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Old Feb 18, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Building my A\P EZ* -- Updates

HI ALL
Got today the EZ STAR from the mail
all is ok and i need it for air videos and pic.
seems like a very small rudder plate .
Do i have to extend it ( the rudder ) as biger for better control
or as is to fly well

TX
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 11:21 AM
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Guy, this is what did to my Easy Star rudder and elevator.
I did not trust the foam hinges they used by just compressing
the foam. I cut it out. Gorilla glued the smaller clevis pinned hinges
into foam that I cut slits and slid them in.They real solid now and
move far easier then the foam did.

Take a look in my blog how did it.
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 12:25 PM
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A lot of guys extended the rudder but the elevator seems to do the trick. I have extended the rudders on all my ez*'s. Looking forward to seeing pictures of you ez*. My friend, Randall1959 just put airlerons on his ez* and he said he loves it. Much more stable for taking pictures. He said he could control it much betterif there is a little wind.
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Built and flown 2 EZ Stars (one for AP) and on both I made a new rudder from 1/4" balsa about 3 times the width of the stock foam rudder. Just cut a typical trapezoid rudder shape with a slant up (from leading to trailing edge) on the bottom to clear the elv. Use nylon strip hinges (3 ca glued).

Makes it turn when YOU want it to!

good luck
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 05:25 PM
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THanks allot all !!
things are running fsat here for me
the bird is allmost done!!!!!!
all in place
i have mounted a 2 times bigger - wider rudder to it
to fly it--
mount the both servos in.... pushrods are in and glued....
mount both horns on rudder and elevetor..
antena was mounted in the fuse before glueing it.
brushless motor plate -- just to mount in place.... motor is here redy and prop too
controller is in place
a few houres..it will be done!!
THEN ..NEED TO THINK ABOUT MOUNTING MY CAM AND VIDEO IN FRONT
AS i see it
This coming froday.... TEST FLIGHT
I will post a few pic ..from building it
TX
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 11:59 PM
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front mounted rudder
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 12:51 AM
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Thanks allot for the time to you all
Will keep updating
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Old Feb 19, 2008, 04:03 PM
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Photo Updates...
I HOPE THIS BIGGER rudder will do the JOB
should i extend it more????
both servo mount should be reanforce-- tommorow
Rudder horn \ pushrod link- tommorow
wing--- done
vent for the motor- OK front air inlet back- mounting plate holes..
will finish all tommorow night
test flight- coming FRIDAY

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Old Feb 19, 2008, 07:04 PM
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Rudder looks good enough, will give you better control.
I mounted my cam vertically; so it is centered. I just use Photo Shop to turn the pics around. You have far less drag that way, you are balanced laterally, and the cam would still look directly out over the nose.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:10 AM
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TX allot
i will try that in the air
what will be the bet ....WILL BE!!

Will post some pic later-- test flight this friday
TX
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:13 PM
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OK!!
THE BIRD IS DONE!!
HALF WAY THRUTLE CRAZY MOTOR.. (no need more then 1/2 way TH)
Pulling like a crazy mule....
at 1/2 thrutle curent was 5A
that with 3s lipo 1700 Ma
At this curent ..i will put in my 1000 Ma 3s lipo.
test flight-- this friday..
Tx
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Looks real good Guy, although the decals on the wings look upside down to me

Looking forward to the vid.

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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Looks fine to me too Guy. Good luck with your first flight.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 12:36 PM
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OK!!
THE BIRD IS DONE!!
HALF WAY THRUTLE CRAZY MOTOR.. (no need more then 1/2 way TH)
Pulling like a crazy mule....
at 1/2 thrutle curent was 5A
that with 3s lipo 1700 Ma
At this curent ..i will put in my 1000 Ma 3s lipo.
test flight-- this friday..
Tx
guy
Guy

Great job and I am looking for a new Aerial plane. Question which engine did you use. I want to order a kit also. I just don't know what is the best engine and easy to get for aerial on this platform.

Thanks
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