|The THIRD EasyStar - supposed to be a faster star....
Construction / tuning:
Due to the heavy usage of the 2nd Easy Star during almost every flight
day and especially for video flights during holidays and excursions it was
already in bad shape. No serious accident, however the looks have
So I decided a new one must come - however I needed to use all what I
had in the drawer - so, I know, that the motor is total overkill - but I had it!
The second one is still in use, but I will give it to my kids to further
improve their skills....
Here are the changes I made to this ES:
1) strengthening of the fuselage
by inserting a 10 mm dia CFK rod from the cockpit to the very tail of the
2) strengthening of the cockpit
by inserting a 3 mm dia CFK rod in both lower corners of the cockpit and
cutting out an air intake at the front end of the cockpit.
3) running the cables to the brushless motor in a CFK rod (I also used
the 10 mm dia one as so all three cables were fitting well and they can
be pulled out again).
4) Running a connection tube (10 mm dia CFK) from the wings where
they meet the fuselage to the cockpit in order to run the aileron servo
cables through there.
5) Cutting out the ailerons (see details on the page of the 2nd Easy Star)
and strengthening the wing with a 1mm x 4 mm CFK rod
6) make the elevator wing removable for easier transport
7) strengthen the elevator wing with a 3 mm CFK rod
8) fix the receiver in the hood with velcro tape
9) Increase the rudder - replacing the existing one by cutting it out and
making a new one from two 3mm depron sheets.
10) Finally apply decals & decoration (Note: I used some decals
available from IKEA - which is actually for a kids-push-fourwheeler)
without battery: 700 g spot on 910 g with the 2s 3300 mA lipo!
All in all the changes and build took 4 evenings (2 hours each approx.). -
I can only smile at the saying on the box (see also the photo above...
"ready to fly in two hours".... :-) In addition another evening was spend to
apply the decals and to do the final programming and photo shooting.
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