This mechanism at the rear of the airplane allows the
stabilizer to be removed for storage or transportation. The
control wire to the elevator must first be disconnected.
With the molded foam canopy removed, the battery can be slipped in through
the opening. Place the battery as far forward as possible to maintain the proper
balance and hold it in place with Velcro.
These major parts, made from Elapor foam, come with the kit. Elapor readily accepts CA and accelerator without
folding propeller, spinner, and adapter.
Hitec plans to offer other variations of
the Easy Star II with power and RC
equipment options as well as an RTF
version that can fly right out of the box.
The basic kit that I reviewed required
the purchase of the following items: a
28mm brushless motor capable of up to
200 watts power input, a brushless ESC
You can buy most of this equipment
from Hitec, or you can mix and match,
as I did, and obtain the necessary items
from several sources. The AXI brushless
electric motor and Spin- 22 brushless
ESC came from Hobby
Lobby International and
the LiPo battery pack, CA
cement and accelerator, and
three-wire cable or aileron
extension cables are available
through BP Hobbies.
These companies are in
the “Sources” list. If you
buy what I used, they will
definitely fit and work in this
The Elapor molded foam
is durable, but if you damage
any parts, you can buy
replacements for most items.
CA cement and accelerator
will not melt the foam.
Before starting assembly,
read through the instruction
manual and look at the
Several areas specifically tell
you not to apply cement. I
suggest that you highlight
these references so that
you don’t accidentally glue
something that must be
removed later on.
Before cementing the two fuselage
halves together, think out the installation
of your RC receiver and your brushless
motor ESC. I found it necessary
to extend the ESC motor wires
approximately 3 inches in length. This
allowed me to locate the ESC inside
of the fuselage, directly behind the RC
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