Plane: Multiplex Mentor
Span: 1,63 m
Length: 1,17 m
Build: Factory made kit, foam parts with carbon spar in the wing.
Setup: electric, HIMAX C 3528-1000, BL-54 ESC, 11×5,5″ prop. Recommended standard setup.
Controls: 4 channels: throttle, elevator, pitch, aelerons. Extra servo for tow hook is in place.
Weight: no battery, with battery placer board 1555 g (2200 mAh Lipo = 160 g, 4900 mAh Lipo = 390 g).
1 September 2009
The Mentor will be delivered this week. We study the build description on the site of Multiplex!
4 September 2009
The giga package has neatly arrived. All complete. This weekend we can start building.
18 February 2010
The modeling and flying has been suspended over the winter. Spring holiday means we look forward to some free time and hopefully good weather. In the past few weeks, the transmitter has been connected to the computer quite often to control the simulator. Jelmer had had a bit more practice already, but I also succeed in making neat short flights. Anton, our neighbor and instructor will give us some tips for the sim tomorrow. We hope it help to be able to make our rounds above the feeld in the near future.
Yesterday, Jelmer and I worked ourselves through the complete checklist to get the Mentor ready for its maiden. All rudder throws are correctly set, the centre of gravity is correct, electronics and battery are firmly attached, propeller is spinning in the right direction, so… All we need is good weather! Of the four models we have got in working order, three are ready for flight. Those are the Spirit, the RC Powers F-117 and the Dizzy Bird. The F-117 is a bit too quick, so it will have to wait a while just yet.
- Plastic snap plates on the wing
- Plastic strip motor compartment came loose
- Servo extention cable loose (can’t be reached without dentist’s tools)
- Lipo (balancer cables shorted out and burnt away)
- Nose dented (like my ego again…)
- Pieces of the wing chipped away (repairable)
- (Possibly) motor broken?