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Old Apr 24, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Ultimate E-Starter Thread? Part 2

Those looking for part 1 can find it at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185586.
Now continue the sharing here in part 2.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 11:33 AM
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Just Finished E-Starter #2.

BP12 CD-Rom brushless
E-Flite 20 ESC
E-Flite 1000mah 3s1p
Hitec HS-55s
FoamFloats.com floats
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 12:10 PM
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I like the detailed covering job. I still havent worked up the courage to cover mine. Still white.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:15 PM
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Oskio that is one nice paint job. I have a set of gws floats that are yet to be built but will go on my yet to be maidened Estarter. Let us know how the foamfloats.com floats work for you!

One more pic of mine ~ waiting for the weather to clear!!
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:23 PM
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Well, like I said, this is my second E-Starter. I had these floats on the first E-Starter and it flew great. I sold the plane and floats to a friend who got a lot of flights out of the set. The plane is long gone but he still had the floats. I got them back from him and pondered what to put them on. Didn't take long to decide for another E-Starter. I just recovered the floats and flew the plane white for a few flights before I figured out how I wanted it painted.
If this crappy Ohio weather will ever change I'll take it out to the lake later in the week and get some in flight photos.

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 06:30 PM
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Is tricycle gear standard or is that a modification?
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 07:22 PM
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It's a mod that I found on ezone. It uses a dubro 1/2A gear. So far works well for taxiing around my basement!

I hope to get some real world tests later this week.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 08:59 PM
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How do you guys think the E-starter compares to the Ultrafly Cessna?
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Anyone know where I can find an E-Starter model for FMS (Flying Model Simulator)?

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 02:43 PM
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Found it myself... and didn't have to look too far...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...29&postcount=4

UPDATE: it is just a cessna, not an e-starter...
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 03:09 PM
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Looking at my folder of Cessna's it looks to be a "ROUGH" scale Centurion or Cardinal RG. Im interested in buying the E Starter and modding the rudder shape and printing up some different stickers for the windows.

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Old Apr 26, 2005, 10:06 AM
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Yes, I would like different stickers. It would be nice if they included a few different schemes with the kit. I would like actual id numbers too.

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Looking at my folder of Cessna's it looks to be a "ROUGH" scale Centurion or Cardinal RG. Im interested in buying the E Starter and modding the rudder shape and printing up some different stickers for the windows.

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Old Apr 26, 2005, 10:35 AM
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I am gonna cut my own from my vinyl cutter but as for you guys you can go to walmart or homedepot and buy 1/2 or even 1/4 black letters and #s. I did this for my seadoo when I was in arizona and neglected to place my cf # on the watercraft. Course the letters and numbers I bought were 2" but they had the smaller ones too.
I also am planning on painting my estarter and was hoping for anyone knowing a good paint that is foam friendly. I have used the homedepot spray paint on my formosa and it worked but you have to hold it far enough away so it disipates before the gasses hit the foam. That way it doesn't eat the foam
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 11:39 AM
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I used acrylic paints in a bottle from Michaels craft store. You can get them at Walmart too I hear.
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 11:42 AM
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I use the testers spray paint from the LHS. Works fine.
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