If you want the best of both then this is it. Easy to launch with incredible stability at low speed. The lighter, the more stable at low speed. Multiplex’s recommended power set up is OK but lighter set ups are available with similar performance. Very quick and agile plane with vertical climb outs all the time. NOT FOR BEGINNERS but when you have mastered your Multiplex Easy Star or Twin Star and can fly through soccer goal posts then this is a great next step. This will get the adrenalin going from the first second, yet is very forgiving. You rarely get that “Drop out of the Sky” problem that most delta’s suffer from at low speed making it a great for intermediate to experienced flyers.
Here are the Specs from Multiplex
An agile, easy-to-launch fun model which can accommodate a wide variety of power systems. The FunJet is tailor-made for upgrading. It is intended for experienced model flyers, e.g. pilots who can handle a TwinJet or similar without problem. The FunJet is operated by aileron, elevator and throttle controls, so aerobatics, such as rolls, inverted flight, loops etc. are well within its capabilities. Fast, low passes in formation with 3, 4, 5 or even more models look simply terrific – and the sound is marvellous! Then chop the throttle and be ready for a surprise – the FunJet glides in wonderfully slowly under full control to a gentle landing.
- Typical jet-like flying characteristics
- Aileron / elevator and throttle controls
- Compact layout for ease of transport
- Screw-fitting motor installation, infinitely variable motor downthrust
- Short building time: no workshop required ELAPOR® construction for an extremely robust airframe
Moulded parts for centre section, outboard wing panels and fi ns,
small items, decals, motor mount with variable downthrust and
- Wingspan: 795 mm
- Overall fuselage length: 750 mm
- All-up weight: min. 620 g
- Wing area: 15 dm²
- Functions: Aileron / elevator (delta mixer), throttle
More Detailed Review
I have 2 Funjet’s that we can use for this review.
A totally stock unit with the Multiplex Funjet Power set with an Overlander Kokam 3S 2200 mAh flight pack. I fly this with a Graupner CAM carbon 5.5 x 5.43 prop but had a standard multiplex 5.5 x 4.5 before and can hardly tell the difference. This model is quick and actually accelerates vertically and gets very high very quick. This slightly heavier set up than No.2 Funjet handles higher winds better but has flight times, (75 -100% throttle) of around 5 mins, but 5 mins of sheer exhilaration. The heavier set up does have a slightly faster stall speed, but landings are not a problem and if into the wind are almost VTOL.
This set up :
I have a well used FJ fitted with a Mega 16/15/4, Jeti 30A controller, Aeronaut 6×5 prop using an E-Tec 3S 1900 mAh flight pack. Top end speed is slightly less than the other Funjet but this setup must be more efficient as flight times are closer to 10 mins for a good fly round. The lighter set up also works well with 1800/1900mAh pack which I have in abundance. The lighter setup is extremely stable at slow speeds yet still goes like a bat out of hell. Although this is slightly slower than the other set up, it is slightly more enjoyable to fly with less wing loading. Those Mega motors have an extremely good power to weight ratio so you do get what you pay for. This motor has been in 3 models now and has survived the annihilation of the previous 2 models that it has been in.
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