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Old Jun 01, 2008, 12:01 PM
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Multiplex EasyStar 2008 A discussion of anything EasyStar and sometimes more - PART 2

Hi and welcome to the thread Multiplex EasyStar 2008 - PART 2

Please Note - As the Easystar 2008 thread was having so many posts, it started to hit the RCGroups site database server performance. Because of this I've been asked to start a new thread....PART 2.

Part 1 can be found here...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793787

The Easystar threads have now been running since 2003, and in each year they keep on growing and growing bringing in many new guy's (and girls) into this wonderful hobby.

A big thanks to Alex for doing such a great job on the 2007 thread, it was contributed by 389 members and had over 10,975 replies, which probably makes it one of the most popular RCGroups threads ever, surely that says something about this fantastic plane.

The Easystar is without doubt my favourite plane. Its certainly the best plane to start out with in RC, but also has that special something that keeps the more experienced pilots hooked. You only need to read through the previous threads to see that so many of the regular guy's are still contributing with their Easystar knowledge since the plane first came out back in August 2003.

Many people have taught themselves to fly with the Easystar, its an excellent plane for beginners, being not only very forgiving when flown but easy to build. There's the ARTF and RTF kits available. The ARTF needs around 3-4 hours build time, whereas the RTF version is near enough ready to fly straight out the box, just charge up the batteries and your good to go, it really is as simple as that. Once flown, the Easystar bug will soon set in, and it doesn't take long before you realise just why this plane is popular.


As Brandie mentions in the 2006 thread (I couldn't put it better myself)...

"From time to time you will see other "off topic" items come up. From the weather where I live is..., to I am getting married tomorrow and I..., to I am thinking about this other plane and I am wondering... That is because this forum has become like a large family.

So come and join in on the fun.

Welcome to the family, the family of EZ owners".


A big thanks to everyone who put my name down to start off the 2008 thread.

Lets make it a good one.

Mark
www.rcflights.co.uk


Easystar Specification


Wingspan: 1370 mm
Fuselage length: 870 mm
All-up weight: approx. 680 g
Wing loading: 24 dm²
Wing loading (FAI): 25.7 g / dm²
Motor: Permax 400/6V

Functions: Rudder, Elevator and Motor

ARTF Kit contents

Fuselage, wing and tail panels, PERMAX 400/6V motor and propeller, full small
parts pack, decal sheet and comprehensive, illustrated building instructions.

RTF Kit contents

The EasyStar RTF version is supplied with the following components
installed or included...

• ZEBRA 3 FM 3-channel transmitter
• ZEBRA ZR 105 SF receiver
• 2 x Tiny-S servos
• MULTIcont X-08 speed controller
• NiMH 6/AA fl ight battery
• CG 207 12 V automatic fast charger

Easystar Modifications

Just one of the great thing about the Easystar, is that it will take any modification thrown at it. The most common upgrade is installing a brushless motor and lipo battery, but here's just a few more that have been done over the years..

* rudder enlargement
* wheels for road landings
* lights for night flying
* transformation into a hotliner
* brushless motor (Mega 16/15/4 & APCE 6x4 prop makes a good upgrade )
* twin motors
* vectored thrust motors
* rocket power boost
* floats
* ailerons
* parachute drops
* aerial photography
* aerial video
* twin boom (P38 style)
* swept wing
* biplane
* edf powered
* stumpy

Useful Links


Here's my website with plenty of Easystar mods and videos

Searchable PDF file with all 22 threads up to June 2006 (thanks JediKnight)

Sarge's Easystar build and modification thread

Brandie's Elapor soup method of repairing the Easystar's Elapor foam

Here's the previous 23 Easystar Threads

Multiplex Easystar 2007 #23 - A discussion of anything Easystar and sometimes more
Multiplex Easy Star 2006 #22 - A discussion of anything Easy Star and sometimes more
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #21 - What more can I say??
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #20 - The plane that gives so much and ask so little!
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #19 - Loved and respected by Beginners and Seasoned Flyers
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #18 - Voted By Owners To Be The Best Airplane Ever
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #17 - The biggest trilogy ever!
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #16 - The Greatest Trainer Ever Created
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #15 - The New Generation
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #14 - Better'n sliced bread!
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #13 - Epic Adventure
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #12 - Ongoing Saga
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #11 - The Next Generation
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #10 - Part 10
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #09 - Part 09
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #08 - Part 08
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #07 - Part 07
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #06 - Part 06
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #05 - Part 05
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #04 - Part 04
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #03 - Part 03
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #02 - Part 02
Multiplex Easy Star Thread #01 - Part 01 - New from Multiplex: EasyStar

Enjoy...
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 12:12 PM
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Has anyone ever tallied up the # of posts in all these threads? It amazes me how popular they are... Well, but then again given how awesome the EZ is, maybe not. Off to drain a few lipos in the air!

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well done

Good on you Mark

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Old Jun 01, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 12:22 PM
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no choice , I must fly in wind..

Well , I have come to the conclusion I need to " man up" and fly in the wind..I went this morning at 630...only 5-8 mph winds , but for a first timer , it is intimidating...I flew , did some loops , flew inverted ( that scared the hell outa me )...Anyway ,I have a few questions , so this may be long...Feel free to IM me if easier...I am running a stock motor and prop..The motor is used , not sure how much , it is from a easy star stock motor ( 400 )..Have the new one as back up..here is what I have :

Parkzone RZ10 5 channel radio and Recieiver with Christals channel 50, 25 A brushed ESC, 2 servos, and two 8 cells, 10.8v, 100mAh NI-MH...

the batterys seem to only last about 10 minutes ,but thats using throttle most time ( wind)....And I had a breef cut-out with battery number one on motor..

1 ...How do you know if a motor is going bad?

2....Will getting bigger prop help out?

3...I am a moron , I glued the heck out of fuse , and motor with gorilla glue on build , am I in trouble now to get motor out?...Would like to put new motor in with bigger prop.

4...When I go brushless , I will use a new EZ , so what do I need to look for to be campatible with the TX I have...Not a lot of money so using same tx when I do it..Although wife can spend $50.00 a week on tanning...Go figure...

Well , hope someone can answer this list for me...Thanks in advance!
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Oh yes. Nice one Mark.
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Has anyone ever tallied up the # of posts in all these threads? It amazes me how popular they are... Well, but then again given how awesome the EZ is, maybe not. Off to drain a few lipos in the air!

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Ok, someone had to do it : 36,932

No, 36,933 including Flypopa's post...

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Old Jun 01, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Anyone see post number 5 here?....That guy sounds desperate
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Ok, someone had to do it : 36,932

No, 36,933 including Flypopa's post...

Yvo
You did do this while at work.....right? I know you wouldn't waste precious flying time to total all of this up

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Old Jun 01, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Well , I have come to the conclusion I need to " man up" and fly in the wind..I went this morning at 630...only 5-8 mph winds , but for a first timer , it is intimidating...I flew , did some loops , flew inverted ( that scared the hell outa me )...Anyway ,I have a few questions , so this may be long...Feel free to IM me if easier...I am running a stock motor and prop..The motor is used , not sure how much , it is from a easy star stock motor ( 400 )..Have the new one as back up..here is what I have :

Parkzone RZ10 5 channel radio and Recieiver with Christals channel 50, 25 A brushed ESC, 2 servos, and two 8 cells, 10.8v, 100mAh NI-MH...

the batterys seem to only last about 10 minutes ,but thats using throttle most time ( wind)....And I had a breef cut-out with battery number one on motor..

1 ...How do you know if a motor is going bad?

2....Will getting bigger prop help out?

3...I am a moron , I glued the heck out of fuse , and motor with gorilla glue on build , am I in trouble now to get motor out?...Would like to put new motor in with bigger prop.

4...When I go brushless , I will use a new EZ , so what do I need to look for to be campatible with the TX I have...Not a lot of money so using same tx when I do it..Although wife can spend $50.00 a week on tanning...Go figure...

Well , hope someone can answer this list for me...Thanks in advance!
use the same tx/rx your using now....all you need is a brushless motor with a brushless esc......and a lipo.....
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Ok, someone had to do it : 36,932

No, 36,933 including Flypopa's post...

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Old Jun 01, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Ok , I am getting brushless in future with a diferent ez...My questions are for today , near future....That answered question #5 , ty...But I was asking mainlly for the other 3 questions...Bigger prop with stock motor ,etc...Ready to go to LHS , but not sure...
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