Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Concurrence for the MPX Merlin?

Once again, it didn't take that long before a good European product was copied by Asia. Now, it's the turn of the Multiplex Merlin to discover an Asian "twin brother" named "Kinetic 800" and distributed by Hobby King.
For USD 68, one gets a 800 mm span EPO e-glider including outrunner brushless (1250kv), a 30A ESC, 4 x 4.3g servos, and a folding 5x3'' propeller cone. Add a 6 USD 3s1p lipo 20C to the bill, and you may start some dogfight in the same category as the MPX Merlin! To say the least, dimensions and flying weight are very similar. Let's wait to see if one is doing better than the other... in the sky!
Kinetic 800
Multiplex Merlin

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