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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:20 AM
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Need a little help here...was wandering where could pick up an easy star online. My usual outlets don't have them in stock.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:25 AM
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Was wandering if anyone know where I could pick up an easy star 11 as the usual places i shop don't have them in stock
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Was wandering if anyone know where I could pick up an easy star 11 as the usual places i shop don't have them in stock
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Try these guys. They stock lots of Multiplex stuff in Oz.

http://www.worldhobbies.com/product_...ef_cat_id=BYGA
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Doubletap doesn't seem to like the EZ2, or anyone who does.....
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If you own both, you appreciate why the EasyStar II costs more. There is no comparison when it comes to quality. Add to this the fact that the EZ has several neat features such as the fuselage fittings for aileron servo connection, the removable tail, the motor tower setup and the canopy fit that are worth every cent of the difference.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 05:37 AM
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Try these guys. They stock lots of Multiplex stuff in Oz.

http://www.worldhobbies.com/product_...ef_cat_id=BYGA
It is a bit stiff on the price as its approaching the Radiant Pro territory. May give it a bit more thought.
Appreciate the help..thanks.

I am still hooked on the warbirds and am considering a seachange.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Only problem with that is no removable tail. Which what makes the EZ2 different. And probably the best feature. The reason I will be getting on anyway.

Plus BananaHobby sucks!!!!
The worst place in the hobby industry.

I'd like to see what Hobbyking has in stroe with the bixler2.
Ok the bixler1 came out before the EZ2 and they have the same features except for the removable tail, why anyone would want that in a glider.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Curious how the EZ II handles the wind
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 08:38 PM
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The tail comes off for easy storage in the original box I believe which will make it a great travel plane. It was designed by a German company so it will work well!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Ok the bixler1 came out before the EZ2 and they have the same features except for the removable tail, why anyone would want that in a glider.


Dunno? the extra parts are dead weight in the tail just increases the overall weight of the model, which is never good for a sailplane except for if flying high speed composite lead sled slope rockets. but increasing the wing loading of a light weight foamy glider will just adversely affect performance.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Curious how the EZ II handles the wind
Most planes can handle wind.
It is mainly pilot skill that makes a diff from flying in 5mph wind to 20+ mph wind.
My friend and I fly EZ1's Radians in 20+ mph winds and some
times Slow Sticks.
But truth be told it isn't as much fun.

I think with the recomended set up you would be limited to 10 mybe 15 mph wind.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Received my Tower Hobby EZ II today.

All looks good, fuse does not have the previously noted warp in it.

Also noticed that the top of the wings and horizontal stab are finished smooth with no bumps or molding marks in them.

Will be fitting the Hacker A20-26M
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 12:32 AM
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....they have the same features except for the removable tail, why anyone would want that in a glider.
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Dunno? the extra parts are dead weight in the tail...
Because (as someone once said last time this was questioned) not everyone lives in the good ole US of A and drives an oversized pickup or car where space is not an issue. For me, having the removable tailplane is absolutely one of the biggest plus points of the EZII over the MkI or it's lower quality clones.
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Dunno? the extra parts are dead weight in the tail just increases the overall weight of the model, which is never good for a sailplane except for if flying high speed composite lead sled slope rockets. but increasing the wing loading of a light weight foamy glider will just adversely affect performance.
or you can look at it from another point of view..
more weight in the tail, means you have more load capability in the front, a la FPV equipment, for CG.
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Ok the bixler1 came out before the EZ2 and they have the same features except for the removable tail, why anyone would want that in a glider.
Because my Mk.I took hell of a beating during transport and removable stab (and ability to fit the plane back into the box) was the main reason I got Mk.II instead of Mk.I again or it's Chinese cousins.

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Curious how the EZ II handles the wind
This is how it handles strong wind

Kefir & Verid vs. Wind (3 min 42 sec)


And this is how it handles (barely) very strong wind.

Stormy Day (3 min 10 sec)
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Dunno? the extra parts are dead weight in the tail just increases the overall weight of the model, which is never good for a sailplane except for if flying high speed composite lead sled slope rockets. but increasing the wing loading of a light weight foamy glider will just adversely affect performance.
The minimal amount of additional weight in order to be able to remove the tail will have ZERO effect on the performance of this model.

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