||2 x 400 direct
||4 x HS55
||6 to 8 cells -
||4 + motor
minutes+ with 8xFAUP
from wing edge
For Turn On (Wing Spar for TwinSpeedy)
7.5 cm for Turn On
Extremely easy. Manual was in German for the TurnOn, but the TwinSpeedy
comes with the user manual in English above.
Can be build between 3 to 8 hours, depending on skills and how
concentrated you are
All parts fit very well and it is very difficult to do any mistake.
Few building tips:
- Reinforce the tail with tape (see
- Add some tape, below the plane, to
protect the foam, on landings
- Add some carbon fiber tape, below the
motor, and then attached to the wing.
this page, on the thread, with specific pictures and explanations on
how to re-enforce the plane
||No event. Maybe some up elevator on the
first flight, and if there is no wind, but the plane takes off in a snap
||Very responsive and precise. The 2 motors
develop a lot of energy, for the weight of the plane and the thin wing
enables it to fly with authority. The plane is just waiting to engage any
stunt. Full speed vertical, full gas (I mean full power...) and sharp pull
on the stick and the plane just seems to say "Thanks, that's what I
like". It goes fast, really fast. No tip stall noticed (See video for
Note: Climbed to approximately 70 m (220 feet), then motor full
speed, dive vertical, all the way to about 20 meter (60 feet) and push as
sharp as possible.
And.... We heard a "POK", I immediately cut the motors, and took
the plane back to where we were, motor off, for a nice landing, looking at
2 motors, laying down below the wing, with some foam attached to them, and
just hold by the wires...
Landing was perfectly fine, and the plane is already repaired. You can't
notice almost a thing. This is why the carbon fiber tape below the motor
could help but still, this was really an extreme maneuver for any plane to
do, and I would not recommend it. At least, cut the motor, when diving...
||This plane has a tendency to glide
forever. Again, a pleasure to do. Easy and smooth
||This is a foam plane. The foam is from the
fragile side, but Epoxy does magics for theses
||Should be very easy
||For around $80, this is one of the most unbelievable
plane around. Highly recommended for whoever is looking for a sport plane,
not expensive, that can go fast and slow, according to the mood. It can
also be used for slope soaring, certainly with great success. The 400
motors deliver more than enough and enable the cost to remain low. In
general, the "price invested" divided by the "Pleasure of
flying" is INCREDIBLY low. Try it, it may become your favorite
We have much experience with the FVK Bandit
& the Multiplex twinjet (brushless). the best description for the
Twinspeedy is "Bandit meet twinjet". it may not be as fast as
the Bandit but it does have some similar flying characteristics, but this
time you are not afraid of crashing 350$ worth of equipment...
Note: This plane used to be made by IKARUS, and was then called, TurnOn.
It is not produced by Ikarus anymore and they are just selling the left
overs. The Aero-naut, TwinSpeedy is the new model. The outside looks and
is exactly the same. The parts inside are different and the TwinSpeedy
seems better made and that Aero-naut learned the lesson made on the TurnOn,
with reenforced cockpit, and added carbon fiber tubes in the fuselage.
Tuesday, 04 October 2005