Review 6-Jul-2002 Oded Mazor Video Available Loop and Rolls
Regular Landing
Hand Catch Landing
Motor 2 x permax 480 Servos 4 x mini/micro
Speed Controller BEC 35 amp Batteries 7-8 cells, 1250-2000 (CP, SCR)
Channels 3 + motor (rudder is not essential) Flight Time 5-10 minutes
Propeller graupner cam 5.5x4.3 Gear Box Not used




Wingspan   length   weight  
Wing Area   Wing load   CG location
from wing edge


Building Very easy, even for beginners. step by step instructions. needs some servos extensions wires for ailerons. Y cable is required for ailerons unless a computer radio is in use. be careful with cyano glue as it may "eat" the twin star, use epoxy ! make sure the nuts that hold the wing screws are well glued, otherwise you might risk a wing coming off during high stressed flights. CG is easily obtained with almost every battery pack. rudder is not essential, I did not connect it.
Take-off No running needed, just a straight push with full power. the built in up thrust will immediately make the plane climb.
Flight behavior Sweet flying plane. can fly slow & fast (not twin jet fast though). can be used as an excellent trainer since it have a large wing area and is very docile in every aspect of flight. when flown by a more experienced pilot the twin star holds some surprises : loops, rolls, inverted flight... 8 cells are highly recommended, 7 cells are OK for learning but for more "interesting" flights, the 8 cells really do make a difference.
Landing No sign of tip stall or anything. just bring it in slowly with some up elevator, nothing to it. On windy days I managed to catch the twin star by hand (if I can do it, I suppose anyone can).
Crash Results Nothing that can't be fixed with a little Epoxy !
Other comments wing easily unbolts from fuselage so carrying it in a small car is not problematic. flies great right out of the box, no need for dramatic changes. great for relaxing but also for a some aerobatic flying.
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From Ralph on how the painting was done

1. Smoothen the surface by filling the holes with light weight filler/spackle
2. Sand with #400 grid sandpaper 
3. Apply acrylic paint from a DIY store with a foam roller
4. Draw panel lines with a waterproof felt pen
5. Rivets are made using a "spike wheel" from a tailor shop


FMS Plane - TwinStar

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