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Old Mar 10, 2005, 10:46 PM
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Easy Star thread #17, the biggest trilogy ever!

Here we go again, this is thread 17 in the biggest trilogy ever written:

The Lord of the Trainers, the Multiplex Easy Star

This thread of course comes after Thread 16
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 10:57 PM
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Thanks, jcosta.
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 11:03 PM
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Thanks for starting another one jcosta! One of these days I gotta learn how to do that I guess.
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 11:50 PM
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THANKS JC.

Just checking in so I don't go and lose 8 pages again.!!!!

Cheers. Paddy.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 01:24 AM
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Paths To Knowledge

Detract's Easy Star Fan page
Detract's links to all previous EZ threads
Pat Plawner's site and EZ Review
Tyber's Easy Star Fan Page w/ annotated build

TOP FIVE ANSWERS TO FAQ

5: No, don't glue it, just puncture the tip of the spinner with a needle so no air is trapped as you press the prop on.

4: Barrel wrap the fuselage with bi-directional strapping tape.

3: 7 - 8 cell KAN 1050's in a brick pack (or the Cheap Battery Packs equivalent).

2: ZoomZoom's rudder mod, flip the connector over on the rudder horn and move the rudder pushrod tube out of it's slot for the last 4-5 inches to give more of a straight pull.

And the number one answer (drumroll):

1: Yes, but why would you want to?

Joe
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 03:30 AM
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Thanks JC,

Wonder the rate it is taking to reach the 500 posts, each time. I have a feeling this is exponential

Joe,
thanks for the links, I would add one more, which I consider a big achievement for the Easy: his 1st place on the most recommended 1st plane. At least, until another plane takes it...


Winner for most recommended plane to start with
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 05:02 AM
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WOW 17.....

i remember when i was 17 , girls where more interesting then modellairplanes in this years...... ok thats another story


i found that here on tybers page in STANDARD GEAR, but the link is gone.

Quote:
Click HERE for an interesting review of the RTF kit. In short, they like everything except the battery charger. They note that the motor is not very efficient, and the supplied 600mAh battery doesn't last very long (about 11 minutes).
i have a 14 year old young fellow here in germany who wants learn to fly . he want buy the rtf kit, i will show him the pro and cons about rtf and the non kit.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 06:30 AM
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How do aileron modifications work? I know that inverted flight is not possible using
ailerons on the Easystar; I just need more maneuverability for avoiding trees and
when landing...Already have an oversized rudder but I was disappointed..
BTW. The Boramae Trainer(w/ailerons) is also a great trainer..
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 06:55 AM
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According to the MPX site "the EasyGlider is now available at your dealer!",
and there is a NEW VIDEO, too...

Piero
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 07:10 AM
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Quote:
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According to the MPX site "the EasyGlider is now available at your dealer!",
and there is a NEW VIDEO, too...

Piero
OK, that is a decent slope soarer...
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 07:27 AM
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[QUOTE=myulgong]How do aileron modifications work? I know that inverted flight is not possible using
ailerons on the Easystar; I just need more maneuverability for avoiding trees and
when landing...Already have an oversized rudder but I was disappointed..
Bmm
. The Boramae Trainer(w/ailerons) is also a great trainer..[/QUOTE Myulong, with or without ailerons those EVIL TREE,S are gonna getcha! the answer is practie,practice etc, in my case, its more practice/crash etc I,m thinking of building an enlarged version [1.8m span]with ailerons in EPP watch this space!
CHEERS, Col.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 08:48 AM
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According to the MPX site "the EasyGlider is now available at your dealer!",
and there is a NEW VIDEO, too...
Piero
I WANT ONE!!!!
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 10:41 AM
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EasyStar equipped with Flight Recorder.

I wanted to test few things today with it:
RPM, Air Speed, Altitude, Throttle.

Got everything except the RPM. Will need to see why not. Anyway, the device recorded all the evolution, and it is pretty cool...

Max height, 272m (892 feet), starting from 0
I have to say it was pretty difficult to still see the plane, when it was at its max height.

Review of the EagleTree flight Recorder to follow soon.

Max speed recorded: 72 km/h (45 miles/h)
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 11:03 AM
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myulgong

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How do aileron modifications work? I know that inverted flight is not possible using
ailerons on the Easystar; I just need more maneuverability for avoiding trees and
when landing...Already have an oversized rudder but I was disappointed..
BTW. The Boramae Trainer(w/ailerons) is also a great trainer..
Friend - the aileron modification has been done by several forum posters or now non active posters. Way back (in the threads) and I don't know how far I think it was zoom who posted some pictures of his aileron modificiation. As I remember it, he really didn't think it was worthwhile.

With the small rudder and power off it may not turn as effectively as you desire, however, I think some flyers are very good with the small rudder perhaps using small bursts of power to help "kick the back end around". You may just need more practice developing your particular technique. I think the idea of the small rudder was intended to keep new pilots from turning too sharply and entering the "downward death spiral."

I feel I have plenty of control with power on or off with my rudder mod. Just using the appropriate "touch" as required....
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 02:36 PM
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GPS in EZ*

Easystern,

The Garmin e-trex is one of the more intriguing mod's I've seen. A couple questions: Was it difficult to rebalance with the e-trex on board? Does the e-trex store altitude info? I think it displays it, but not sure if it stores it. If so, it could be a good way to measure altitude. I don't think it could do rate of climb, though. If there are others out there, we could have a "who can go the highest" contest

It would also be an interesting and fun challenge to use the GPS to determine the smallest possible flying area for the EZ*, without said area being defined by trees and their greedy little branches. I've kept mine inside what I think is a 50'-100' circle for several circuits. With a GPS receiver I could confirm that.
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