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Easy Star Electric, RTF (colors may vary)


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  • Easy Star Ready to Fly 3 Channel Radio Control Model Airplane by Hitec


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 34.9 x 8.5 x 5.9 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds
  • ASIN: B0007U9NYW
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,074 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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The Multiplex Easy Star RTF (Ready to Fly) was designed for first-time pilots in mind, and offers incredibly stable flight characteristics and durability. One of the design features of the Easy Star is the rear mounted Propeller, which helps limit damage in less perfect landings. A powerful Speed 400 motor is mounted on the top so a hard landing won t break the prop or hurt the motor. The Easy Star flies with little input and has the ability to recover easily. Made from Multiplex s durable Elapor foam, the Easy Star take s a tremendous amount of abuse without breaking. And, if it does break, it is easily repaired with CA (super) glue. Even after many crashes during the learning process, the Easy Star will be ready for more, and is sure to still be around to teach someone else to fly. Specifications Wingspan 54 in Fuselage Length 36 in Weight 24 oz, Includes Hitec 3 Channel Radio, (2) Tiny-S Servos, X-08 Speed Control, Motor Battery and charger

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The plane is very fast because it's so aerodynamic.
kkrome25
Be advised, the included transmitter does not come with a charger or batteries.
Warren F. Clift
You can barely see the cracks where I glued it, the foam hides them well.
J. Mcghee

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By J. Mcghee on February 13, 2007
When I asked friends about a simple plane to fly for a beginner they pointed me to the Easy Star. When I saw the price of the RTF (Ready to Fly) model I about $%*% my pants! It seemed awfully expensive for an airplane made out of foam.

I quickly realized why it was so expensive. The radio system is excellent. This isn't something someone put together with parts from Radio Shack. This is a quality plane made with above the bar parts.

Everything from the plane itself to the electronics will blow your mind. The wingspan is large enough to impress friends. The receiver is 4 channel and the servos are micro so this setup can be moved into another plane as your level of experience and tastes change.

I have crashed this plane once and my friends have crashed it twice. Well, to be honest, I have crashed it more than 10 times to varying degrees. But the only time it broke I just glued it back together. Now it is nicknamed FrankenPlane. You can barely see the cracks where I glued it, the foam hides them well.

If you are a beginner and you know you will crash, get this plane.

TIPS - When checking the center of gravity (you will see what I mean in the instructions if you are a complete newbie) make sure to hold it by your finger tips under the wings where the lines (you mark) are at, not the body of the plane. The wings.

Put a small piece of tape on the front and back of the canopy.

Glue in the tail and rear wings instead of using their included double sided tape.

Check and RECHECK the elevator (up and down flap on the tail wing) to make 100% sure it is moving up or down the way it is intended to! I didn't and it turned out the up/down joystick was BACKWARDS so on my first flight I promptly ran it into the ground.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By kkrome25 on November 8, 2010
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This is a popular plane with beginners and experienced pilots. It is widely used by FPV (first-person view) pilots who use a real-time video camera in the plane to fly it, while the pilot is on the ground. Also a perfect plane for aerial photography and videograpy. The material used for the is plane is called elapor or z-foam, which is slightly flexible and easy to repair. Minor dents can be repaired with a hair blowdrier or hot air gun. The plane is very fast because it's so aerodynamic. The rudder (vertical stabilizer) is a bit too small to turn (yaw) the plane sharp enough for experts, but it's quickly remedied by either taping an extension or gluing it to the existing rudder. The elevator (horizontal stabilizer) is sufficient for pitch (up and down). This plane is so modifiable, and that's the main reason it's so popular (see rcgroups dot com, and youtube for "easystar"). You can change out the receiver and servos for ultra-micro-sized units for lighter weight. You can modify it to take longer wings from other planes. More powerful motors and lipo (lithium polymer) batteries have upped its performance greatly. And if it's kept light enough, can be an average slope glider. Find some scrap foam, shape it into floats, and you've got a float plane. It's also fly-able on moderately windy days. It's an extremely tough airplane, and I've seen some very beat-up Easy Stars still flying. This is the peoples' plane!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Urniezius on January 9, 2007
Excellent for the beginner. My boy had three hard landings in series, and practically nothing hapened. Very good feature is to have a motor at the top. Also there is nice simulator software available for this model on Internet. If begginner I recommend to try simulator first and learn to balance it in the area there, then wait for a day without any wind.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Thomas L. Clark on November 2, 2011
This is an all foam airplane - not styrofoam which is brittle, but something the manufacturer has named "Elapor" - firm but squishy. Actually the wings and horizontal stabilizer are made of a different kind of foam from the fuselage and vertical stabilizer. I think "Elapor" might actually be EPP - Expanded Poly Propylene compared with ordinary styrofoam which is EPS - Expanded Poly Styrene.

Overall it is a good trainer but here is what I mean by saying its strength is its weakness.

a) The foam is too flexible, especially the tail which is made of really thin pieces of flexible foam. Airplane stability in the air depends on accurate alignment of the tail with the wings, and it must stay that way. This tail is supplied with double sided tape for attachment to the fuselage. Frankly that is nonsense in the hands of a beginner pilot. Every first time RC flyer is bound to crash repeatedly likely knocking the tail out of alignment - if it was ever precisely aligned in the first place. So step one when assembling this plane is to throw away the double sided tape and glue the tail to the fuselage with silicone RTV bathtub caulk or something similar. Of course RTV silicone doesn't dry in a few minutes, so you will have to wait until the next day to fly. Before setting the plane aside for the RTV to dry, be sure that the horizontal stabilizer is perfectly parallel with the wings and the vertical stab is truly vertical and lined up with the centerline of the fuselage. You should be able to accomplish these things by carefully eyeballing your work from the rear of the plane.

b) The instructions caution you to check the center of gravity fore and aft by placing your fingertips 5 mm forward of the rear edge of the spar box.
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