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Old Feb 17, 2004, 07:20 AM
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An Easy Star but smaller?

Hi

I am looking for a first plane and like the look of the easy star (pusher prop, EPP) The only thing that concerns me is its size. Does anyone know of a similar but smaller plane. I found the Tipsy but that looks to be made of Styrofoam rather than EPP. Am i right in thinking that this is a lot less robust.

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Old Feb 17, 2004, 08:50 AM
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The Tipsy is less robust. It uses a more brittle plastic. The Easy Star material is 'rubberized' and bounces better. Do some searches on the Tipsy on the Ezonemag and you will find a few heartache stories.

Don't be put off by the size of the ES. Its size and lightness are a big plus. The model only weighs only 22 ozs all up resulting in a wing loading of well below 9 ozs /sq ft.

If you're a beginner a large, light model is EXACTLY what you need.
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 08:51 AM
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Tipsy's a nice plane. If you want something smaller than the Easy Star, that's the one to get. I'm not sure what kind of foam it is, but even if it's styrofoam, you won't have any trouble with it, just can't fix it with CA. One of the things I liked about the Easy Star was its larger size, and its two piece wing.

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Old Feb 03, 2008, 08:05 PM
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I love that when I take me easystar inside me single cab truck, I can take the wings apart and transporation is a breeze...
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Old Feb 04, 2008, 02:17 PM
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I love that when I take me easystar inside me single cab truck, I can take the wings apart and transporation is a breeze...
That one of the reasons I love my easystar too! it fits nice and neat inside a civic

Trust me its a good thing the easystar is a big size, it helps to see it better, especially since it likes to climb in a moderate head wind....

-Juan
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Old Feb 04, 2008, 04:40 PM
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The Easy Star is not made of EPP, it is made of ELAPOR, much better than EPP(in my opinion).

Having flown numerous easy stars, I say go get one. You will be suprised at just how easy it is to fly, and how stable it is. I've flown it in 13mph winds, with no problems getting up to altitude. The 6 cell battery lasted about 1hour, 15minutes, in the winds.
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Old Feb 04, 2008, 06:47 PM
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wow thats pretty good flight time. I don't think I've gone that long. But I like to open it up... haha
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Old Feb 04, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Easy enough to put a 2200 Kv brushless in while your glueing it together...then you'll have a nice semi speedster.
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