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Jul 08, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Decided to start this for all interested, Please feel free to add your set up details and
only dry facts here, PLEASE.

This is to be tailored as this thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1494373
My current EZ* set up:

Total weight 38oz.

Motor Turnigy B2835 -2200Kv
Prop APC 6x5
ESC - CC 35 Amp
Servos - Tower Hobbies (blue) 9g
Flight Battery : 3S 2200 Mah
RC RX - Micro JR R610M 72MHz

FPV set up:

VTX - 2.4Ghz (Black Widow) 5V
Cam: Fatshark RC922CAM 5V
Antenna: Inverted V
OSD - Remzibi with heat sink mod.
UBEC - DPCAV 5V regulator
Vid Bat. 2S 800Mah
Last edited by nakelp86; Sep 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM.
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Jul 12, 2012, 09:38 PM
Why so serious?
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nakelp86, you know you list a 2200kv motor but show the 2700kv version, right?

In my EZ*.

Motor: E-Flite Six Series 2000kv inrunner.http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...28mm--EFLM2000

Prop: APC 6x4e
AMPS: draws 19amps WOT static
ESC: 30amp generic. (Mystery).
Servos: Hitech &*&%$ forgot the number....

RX: Corona RP6D1 Synthesized Full Range DSP Receiver, 72mhz http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...5&pid=E0835795

Gyro: E-sky 704 for elevator only.

Battery: Hobbyking 2200mAh 3 cell.

Mounted the motor with Goop, plumbers type..http://www.eclecticproducts.com/plumbing.htm

Servos held in with hot glue.

RX and battery held with velco glued down with hot glue.

ESC mounted outside . Foam recessed with dremel and held with hot glue. ESC to battery leads extended with 14 gauge silicone wire.

Nose and underside of fuse done with red gorilla tape for those less then perfect landings.

Other red accents done with Econocote cut out.

Fuse glued with Plumbers Goop, tail with medium CA.( Mercury brand)

Rudder enlarged to size of elevator with balsa and use CA hinges.

Flys like a dream and can carry quite a bit of weight as in a camera or a full FPV set up.

Jul 13, 2012, 09:40 PM
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My Skysurfer Version 2 setup:

Motor: Stock SS brushless 2620-1950kv 17A burst outrunner
ESC: Stock SS WK-WST-20A, 40A burst
Prop: APC 6x4E
Servos: Stock SS J-Power JE0203
Battery: Turnigy nano-tech 3S 2200 mAh 25-50C
Rx: Orange R610 DSM2 6ch 2.4Ghz
ESC- Battery connection: Deans Style T connecter

Deans T to XT60 adapter for 2200 nano tech battery.
Motor mount: PVC pipe fitting for easy motor swap.
Air cooled with scoop in front and opening behind prop
Magnets to hold wings together
4mm carbon spar glued inside 6mm carbon spar
CG is now at 70mm
# 16 808 cam holder on nose with safety strap
Rudder is mounted on with screw and nut
Canopy is attached to fuse with fish line
Extra glue and tape on nose to repair hard landings impacts.

Spare parts:
RC Timer BC-2826/6 2200kv outrunner
EMP B2835 kv2200 brushless inrunner
Firepower 370 Zoom 2826-19 outrunner
Hobbywing Pentium 30A ESC
4 SG90 Micro 9g Servos (Hitec HS-55)
a couple of 6x4E and 5x3 props and mounting hardware
Full set of SS body parts and control rods

I'm sure I have missed something but I can add if someone jogs my memory.


Here are a few pix. I have to get one of the full plane after my mods but I have one before.
Last edited by Eagle202; Jul 14, 2012 at 09:35 AM.
Jul 14, 2012, 07:33 AM
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EZ* setup

Motors: RCTimer BC2826-6 2200kv outrunner (50g), RCTimer 1600kv outrunner (37g), Hyperion 3900kv inrunner (HP-X22L-3900, 77g)
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A continuous, 40A burst
Props: 6x4E, 5x5E, stock 5x4
Servos: Stock Multiplex 9g servos
Batteries: Stock 6-cell 1400mAh Nimh, 2S 2200mAh lipo, 2S 2600mAh lipo, 3S 1800mAh lipo
Rx: basic 35Mhz long range receiver
Mods: EPS canopy with camera and two LED head lights, ditto without the lights.

Motor mounts are not glued, they just slide in. So motors are "hot swappable" .
Flyable configurations:
- RCTimer 2200kv outrunner / 6x4E / 6c 1400mAh, 2S 2200mAh, 2S 2600mAh, 3S 1800mAh
- RCTimer 1600kv outrunner / 5x5E / 6c 1400mAh, 2S 2200mAh, 2S 2600mAh, 3S 1800mAh
- Hyperion 3900kv inrunner / stock 5x4 / 2S 2200mAh, 2S 2600mAh
Jul 15, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Motor RAY B2835/16 -2200Kv
Prop Aeronaut Black 6,5x4
ESC - Emax 30 Amp
Servos -Emax ES08A or TowerPro SG91R for ailerons and Hitec HS-81 for stabs
Flight Battery : 3S 3000 mAh
RC RX - Cyberdrones eLeReS 433MHz

FPV set up:

VTX - 1,2Ghz (Lawmate 500mW)
Cam: 600TVL Sony w/OSD + JVC GC-FM1 Picsio
Antenna: Stock
OSD - Remzibi
Vid Bat. - single battery system
Aug 05, 2012, 09:23 PM
29 rods from you in western WI
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Easystar/GoPro setup:

RC Timer BC-2826/6 2200kv
Graupner CAM slim prop 6x3 (noisy APC 5.5x4.5 prop pictured)
CC Phoenix 25a ESC
3s 2500mAh lipo at CG, two large framing nails in tail to balance camera

ESC notched into upper fuse:

Brushless outrunner inside original pod:

1/16" fiberglass motor mount is embedded between fuse halves:

GoPro on custom mount attached to ply "instrument panel"; nose is not in view in R3 or R5:
Aug 13, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Easy Star II Setup

Motor: Value Hobby E400 1200kv (perfect fit)
Battery: GForce 3s 2200mAh
ESC: Castle Phoenix 25
BEC: Castle 10A
Servos: (4) Hitec HS-55's
Rx: Spektrum AR600
Prop: Stock

12.5A @ full throttle.

Aug 13, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Another EasyStar II

Motor: NTM PropDrive 28-26 1200kv mounted inboard
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A mounted in tower
Battery: Turnigy 3S/2200mAh 20-30C
Servos: 4xMultiplex Nano-S (aileron leads don't need extending)
Prop: Stock 7x5 folding

Max power 140W @ 11.4A (enough to climb at about 30 degrees)

Mods: 3M Scotch Extreme tape along fuselage belly
4mm carbon fibre tube reinforcing to horizontal stabiliser
Sep 21, 2012, 03:15 PM
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EXTREME disappointment with this motor : Firepower 400 Sport (2830-11) from HeadsupRC and APC 8x4 prop the motor is way, way to weak for my 48oz Sky Surfer and totally unbalanced :-(, I say impossible to balance.
With this APC 8x4 recommended prop it wont even move the plane an inch on the grass. Totally overrated power on this one.

One thing I have to say the service of the store is top notch.
Last edited by nakelp86; Sep 23, 2012 at 11:43 AM.
Sep 24, 2012, 10:50 PM
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My new SS II:

weight RTF 48oz.
Motor RC Timer BC-2826/10 1400KV max power est. 200W +
Will be probably replaced with this one :
MicroDAN 2505 "Custom" 2535Kv
Prop RC Timer 7x4 E ( need to be well balanced) will probably replace with APC 7x4 for MicroDan.
ESC Turnigy 40Amp
CC BEC 10Amp
Battery: 3s 2200 Turnigy or Zippy
Rudder and elev servo - Hitec ( dont remember which one LOL)
ailerons servo Blue 9 gram

FPV set up:

DOSD ( GPS imbedded in the tail) with 5 turn wires on ferrite.
RMRC 300mW 1.3 Ghz VTx
RMRC 1.3Ghz VRx
FPV camera : Range Video KX 171 G2
Video Battery: Turnigy 2S 1000Mah
Inverted V antenna.

Main mods:

custom FPV and GoPro camera base.
Servos moved under the motor
CF rods imbedded in original servo wire groves extended to the front
Foam skid covered with plastic from milk jug :-)
Fuse is spot glued (just in case I need to open it)
Wings detachable with custom joint (pretty much my standard for 2pc wind)
described in the blog.

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