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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:22 PM
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I am looking at ways to strengthen the tail and horizontal stab of my Easystar I as it gets easily damaged while transporting. I have taped 2 BBQ sticks as the horiz stab was warped. The tail (vertical stab) is not exactly perpendicular to the fuse. Anyone know of a "lightweight" solution to keep it perfectly vertical. Perhaps right angled CF brackets that no one makes..
I built about 15 of those. The H-stab is usually shaped like a smile. It never seemed to matter though. I never had a problem with the fin but I always cut the rudder off, including the bit of fin above the rudder, and made a balsa rudder that was larger.

I would just fly it.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:12 PM
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I built about 15 of those. The H-stab is usually shaped like a smile. It never seemed to matter though. I never had a problem with the fin but I always cut the rudder off, including the bit of fin above the rudder, and made a balsa rudder that was larger.

I would just fly it.
The H-Stab had a crack on it. The last flight I had with it was really tough for handling till I found out what was wrong.

As far as the rudder is concerned in calm weather just a touch is enough to turn the ezy* around. Perhaps a larger rudder is more useful in windy conditions.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 04:34 PM
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The H-Stab had a crack on it. The last flight I had with it was really tough for handling till I found out what was wrong.

As far as the rudder is concerned in calm weather just a touch is enough to turn the ezy* around. Perhaps a larger rudder is more useful in windy conditions.
This is the ES 2 thread. Would you consider moving the ES 1 discussion to avoid misleading newcomers?

The ES 2 doesn't need a larger rudder as it has already been enlarged compared to the ES 1 and because ailerons are present.

That said, I have enlarged the rudder of my ES 1 by taping (both sides) a thin (0.8mm?) piece of Lexan sheet to the existing rudder and stiffened it with a needle. Very lightweight, fully symmetrical, and almost invisible. I find the larger rudder especially useful in slow flight and in gliding.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:22 PM
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"That said" I don't think I would have encouraged the conversation by adding your comments on extending the rudder, which is well discussed in the proper EZ1 forum.


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This is the ES 2 thread. Would you consider moving the ES 1 discussion to avoid misleading newcomers?

The ES 2 doesn't need a larger rudder as it has already been enlarged compared to the ES 1 and because ailerons are present.

That said, I have enlarged the rudder of my ES 1 by taping (both sides) a thin (0.8mm?) piece of Lexan sheet to the existing rudder and stiffened it with a needle. Very lightweight, fully symmetrical, and almost invisible. I find the larger rudder especially useful in slow flight and in gliding.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Didnt notice ther backorder, sorry about that. They say mid feb but who knows. Another retailer may have it in stock. Google is your friend!
Everyone is back ordered and I just realized the RR version is only compatible with Hitec transmitters.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:05 PM
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I bought both the HiTec Skyscout and the Multiplex EZS2 kits that should be in identical and are thus far except for their COG differences in their build books. I also bought the following to power them;
2x #NTM2826-1200/26820 NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w (USA Warehouse) = $30.38
2x #TAE-20A/28122 Turnigy AE-20A Brushless ESC (USA Warehouse) = $18.18
I'll be running the birds from a 3C 2200 battery.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Now I'm thoroughly confused about the Skyscout RR. According to the specs it needs a Hitec transmitter. So why would Spektrum be promoting the Skyscout?

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...rodID=HRC13207
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Slow your roll captain. 1st and foremost Spectrum has nothing to do with the affair The available RR Hi-Teck examples will be here soon. Whats your craziness?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:58 PM
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Now I'm thoroughly confused about the Skyscout RR. According to the specs it needs a Hitec transmitter. So why would Spektrum be promoting the Skyscout?

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...rodID=HRC13207
Good point!
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 05:48 PM
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I read somewhere that the EZII kit comes with two collets for the prop adapter, one 3.0 mm and one 3.175 mm. Mine came with two but both are two small for my motor with a 3.175 mm shaft. Can anyone confirm these collet sizes and if this is true does anyone have the 3.175 collet they would sell me?
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:10 PM
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I read somewhere that the EZII kit comes with two collets for the prop adapter, one 3.0 mm and one 3.175 mm. Mine came with two but both are two small for my motor with a 3.175 mm shaft....
Are you sure your motor has a 3.175 mm (= 1/8") shaft? Some chinese motors have 3.2 mm shafts - despite being advertised as 1/8".

Jürgen.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Are you sure your motor has a 3.175 mm (= 1/8") shaft? Some chinese motors have 3.2 mm shafts - despite being advertised as 1/8".

Jürgen.
I am not sure. Now I wish I had a micrometer.
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Slow your roll captain....
haha - made me think of my latest Mini SkyWalker FPV flight. This roll came out of nowhere:

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Slow your roll captain. 1st and foremost Spectrum has nothing to do with the affair The available RR Hi-Teck examples will be here soon. Whats your craziness?
Love the statement but if you clicked on the link youd see that Spektrum is very much involved. No worries cause if you are correct that a RR Spektrum version of the EZ*2 or Skyscout are just around the corner then all is good. Just havent seen evidence of such.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:32 AM
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Love the statement but if you clicked on the link youd see that Spektrum is very much involved. No worries cause if you are correct that a RR Spektrum version of the EZ*2 or Skyscout are just around the corner then all is good. Just havent seen evidence of such.
you are right that is totally bizarre.

I cant even see why Spektrum would promote Hi-Tec stuff, they are direct competitors? or do Hitec make spektrum servos?

this is like reading about a parkzone BNF model on a futaba page...

/Steve
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