SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Mar 12, 2010, 07:35 AM
Registered User
Ditch Err's Avatar
Joined Mar 2009
30 Posts
Looks good Daddy-O. I too was surprised at how stable this plane is in the wind. LT took hers out in about 5mph wind with gusts on top of that (moved the batt forward 2") an the plane handled good even at very slow speed, thats with a newbie at the stick. She got a kick out of bringing it to a hover an letting it hang in one spot, the landing was a little bit tough as the wind was not parael to the paved road so as she touched the ground the plane would be whiped on it's side.The plane has a 7X3.5 prop an seems to have good power for her.
BT
Ditch Err is offline Find More Posts by Ditch Err
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Mar 12, 2010, 10:07 AM
John 3:16
Daddy-O's Avatar
Dom. Rep.
Joined May 2003
3,825 Posts
Here is a short video of Jesse the Destroyer flying his new EzFly. He flew a lot longer (about 30-35 minutes total) today, but I cut it down for you. It was a lot of fun, and the EzFly really held up well considering the beating it took today. Again, it was too windy for this plane. The wind has been blowing day and night here for a couple of days now. I need to get out on the slope. Anyway, enjoy the video.
Daddy-O

Jesse the destroyer and the EzFly (2 min 29 sec)
Daddy-O is offline Find More Posts by Daddy-O
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 12, 2010, 02:49 PM
John 3:16
Daddy-O's Avatar
Dom. Rep.
Joined May 2003
3,825 Posts
I put a new nose on my son's Ez, glued the foam back down to the cf spar (at the tips where the flopping broke the glue loose), and put some extreme tape going from spar (on the bottom, to the same place on top (running the length of the wing). The last thing was to give some extra support to those floppy wingtips in our windy weather.

It is back to normal, and maybe a little bit tougher. If I continue to get the floppy wingtips, I may cut the wing off and put a blucore wing on there. More testing (and crashing) to come.

Daddy-O
Daddy-O is offline Find More Posts by Daddy-O
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 12, 2010, 04:26 PM
Registered User
motorhead's Avatar
Kansas, USA
Joined Sep 1999
3,918 Posts
Looks like he was having too much fun to keep climbing higher.
Mike
motorhead is offline Find More Posts by motorhead
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 12, 2010, 07:13 PM
John 3:16
Daddy-O's Avatar
Dom. Rep.
Joined May 2003
3,825 Posts
Mike, He had a blast with it. He told me later that it was great flying a plane that he didn't need to worry about crashing and destroying. He wants to go out tomorrow morning, but I have to work early. I'm glad he likes it. By the way, at one point he had it flying inverted for about 5 seconds! I couldn't believe it. The wing tips folded down a little bit and it just stayed inverted. It was an accident, but I don't think I could do it on purpose.
Daddy-O
Daddy-O is offline Find More Posts by Daddy-O
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 08:05 AM
Vertical approach specialist
potshot's Avatar
Northeastern Illinois
Joined Mar 2009
1,097 Posts
How about noise with a BW motor and mid-mount setup? I like to fly at a schoolyard at 6 AM and don't want to get chased away by irate folks I woke up with my plane.

Of course, with the protected prop and EPP construction, I could move to our company parking lot...
potshot is offline Find More Posts by potshot
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:20 PM
AKA Don
bz1mcr's Avatar
United States, MI, Houghton Lake
Joined Dec 2002
7,608 Posts
Prop in the slot depron models scream, EEP planes hardly wisper. The Epp seems to not resonate like FFF or depron.
bz1mcr is offline Find More Posts by bz1mcr
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:30 PM
BANG IT!!!
DaOldGuy's Avatar
United States, PA, Bellefonte
Joined Dec 2007
12,323 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bz1mcr View Post
Prop in the slot depron models scream, EEP planes hardly wisper. The Epp seems to not resonate like FFF or depron.

SCRC Indoor Axis Sumo 3D Maiden (10 min 0 sec)

My EPP Sumo makes all kinds of Prop Slot noise.
DaOldGuy is offline Find More Posts by DaOldGuy
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:41 PM
D'oh.. Dumb Left Thumb
dekan's Avatar
London, UK
Joined Nov 2006
5,398 Posts
This look very good.... but IMO the EPP wing is crying out for a KF section to be added to the underside.. it will stiffen it up and make it even more resistant to the odd cartwheel landing and may even help with the low speed handling
dekan is offline Find More Posts by dekan
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 01:24 PM
AKA Don
bz1mcr's Avatar
United States, MI, Houghton Lake
Joined Dec 2002
7,608 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaOldGuy View Post
My EPP Sumo makes all kinds of Prop Slot noise.
Yep! That is the loudest prop slot noise I have heard in an epp slot. Is the prop really close to the slot edge?

My EPP 80% BA is really quiet. The slot is rather wide and the prop does not go very deep into the slot.
bz1mcr is offline Find More Posts by bz1mcr
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 01:30 PM
BANG IT!!!
DaOldGuy's Avatar
United States, PA, Bellefonte
Joined Dec 2007
12,323 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bz1mcr View Post
Yep! That is the loudest prop slot noise I have heard in an epp slot. Is the prop really close to the slot edge?
1/2 inch or a little more

Quote:
Originally Posted by bz1mcr View Post
My EPP 80% BA is really quiet. The slot is rather wide and the prop does not go very deep into the slot.
Yes, there in not hardly any prop in that slot. What is that little plane, I like it.
DaOldGuy is offline Find More Posts by DaOldGuy
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 03:06 PM
Registered User
Ditch Err's Avatar
Joined Mar 2009
30 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dekan View Post
This look very good.... but IMO the EPP wing is crying out for a KF section to be added to the underside.. it will stiffen it up and make it even more resistant to the odd cartwheel landing and may even help with the low speed handling
Dekan, I would like to try this on LT's plane. How far back should I go from LE with the KF.
Thanks, BT
Ditch Err is offline Find More Posts by Ditch Err
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 03:43 PM
Registered User
USA, IA, Sioux City
Joined Apr 2005
186 Posts
I am making this plane also. I lengthened the fuse tripple 1 inch past the slot for more strength with a bigger cutout for prop. I am planning on a 8 inch prop.

I am interested in the kf wing too. I may try that but would you put the step on the wingtip also? Also would 1/3 of the wing be too much for the step?

Aranel
aranel is offline Find More Posts by aranel
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 03:43 PM
D'oh.. Dumb Left Thumb
dekan's Avatar
London, UK
Joined Nov 2006
5,398 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ditch Err View Post
Dekan, I would like to try this on LT's plane. How far back should I go from LE with the KF.
Thanks, BT
About 40% usually works for me
dekan is offline Find More Posts by dekan
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2010, 06:14 PM
For us He died, in me He lives
Jimmy JFlyer's Avatar
United States, MI, Saint Clair Shores
Joined Dec 2008
5,118 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaOldGuy View Post
Yes, there in not hardly any prop in that slot. What is that little plane, I like it.
That's GPW's BluAlbacord. At 80% for smaller indoor flyer. I was with Don aka bz1mcr, at an indoor session and that little plane is just an awesome flyer. I built mine at 100% and that thing was a great parkjet.
Here's the latest thread.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=372912
Definitely a recommended build. Very simple.
Jimmy JFlyer is offline Find More Posts by Jimmy JFlyer
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion 3D Batix Extra 330 Free plans Great plane Ben-Rod 3D Flying 978 Jul 26, 2014 01:38 PM
For Sale Christmas gift,Trainer Hobbico Electristar RTF + Free Gift, Great Value !!! the-cat007 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Dec 10, 2009 11:24 PM
For Sale Christmas gift,Trainer Hobbico Electristar RTF + Free Gift, Great Value !!! the-cat007 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 10 Dec 08, 2009 04:13 PM
Discussion Free Plans for 60" ish plane mt_100 Electric Plane Talk 11 Sep 14, 2009 08:28 AM
Discussion Telemaster 400 - Great trainer from free plans! cam777cam Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 7 May 04, 2008 07:04 PM