> I have seen MANY EZI 65 failures, almost always an aerodynamic shred
> when using motors as small as an I435. Failure is almost always due
> to the fins fluttering and breaking off outside the body tube. If
> you replace the fins with G-10 fiberglass or laminate fiberglass on
> both sides of the fin (easier to do before installation) an otherwise
> unmodified EZI will survive at least a K550
Welcome, Tom!! Good to have you 'here'.
[for the RMR crowd, let me take the pleasure of introducing Tom Binford
to you folks. Tom is the man of 'Cloudbuster' fame -- TRA number 6xx
(something?) -- and been 'around the block' a few times -- trying for
some of the TRA altitude records going back to Black Rock II in 1990.
Tom has 'pushed the edge' several times (I'm sure Tom Allen would fall
in love with him <g>) and knows whatof he speaks. If it's 'bust butt',
Binford probably has been there and could tell you a few 'hangar
Again, good to have you with us, Tom.
"Once you give up your ignorance, you can't ever get it back."