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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:42 PM
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how much throw and how much expo???

Please advise how much throw you have 100% in millimeters from center for your control surfaces I.e. Aileron, Elevator, Rudder???

and how much expo you use for the controls ???

This would be helpful to see how others fly the EasyStar 2.

Thanks,
Tom
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Please advise how much throw you have 100% in millimeters from center for your control surfaces I.e. Aileron, Elevator, Rudder???

and how much expo you use for the controls ???

This would be helpful to see how others fly the EasyStar 2.

Thanks,
Tom

Multiplex manual, page 15, p. 38, "Setting the control surface travels":

Elevator +5mm -4mm (up down)
Rudder +-10mm
Ailerons +8mm -4mm

This works very well for me. I don't use any expo - the TS2 is pretty docile.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Multiplex manual, page 15, p. 38, "Setting the control surface travels":
Who would have thought of that.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Hi all,

Well, no answer over in the Hitec Sky Scout forum so I'll try here since the Sky Scout is an Easy Star II with different decals and Hitec electronics.

Can anyone tell me the O-ring size on the stock prop/spinner?

Thanks much and Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Can anyone tell me the O-ring size on the stock prop/spinner?
I broke mine, I use a small rubber band that came from a bag of assorted rubber bands. Go to Staples or Office Depot.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I broke mine, I use a small rubber band that came from a bag of assorted rubber bands. Go to Staples or Office Depot.
I misplaced mine before I even flew the plane...I'll try the rubber band thing.

Thanks.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 05:00 PM
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...My controller Tx is 40MHz Graupner MX16S, which is legal in some European countries...

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.. but only for ground based vehicles!
England is an exception to the general continental allocation picture.

According to a 2012 Graupner table, the entire 40 MHz band or parts thereof is available for cars, boats, and planes throughout Europe. This applies for:

Germany
Austria
Belgium
Switzerland
Czech Rep
Denmark
Spain
Iceland
Ireland
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
Holland
Poland
Sweden
Slovenia

and a few more countries

Only in UK and Greece you'll find the entire 40MHz band is reserved for RC cars and boats.

The other major exception is France, where the entire 41MHz band is allocated for RC with the 10 lower channels reserved for planes alone, but the 40MHz band reserved for other purposes.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:02 AM
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Only in UK and Greece you'll find the entire 40MHz band is reserved for RC cars and boats.
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Wow - I really wasn't aware of that.... I simply assumed that with European harmonisation it would be the same across the EU. Thanks for putting me straight!!!

Learning all the time....

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Old Jan 02, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Anyone flying the Easy II with an inrunner?

If so what motor? Thank you. Todd
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 06:11 PM
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Anyone flying the Easy II with an inrunner?

If so what motor? Thank you. Todd
I am using one of Daniel's [ gobrushless.com] motors[out runner] and a motor mount from Terry at CNCsmall parts

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Old Jan 02, 2013, 08:15 PM
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I had some EDF housings with motors lying around that I wanted to use so one of the planes I selected with help from Kirk Massey of "New Creations R/C" was the ES II. The motor is a LittleScreamer with a 55MM fan. The motor installation was easy using strapping tape and hot glue. Motor angle was perfect just eye balling it in place on top of the motor mount. The plane is about a 50MPH easy flyer with soaring capability! Vertical performance is about 45 degrees up to soaring height. I wouldn't hesitate giving the controls to a beginner after taking it up to soaring height. It seems to like higher than lower control rates and the landing approach is long and graceful. This conversion worked well!
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 09:21 PM
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Tom-in-Maryland - I first flew my EasyStar II (my first plane) this summer after learning on RC helicopters. I used the Dual Rate control to set the control surface travel as specified in the manual, but after some rough landings I added Expo to tame it. My current settings are:
Setting DR Expo
Aile 0 50% 30%
Elev 0 40% 30%
Rud 0 80% Inh

Aile 1 50% 40%
Elev 1 40% 40%
Rud 0 100% Inh

I've been flying with the Ailerons and Elevator in Position 1. I'd actually forgotten I'd changed the Rudder travel. I've been flying the Rudder in Position 0 without realizing I'd reduced its travel until I read your post and went back to check! My goal is stable flight, not acrobatics. I've had no trouble maneuvering in the wind with the settings above.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 09:27 PM
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I had some EDF housings with motors lying around that I wanted to use so one of the planes I selected with help from Kirk Massey of "New Creations R/C" was the ES II. The motor is a LittleScreamer with a 55MM fan. The motor installation was easy using strapping tape and hot glue. Motor angle was perfect just eye balling it in place on top of the motor mount. The plane is about a 50MPH easy flyer with soaring capability! Vertical performance is about 45 degrees up to soaring height. I wouldn't hesitate giving the controls to a beginner after taking it up to soaring height. It seems to like higher than lower control rates and the landing approach is long and graceful. This conversion worked well!
What 4s bat are you running?
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 09:52 PM
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What 4s bat are you running?
Actually I am running a nano-tech 2.25, 65-130c, 3 cell. This is now my go to lipo for about a dozen or so of my planes that take that size!
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 10:10 PM
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Actually I am running a nano-tech 2.25, 65-130c, 3 cell. This is now my go to lipo for about a dozen or so of my planes that take that size!
They must be great bats as I have one of the ls motors and with a small wing with a 6x4 prop only got to 50mph.
Mine is a park jet.
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