Design & Finishing:

Well, Multiplex is running a competition here in Germany for the most
innovative design - so I thought - as I love to drink coffee, that could be
a proper theme for this Easy Star II to enter the competition!
First the wings were painted in different brown shades - starting with the
darkest brown near the fuselage. Then the paint (still wet) was tapped
over with a small sponge to give a faded texture!




























Finally the "Cappuccino" was applied using a cut out removable sticker.














Same procedure with the fuselage - after it was assembled. Only the tail got some additional
decoration with Strass stones: finally all was spayed with Tamiya colorless spray to protect the decor paint.














Now the fuselage could be completed by installing motor, BEC, receiver and the servos for elevator and rudder - careful, when working on the fuselage or any other
finished parts of the plane put it on a soft surface - otherwise you get your paint job damaged!!!:
Tools I used for the decoration of this plane:
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NAME:
 
EASY STAR II - CAPPUCCINO
PRODUCER:
 
Multiplex
TYPE
  Foam (Elapor)
WING SPAN:
 
1366 mm
LENGTH:
 
977 mm
WING AREA:
 
28 dm2
WEIGHT PER DM2
 
25g / dm2
WEIGHT (producer):
 
700 g
ACTUAL WEIGHT:
 
tbc
MOTOR:
 
Permax BL-O 2830
MOTOR DATA:
  brushless outrunner / 28 mm dia / 1100
rpm/v  /  54 g / 235 W / 14 A with stock prop
PROPELLER:
  APC folding 7" x 6"
BEC / CONTROLLER:
 
Multicont BL  20 A
RECEIVER:
 
Quick Sky S7 (Futaba compatible)
BATTERY:
 
3s Lipo 2200 mAH
CHANNELS:
 
5 (2x ailerons, 1x rudder, 1x elevator, 1x
motor)
SERVOS USED.
  All:4 x Hitec HS 65 MG
RATING - BUILDING:
 
Beginner
RATING - FLYING:
 
beginner - professional
The new edition of the EasyStar arrived-
The EASY STAR II

Construction / tuning:

Nothing to be said about the building - this new
edition has (in comparison to the old one):

- wings prepared for ailerons
- detachable elevator wing
- proper motor mount with screw fixing
- folding prop for less drag during motor off periods
Just follow the very detailed instruction and you will
succeed.
The longest it took me to apply the "Cappuccino"
finishing!
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Flight Experience:

The day after I finished the plane came along with beautiful
weather. Not without wind though, but nevertheless I assumed
(rightly) that the plane will fly well even under these conditions.

So after range and rudder check I let the Easy Star fly away!

A couple of clicks down and that was it.

Very docile flying pattern - but if you want you can heat around
a bit: loops, turns, rolls (slow and rather barrel like) and - what
the ES II really likes: inverted flying!


Update:

As I intend to take this plane on holiday with us in summer
2012 I prepared it to carry a Go Pro Hero 2 camera!
Right in the middle of the CG area - above the wing on top of the
fuselage I build a little dome from a piece of left over Elapor
foam from another plane.

See the pictures for yourself: GoProHero - Videos
click here!