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May 09, 2012, 01:00 AM
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Thanks - the Leeds depot is about 16m away, so doable if I'm at work......
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May 09, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Thanks - the Leeds depot is about 16m away, so doable if I'm at work......
Electricwingman and DPD are grat, surely they can just deliver to you at work :-)
May 09, 2012, 10:13 AM
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In my hunting for an EZ * II, it looks like some places are sold out of the EZ * in preperation for the EZ* II.

Frank
May 10, 2012, 02:33 AM
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No word baxk from Horizon today. If I don't hear from them in the morning I'll give them a call. I'll check to see when they expect to get them in, how much they will cost and see if I can pre-order one. Maybe I can get a pre-order discount.

Now I just need to figure out what glue and servos are best to use.

Frank
May 10, 2012, 02:56 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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Ordered mine from Electricwingman last night; plus 4 x HS55s. Personally never had an issue with Hitec servos, and they are 28 for 4, as opposed to 49.36 for the MPX ones.....

Less than a ton for kit, servos & P&P.....
May 10, 2012, 03:19 AM
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Cool! Looking forward to your photos and review.

I believe I am going to use HS-65HB for my servos and I read in the other thread that medium CA and CA kicker is best for bonding the EZ * together. That is assuming the faom is the same on the original and the EZ*II.

Frank
May 10, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Colonel Blink
Ordered mine from Electricwingman last night; plus 4 x HS55s. Personally never had an issue with Hitec servos, and they are 28 for 4, as opposed to 49.36 for the MPX ones.....

Less than a ton for kit, servos & P&P.....
Mulitplex was aquired by Hitec some years ago, chances are MPX servos are rebranded Hitecs... Personally, in a docile plane like this I wouldn't hesitate going for HXT900.
May 10, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Frank, medium CA (non-foam safe) and kicker work really well. One thing you might consider is joining the fuselage halves with double sided tape. I bought a big roll from a craft shop for couple of dollars. The "tape" is actually just a wafer thin strong adhesive. I think it is used for scrap booking and the like. I found the 6mm (1/4") size perfect.

Less stressful to join as you can take as much time as you like, adds zero weight, is very strong.

Best part is if you ever need to get it apart you can slide an ordinary knife along the seam and ease it apart. Alternatively if you have a prang, when you soak the foam in hot water to expand it back, the glue softens as well and you can move it around to realign.

I also then put a 1/2" glass fibre reinforced tape strip along the whole underside length of the fuselage join just to add bit of strength but it was unnecessary.


Makes a neat joint IMO. I did my original EasyStar this way and it has been totally solid.
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer
Cool! Looking forward to your photos and review.

I believe I am going to use HS-65HB for my servos and I read in the other thread that medium CA and CA kicker is best for bonding the EZ * together. That is assuming the faom is the same on the original and the EZ*II.

Frank
May 10, 2012, 07:01 AM
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My EZ*II gliding very nicely in wind, without motor. One obstacle, tree

EasyStar II - Zbor la panta (7 min 1 sec)
May 10, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by McMoron
Mulitplex was aquired by Hitec some years ago, chances are MPX servos are rebranded Hitecs... .
Don't think so - see below!

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Personally, in a docile plane like this I wouldn't hesitate going for HXT900.
I think I possibly have.....
May 10, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Don't think so - see below!



I think I possibly have.....
According to servodatabase.com Nano-S is indeed a rebranded HS-55

http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/multiplex/nano-s
May 10, 2012, 07:51 AM
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My EZ*II gliding very nicely in wind, without motor. One obstacle, tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z60jtApTx-A
Indeed, the folding prop is a really nice touch to the design, such a versatile platform!
May 10, 2012, 09:02 AM
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According to servodatabase.com Nano-S is indeed a rebranded HS-55

http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/multiplex/nano-s
Actually, I could be being fooled by the plastic colour. The HXT900 has square corners to the mounting tabs, the Hitec & MPX have rounded - so possibly.
May 10, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Colonel Blink
Actually, I could be being fooled by the plastic colour. The HXT900 has square corners to the mounting tabs, the Hitec & MPX have rounded - so possibly.
The HXT900 has nothing to do with the other two. HXT900 is just the best bang for the buck out there, even though the HKSCM9-6 I'm testing right now is promising. Hard to believe, less than $3 for 10g/1.6kg/.07sec servo..

However, extensive testing before use is a must with these cheap offerings. Eg. never put them in the elevator without having them run in a redundant place (eg. dual aileron) or a servo tester. That's the main difference between the branded ones, and the chap ones, QC.
May 10, 2012, 10:21 AM
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The Mulitplex web site states: "Powerful brushless motor - three times the power of the EasyStar I"

Do we know what this motor is and how many amps it will be drawing on the stock 7x6 folding prop?

Thanks,

Frank


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