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Old May 19, 2006, 01:49 AM
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Looks like the spar is ~19 1/2inches stock. I cut mine down to 19 1/4in and it fits perfect.
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:40 AM
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My EasyStar comes from a kit and I also had to cut 1/4 inch from the spar in order to fit. It looks like everybody has to cut the spar. Strange that the building instructions never mention that? Maybe that the composite rods supplier goofed a bit! Who knows?
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Old May 19, 2006, 08:05 AM
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My EasyStar comes from a kit and I also had to cut 1/4 inch from the spar in order to fit. It looks like everybody has to cut the spar. Strange that the building instructions never mention that? Maybe that the composite rods supplier goofed a bit! Who knows?
Leave it at 19.5. The only thing you have to do is push/twist it in only 1/8 " more on each wing. That's EZ.

You guys can do this. Check where I've replaced the 19.5 with a 26" CF rod. I had to do some pushing and twisting to get it to fit.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&page=20&pp=15
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Old May 19, 2006, 08:07 AM
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Very nice.

Is that EPP foam?
What size box will you use?
Do you know how much it will cost to mail yet?

Brian,

Thanks. The foam is packing foam, used in shipping to help secure items in a box during shipment. I found this site, it looks like it's the same stuff. I've seen this foam around for 20 years now, so it's a common item. Maybe check with your shipping dept at work if you have one?

The box measures 43 x 21.5 x 11. I do not know how much it will cost to mail yet. When I know, I'll post it.

Frank
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Old May 19, 2006, 04:42 PM
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Brian - I'm sure the EZ* is perfect out of the box but there's nothing in this world that can't be improved . My EZ* is lighter, less noisy and stays aloft for 30+ minutes.

Adam

I am thinking of going brushless, mostly so that I can get my EZ up high as soon as possible (I fly in a quite small area). I fly very early in the mornings, so having a less noisy motor would also be useful. Is a brushless motor really appreciably quieter than the stock brushed one?
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Old May 19, 2006, 05:26 PM
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How small is "quite small" ? Landing may be a problem if it's smaller then a baseball field.

If the two motors turn the same prop at the same speed, then they will make the same amount of noise. If the brushless motor turns the same prop faster, it will make more noise.

The only way the brushless would be quieter is if it were spinning a bigger prop at a lower speed. This would produce more thrust, which is good if you are trying to get up high in a hurry. The bad part is that to use anything bigger then a 6" prop you will need to mount the motor higher up, which will require a bit of creativity.

I often fly at 6AM at a local park. The people out walking and/or jogging do not appear to mind the noise of the stock motor/prop combination, but there are no houses nearby. I find that once the ES is over 100 feet up, it seems to get much quieter. Running at half throttle also reduces the noise level substantially, and still provides enough power to climb. Using 1/2 throttle when it's above 300 feet I can barely hear it.
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:03 PM
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After lurking a reading for a while I finally ordered my EZ* today from hobbly-lobby. I got the ARF kit witht he "everything you need package".

I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I'm sure I'll be bugging y'all with questions sometime soon.

S

PS - Has anyone tried the Coldheat soldering tool they show on TV?
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:17 PM
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Welcome Socomon, You will love this plane...
Just made my first flight with a camera. Would like to show the video but can't seem to get it posted????
This is the very best plane for shooting video that I have found! So easy to fly that you have time to look around and think of what you want to shoot...now if I could just learn to edit,,,
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:23 PM
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Old May 19, 2006, 07:47 PM
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If the two motors turn the same prop at the same speed, then they will make the same amount of noise. If the brushless motor turns the same prop faster, it will make more noise.
I thought that the motor itself was less noisy because there is much less friction without the brushes?

I fly in a baseball field, and landing is sometimes a problem, for sure. The EZ loves to glide and so my approaches have to be nice and long. How do you all get your EZ back to earth in small spaces? You can't side-slip it (which works great on full scale aircraft) because there are no ailerons!
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Old May 19, 2006, 08:00 PM
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Stock prop question

Will the stock prop do 45,000 rpm, ie. will it work on a 4000kv brushless motor at 11.1v? It has flown off twice when I've tried it on a bench test. The epoxy doesn't seem to bond very well with the smooth inside lining of the rubber spinner/grommet that holds the prop onto the shaft. I understand that the included Permax Speed 400 does 2900kv and is rated for 7.2-8.4v (21,000 to 24,000 rpm).

I'm concerned that not only will the rubber prop spinner not handle the increased power, but that the prop itself may come apart if spun twice as fast. I kept everything original on my build except the motor -- but now I'm wondering if the prop & spinner have to go too.
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Old May 19, 2006, 08:41 PM
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After lurking a reading for a while I finally ordered my EZ* today from hobbly-lobby. I got the ARF kit witht he "everything you need package".

I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I'm sure I'll be bugging y'all with questions sometime soon.

S

PS - Has anyone tried the Coldheat soldering tool they show on TV?
Welcome aboard! I'd avoid the Coldheat soldering tool. Don't get me started again on similar products like Ronco's Mr. Michrophone or the Pocket Fisherman...
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Old May 19, 2006, 08:53 PM
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Old May 19, 2006, 09:00 PM
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Chris bet ur gonna get swamped ++++++++++


AS SEEN ON TV ???????????????????????
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Old May 19, 2006, 09:42 PM
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Try posting here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=273
I did, no luck!
Don't know what im doin' wrong, but thanks anyway it's a lot of fun combining flying and photography (two expensive hobbies I might add!)
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