|Construction / tuning:
Due to my pimping desire I managed the following:
1) Mega Motor was installed (same size and weight as the stock motor,
but much more powerful). This motor type is actually not ideal as it is
build for a ducted fan (high revolutions per minute) however the local
store did not have any other type on stock, so I had to make a decision:
this or order a different one (days of delay.... NO WAY). I took this one
and still in the shop we tested the best prop... 5,5 x 5,5" on two lipo
cells (later on I changed to 6,5 x 5,5" for even more power).
So I also bought two packs of 7,2 V lipos.
In addition I decided to build some ailerons ... I cut them out 5 x 30 cm,
fixed them with strong tape (as hinge) ... and they do work perfectly.
And, because of the new setup the lipo and controller needed some
cooling air, so I cut an air-intake in the front part of the nose (and of
course some air-outlets at the end of the cabin).
What a difference to the first plane... power without limits, close to
vertical climbs possible, inverted flight, loops, rolls, turns, touch-n-go,
belly start on any kind of surface (grass over 20 cm length does NOT
work), .... you name it, you control it, the EasyStar flies it! GREAT!
No, I did not have had issues with stability of the foam - I run a heavy
duty tape along the length of the fuselage (for landing protection) and I
also taped the wings.
At hard maneuvers the wings tend to bend quite a bit, but so far no
I still use the EasyStar 2 (after more then two years) as a video platform
or in winter (because of its red wings and easy visibility and simple
starts and landings on snow.
This setup is also fun for the advanced pilot or even the intermediate.
Even a pro will have fun with it as you may fly it very wild!
It makes also a great (and flexible) holiday plane, but I need to work out
how I could make the elevator removable. It is in the way for travelling.
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