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Old Jul 08, 2013, 06:45 PM
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I am working on my ES II, and have a little problem. We got the power parts from HU, the
motor has an eighth inch shaft, the included folding prop is for a 3mm shaft. We have an
adapter and prop for it as well, but would like to try the folder.

The question, can we just drill out the Collete? It needs .007" removed.

Brad said he was just not sure it would be straight.

We have a drill press and clamp thingie and all that.

We have a .120, .123 and .125 bit so we could do it
real slowly, little at a time.

Just wondered if any one had done it??
Mine came with two collets and they were both the same size, too small. I emailed multiplex usa and they thought I was wrong but sent me the bigger one free anyways and it was the fix. Drilling it out can cause an unblalanced spinner which may not be a huge deal on one that small but it wouldn't be good.
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Old Jul 10, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Here's my ES2 wing tips underside paint job. Just needed more visual orientation at distance and altitude. Ordinary spray paint with some blue tape masking. quickie spray and play job.
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Old Jul 10, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Here's my ES2 wing tips underside paint job. Just needed more visual orientation at distance and altitude. Ordinary spray paint with some blue tape masking. quickie spray and play job.
Nope, still not obvious enough for my tired old eyes............!
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Old Jul 10, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Nope, still not obvious enough for my tired old eyes............!
wowzers! now that's hi-viz!!!

I've got more than half a can of neon orange spray paint left......I better get cracka-lackin with the rattle can!
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Here's my ES2 wing tips underside paint job. Just needed more visual orientation at distance and altitude. Ordinary spray paint with some blue tape masking. quickie spray and play job.
Looks very familiar!
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 03:11 PM
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It is almost done. Redo the control throws, they are excessive. Even with a 20% dual rate.
Get some color on it. AUW is 27oz with a 3s 2650mah. Gave up on the folder prop.

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Old Jul 13, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Here's my ES2 wing tips underside paint job. Just needed more visual orientation at distance and altitude. Ordinary spray paint with some blue tape masking. quickie spray and play job.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 10:02 PM
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I am going to get some blue and orange to match the stars and do the tail and tips.

One more coat of gloss on the canopy.



BTW, yours is sharp!
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 04:15 PM
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Do I need to put a bit of tape on the servo covers on the fuselage??
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Do I need to put a bit of tape on the servo covers on the fuselage??
Up to you I suppose. Been flying mine the last few evenings and the only things to have ever come loose are the wings on heavy landings. I tape the wings to the fuse and the tail fin clip before each flight. Have yet to forget the wing spar but others have. Not a good thing though survivable from what they have said. Just land quickly if you forget the spar.

You and Brad are going to love the way this bird soars! Thermals exceptionally well.

BTW, a piece of spongey foam in the nose before the battery goes in is a GOOD thing. Plus proper velcro-ing the batt.

Enjoy!
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Once we figure out which battery we are going to use, I am going to cut a piece of
regular Styrofoam to locate the battery. I don't think it will need to be glued.
Don't want to block the air vent in the nose.
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Once we figure out which battery we are going to use, I am going to cut a piece of
regular Styrofoam to locate the battery. I don't think it will need to be glued.
Don't want to block the air vent in the nose.
Right on! My spongey foam is in front of the nose hole for an impact cushion if ever needed.

I'm using a Venom 2100 11v 3s batt. Have 2 for extra flying sessions back to back. The air barely gets warm in the fuse in hot Utah summer weather. But you can feel some heat if you stick a finger towards the back after a flight session.

I go to max AGL with a 5 to 7 second steep climb, nose over and then soar around sniffing for thermal activity. So the battery can last 30 or more minutes on short bursts or lower throttle cruising. At 300' the thermals are already very wide and easy to find. The wings will tip to indicated lift.....or find and follow the birds.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Progressing well. A couple more stickers.

Water base acrylic craft paint, WB urethane satin to seal it.
The canopy is sealed with gloss.

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Old Jul 16, 2013, 10:27 PM
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Flew the EasyStar II in 15 MPH winds tonight after work.
So stoked. Flight went really well and I was able to stick a perfect landing by turning it into the wind and just let it set right down.
So happy to be finally getting the hang of flying this in the wind.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 02:57 PM
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Just got my Easy Star II. Do I have to worry about the wings coming off in flight?

What have people done to secure the wings?

Thanks,
John
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