“With great power comes great responsibility”. Not your average park flyer, the Multiplex Fun Jet Ultra packs a devastating blow to the foam competition. See the blistering results in our 5X5 review…
Watch the flight footage. Oh, and don’t forget to watch the flight footage. Alright, we’ll say a little more than that: The Fun Jet Ultra is the next evolution of a proven, stable, fast, and fun-to-fly airplane. Multiplex got it right when they released the Fun Jet Ultra. With expectations set to maximum, we had high hopes that we’d walk away from the field with a grin on our faces. Needless to say, we did. And we talked about it for a good while afterwards!
Sure to get the attention of EVERYBODY at the field, the Fun Jet Ultra is a mighty screamer that moves as fast as it sounds. It was hard to believe that we were flying with the stock powerplant setup. With an incredibly wide performance envelope, the Fun Jet Ultra knows how to behave when it’s time to come home for the day. No sudden, unexpected stall tendencies (surprising with the heavily swept wing tips) and no cumbersome torque-rolling. We even slapped a FlyCamOneHD under the left wing (at the C.G.) which should have drastically affected the lift and performance but the Fun Jet Ultra barely noticed the extra passenger! I think we dialed in about two trim “ticks” to the right to help counter the camera weight, only necessary at slow speeds.
I think we’ve “sold” about a half dozen just from other pilots witnessing the performance and experiencing the sound! Go get one, you won’t be disappointed. Multiplex has hit the nail directly on the head so well that you don’t even need rudders to cut slightly arcing show passes and knife edges. Amazing.
When you install your receiver, you’re given little guidance and a few options. We found that with our 3600mAH Pro50 Flight Power LiPo pack we could locate our 2.4GHz Optima 6 receiver all the way forward in the nose for maximum clarity of signal and still achieve perfect balance. If you’re stepping down to a smaller, non-spec battery like a 2000-2500mAh 3 cell, you’ll have to locate the receiver aft of the battery to achieve C.G. balance. Personally, we would wouldn’t recommend anything less than the 3200mAh 3S as specified or your run-times with the stock Multiplex Power Pack components would be greatly reduced.