|Dec 31, 2008, 10:52 AM|
Joined Jul 2008
How heavy are your FPV easystars?
What kinda gear are ye carrying?
Any comments on performance?
Trying to get a handle on the payload carrying capacity of the ez.
Attempted to fly a fully loaded ez with a 3AH 3cell LIPO a few months back- needless to say she flw like a brick LOL...
|Dec 31, 2008, 11:21 AM|
There is an old saying, an Easystar is too heavy to fly, only when it takes two people to lift it.
Mine was 1.2kg, hated it, mushy and wobbly. Also, add some strapping tape to the wings as they can break if it is too heavy.
|Dec 31, 2008, 02:19 PM|
Mine came out at 723 grams ready to fly with the following gear...
TP Prolite 3S2000 and 2S800 to run the camera and transmitter.
Castle Creations 7 channel RX
Castle Creation Phoenix 25
200mw 2.4 TX, KX-131
pan and tilt servos
HS-81 on rudder and elevator.
Here's a picture from when I built in in 2006..
lighter flies better!!!
|Jan 01, 2009, 10:04 PM|
Joined Jul 2007
My easystar flies well and weighs a tonne. 90gram eflite six series brushless motor, 45 amp Castle Creations speed control, 300 gram 4000maH battery, the aiptek 1080p HD camera, 800maH battery for range video 1W transmitter, etc. The easystar has a huge payload with all this can easily take off from the ground. Just reinforce everything on the fuselage and nose with straping tape and use a 1 metre carbon fiber wing spar versus the fiberglass one provided through the wings. I ran this fiberglass wing spar through the fuselage. Down the side of the nose and cockpit I glued and straped carbon fiber strips. Make sure the Centre of Gravity is in the right place when fully laden.
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