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Multiplex EasyStar 2009 - A discussion of anything Easy Star and sometimes more
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Summer 2009 Electric Fly-in, Loudon County, Virginia
Summer 2009 Electric Fly-in, PG County, Maryland
2009 Multiplex EasyStar
3s 2200 lipo when flying without camera.
I cut out some of the foam between the radio compartment and the bay behined it so I can slide a narrow 3s 900 lipo into the back compartment when I have my camera mounted.
once in place I hope to turn fuse upside down to get the lipo to move up to the top of the compartment, then slide another identical lipo in underneath, wired in paralel. this should give me correct cg with camera mounted, and good flight times.
Microdan 2505 "custom" 2535kv 38g motor the bearing tube mount is at the back of the motor and provides multiple mounting options.
Microdan drop in outrunner mount made specificaly for the ez. make sure when installed the three grub screw holes are not covered by the foam. also make sure the offset round hole is at the top. This hole provides aditional mounting position and options
normal motor position mounted in the center hole. because the motor is mounted slightly farther out, you gain a bit more prop clearance.
alternate upper hole mount provides about an inch more prop clearance
gbx mount alows you to mount other Microdan motors or any motor with a backplate, this can easily be modified to use any out runner you would like.
Tail weight mounted with Velcro. Remember to check CG before each flight if you get into doing this, or you'll be doing a low-altitude hammerhead.
the jazz 178. Nice compact HD camera.
back side showing screen and buttons. the screen has to be opened to turn on camera.
the most important feature of this camera is that the screen can be completely folded back into the body of the camera while the camera remains on. other jazz cameras cannot do this.
Using a 6mm thick piece of depron, I cut it to the contour of the stock rudder.
I then glued the depron onto the rudder using white gorilla glue and let it cure for a couple of hours.
once cured, I sanded off the excess thickness of the depron, sanding it to an aerofoil shape. using a small straight edge, I lightly scored the foam to extend the factory hinge line. and I emphisize LIGHTLY because you will be doing this on both sides.
once scored, I took a left over piece of carbon from the wing spar mod, cut a 45 degree angle in it a lightly ran it along the existing hinge line and up to the top of the rudder to extend the hinge line on both sides of the rudder.
Rudder Mod with two thin credit cards. Looks a little funky, but fast, easy, cheap, and effective.
Simple motor swap, mounted with Goop.
Top of wing with CF Tape. Slot was cut into wing on each end of "spar", and the tape was passed through.
Bottom of CF Tape "Spar" Wings were rock solid on maiden today. Weight was practically negligible, and installed easily with thin CA.
super glue it on then some clear packing tape
Full length and 1.5" at the bottom taper to 1" at the top. Cut from original fin.
Big boy with big toy
2 cracks fixed mid-canopy and near front edge of canopy
Other Side - 2 cracks fixed mid-canopy and behind canopy
Front view - "Elapor Soup" works!!
Not bad, eh?
The last picture she took
The tree that sucked her in.
Pretty high up there.
1" balsa aileron stock rudder
Servos side mounted with 3M Command Strips
TP 2409-12 with APC 8 x 4e which puts out 196 watts on 3s A123 M1 pack.
Cam on swivel mount. Pegs are skewers with point imbedded in foam and for rubber bands.
FMA Copilot - one option for placement.
The FMA Copilot on the back part of the fuse is counter-balancing the weight of this gear in the cockpit.
This is plenty of clearance - no need to trim the rudder.
Lighter weight wheels.
first had the bend from out to in
changed it to this. Look OK?
Bottom wire look OK?
Just waiting for a calm day. And one that isn't -25 F!
The reciever is shifted to the left to balance the ESC which is mounted on the right side of the fuselodge.
Wisker antenna exit out the sides and are taped down by the servos
Nice clean mount of the esc where it can still get some air flow. Never really liked how they look mounted on the top.
Running a 2200kv brushless inrunner with a 6x4 prop.
Hinge extended all the way up with pin hinges. I think I'll just use hinge tape next time though.
motor up front
Motor Mounted the ESC is on the outside to the side instead of on top this way. I cleared up lots of room in the bay so I can stick what I want in there. Perhpas a bigger battery.
balanced at 75mm to 78mm at the wing root
never had this one up on a bike holder
Bob and Shawn and Kevin's plane (foreground)
Top view of motor mount. It still needs sanding.
Notice how I cut the fuse for the wires. It allowed me to hollow the stock wire tunnel to fit the brush-less wires. I duct tape it closed. It is still very strong.
I used balsa for the rudder and covered it with stick on covering. I used covering on the hinge as well just to make sure it doesn't come off.
The run-way/ putting green. 110' front to back= smooth landings... sort of.
Its raining today. There is a canyon over the green with good thermals when the wind picks up.
View of the run-way from top tee-box.
The canyon just over the putting green. I often see a pair of hawks riding the thermals above.
A 270% panoramic picture of my home and field
11 individual picture frames 'stitched' together with AutoStitch (demo).
The newest Mini Slinger is in the foreground. Its twin is behind. Both have CC25 esc's and Waypoint we-2205-32 outrunners powered by 2c 900mAh lipo batteries
Bottom view. Both use stock ES props. I had to use them up some how! The older model on the top shows the scuffing that takes place from sand landings here in the desert.
rudder extension on lower
rudder extension on upper
here`s a 3 year old fixed wing crack... can be seen where the CA strip was inserted.
Carbon tube insert can be seen here
Kitchen cabinet latch mod to hold canopy
here the hood scoop and closed canopy with the rear corners cut out to allow for air flow to cool the ESC and battery also 3M extreme packing tape on the nose for safety.
The placement of the Efite motor,carbon reenforcement tube and ESC can be seen here.
just like this
You can see in this picture the two marks I made. The one on e left is 78mm from the leading edge of the wing. The very small mark on the right, which is barely visable is 5mm from the spar cover. Notice they do not line up.
Just one way I charge my Lipo's when I have a few to do. Notice I use a 12volt battery and a car charger. to keep the charging battery topped up. (not that it is realy needed) Concrete floor just in case.
Very good batteries
only limited by the battery and ESC APC 6X5E
The paint factory in action....
My lovely motor..thanks Joe!
My receiver from my DX7
One of my Servos
Her can be seen the Eflit 6 2700Kv wire routing to the cockpit ,ESC and tail boom reenforcement
Is This too much trim? Do I have something setup wrong?
Is This too much trim? Do I have something setup wrong?
$3 at your local Wally World
Handy-dandy pipe cutter makes a perfect cut, and no toxic carbon fiber dust!
Close enough for Government work!
(Dryer not included)
Arrow is on the right
Arrow on the right - a little thinner than the original, on left, but not much.
That's one Wild-and-Crazy Plane!!!
"Whoops, wrong way round!"
"My 1st baby taking shape!"
My EZ parked up and under construction
Thrust angle shot 1
Thrust angle shot 2
Thrust angle shot 3
Here's how the build project stands now, and has stood for the last 20 years : (
EZ Star side-by-side for scale (shot 1)
EZ Star side-by-side for scale (shot 2)
Someday, we'll fly together!!
Future home of one heck of a power plant!!
Hood scoop air intake to coof off components, rear corners of cockpit removed for warm air to exit.
here`s a not so zoomed in pic
Not very good quality pic but I'm worried that you can see the gold still and is there a problem if they touch?
Male part of the latch in rear Posicle sticks in front
female part on the latch in back of cockpit
insert the popsicle stick under the nose
ans click the canopy shut strong enough to lift a EZ* by.
CF Tube with CA'd insert ground to a point.
CF tube goes inside the spar and you press it into the wing. Make sure the wing is flat while you're doing this!
Carbon strips 1/4"X.064" inserted into the wings
The little black screw head on the left is whats holding the metal spar in place
This is underneath the wing. To the left is where the screw comes out. I've put a little silver plate to make it stronger and distribute the force of the screw.
My baby sitting on my COG stand that I have no idea how to use yet. Just not sure where to stick the measuring stickers!!:)
The "Groin" of my EZ!!:)
Plan view on EZ
Bottle Cap Engine Mount
5in1 Edvr Camera Mount
Original Canopy and After Market Camera Canopy
Engine mounted and ready to go
Flycam2 Mounted on After Market Canopy
TP2409-12 on 10mm stick GWS mount.
A coke plastic bottle cap glued in.
servo close to the LE, has a short lead, got it close enough to reach the RX. Still EZ to take the wings off.(the cut off spoon is an cooling vent exit)
Just a 45 degree bevel on the aileron. 1 1/2" x 15"
Can't remeber now what they call this tape hinge, but it works very well on the slightly curved aileron with no binding.( There in the background is the cheapest balancer in the world, scrap piece of wood, 2 unsharpened pencils with eraser heads. wor
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