|The FORTH EasyStar - supposed to be a light star....
Construction / tuning:
This mod of the Easy Star had a goal to stay within the weight limits of
the producer and still add ailerons.
The idea came after I shredded one of my little Merlin - I gutted this plane
and when I ordered the Easy Star - white edition - I tried if the Merlin
motor holder (red plastic piece) would fit over the motor dome of the
Easy Star! It did! GREAT! Project approved!
The building of the ailerons I will not describe in details - please check
out the Easy Star 3 construction page - click here!
Next I cut to fit and glued a piece of 12 mm dia carbon tube in the
fuselage to create a connection between the aileron servo cables (when
the wings are fixed into the fuselage) and the canopy. This helps to insert
and connect the aileron servos to the receiver.
To accommodate the three motor cables from the motor dome to the
canopy I had to deepen the pre-moulded cable shafts - for that I used a
soldering pen - and carefully widened the cable canal.
The motor extension cables were inserted and the fuselage parts were
glued together as per manual!
Now the motor holder was fixed on the motor dome with cyan glue and
kicker. You need to squeeze the red parts a bit together to make it fit, but
it works well.
Last but not least I had to carve out quite a bit from the foam underneath
of the propeller to give the prop enough freedom to spin (and fold) freely.
First I had the fear that the fuselage would be weekend, so I decided to
replace the lower antenna tube (at the bottom of the fuselage) with a
2mm x 2 mm square CFK rod! That is now strong enough!
All other parts of the plane were assembled as per manual.
The "Hungarian flag finish" was done by using self adhesive Oracover
stick foil - great product! To achieve best sticking results you need to
sand away the little production nipples left on the surfaces with 240 sand
paper! The long stripes was simple isolation tape form the hardware
Total conversion - excluding decor - took approx. 4 hours.
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