The new Multiplex Tucan is a sleek low-wing model with a tough undercarriage and a great colour scheme that provides a good low-wing trainer or team flyer and a generous dose of all-round RC flying fun. The Tucan has many new and detailed features which set new standards for this class of model.
The Tucan incorporates the new Multiplex M-Frame technology, resulting in a strong fuselage, yet still simple to repair with CA glue. The Tucan also has a clear canopy and supports the addition of an optional retract system for a neat scale touch.
Multiplex Tucan kit contents: -
- Moulded ELAPOR airframe components for fuselage, wing and tail panels.
- Cockpit and spinner.
- Tubular CFRP wing spars, laser-cut plywood fuselage parts, vacuum-moulded canopy in clear tinted plastic, moulded plastic components and pre-formed wire parts for fixed tricycle undercarriage with three air-wheels
- All small plastic parts and linkage components required to assemble the model, 5mm propeller driver
- Pre-cut decal sheet and comprehensive illustrated instructions
Functions: Rudder, elevator, ailerons, throttle, steerable nose gear, optional retractable landing gear.
Next-day UK delivery† with a one-hour delivery window (Communicated by SMS or Email) is available for £6.95 on all our model aeroplane kits and accessories above £41.95. Or you can have your new aeroplane by mid-day the next day for just £9.95 – Just order by 3pm and choose the appropriate service in the list of shipping options in your basket. We also offer great shipping prices to European destinations on all items using the DHL Economy service for fast and secure delivery of your items. Worldwide Express shipping is available on all items but can be prohibitively expensive for model aeroplane kits due to their dimensions.
† Mainland UK only. Charges and delivery duration for Scottish Highlands, Scottish/Western Isles, Northern Ireland and other Islands will be higher.
Technical Details for Multiplex Tucan - Kit
|Model Type||Low-wing Trainer|
|Build Time||6 hours|
|Weight Range||1,850.0g (65.3oz.)|
|Recommended Power||Multiplex Tucan Tuning Power Set|
By Ron James
I bought the version with servos and motor so that I did not have to mess about looking for servos and the rest. It comes in a very colorful box which is discarded after the model is built. What a shame! It builds up quickly although this is no ARTF there is quite a lot of work involved which makes it an interesting build. All the parts fit well together and the M frame in the fuselage really does the job of stiffening the foam. Also it makes the attaching of the battery more secure.They have used a nice quality ply for this. I suppose the only comment I have to make is that if you have to remove the wing for transport or storage the re-attachment of the servo leads is a bit fiddly. It's a pity that they didn't come up with a system similar to the Cularis just pug the wings in and everything is connected. If you can keep it in one piece then it's no problem. I find it will go in the back of my Prius in one lump no problem.
I have only managed a couple of flights so far as the weather hasn't been playing ball. The motor has plenty of power making the model quite rapid when airborne on full chat. I didn't have to touch the trims and it would fly straight and level hands off. The movements recommended are fine. I am now looking forward to some decent weather to see what it can do. I hope to be able to retrofit the retracts when they arrive. There are no instructions in the manual on how to do this so I suppose they must come with the units. If you are an experienced builder and flyer you will enjoy this great looking model.
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