I have had the old pieces of that Easystar just lying around for quite a while now, and every night when I go to sleep I can see the pieces lying on my shelf. But now, after many nights of thinking of what I could do with it, I finally got an idea. I will not share with you just yet what it is, but soon you will find out.
What would you do withe these pieces?
This is an experiment, I’m going to try to get an Easystar that don’t look nor fly like an ordinary, everyday Easystar.
I’ll try to push the envelope and expand my horizons to speak.
To do that I’ll need carbon fiber, glue, a new motor and a different propeller.
Two 10*8*500 mm carbon tubes should do it.
A Turnigy 35-30C 1100kv motor with a 10*5 prop should be something to start out with. Here it is compared to a 6” prop that I had mounted on this Easystar before it crashed.
I went with the approach of gluing the carbon tubes to the tail.
To hold the carbon booms to the main airframe I chose to make a mount of 3 mm plywood. The booms will be fastened with screws which gives makes me able to take the airplane apart if I would like to.
I’ll use epoxy to glue the plywood to the wings.
Testing the mounts.
I used my hot wire I chopped of the tail.
I made a simple motor mount out of 3 mm plywood. The angel of the motor is the same as the original.
Wow it’s ugly at the moment.
FASST antenna tubes in place. I want the best reception as I can hence the “performance before look”.
Speed controller now occupies the place where one of the old servos use to be.
Didn’t your servos come with 1 meter of cable? Mine hither, so I had to solder on new ones.
All Easystar’s need a larger rudder, this one is no exception.
Mono coated and DU-BRO hinges.
The rudder in place along with the tail rudder servo.
The elevator servo in place.
Cables tidied up.
The tail needed some cosmetic work after the amputation. It does not look good, but it looks better.
Out in the wild.
It’s not a beauty, but I can give it a makeover once it seen some sky.
Servo cables tidied up.
The only thing I need now is some calm weather so that I can unleash the beast so that it can rip up the sky.