The EZIO 800 is well-constructed balsa glider and ready for those long summer evenings. The plug and play model is great for beginners or experienced RC flyers. Simply install your receiver, tighten the wing bolts and prepare for launch.
The EZIO uses a low cost 2S 500 mAh battery to power the motor and servos. The light wing loading allows the 800mm EZIO soar with thermal currents, or just hunt around enjoying the afternoon breeze.
The fuselage is made of lightweight balsa wood which can be customized using the included decal stickers. Fitted with a 1811-3900KV motor and two 4.3g servos, this portable glider is perfect for keeping in the back of the car in case of ideal flight conditions.
• Lightweight construction
• Plug-in wires
• Included decal stickers
• Fast and simple assembly
• Compatible with 2.4Ghz radios (4 channels and up)
• Instruction Manual
Flying Weight: 220g
Servos: 4.3 x 2pcs
Motor: 1811 3900KV
Folding Propeller: 3x2
Ezio 800mm.. I can get the Turnigy 500mAh 20-30c 2 cell to fit. It has to sit on 45deg angle with the lead facing back. Model is fragile so best to not remove battery for charging.
No cutting or mods needed just patience.
CofG is as advertised, 65mm back from leading edge at the wing root. She seems to fly steadier at 55mm though. I added a bit of protective electrical tape under the nose and included a paperclip.Fantastic Little Plane but propeller is a disaster!
I have flown this slick little model a few times in about a 10 knot wind on mild slope.
Very smooth and precise flyer but de-rated the throws on the radio significantly as straight out the box she is too twitchy. Must say balsa models fly so much better IMHO.
It flies like a seagull and lands perfectly every time.
The catch is the crap propeller that is irreplaceable. Fragile is ok but NO replacement!!
Mine had a loose screw and threw a blade. Now this fantastic model collects dust.
I have not been able to find a replacement after hours of searching.
I have numerous Walrus and Super Kinetic foamies with hundreds of flights logged but the Ezio is my favourite, tiny and precise :-)Plane is great. Sturdy construction. Battery compartment is too small for a battery of adequate weight. A 2s 1000mah balances the plane, but only a 350-400 fits. So I cut a hatch into the top of the compartment, waaaay better. ~15 minute flight time with 1000mah and perfectly balanced.
The one major problem is the prop and spinner. None, NONE can be found to replace. 3-2?! What a strange size! It’s such a fragile setup, it breaks instantly. I was grounded for weeks lookin for a replacement. Then finally I found it... it’s a 4x3 prop/spinner from the FMS Fox 800mm v tail.
HobbyKing, offer a replacement here!Excellent little glider. I'm using a 450mAh 2 cell pack which just fits but I did have to add nose weight to get the CG at the 65mm stated. If anything I think that's a little to far back, certainly wouldn't want it any more rearward. It flies really well, glides nicely and is pretty aerobatic.I've flown some truly nice airplanes--the carbon moldies and what not--and this airplane is in a class all its own. It's durable, stable, and has fantastic glide performance. I think it's perhaps a little underpowered and could use a larger prop, but the climb is more than adequate for a beginner. Besides, there's just nothing in this size range that even compares, and the price is killer. Great job, HK!I got mine at the HK sale as well..
As others noted, it is an unbelievable value, great workmanship.
Tiny details needed to be taken care of; control surfaces were taped too close, so not enough gap for full throws, moved them out a bit and fixed with blenderm tape.
Sealed the edges and shrunk the wrinkles with a heat gun, the covering shrunk beautifully.
Regarding batteries, I have a bunch of 450mah batteries that I normally use for my Blade 130X heli, Hobbyking SKU:9210000079.
These fit inside the compartment, but I had to replace the connector on the ESC side with the Blade type connector (JST-PH 2.0- 3 Wire)
CG is a bit tail heavy, about 80mm back from the wing leading edge.
I will fly as is (once the weather warms up) before making any changes - if any.Beautifully designed, excellent value! I got mine on sale for $9.99, and had a hard time believing that it was real. Overall fit and finish is spectacular, covering quality phenomenal, minimal if any wrinkles in fil,. However, the plane is insanely tail heavy, and requires quite a bit of lead in the nose to fly properly, which is tragic considering it is a glider, and the battery compartment is too small to fit an appropriately weighted battery. I consider that a major design flaw, like one of the larger ones you can make short of forgetting to put the wings on. A glider should be as efficient as possible... shorten the tail, or make the battery compartment bigger! It would only need to be wider by a mm or two. I most likely will cut the wall of the nose, allowing for a wider/heavier battery.Lovely product, I love the quality out of the box. I read review below and decided I did not want to add weight, but rather add mah. I managed to get a 610mah Rhino up front by various devious means. First flight was fine. BUT CoG still looks way too tail heavy.I changed the prop to a 5x3, now better performance.My Lipo is a 350 mAh Lemon, gives me 2:30 min motor time ( full throttle) - according to thermal conditions flight times from 5min to 15 min or more.Very good for light thermal, not too much wind, flys really great. Forget it in windy conditions, the motor isn´t strong enough. AOW is 175 grams, recommanded CG without any extra weight!Goes together quick and easy but the compartment for the battery is very small so good luck finding a 500 size battery to fit. I found the a 360 size 2 cell fit pretty good but the CG was way off. Even with a 500 lipo you still have to add 3/4 of a ounce of extra weight to the nose.
This should have been solved with a slightly bigger motor and prop because adding dead weight just to make CG on such a lite plane is really a design flaw. The plane itself is well built and nicely covered, Its small size is perfect to throw in the car for some small park fun.