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Old May 18, 2015, 09:46 AM
GAFoamie is offline
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Don't Give Up

I was about to give up this hobby. I have built over six different models with just minimum success is teaching myself to fly. Most looked cool and others promised easy. Didn't work for me.
I saw this plane and thought I would try one more time. New Guys don't give up, build this one!

$tree foam board
Grayson Disposable Sport 1450KV
25 amp ESC
8X4 prop
1000 mAh 3 cell
9 gram servos and CF control rods.
15.3 ounces

The weight came after two crash repairs. One ESC failure and a servo came loose downwind. A one hour walk in the woods to find it. I also had to put in the ground because of 20 head of cattle that wondered into the field. No cattle were injured

I have 10 flights on my plane and it is still flyable. New Guys, read all the posts, build the plane and have a ball learning to fly the way you knew you could.
Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement. EZ #2 is cut out and will be much lighter to enable more than eight minutes flying time.
Pictures to follow when I get a decent camera to use. Oh yes, CorB, that extra nine inches in the wing center section made a decent glider for power shut down

Terry
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Old May 19, 2015, 03:41 AM
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Hi,

i am new at flying planes so I build the EZfly, too

I ordered some parts:
hextronik 24g 1500kv
8x4 prop
10A ESC
2x 9g servos
2S 500mah
3S 1000mah

What flight times do you think I will have? I think at the beginning i will just cruise around.

I do fly Quadcopters and I got around 12 Minutes of flight time with a 3S 2200mah on my Quadcopter with an AUW of ~750g.

So I think the Flight times of a plane should be much greater, because it has the wing ...or am I wrong?
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Old May 21, 2015, 07:59 AM
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With 1000 mah and half throttle for learning curve flying a minimum 15 minutes.
I can do around 18 minutes just cruizing on a 750mah.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...74874&page=116

Paco
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