Funjet Ultra Power Set – read user manual online or download in PDF format. Pages in total: grams, 70 odd grams (too many stickers? The Funjet Ultra is the latest version of the very popular Funjet. Many have put the earlier Funjet through its paces. The. Multiplex Funjet Pdf User Manuals. View online or download Multiplex Funjet Building Instructions.
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Thunder Power 3s G6 65C Distributed by: Manhal USA Manufactured by: Not only did it provide as a gateway to more relaxed park style flying, ultrs also served as quite a few uotra first foray into the world of speed. I never personally owned a FunJet, but I had the chance to fly a few in the past of the highly modified varietyand I must say I was always impressed at what they were capable of in terms of performance manuql such an affordable price point.
Well as it turns out, Multiplex was watching and listening to what folks were doing with their product, and low mmanual behold the FunJet Ultra was born. Let’s see if we can keep up! Multiplex does an awesome job of laying out their boxes so that the FunJet Ultra takes up the smallest amount of space possible. Not only fjnjet the packing job really nice, Mznual has done a great job in keeping the part count low.
All the parts Fuselage, wings, vertical stabs, canopy, and turtledeck are made from the classic Multiplex Elapor foam. Not only does it look nice and smooth, but I’ve learned Elapor is very easy to repair and is very resistant to damage from my previous dealings with it.
The provided multi-language instruction manual is in the traditional Multiplex style as well so those of you who have built one before will be used to reading the step and then flipping to the picture in the back of fhnjet manual. The tunjet hardware all appears to be of the high standards Multiplex are known for, and the decals are thick and very vibrantly colored. The folks at Multiplex were kind enough to send along the suggested power system as well as two Hitec MG servos for my review project.
The brushless motor, ESC, prop, prop adapter, motor mount and related instruction manuals come packaged inside their own box separate from the FunJet. The KV Himax motor has a nice blue anodized finish and utilizes 3 bullet style connectors for attaching it to your ESC. The provided ESC is rated at 70 amps and comes with a Multiplex style battery connector.
As I personally use Deans connectors on all my batteries, I ended up replacing the supplied connectors on the ESC with ones I sourced from my local hobby shop. The provided motor mount is very sturdy and appears to be made of a gold anodized aluminum which should hold up nicely to the amount of power the FunJet Ultra has on tap. These packs are the latest technology that the folks over at Thunder Power have been working on, and quite simply they are impressive. Featuring a maximum cont.
At 65C, this pack is able to supply a whopping A of max cont. That should feed the “Ultra” in the FunJets’ needs huh?? For those of you who have built a Multiplex kit before, there won’t be any surprises for you during the assembly of the FunJet Ultra. The multi-language instruction manual has very detailed pictures and includes a very nice step by step guide for each stage of the assembly process.
Keep in mind that Elapor foam should be bonded with non foam safe CA, and the use of epoxy should be avoided as well. I ended up using medium CA and thick CA during the course of my build, depending upon the amount of working time I needed to secure components. All in all the FunJet Ultra is a very quick build and requires very little in the way of hardware or special build techniques.
The fuselage consists of 3 major pieces including the primary fuselage, canopy, and turtledeck.
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As with the rest of the kit, each piece is constructed from the grey colored, large celled Multiplex foam known ,anual Elapor. Assembly of the fuselage starts by opening up a couple of manula for our servo leads to run thru, then attaching our completed wing halves to the fuselage, and finally securing the hltra.
The turtledeck requires the installation of a cable retainer and a bit of trimming before it’s glued onto the fuselage. Once the turtledeck and main fuselage pieces have been bonded together, install dunjet latch lugs in the canopy so that everything aligns nicely when the canopy is seated in the fuselage, and glue them into place.
Last, cut out your wing decals and lay them down on the top side of the plane before you install the vertical stabs. Doing the decals now helps ensure the smoothest application of them as the vertical stabs can get in the way.
Last but not least slip the self-aligning black motor mount into place on the rear of the fuse and glue it into place.
Don’t be shy with the glue here, as we want to make sure the motor stays firmly connected to the fuselage. Installing the wings on the Ultra FunJet is a snap, and starts by seating the servos in their pre-formed servo bays on the underside of the wing. Secure the servos in place with glue of your choice before slipping the wing spar thru the center section of the fuselage.
Ensure the spar is centered in the fuselage and slip your wing halves over it. My wings were a bit of a tight fit, but after slipping the wing in and out a few times the foam loosened up a bit and formed a nice tight seal with the fuselage. Once you’re happy with the fit, slather up the wing spar with some thick CA, slide the wing half over the spar and hold the wing in place while the glue dries.
Repeat the process for the other wing half, and finish up your wing assembly by installing your control horns, pushrods and servo covers. Installing the vertical stabs on this model is as simple as pushing them into their pre-slotted holes in the fuselage and securing them in place with glue of your choice.
Assembling the powerplant starts by mating up the brushless outrunner motor to the provided aluminum mount with the screws included in the kit. Next, plug your motor into the ESC, and snake the wires thru the fuselage make sure the wires ride within the cable retainer. Finally secure the completed motor assembly to the fuselage by screwing it into the black plastic mount on the rear of the fuselage. The upgraded motor mount does not have the “position pin” located on the bottom side of the mount like the stock unit does so setting the thrust angle must be done by eye.
Now that the motor is in place on the plane, install your prop adapter, prop and spinner. At this point verify everything is tight, and that your prop is rotating in the right direction.
Should your motor not be rotating the right direction, simply swap any two of the three wires connecting your motor to the ESC. Finishing the FunJet Ultra requires one to button up the installation of the decals, apply velcro to the floor of the fuselage for battery retention, set the models CG, and check the direction of the control surfaces travel and their throws.
Batteries in place, and ready to tear up the sky the FunJet shows right around watts on my trusty wattmeter Flying the FunJet Ultra at high speeds is not at all nerve racking thanks mainly to it’s extremely stable handling characteristics.
Sure, you still need to remember at such high speeds you’re churning thru real estate pretty quickly, but everything just happens so smooth that nothing ever feels rushed or twitchy.
Should you decide you want to slow things down a bit, the FunJet Ultra can handle that too. I was pleasantly surprised that a plane geared for higher end performance handled itself so well at reduced throttle settings and in smaller flying venues.
Getting the FunJet Ultra into the air is not a complicated task, but it does take a little bit of refinement to get just right. It’s not unusual for high performance pusher planes to exhibit a good amount of torque roll on take off, and the FunJet is no exception to that rule.
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Also, make sure you’ve selected high rates for the launch as you’ll want as much aileron throw to counteract that torque roll as possible should you need it. After blasting the FunJet Ultra after around the sky at over miles per hour for 3 or 4 minutes, when it comes time to land it feels like things are happening in slow motion.
Between the weight of the FunJet, and it’s slippery airframe it should come as no surprise that this plane will retain its energy pretty well. Keeping this in mind, setup your approaches fairly shallow and long as to help the FunJet bleed off its speed while on its decent.
Roll out of the throttle once you are certain you will hit your touchdown point, and simply “fly the plane” to ground. My first attempts at landing the FunJet always resulted in go-arounds as I was carrying too much airspeed, but after about 2 or 3 flights, I was able to start manuxl it on on the first try.
Huge vertical lines, inverted flight, and just about everything one would expect to be capable of doing without a rudder is possible with the FunJet, but a few things that I have come to love about flying the FunJet are its incredible vertical performance and it’s amazing roll rates. Nothing is cooler in my opinion then bringing the FunJet down on a low hot pass, then just pointing it skyward and rolling it over and over again as it climbs turning into a tiny speck in the sky.
No matter how many times I do it, I find my self manua, just how well this plane moves out and how clean ,anual lines are.
While the FunJet Ultra is a very stable airplane, and it’s very easy ulrta put together I can’t suggest it for a beginner due to it’s top end speed and nimble handling characteristics. That said, those of you with a bit less experience looking for something similar to the FunJet Ultra should have a quick look at the “regular” FunJet funjey this plane is based off of.
It’s quite clear Multiplex have done their homework when it comes to the FunJet Ultra, and I feel it’s an awesome extension of the original FunJet. Quite simply put, I don’t think I’ve ever built something in such a short period of time that was capable of so much right out of the box. High speeds, great handling, and unique looks Remember Me Forgot Password?
Article By Don Shields Jun 30, Channels Airplanes Electric Flight. Discuss this article Printer-friendly version All articles by this author. Jun 30, Got the notice this afternoon that mine has been delivered to my house. Can’t wait to get mnaual in the air. Thanks for the review. Great review I’m going to have to get one of funnjet. Great review, looks like is flies great!
I have had 2 funjets and while their are some that use edf to avoid the prop I have never had an incident and the flight performance is impressive. I seem to feel the need for speed! Thanks for the ultrra work. Fantastic job as always, Don! I had to smile at the part about how it took as long to apply the decals as it did to build the airframe.
The regular FunJET I used to review a lightweight power system went together quickly, but it took me an entire evening to cut out the doggoned decals. This is unquestionably my next FunJET. How come nothing mentioned about the price in uktra.
Why does this small foam funet cost so much? I thought foam was supposed to be inexpensive. Last edited by FD Pilot; Jun 30, at It’s not cheap, easy to manufacture beer cooler foam that can be bought in such large bulk. Elapor foam is really worth the price though. Thousands of factors more durable and easier to repair, and it’s nice and stiff. Looks like it really cooks with the recommended setup. Xpress builds a ” AJ Aircraft Jul 01, ,