I'm in the process of making a mold for a easystar fuse. I used the replacement foam fuse from the local hobby shop and mounted it to a board, filled the pushrod channels and servo holes on the outside. Fuse plug is painted and waxed.

I must decide where to install hatches (if any). I still have the removable canopy as a seperate part, and will mold the wing insert seperately.

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Comment by Morli on February 7, 2010 at 5:48pm
hi Dr,
Good project, I am sure there will be more than few takers if you offer the FG fuse. Some photos of the plug and any completed fuse will bring in more viewers .
Comment by Rana on February 7, 2010 at 7:19pm
Nice thing you are doing. All my best wishes with you !

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Comment by Chris Anderson on February 7, 2010 at 7:40pm
What's the point? More interior room?
Comment by Dr. Stewart Pid on February 7, 2010 at 10:27pm
Yes more interior room, reduce the exterior drag of components and better crash resistance.
Damn near every picture of "experienced" easy stars are covered with tape.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on February 7, 2010 at 10:32pm
Tape = poor man's fiberglass!

I love the give, mod-ability and repairability of Elapor. I wouldn't switch to fiberglass.

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Comment by Sgt Ric on February 8, 2010 at 9:56am
I dispute the "better crash resistance" theory... my EZs have taken some impressive wild bounces and bumps, which I know a glass model wouldn't have survived.

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Comment by Morli on February 10, 2010 at 6:08pm
More space is good excuse for FG and probably sleeker look too. A single wheel undercarriage won't hurt.
Comment by Dr. Stewart Pid on February 10, 2010 at 9:36pm
Sprayed the plug with mold release today, Next step...glassing. Sorry lost the download plug on my camera or I'd have pictures. Single wheel is a good idea, thanks for the suggestion.

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Comment by Jason Short on February 10, 2010 at 9:41pm
After I pile drive'd my EZ into the ground I've started using a folded foam core nose. Dirt cheap and plenty of room inside. I was amazed how little affect it had on the aerodynamics.

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