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Old Jul 07, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Nice. I like the idea of the cooling vent coming out the bottom instead of the top.

Looks like the motor leads will get in the way of the wings when they come together. Is that the reason for notching the wing roots?

Oh by the way. That paypal account doesn't seem to accept my donation.

Thanks for getting Brad to post the pix.
Yes! This seemed to be the easiest way with the least cutting. The fuselage is
glued together, the tail is on and the ESC and motor slipped right in, the wires
even came through the hole on their own. We are missing one nut for the
push rod connectors! Every kit is missing something!!!!
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Is this the next generation EZ*

AR4 LIGHT RAY promotional video 1 (4 min 19 sec)
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Hmm 2 hour flight time, I wonder what battery they are using? Next EZ I think not.. That guy probably has carbon or kevlar fully molded, and if you took a look at some of the full molded stuff from soaringusa that will put well over $1000 hole in your pocket. We will just have to put up with the foam prop wash flutter
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Wing root cut out.



Time for paint and stickers. Brad checked it with a 3s battery,
about 145w, just over twelve amps.

We ordered the batteries from Hobbypartz and it takes
a while, maybe Monday?
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Is this the next generation EZ*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gXCgRC-QsE
Nice. Too bad we probably won't be able to buy one since it was designed by the Portuguese Government.

I'm sure it also costs way more than a dozen EZ's.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Flying my EasyStar II at the misty beach yesterday.
Scarborough South Bay in Mist Aerial Video EasyStar II (5 min 50 sec)
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 04:41 AM
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i haven't test glided, as i've been a little afraid to. but how far would it be expected to sail? Yes, the propulsion is pretty powerful which is why i was so confused and assumed it was the cog. i can test glide tomorrow
I would also recommend the test glide, it is an electric "glider" after all

on maiden, mine went for some 15 m just fine, then I started the motor

tall grass usually helps if things go wrong


just to say it is one of best models I have, and it has many out of the box improvements over previous model

detachable horizontal stab is one of my favorites, I can keep it in original box in the rear of the car, and don't have to fear about hangar/car rash

next mod will probably be this "bottom air outlet" shown in recent pictures, and I'm thinking about a small fan on ESC inside
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Wing root cut out.



Time for paint and stickers. Brad checked it with a 3s battery,
about 145w, just over twelve amps.

We ordered the batteries from Hobbypartz and it takes
a while, maybe Monday?
That amp rating is good but I would have expected it to be higher if you are using a 6x4 prop. I got 12 amps using the stock 5x3 prop but it went to 17 amps using a 6x4E. The bigger prop will give you more power and actually be quieter than the stock 5x3 prop.

I understand now about the wing root cut out. Are you going to use Velcro or magnets to help the wings stay attached?
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 08:21 AM
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The wing just snapped together, it took a little push. Does it need more??

It has a 6X5.5, it is really for the 2s, we have a smaller prop if we are going
to use the 3s battery.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Easy Star Comparison To Radian

Has anyone who has flown the Easy Star also have any experience with the Parkzone Radian (original not Pro)?
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Has anyone who has flown the Easy Star also have any experience with the Parkzone Radian (original not Pro)?
Bob & Scott will be along soon to help you out, sir...........
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 10:30 AM
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The wing just snapped together, it took a little push. Does it need more??
Depending on how often the wings are removed and replaced, crashed, etc. the wing root socket and the hole where the spar goes will enlarge a bit allowing the wing to slide out some. For some added security some add magnets, cabinet latches, rubber bands and wall hangars. I ran a piece of velcro accross the bottom of the wing socket and it attaches to small velcro tabs under the wings.

I wouldn't worry about it unless you notice the wings getting loose or moving outwards a tad after some flights. Something you can do is after mating the wing halves together in the fuse is to mark the wing at the wing/fuse joint with a pen. Any loosening will be plainly visible as well as telling you that the wing is all of the way in during assembly.

This brings up a question for the ES II people. Does the new version have the same old wing attachments as the old one?
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 10:32 AM
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I have noticed there are not a lot of pictures in this thread!
Brad said it is because Easy Stars are like butts! Everyone
has one and when you've seen one, you pretty well seen them
all!

So, here's my butt,, opps, Easy Star..

You can see the air intake on the nose.





Motor clamp, just a bit of canopy cement at the top.



Vent in the bottom, the red thing on the wing is the CG marker.

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Old Jul 09, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Depending on how often the wings are removed and replaced, crashed, etc. the wing root socket and the hole where the spar goes will enlarge a bit allowing the wing to slide out some. For some added security some add magnets, cabinet latches, rubber bands and wall hangars. I ran a piece of velcro accross the bottom of the wing socket and it attaches to small velcro tabs under the wings.

I wouldn't worry about it unless you notice the wings getting loose or moving outwards a tad after some flights. Something you can do is after mating the wing halves together in the fuse is to mark the wing at the wing/fuse joint with a pen. Any loosening will be plainly visible as well as telling you that the wing is all of the way in during assembly.

This brings up a question for the ES II people. Does the new version have the same old wing attachments as the old one?
There is a ridge in the wing that lines up with the fuselage, I guess to center
the wing.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 10:49 AM
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This brings up a question for the ES II people. Does the new version have the same old wing attachments as the old one?
Yes.
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