Yes... I joined the club of Happy Dads... Rafael Plawner was born on the 17th of August and is taking quite some time right now. Of course, I will buy him a new plane for his "birth" day which I will use for now, until he will feel like playing with it too.
11th of July 2006 - Latest entry into the TwinStar II Gallery.
18th of June 2006 - Twinjet Arena updated with SanteePat MonoJet
11th of June 2006 - Some of the nice places to fly Slope planes
This time, Paragliders are taking the place. Location: Netanya cliff, South of the City
Visit to the Quiet Flight Club
Just went today as a guest, to their field and it was really nice. It takes a little time to get adjusted to the surrounding and make proper landings then, but once done, it is a great place to fly on. Landing on fresh grass... Nothing beats that :)
And more important, the guys who fly there are really nice, fun and with a great spirit !! Well, what a club should be about.
For more info on the QFC, you can contact Israel Ofek
19th of May 2006 - Multiplex TwinStar II goes Brushless
Dingo preparing for Air Show
12th of May 2006 - What the Multiplex EasyStar could look like ?
11th of March 2006 - The Simprop Flex, by Thomas Killing
4th of March 2006 - Latest pictures and Video from the week-end field meeting
22nd of February 2006 - Back from China (Candy Land for whoever likes gadgets, shopping and touring)
23rd of December 2005 - Back into business
Electron was left alone for a little time, as I moved to a new flat. Moving these planes was not a piece of cake. 1 Down in the process, the MagPie structure did not make it till the end alive. All the others are fine
So, it will take a little more time to settle down.
HAPPY Holidays to everyone. More to come soon, but in the mean time, the pictures below are to warm our heart in this winter time (Speaking North Hemisphere, of course...).
18th of November 2005 - Some News
Some comments from Fritz:
1st of November 2005 - TwinStar II taking off from the Water - New Pictures
9th of September 2005 - TwinStar II Gallery
Will be adding in this section, all inputs on how TwinStar II owners designed their planes, providing new comers with some ideas.
And many more to come.
8th of September 2005 - Review of the Multiplex EasyGlider
20th of August 2005 - Review of the EagleTree System Data Flight recorder
As part of the coming review of the EagleTree Wireless Seagull system, this current review covers the Flight Data Recorder, which is comparable to a real plane black box. The main difference is with a real plane black box, is that you would usually use it, when you don't crash your plane... :) and just want to enjoy having the opportunity to review what happened during the flight, or, send the data, live, to the Seagull system
A big entry into the 21st High Tech century
These 2 amazing pieces of hardware will be put under tests during the next few days.
The Flight Data Recorder is installed in the plane and records all the data anyone can think of, while the Seagull, as an option, can not only display, in real time, this data, but also trigger audible alarms that can tell you if you are too slow, too fast, going down to fast, if your battery is running low, etc... More details, videos and pictures to follow.
Coming review of the wireless receiver Seagull system
12th of August 2005 - Rene testing his new Snappy HLX
Video of Several flights at the club
12th of August 2005 - Multiplex TwinStar II Review done
Review: Click here
Pictures: Click here
11th of August 2005 - Israeli Made sport Plane, the F3D Flash
FLASH F 3D Can You Fly? Produced by
08th of August 2005 - Updated Review, incorporating The Multiplex TwinStar II...
05th of August 2005 - A very busy day at the Club and around...
29th of July 2005 - The ZZTop Unicorn are back
26th of July 2005 - World Models Piper Cub Test Flight presented by NOA AIRlines
If you like scale look and scale flight, this plane could really be your next one. Ido Lempert just performed its test flight last week-end. Don't expect full aerobatics on the 1st flight. but still a real pleasure to watch.
NOA AIR is made from Ido's girl child name. Pretty nice name for a plane that with a name like that, should survive anything, even the big flood :)
22nd of July 2005 - Day at the club
18th of July 2005 - Video of planes who flew during the Bersheva gathering
17th of July 2005 - Which plane to recommend as a 1st plane: Mountain Models Magpie Added
The Mountain Models Magpie makes a strong entrance, putting everyone down 1 step, apart from the EasyStar who again saved his 1st position.
15th of July 2005 - Recommended item for flying safe: a Frequency Scanner
Tower Hobbies sells this great device, which coupled with an extra antenna can scan continuously the 72 band and detect whoever is using a channel. More info here. This will help to ensure that when you open your radio, you won't crash someone else's plane as well as checking if the channel you want to use is free.
9th of July 2005 - Foamtana video
Made of Foam, this is a good alternative for whoever likes the funtana, but prefers to practice, before taking the balsa one in the air
7th of July 2005 - Javelin 2 videos
28th of June 2005 - Multiplex Magister Towing the Windrider EasyGlider
27th of June 2005 - Windrider EasyGlider Review
The EasyGlider represents 2 different planes. One made by Multiplex, and the other by Windrider. This review is about the one made by Windrider. The plane was supposed to enter the competition for "Most Recommended 1st plane" but since it came without the motor, it can't enter this competition but still can undergo a complete review.
Rene Wallage did the building and review of this EPP plane.
Next will be to try to tow this plane, with the Mulitplex Magister.
23rd of June 2005 - JETI new ESC Programmer and ESC on the Tests
20th of June 2005 - New Section Created "RC Electric Flying History"
This new section started with an open question on the Ezone, and many Ezoners provided so much interesting information that it makes sense to share it in an organized manner. Lot's of innovative and creative people, since about 50 years, contributed to what is Electric RC Flying today. This section is for the pleasure to learn about this part of history, as well as a special recognition to them, for their efforts.
7th of June 2005 - Story of a beginner, with his first plane, on his 1st day flying
Just visited my family and my brother got his 1st RC
plane. Of course, What is the trainer to start with...
1th of June 2005 - Back from France
22nd of April 2005 - New Twinjet in flight - Video taken on how fast it can roll
17th of April 2005 - World models "FUN WORLD EP" - VIDEO CREATED
This plane comes ARF, with a very reasonable price. Review to come
13th of April 2005 - Electron's 3rd birthday page
10th of April 2005 - Multiplex Models painting from Ralph Dietrich
26th of March 2005 - One of the best Twinjet Video from Henke Torphammar
25th of March 2005 - Week-End Videos
18th of March 2005 -
12th of March 2005 - Funtana Video
7th of March 2005 - Twinjet #3 - Ready
6th of March 2005 - Coming Review: Flight Data Recorder
Who never dreamed to have a black box installed in our flying machines, in order to record, and later graphically display events that happen during the flight. Could be used for plain fun, as it is but for whoever wants to either teach students and show them where they can improve, or someone who actually want to improve his flying capabilities, this seems to be the answer and it goes far beyond this, adding G-Force captures, Altitude, and many more. Review of this item will show how far this goes and how well and precise.
5th of March 2005 - Combat Air Model P-51 Review and Video
27th of February 2005 - Israel Annual ARAVA Air Show Video Clip (only Thermic)
After it starts, zoom 200% for a better view
23rd of February 2005 - MEGA Review
16th of February 2005 - Multiplex TwinStar with customized Landing Gear
How many times was asked,
how to build a proper landing gear setup on this old timer, and still highly
successful plane. Bill Glover build a very smart design which he documented in
the following review.
14th of February 2005 - JETI new ESC Programmer and ESC on the Tests
13th of February 2005 - "Hobbico SuperStar EP" Review Online
The Box says "Fly in 20 minutes"
This plane was recommended to me, in order to add it to the coming "Recommended plane as a 1st plane" Article. Just got it, will be able to add it to the comparison table as well as doing its review.
4th of February 2005 - Pre Take-off Checklist done
This checklist was build
in coordination with Ezoners, and worldwide contributions from Electric RC
planes flyers. It is intended to provide a short list, with reminders on the
critical few items to think about and check, before any take-off.
It was left in a Microsoft Word format as moving it to PDF or GIF decreased the quality when printed. Also, anyone can then customize it if needed, to it's own need.
2nd of February 2005 - 3 beautiful videos with OnBoard Video Cameras
24th of January 2005 - How to reduce plane crashes ?
2 Ezone Threads were just started on this topic.
The 1st thread will provide like the most TOP 5, common reasons, and we will try to write some articles to help as much as possible, prevent these
For the 2nd thread, a Check List will be build, in some little time, just the time to gather as much feedback as possible on the Ezone, as what experienced people think on this. Then, this checklist will be build as a PDF and JPG files, for anyone to download and tape, behind their radio.
Hopefully, this will save few planes around.
22th of January 2005 - Robbe Eolo Pro Stunt Video
Tal Cohen promised us a stunt video of his Robbe Eolo Pro last week, so here it comes.
20th of January 2005 - Combat Air Model P-51 Slope Soarer almost ready
Only need to find a way to
balance the CG, then a good windy day and go !
18th of January 2005 - Video: Multiplex EasyStar Touches and Go
16th of January 2005
14th of January 2005
Nice day in the field, were able to take the 3 videos below
18th of December 2004 - Back in Town
That's it, Honey moon is over so we can go back to normal business. Some pictures of the Honey Moon can be seen here, in the mean time.
This review will also be part of the "What can be a recommended first plane for a beginner in R/C Electric"
3rd of October 2004 - Some delays in the reviews...Will be back on December 15th 2004...
11th of September 2004 - Combat Air Model PSS F5 & P51 on their way
9th of September 2004 - New Category Created - "The Catalogs"
From now on, I will try to add all the possible catalogs, from the different manufacturers, when possible. This is mainly to help us to select products and access information overwise difficult to find, when you don't have a local Hobby Shop.
Anyone with another catalog, please email it to me.
We will start the new section with the MULTIPLEX ON LINE Catalog. Hope it helps !
8th of September 2004 - Multiplex ROYAL EVO Scanner arrived
This small little add-on, that you just "Plug&Play" is one of
these marvels that can save the day.
7th of September 2004 - Home
design EPP Sloaper - People who tried it think it is their best Slope plane
31st of August 2004 - New Twinjet coming to life
Setup: 2 x Kontronik Brushless motors, 1 Brushless Speed Controler (TwinDrive Set), 3S2P 5200 mAmp Lipoly.
29th of August 2004 - Pelikan Filip 600 Sport Review Online
22nd of August 2004 - Multiplex EasyStar
The Multiplex EasyStar entered the race, for Who should be the best airplane, for someone starting in R/C Electric Planes. The analyses are still underway, but here is already a video, non final, but still which gives some idea of how behaves this plane. Review will also follow soon.
13th of August 2004 - Video: 2 CAM Models P51, sloping
2 beautiful CAM models P51, sloping
11th of August 2004 - Pelikan Tukano video
9th of August 2004 - Multiplex EasyStar arrived. It will enter the contest for "who's best possible 1st airplane"
8th of August 2004 - Coming Article: What can be a recommended first plane for a beginner in R/C Electric
Bernard Chevalier, owner of BungyMania and I, have decided to work together on this project, as it is quite some tests and work, as well as to get several opinions, and appreciations on our conclusions will help to remain as objective as possible..
For this coming article, we will compare a serie of possible candidates, where several criterias will be analyzed and put under the light. Some of the criterias will be:
2nd of August 2004 - Reviews to come: 2 PSS models from Combat Air Models
29th of July 2004 - The Multiplex Magister
Multiplex put in this plane a lot of
good thinking. A trainer that can be easily build and flown. Strong, yet easy to
repair. The plane's parts are a work of art. From the firewall, which accepts
most of any motor anyone could think of, to the landing gear, which have some
shock absorptions and the towing system, to tow gliders or a nice advertisement
band, not mentionning the EXTREME high quality of the decalc.
On a scale of 1 to 20, this plane would be very close to the 20.
Towing test report
The Magister "out of the box" towing mechanism controlled the glider without any problem
In short: One
most AMAZING plane, in such category I had a chance to review.
28th of July 2004 - Pelikan Piper Cub Parkflyer review done
Easy to build, looks good and flies great ? That's what is said
on this plane, as one of the best 1st plane around. Tests will confirm this or
28th of July 2004 - Home made E3D videos
20th of July 2004 - Ryan STA Electric conversion
Michael, famous in our club for building some of the nicest electric scale planes, brought this time a 8 years old Ryan, which weights 14Lb (6.3Kg). Beautiful on the ground, and even nicer in the air with a very scale like behavior.
19th of July 2004 - Javelin 2 doing some great stunts, and some slopers on videos
18th of July 2004 - Pelikan Piper Cub Parkflyer review done
If compared to the Wingo/SoarStar and EasyStar, I feel that the EayStar should be the winner but since I only heard about it, I can't confirm it 100%.
12th of July 2004 - Indoor Flying Meeting in Tel-Aviv
4th of July 2004 - Twinjet, Mirage 2000, Unicorn & Mini Wiesel on the Slope
What a beautiful day for having there planes out, on the beach
3rd of July 2004 - Wingo Spins and recovers - What you should not try with your wingo
25th of June 2004 - Multiplex Magister almost done
Needs only the tail, wings (with 1 servo per aileron) and motor to be done then should be ready to go.
19th of June 2004 - Electric R/C Plane flyers meeting in Ashdod
From now on, we will be going every month or every 2 months, to a new, different place, in Israel. All Electric Plane Flyers are welcome to join, on each occasion. For this first meeting, we went to Ashdod, South of Tel-Aviv. The place was ok, but it was very hot and the landing field was not good enough, so it should be better next time. Still, we had a good time and it is a good occasion to meet Electric Flyers that we don't know or don't meet often, except on Forums.
Interested to join for the next Outing: send me an Email at Patrick@plawner.net and you will be contacted then.
12th of June 2004 - Back home
14th of May 2004 - New videos & TA183 review
10th of May 2004 - TwinSpeedy Low speed, low passes video
The TwinSpeedy remains one of the nicest plane to fly. Easy, precise, fast, fun, and so many more positive things. Its only drawback is that it is not a plane that would enjoy a crash as the foam is purposely light. It is quite difficult to crash it anyway. No tip stall, no bad behavior in any circumstances... In short, still one of the best plane in the fleet, from far away !
9th of May 2004 - New Electric R/C shop in Israel
This shop is owned by Shay Kuglevitch, a person who is actually selling Electric R/C for a long time and who has an extensive knowledge about them. He now build, in the heart of Tel-Aviv, a very nice R/C electric shop, 100% electric dedicated, with lot's of R/C items to choose from, at competitive prices, offering as well services to help to get into the hobby as well as repairs, or even building if you only feel like flying and have no time, or skills, for building.
Shay also runs the Electric R/C club at Arsuf, just few miles north of Tel-Aviv, so it is always convenient to have someone brings to the club the items you need :)
It is a fact that Electric flight is developing in Israel at a big rate, and certainly for a serious part, due to him and his motivation. So here is the big event for all of us who can now have a place to go, to even just look at the nice planes, motors, lion poly batteries, and all the stuff we need.
Shay told me he intends to have part of his site, translated into English, which would be great as some of the planes he sells are really nice and not easy to find on the internet market.
8th of May 2004 - Corona day
7th of May 2004 - Protech Tigermoth, test flight done
2nd of May 2004 - TA-183, ready for test flight
1st of May 2004 - Scale Rambler, Pelikan Piper Cub, and Corona pictures and videos
22th of April 2004 - Report from the Paris "Model World Show 2004"
26th of March 2004 - Back from Vacation - Pictures
And yes ! with the FAA
Private Pilot license done in Florida. It took 15 very intensive days, but it
1st of February 2004 - Trick 1000 Review
Learning E3D or stunts used to be complicated, as each crash, using a plane made of balsa, required time to repair as well as skills. It is now possible to learn without the fear of crashes, with this new wave of EPP E3D planes. The plane won't breal anymore, of course, props, and all the electronic are still subjects to crashes, but are well protected by the EPP around. Let's now review one of these planes, that are coming to the market, the Trick 1000 and see if it delivers as well as expected.
28th of January 2004 - CoPilot Review
28th of January 2004 - January 2004 Award for Overall Best Brushless Speed Controller
26th of January 2004 - Twinjet Formation video rebuild
22nd of January 2004 - Freezing day, with lot's of wind: Caleb, Swallow and Barak go to the beach
They actually did not do any slope soaring as the wind was way to strong. We tried Zagis, but no way they could fight such wind either. Only heavy planes could even take-off.
17th of January 2004 - Unicorn Flight Video, equipped with Brushless and 8/10 cells
Note from Thor4944 on this 10 cells
16th of January 2004
15th of January 2004 - MonoJet Ezone Review released
9th of January 2004 - Table that compares Brushless ESC BEC
Coming Soon !
This table will cover a critical point in the combinations. How does the motor starts. Also, some ESC BEC just don't work well with some motors. Among the working ones, some ESC BEC deliver more overall good results, with a wider range of motors, others have many programming capabilities, others have more efficiency, and then price comes into the picture.
At this point, here is the list of the combinations tested: These are the most commonly used ESC BEC with some pretty common motors as well.
31st of December 2003 - Unicorn Review on-line
Rene Wallace wrote a review on his Unicorn. Rene spend a good time to prepare this delta wing, the best possible, and the results were so far, up to his invested time. Click here for the review
29th of December 2003 - FMA Copilot review starts - Actually, it SAVED my helicopter already today, on its 1st test, from a sure crash.....
Imagine a device, which would be able to control 2 axis, and as soon as you would put the stick to neutral, a plane or helicopter would return immediately to stable horizontal flight. So if you loose sight, or feeling where the plane/heli is going, just leave the stick, and everything will be just fine....
This device exists, and is called the FMA CoPilot.
3 tests will be performed with this Copilot:
This Review will cover:
27th of December 2003 - Motor Gliders competition in Arsuf local club
24th of December 2003 - Berg provides an analyzes of Single Conversion Recievers Vs. Dual conversion Receivers
19th of December 2003 - Mulitplex Royal EVO Tutorial
James Drulia (Joedy) has made an extensive work on how to use this radio. From concrete examples to graphs, this tutorial is a must to read for anyone who owns this radio, and for anyone who wants to understand more why many people think that this radio is almost the ultimate in the computer radio arena.
Another extensive thread which is not a tutorial but more a FAQ area on this radio can be found here
12th of December 2003
10th of December 2003 - NEW FMS planes from Multiplex
5th of December 2003 - Back from Vacation and ready to start the reviews
Trick 1000 just arrived today, Copilot few days ago. The Corona needs some little thing to be fixed before starting the review. Should arrive any day now.
21st of October 2003 - Coming Reviews
4th of October 2003 - Building the Cri-Cri
This is a Scale model from the Cri-Cri from JR.
See below, from the JR web site:
30th of September 2003 - Partenavia Day
25th of September 2003 - Partenavia night flight with 14 lights video
19th of September 2003 - Electric Diablotin
18th of September 2003 - Slope Day: The Unicorn and The TwinSpeedy
3rd of September 2003 - Tracker II Review given up
30th of August 2003
26th of August 2003 - Tracker II Radio just arrived
24th of August 2003
17th of August 2003
15th of August 2003 - Aero-naut TwinSpeedy Flight tests
This plane used to be made from IKARUS, and was called "TurnOn". It is now sold by Aero-naut, and is called TwinSpeedy. See Review for details on the config, and videos to see how it behaves, using 8 or 6 cells.
Let's see how the size compares to a Bandit:
27th of July 2003 - Accord Rock & Roll video of initial flight. Pilot: Shay Kuglevitz
23rd of July 2003 - New Twinjet added to the Twinjet Arena, from Nick Furmage (New Zealand)
18th of July 2003 - Evening Flight with Curtek Light System installed in Partenavia
5th of July 2003 - Glider's day
2nd of July 2003
27th of June 2003
21th of June 2003
6th of June 2003
5th of June 2003 - Partenavia tested with Gyro - See Video here
This is the Wingo Gyro (read doc here), supposed to maintain the bank angle of the plane, at any time. Actually, it does reduce the plane's sharp reactions, but does not disable completely its tendency to turn or not, due to external factors.
This Gyro controls the 2 ailerons servos, and just counters the balance of the plane, when felt. Other Gyro could feel the angle with the horizon and bring planes back to it, this Gyro does not, it only tries to keep the last desired angle of the plane, and is active mainly when the stick is neutral.
The Gyro did not do anything major, just seems to prevent sharp moves, but from what I saw today, not worth it. Still, The Partenavia had a fun day :)
31th of May 2003 - Twinjet/Skycat Day - And the winner is.....
30th of May 2003
20th of May 2003 - Back from Ireland - See pictures here
coming soon, both with Review, photos and videos.
2nd of May 2003
1st of May 2003
Vacation in Ireland: I'll see you soon when back from South Ireland with some beautiful pictures and ideas for slope soaring.... :)
24th April 2003
23th April 2003
23th April 2003
"Epoxy and Foam bomb" time
Several hours after the crash: Here comes the New Partenavia
The foam started to grow, from inside the cockpit, and after few minutes, went out as you can see... Amazing product and very useful ! It seems that it expends about 3 times, and while expending, goes into all the possible holes and exits. Then, it becomes very strong, so you can cut it as wished.
22th April 2003
Web host is closing suddenly in 1 week from now, and just informed all customers of this, today..... so Electron is looking for a new home. Hope it will happen soon. Sorry for any issue that may rise during this period.
19th April 2003
18th April 2003
Kavan Partenavia First Flight
13th April 2003
29th March 2003
22th March 2003 - Slope day with Mirage 2000 EPP & Zagi.
15th March 2003
14th March 2003
8th March 2003
7th March 2003
1st March 2003: 4 take-offs, 3 landings & 1 Crash: Videos
Then, after 4 flights, while everything was going so well.... Some vital parts left the plane in the middle of the flight....
28th February 2003
27th February 2003
Equipped with GPS, Wireless Camera
21st February 2003
6th December 2002
29th November 2002
21st November 2002
17th November 2002
21th september 2002
2nd of August 2002
13th April 2002