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Old Jan 19, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Thanks for the motor info, Verid, very helpful!

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Wonder why they didn't use hatch magnets this time instead of the plastic clips that often end up breaking or not lining up well enough to hold? How many EZ's have you seen when rubber bands or straps around the hatch and fuse.

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I use a 330 watt inrunner larger esc and metal servos plus 7oz of cameras but only use a 3s1p2200 bat for 2 to 3 10 min flying sessions but still under 30oz.
So if by the book the new version weighs over 50oz with my gear No thank you.
But as Verid noted in his preview, the fuse is longer, VS is larger, and empennage is larger (since the EZ's sometimes break here). Probably worth the weight increase.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Wonder why they didn't use hatch magnets this time instead of the plastic clips that often end up breaking or not lining up well enough to hold?...
I have a dozen of MPX models using those clips and never had a problem with them. Graupner does not use magnets either on their Elektro Rookie.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 02:49 PM
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WOW 41 oz thats a heavy bugger I will stay away from this plane as its 2x the weight of the old easy1.
+1. I'll just add ailerons to the original Easy Star. Man, that is a LOT of weight!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 04:18 PM
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1160g without FPV equipment.
You sure about that

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Yes, my manual says same thing. I presume that they get such weight w/o ailerons and with their recommended equipment. Note that I use heavy motor (90g) - similar power outrunner weights 60g, use 3000mAh battery instead of 2000mAh - that's circa 100g, aileron servos are metal gear and elevator and rudder servos are larger than recommended. Same applies to my ESC. If you add extra spar in the tail boom and sum everything up you'll see why it's so heavy. But - it still flies and glides very well.
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 12:12 AM
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With the horizontal stab removed, will the EZ*2 fit in a 38.5 inch box long?

Is it really 4 inches longer than the original?

I'm wondering if it will fit my old transport box.



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Old Jan 21, 2012, 04:38 AM
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With the horizontal stab removed, will the EZ*2 fit in a 38.5 inch box long?

Is it really 4 inches longer than the original?

I'm wondering if it will fit my old transport box.
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This is what I have done for my No: 3 EZ* for the removable tailplane. It is a couple of inches longer. So I cut a hole in the end and added a small box. So in your case the MK2 should fit in your box.
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 06:06 AM
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Yes, my manual says same thing. I presume that they get such weight w/o ailerons and with their recommended equipment. Note that I use heavy motor (90g) - similar power outrunner weights 60g, use 3000mAh battery instead of 2000mAh - that's circa 100g, aileron servos are metal gear and elevator and rudder servos are larger than recommended. Same applies to my ESC. If you add extra spar in the tail boom and sum everything up you'll see why it's so heavy. But - it still flies and glides very well.
Blimey.. My MK1 EZ* flying weigh is 32.1oz or 920gm, that is with FPV and OSD.
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Then we have 2 possibilities - either my scale is broken and shows garbage or EZ* Mk.II is made (or some parts of it) from that extra dense ELAPOR like FunJet II. I'll try to get another scale and check again....

EDIT - sorry guys.....it seems that I need another scale. Three measures, three different readings....definitely it's broken.

I checked on kitchen scale - 920g. I'll try to find another scale to verify this result...
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+1. I'll just add ailerons to the original Easy Star. Man, that is a LOT of weight!
Obviously the EasyStar II is not as heavy as claimed by the user with the broken scales.

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Obviously the EasyStar II is not as heavy as claimed by the user with the broken scales.

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It only became 'obvious' after the user reported his scales were defective...
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 12:13 PM
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It only became 'obvious' after the user reported his scales were defective...
Anybody who cross-checked the weight with the data given by Multiplex could have spotted the error.

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Anybody who cross-checked the weight with the data given by Multiplex could have spotted the error.

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No. They would have spotted an inconsistency, and not necessarily an error...
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 01:45 PM
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No. They would have spotted an inconsistency, and not necessarily an error...
Call it whatever you want.

When Multiplex writes in the instruction manual, that the EasyStar II weighs approx. 700g, and someone's EasyStar II weighs approx. 1100g, something is definitely not right (even when you consider the slightly heavier motor and the bigger battery).

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