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Old Nov 21, 2014, 04:58 PM
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Rickochet, thanks for the links.
I guess my only remaining question would be, what is the preferred method for securely holding the wings on? I am leaning towards the velcro or rubber bands just for ease and being able to see the mechanical connection. I may also do magnets for added security.
A piece of tape...

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Old Nov 22, 2014, 02:27 AM
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I used small magnets and on the last (143rd) flight they were not effective, I suspect one pair detached from the wing. But without the bits I will never know.

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Old Nov 22, 2014, 06:18 AM
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Rickochet, thanks for the links.
I guess my only remaining question would be, what is the preferred method for securely holding the wings on? I am leaning towards the velcro or rubber bands just for ease and being able to see the mechanical connection. I may also do magnets for added security.
I found an old pic showing the velcro I use (white strips hanging out of wing opening). I glued a piece across the wing opening and put two small pieces under the wing. It works fine. I was afraid that the magnets I had were too strong.
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Old Nov 22, 2014, 08:49 AM
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That's the way I favor for holding on the wings with velcro.
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A note to anyone who does a full wing spar mod. Bolster the tail too, add ailerons or a larger rudder! If not, it becomes like turning a tug boat!

It may not have helped that I tested out the new spar in heavy winds. Needless to say, it crashed wing first at high speed, spar was bent and went straight through the top of the fuselage.

It is obvious when you think about it but.. a good lesson learned. Out with the epoxy!
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Try to have a bit of patence with me but there are about 400 pages so apologies if i am sure its been asked before.
I really love this plane but i am no beginner but intermediate but i am now on the verge of buying the MK2 because i really have missed it but i want something a bit more zippy shall we say. Ploughing through my old speed controllers the biggest is a 35amp and i have dug up a http://www.emaxmodel.com/views.asp?hw_id=250 with the 4950 rating.

I am unsure whether although i think i took these of a flying wing whether they would be suitable and how much of an upgrrade would they be as i suspect not much but it could save some cash but if not reccommendations would be great please...

Who has a powerful set up on here
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 05:07 PM
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Gents!

Does anyone remember a couple of years back, someone built a HUGE EZ*? I think he was in the San Diego Area. He built it out of foam and was, if I recall correctly over 12' in wingspan.

I can't seem to find it, on RCG and Youtube.

Does anyone remember the builder?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 10:44 PM
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Hey guys. New to this forum (but not to forums in general).
I am seriously considering buying a easystar2. I have dabbled in RC in the past but nothing too hardcore. I don't really have any questions at the moment. Going to lurk around, read threads, etc.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 11:57 PM
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Hey guys. New to this forum (but not to forums in general).
I am seriously considering buying a easystar2. I have dabbled in RC in the past but nothing too hardcore. I don't really have any questions at the moment. Going to lurk around, read threads, etc.
Well ..

As you may have noticed, this thread has 368 pages with 5,513 posts, so you certainly won't run out of things to read .. LOL !!

Simply stated, the Multiplex Easy Star is made of a VERY rugged Expanded Poly Olefin ( EPO ) foam, unlike the old, brittle, Poly Styrene ( EPS ) foam, making the Easy Star a remarkably resilient airframe. Flight characteristics are very stable and self righting, albeit a bit on the lazy side, but very excellent for folks who like an aircraft that is a joy to fly, will not elevate your blood pressure, will handle mild wind well and is an excellent platform for aerial photography / video, with its pusher prop not interfering with the camera view.

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oh yes! Lots and lots of reading material. I am looking at other popular options as well....not ruling anything out.

I am going to be using my plane for personal use along with work use...depending on the situation.


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Well ..

As you may have noticed, this thread has 368 pages with 5,513 posts, so you certainly won't run out of things to read .. LOL !!

Simply stated, the Multiplex Easy Star is made of a VERY rugged Expanded Poly Olefin ( EPO ) foam, unlike the old, brittle, Poly Styrene ( EPS ) foam, making the Easy Star a remarkably resilient airframe. Flight characteristics are very stable and self righting, albeit a bit on the lazy side, but very excellent for folks who like an aircraft that is a joy to fly, will not elevate your blood pressure, will handle mild wind well and is an excellent platform for aerial photography / video, with its pusher prop not interfering with the camera view.

Russ
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Does anyone remember a couple of years back, someone built a HUGE EZ*? I think he was in the San Diego Area. He built it out of foam and was, if I recall correctly over 12' in wingspan. I can't seem to find it, on RCG and Youtube.

Does anyone remember the builder?

Thanks!
I do remember it - the 14ft MegaStar by santeepat
14' WS Megastar with Smoke.wmv - Giant RC Airplane (2 min 4 sec)


Build log:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1104741

Flight videos:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1125386

They don't make 'em like that any more!!!
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I do remember it - the 14ft MegaStar by santeepat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suuhxF3nmSc

Build log:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1104741

Flight videos:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1125386

They don't make 'em like that any more!!!
Great job finding that video Colonel.
I remembered it but couldn't find it.
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 09:10 PM
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I do remember it - the 14ft MegaStar by santeepat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suuhxF3nmSc

Build log:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1104741

Flight videos:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1125386

They don't make 'em like that any more!!!

Many Thanks!

Another question:
Has anyone built a "full-scale" size EZstar?
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Old Feb 14, 2015, 04:50 AM
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Many Thanks!

Another question:
Has anyone built a "full-scale" size EZstar?
If they had it would I suppose be a trainer.
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