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Old 09-02-2009, 05:32 PM
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Default Easy Glider Brushless build

Dad was able to use some tower points, and a free shipping offer to score a Easy Glder. We did the brushless conversion, and a pair of 3 cell 2350 30c Rhino batteries.

I of course HAD to sport the brotherhood colors:



She will be our camera platform at FEAR this year in Phoenix.

The velcro tabs you see are for the LED Light Strips that she'll carry at night:
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:23 AM
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Kewl, and its going to be a night flyer too, that should be fun, Subscribed for sure, Take care, Chellie
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:38 PM
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If you have not seen my most recent video, it has some footage from the EZG using my FCO2.


[media]http://vimeo.com/6963992[/media]

The Easy Glider, with the brushess conversion is a ROCKET. It pulls up vertical and simply jumps to altitude better than the best hi-start launch I've ever done.


30 minute flights barely pull 1500 out of the 2350 packs, but after 30 minutes I'm ready for a break.


The first flight I did not have the brake turned on, so the prop just kept freewheeling, and it really slowed my forward speed down. After I fixed that, I am in love with this glider. For the pure ease and joy, I am now enjoying thermal hunting, having only been a slope glider pilot before.

here she sits on the Tarmack at FEAR:


A good plane, a great plane when bought on sale, and a FANTASTIC plane with brushless & lipo.

When we flew it at night, I went to the upper limits of the light visibility and altitude. That was FUN! Lucky for us, it was a full-moon night~
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:15 PM
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Default Competition? 2nd Place!

Just got back from an exciting day at the field today.

My club hosts what they call the "Monthly Electroglide" contest. Simply described as a 40 second climb to 15 minute flight to spot landing.

Over 15 minutes, or landing off the runway means zero zero. Goal is to get to 14:59 and a bullseye landing.

Ok, so my club (SEFSD) has been doing this for years, but I never could play as I didnt have anything to compete with. Recently, they opened a "Radian" class where everyone has to fly a Radian. Everyone else is in the other class.

Well the EZG is a near dead copy (1.oz heavier) of the radian, but rightfully so the EZG is no a Radian, so I had to compete with all the fiberglass uber exotic gliders also in the open class. A foamie glider competing against anything you can bring.

Getting to the point, I came in 2nd! Can you believe that? I have NEVER flown a motor/glider in any contest, and only flew this plane for the VERY FIRST TIME at the FEAR event in Arizona, carryng my camera!

First flight I was the 2nd from last to land at 10:51 and got 20 points for stopping in the target.
Second flight I was the last to land, at 11:30 but missed the target, but was on the runway for no penalty. Good flight score.
Third and last flight (all on the same battery) I was again the last to land at 11:55, but came in fast and hot skidding right over the center of the target getting another zero for landing bonus.

BUT... with 2 Goose Eggs for landing, I still scored 221 and the winner was at 227

Had I gotten the lowest points for any of my missed landings, I would have won.
Had I flown for another 30 seconds on any flight, I would have won.
Had I had any more fun, I simply would have exploded.

Count me in for next month.

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Old 12-20-2009, 02:30 PM
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Hey Nitro

Did you use the glider version? I'm wondering if so was it hollowed out for the motor? I converted an older EZ Glider Electric a while back using the Turnigy 2836/1000kv and the HC 10/6 folder and appropriate spinner (30 0r 35mm). One TGY 3s2200 30 or 20c. It goes straight up.

BTW I used to come over to Poway and compete in Open class sailplanes. Nice bunch of guys. George Joy has since moved to PHX.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:23 PM
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Nope, I didnt do much more than put stickers on it, and upgrade the power set. This EZG is the powered version.


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Old 02-13-2010, 11:22 PM
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Whats the difference between the Easy Glider and Easy Glider Pro? The Pro seems more common. I guess the Pro has a bigger wingspan.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:53 AM
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The Easy Glider Pro has a built in motor mount that makes it easy to attach other manufacturers motors. The front end is more open making it easier to install your equipment. I have both and the Pro version if you have the choice is the way to go. The Pro version also has a better system for connecting the aileron wires when plugging in the wings. Both fly incredibly well.
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:43 AM
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Hello, new guy here.

I was hoping Nitro Blast, or anyone could help me with an Easy Glider Electric (non-pro) issue:

I have a new in box EGElectric. I'm a brushless/lipo guy, amd have contacted hi-tec to get the upgraded power pack that changes the power system, incl the gearbox, to brushless. They've told me that's old news, gone, and unavailable.

I asked what a clean, no mod option is (no mod meaning I don't want to hack the fuselage) and he said keep the stock motor/gearbox and add a 2s lipo with an appropriate esc.

Ok, not terrible, but I'd really like to go brushless, too.

Has anyone here come up with a direct bolt on solution for adding a brushless to their easy glider electric?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-04-2016, 02:35 PM
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Hey Grant

Welcome to wattflyer Often the power packs included a HiMaxx motors and I found a listing for the easyglider power pack on BP Hobbies site that used a HiMaxx 3516-1100 motor link http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-262.html#HC3516-1130 These are great motors and I have a dozen of them. Never have had any issues with them. The site now says you can build your own power pac and get 10% off. I would give them a call.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:38 PM
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That sounds great, I'm all over it. But I'm not sure which one on that page is what I want.

Would you mind telling me which one (part number) to get?

I promise I'm better at operating these things than knowing what to buy for them
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:41 PM
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And what about the gearbox? Stock ok?

The MPX power pack included another gearbox which I assume is a different. Ratio.

I'm not looking to make a rocket, I just like the strong performance and reliability of a brushless and lipo combo.

Thx again!!!
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:46 PM
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Hi Grant

The motor part numbers are HC3516-1130. No gearbox is needed the motor will turn a 10 X 6 folding prop and need at least a 40 amp esc.

Here is a link to the prop hub and shaft adapter.

You will need 10 X 6 folding blades to fit that hub. I may have a hub from a blizzard. If i do I will measure it to see what blades will fit.
A 2200 mAh 3 cell battery would be the smallest that would work but you may need a bigger pack to balance the plane.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:59 PM
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Great info and thanks!

That link doesn't work tho.

Are the small parts (hub, hub adapter, shaft, folding prop) all common enough if I went into my local rc flight shop, they'd know what to sell me?
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:41 PM
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Look here http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=I2040386

It is where I found most of the information and they have some parts left.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:31 PM
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Ok, thank you sir
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:46 AM
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Ok, maiden flight with the stock power system with 2s lipo was barely adequate. So I'm at a crossroad: sell this near mint plane for $80-$100 including lipo which I don't see happening, or invest some $ into this girl.

Flubber's advice, although appreciated, is proving that this plane is so obsolete that some simple parts aren't attainable.

Which leads me to another idea: how about a little slicing and grafting on of a Radian Pro nose piece/motor mount and run all stock level radian power system stuff (9.75x7.5 folder, stock radian spinner and motor mount, 480 bl outrunner, 40a esc, and 3s 1300-1800 mah)?

This would cost me $90 and I think it would look clean while really getting the job done.

What do you all think?

Pic of the radian nose piece here:

http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc...14-Main_lg.gif
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:27 PM
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Hey Grant.

I have converted a few older gliders to lipo or brushless w/ lipo. You may have missed the advantage of the lipo up grade. If the voltage of the original battery for your brushed system was 9.6 volts (8 cells) these packs charged to over 11 volts so by using 8.4 volts your prop is spinning slower. If the original pack was 9.6 your fully charged lipo has the power of the original pack when it was out of charge. So It should have poor performance.

Two simple changes can make a big difference Keep the 2 cell and use a bigger prop or use a 3 cell. You need to keep an eye on amp draw with either change.

The bigger prop makes up for the lower voltage of the 2 cell and the 3 cell raises the prop rpm. These seem more simple than cutting the nose off.

My last question is what in in the nose of the easy glider that is preventing you from installing a brushless out runner? an Image would be helpful.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:47 AM
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From what I was told by a hitec rep, the stock motor can't handle 3s lipo (it's voltage).

A prop sound like it's worth trying

Here's a pic of the nose.......you'll see I think that you need to get creative and surgical to get an outrunner in/on there. See what you think. FYI, my fuse halves are glued together, so nicely getting a piece of ply in there isn't going to work. This pic is just an Internet pic of an un assembled fuse

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Old 02-19-2016, 06:58 PM
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Finally got around to throwing on a 11x7 folder prop and trimmed The hell outta this thing, including setting up the spoilers.

Still not a speed demon, but wow what a beautiful flying plane.

I flew with no wind so it sank a bit, but everything went well and love the plane.

Not gonna sell ��

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