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Who has built this plane before?

Old 03-03-2009, 04:37 AM
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Dear classic pattern friends,

I recently bought a nice looking pattern plane NIB, called Calm 45.
The plane was manufactured by EZ (model aviation) and it has the looks of a real classic pattern design.
The wingspan is 1,55meter / approx. 61 inch and the date on the box says 1987
Due to the very high prices of these early ARFs they were hardly sold here in the Netherlands.
Most probably more of them were sold in the USA.
So, is there anybody outhere who knows the plane or even built one.
My questions are mainly : What glue to use when glueing the ABS parts to the wings (as they have these foam sheeted wings, simular to the great planes patriot ARF)
The engines proposed by EZ are a .45 two stroke rear exhaust or a .91 four stroke, but wil a new . 56 O.S. Alpha four stroke do the job? (we fly at sea level)
Any info about flight caracteristics would also be welcome.

Thanks in advance for any info you guys could give!
Gert


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Old 03-03-2009, 06:35 AM
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Hello Gert,

Sorry I can't comment on the plane itself, but I found the easiest way to glue plastic parts to your plane is to use Canopy glue (It's also known by the number on the bottle, but I cannot remember the number for the life of me...) It comes in a small white bottle with red lettering on it. when the glue comes out of the bottle, it's white, but it dries clear.

Good luck with your plane and let us know how it flies...

BTW - The OS A series of motors are pretty nice, albiet somewhat more expensive. A friend at the field where I fly put one on a Tower Kaos ARF and it flew just fine and we fly at sea level too...
Old 03-03-2009, 07:26 AM
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Hi.

It is the EZ series from famous Japanese company, OK PILOT.
I have sevral EZ series(Mystic 90,Christen Eagle40,Baccara25,BEAT on etc..),
But your Calm 45 is hard to find. (Here is EZ series pictures)

Generally, I usually use thin CA glue(for plastic) when glueing the ABS parts to the wings.

Good luck and sorry for my poor English.

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:16 PM
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hrrcflyer,

the glue you are referring to is "formula 560" by Pacer.

another good glue for plastic is Weldbond, available at Ace Hardware.

Mitch
Old 03-03-2009, 11:48 PM
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Hi hrrcflyer,
My older bottle is white w/ red lettering is
called SUPER rc Z 56.
It was made by J & Z Products in Harbor City Ca.
Got it at Hobby People some time back.




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Old 03-04-2009, 03:31 AM
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hrrcflyer, jmb52760 and OUHOZER,

Guys, thank you for your responce!

Question, is the glue you are talking about the same as the SIG canopy glue?
I have the canopy glue from SIG (also red lettering on a white bottle) and I always use it to glue my canopies and it works really well!

JHMIN, thanks for showing the other EZ planes.
They really look very nice!
Question, does the normal fuelmix (5 to 10% nitro) affect the colours of the paint on the topcoat?
Is it necessary to add another 2-k (for example Extron 2-K laquer) or is the covering fuel resistent?

For the gluing of the ABS parts, I will first make some testpieces.
I already bought ZAP 5sec foam safe glue, and I still have the SIG canopy glue.

Eh, anybody outhere who has actually owned this plane before?

Again, thanks for the nice worldwide responce. (what a great thing this rcuniverse!)
Gert
Old 03-04-2009, 09:29 AM
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Hi Gert

Do you mean the fuel affect of the colours of your EZ plane?
The surface of EZ is very strong for fuel.
So you don't need to add laquer to EZ plane.
And normal type(not foam safe) CA bond does not melt the surface of EZ series.( of course, normal CA bond melt the foam layer under the surface of the EZ series)

Probably the Carm 45 is hard to find even in Japan.
I heard the factory(Sports Avation) was burnt in a fire so many years ago,so many plans and molds were disappear.
Officialiy OK PILOT stoped to produced EZ series in 2008.


Good luck and sorry for my poor English.

JHMIN
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Actually, they're all pretty much the same thing. It's also known as PVA (poly vinyl acetate) and is used as a prep for mold releases also (it will stick to a waxed surface).

The thing they change is the amount of water.

Andy

PS - PVA is commonly known as 'white glue.'
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Looking for a manual for EZ Calm 45 ARF. Thanks
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Send you a PM

Regards,
Gert
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Hi Gert, has been a long time....

Nice to see you posting.
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Pm replied. Thanks Gert!
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If anyone is interested in purchasing a Calm 45 ARF, drop me a PM or email.

I can probably source you a kit.

David
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Not a big ARF fan, but some nice 60 sized CAD plans would be great!
-Will
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Hello Dominik,

Yes unfortunately health and work prevented me from doing any work on my classic pattern planes.
Although I did make some nice purchases.

I managed to buy two MK kits NIB from the early 70s, a Captain 40 (aileron trainer) and a Champion 40 (pattern plane)
Both have the well known orange fuselage (I don't know the material it is made of but it is very strong)

Also I managed to buy a 1975 MK Blue Angel 60 (with a lot of flying hours, but no damage)
So currently I started restoring this Blue Angel.
Unfortunately it was covered in solarfilm, this means that I already spent many hours trying to get this of again (indeed , the clear film comes of but the coloured layer stays behind)
Luckily I can replace the broken original canopy by the one supplied with the red devil, as this is an exact match.

When I have time I will open a new thread with the Blue-Angel story and pictures of course.

It's good to be back

Regards,
Gert
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Originally Posted by flywilly View Post
Not a big ARF fan, but some nice 60 sized CAD plans would be great!
-Will
Will,

do you think there is interest in a Calm 60? So many good models out there not sure one of these is of great appeal.

I should be able to get my hands on one or two 45 ARF's though.

David

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