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Old Oct 09, 2002, 12:31 PM
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NES EZ-400G Questions

Before I commit the $ for this bird, I was wondering if anybody here has one and what their experience has been.

I would like to use my existing battery packs (Sanyo 8 cell 500AC packs). The recommended packs are 7 cell 600mAH packs. Will my packs give similar flight performance, or do you think it's worth the investment to use something else (any other suggestions?)? The plane uses a Graupner Speed 400 with a 4:1 reduction drive and 8" prop. This gives the plane's specs: http://www.nesail.com/ez400glider.htm

Another consideration for me is how well the plane penetrates wind, as there is a constant breeze here where I live.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Dave
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Old Oct 09, 2002, 01:29 PM
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Ez is ok....

houdini,
First off....aren't you supposed to be dead?...just kidding....

I've got an EZ-400G and I love it.

It's 19 oz and I use 8 cell 500's myself...it flies great with these (I've flown it with 8 cell 1100's also...it doesn't care)...it takes off like a rocket and keeps on climbing...then the throttle goes to 1/4 power and it floats like a butterfly...

I couldnt be happier with it....even on a windy day...the only problem is...if it's "really" windy...it's no fun to fly...

You can't beat it for the money...really...

bob
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Old Oct 09, 2002, 03:33 PM
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There are some mods to the motor mount that need to be done. Search under ez400 and you should get plenty of info. It's a nice floater but it doesn't like wind. On a nice calm day this plane is really relaxing.THose batteries should be fine I use 8 cell 600ae packs for mine. If this is your first plane be warned that the instructions are horrible.

Joe
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Old Oct 09, 2002, 03:37 PM
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oops

oops....
I guess I should have mentioned that....the motor mount has to be beefed up just a little....there is a lot of info on this plane in the ezone discussion groups....


nice catch...

bob
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Old Oct 11, 2002, 02:22 PM
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It seems our instructions get better with time as we continually improve them (ask for Frank at NSP). The fiberglass motor mount in the front is fine and we have started to include a rear reinforcement mount for the motor. This is especially good for the guys who don't bother to balance the prop.

Currently I am flying a EZ-400G with Mega 1615/5 with 3 to 1 geardrive and 12" rop with 8 cell 1350 mah NiMhd cells. It's a little overkill on the power but really flies. I have also used the 1350 mah NiMhd packs with the standard setup EZ-400G. Power is great, the weight increase compared to an 8 cell 600 mah NiCad is only 1.4 ounces and flight times are over 20 minutes.

I have flown in 10 mph winds in turbulent conditionss but for windier days and for aileron training, get the Cadet Acro wing. Will fly faster and with ailerons gives you more control in turbulence.
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