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Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Multiplex EasyStar 2009 - A discussion of anything Easy Star and sometimes more

Welcome to the 2009 Multiplex EasyStar 2009 Thread

Part 2 of the 2008 Multiplex EasyStar can be found here:


Big thanks go to Mark Jayne and Joe Knight. Mark not only kicked off the 2008 EasyStar thread, he provided numerous posts detailing advanced EZ* modifications and beautiful professional photography links. Joe has been seemingly tireless during 2008 providing hundreds of EZ* posts answering just about every new flyer’s EZ* setup questions.

In this EZ thread we try and keep our posted messages light, informative, and positive. As such we celebrate special events like “Talk like a Pirate Day”, “Limerick Day” and other landmark “tell a joke” holidays.

To me the EZ* is one of the best all round flying and the safest plane in my hangar. The EZ*’s soft foam body, rear facing prop, light weight, break-away wings, and relatively slow flying speed gives me a level of comfort to fly in parks, the ocean front, and electric RC fly-ins.

Based on experience it’s my opinion that new flyers/builders should start with the “stock” Ready to Fly (RTF) EZ*. Simple, slower, and safer are the better way to go when starting the hobby with an EZ*.

Whenever I post in the EZ* thread I try and keep new flyers and youngsters in mind. Even though we talk about advanced modifications and flying in the thread all new flyers should feel comfortable posting any questions. I also encourage folks to not forget to use Private Messages (PM) and/or email. I always look forward to receiving PM’s and email with EZ* configuration and flying questions.

For 2009 I’d like to set the following goals for EZ* flyers. The first goal is to attend at least (2) electric fly-ins over the summer. The Electric fly-ins are where you can join fellow flyers for a relaxing day of sport flying, talking to your old and new flying buddies, checking out the vendors, and eating platters of hamburgers and hotdogs. Considering the aforementioned flying and safety attributes, the EZ* makes great plane to take to Electric fly-ins. I’ve posted a couple aerial photos below taken (by an EZ*) at electric fly-ins last summer.

The second goal is work with your local Parks and Recreation Departments to open or keep a field open for electric Park Flying. This is especially important is suburban areas. Part of the battle to open a park field for flying is the knowledge on how to implement a plan that works for all involved. Here is an example where RC flying was banned from all the Roanoke Virginia County Parks and then reinstated after months of hard work on behalf of park officials and local flyers.

Roanoke County, Virginia, Parks & Recreation Park Flyer Program

Have a Happy New Year and a great 2009 flying season!


Useful Links

Mark Jayne's website with plenty of Easystar mods and videos

Searchable PDF file with all 22 threads up to June 2006

Sarge's EasyStar build and modification thread

Brandie's Elapor soup method of repairing the EasyStar's elapor foam

Patrick Plawner's EasyStar Review
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:14 PM
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All right "SargeW" good going awesome opening to the 2009 EZ* thread,thnx

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Happy new year everyone!!!
And many happy landings
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Happy new year to all of the easy fans world wide
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Great thread starter Bro! Happy 2009 to everyone!

Matt (Tad's brother)
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Well done Sarge, great job. As soon as I can figure out how to close the 2008 thread I'll do it ASAP.

Have a good one guy's.

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Glad to be aboard for the new year. This flying thing is way to addicting. I know I have said it many times in the past but if it wasnt for this group I would never be doing this. No way. So for those that have taken the time to deal with yet another newbies like myself I thank you.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Happy new year to all!
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:54 PM
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...LOL thats what I always do but Im always wrong

Lets all blame the plane now..
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 02:11 PM
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Happy to all.
We are here Sarg ready and willing if not able...........
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 02:39 PM
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"HAPPY 2009" to Easy pilots worldwide. I built my first one back in 06 and it has over 100 documented sorties thus far; still going strong on the "original" Permax. It drops streamers, handles my little parachute guy hung underneath, and thermals well. Its always my first choice for relaxing, no hassel flying. I'm currently building my second one including many of the mods found on the thread - Easy #2 will be known as "MEGASTAR" powered by the famous 16/15/4 brushless, well tested by others on the site.
Special Thanks to MJ, John Beckett, and "Joe" for all the great videos in 2008
"Keep up the Good Work". As do alot of people out there; a day is not complete without checking the entries on the EasyStar Thread.
"Timbits" in Nova Scotia
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 02:49 PM
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Happy new year to all of you here, and many many hours of happy easystar flying in 2009.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 02:58 PM
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Happy New EasyStar Year guys.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 03:01 PM
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Happy New Year and welcome to all the new EasyStar pilots who will come aboard this year.

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 03:17 PM
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I would like to wish all my 'mates' on this super EZ*thread. A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Also may the weather be in your favor whenever you want it to be.
Keep the speed up.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 03:21 PM
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Great job Sarge.
Got the Margarita mix and 30 pack all ready. Lets party like its 1999 errr....ok 2009.

Happy and safe one everybody.

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