Multiplex Mentor Airplane Kit MPUM214228

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Multiplex radio controlled, electric powered, almost-ready-to-fly, Multiplex Mentor Trainer Airplane. For beginner to intermediate modeler/fliers 14 years of age and older.The “forty-size” trainer is still one of the most popular types of modelircraft. The MENTOR fits neatly into this class but because it is built with our revolutionary ELAP® foam it is much more durable than any balsa and film product on the market. When built with recommended clean and quite brushless motor power pack, the MENTOR is sure to give the beginner or advanced pilot hours of enjoyment without the fear of ending the day with a pile of sticks.

Construction: Elapor foam white in color
Wings: One-piece all foam
Radio Compartment: Accessible under wing
Landing Gear: Prebent aluminum 0.098" (2.5"m) thick
Wheels: Two foam 2-3/4" (70mm) main wheels and one 1" (26mm) tail wheel
Aileron Control: Dual servo
Cowl: Elapor foam, one piece
Spinner: Elapor foam, 2.5"quot; (63mm)
Motor Mount: Two-piece plastic
Decals: Peel and stick application with red, gray and silver accents
with black windows
Building Time: Ready to fly in several hours


Speed Control: At least 45 amp and electric motor, Multiplex offers a Power Pack for the Mentor that includes their Himax 3528-1000 brushless motor and BL-55 ESC
Propeller: 11x5.5E
Battery: 11.1V LiPo, at least 3200mAh recommended
Radio: 4 channel
Servos: Four mini size, 2-Aileron, 1-Elevator, 1-Rudder
Receiver Battery: 4.8V
Misc. Items: Building and field equipment

This models NOT made of styrofoam and it is not possible to glue the material using white or epoxy glue. Medium CA glue used with an activator is the only method of gluing recommended by the manufacturer.

Wingspan: 64.2" (1630mm)
Wing Area:
697 sq in (45 sq dm)
Weight with 3 LiPo Cells:
4.3lbs (1950g)
Wing Loading:
14.58 oz/sq ft (44.5g/sq dm)
46.1" (1170mm)
Flat bottom high-wing placement
Center of Gravity:
3.3" (85mm) Back from the wing's leading edge at the fuselage

Control Throws

Up 0.59" (15mm)
Down 0.47" (12mm)
Right to Left 0.59" (15mm)
Up 0.59" (15mm)
Down 0.27" (7mm)

Review Summary


5 Stars Mentor Kit

jb from GA wrote (April 05, 2013):

super weekend lazy flying plane, would recoment to all pilots