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Old Jun 19, 2012, 05:33 AM
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What diameter of carbon fiber rod should I use for my Multiplex Easystar?

I want to strengthen the wings on my Easystar because of a more powerful motor I have installed. What diameter of carbon fiber rod should I use in the wings so as to keep them stronger?


Thank you for any information on this.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 06:03 AM
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hmm, isnt there a carbon spar on a easystar to begin with? I thought there is. at least the ones Iv flown had reinforced wing.

but if you need a spar, Id say above 5mm diameter should do it. the bigger the better though.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 06:41 AM
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The biggest diameter rod that will fit inside the existing spar. In the bixler its a 4mm rod but the EZ* might be different.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:18 AM
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8mm tube alot bigger than the bixler one, you can use one longer than the stock one too just sharpen a end and push it through.

This is the best easystar build ive seen and i usually follow it!

http://rcexplorer.se/projects/fpveasystar/fpv.html
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:20 AM
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just put a 1in strip of fiberglass tape on top/bottom of wing the length of wing.
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