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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    The instructions in the plans were off for my Saito 100, so I measured the distance from the front of the cowl to the back (about 135mm). Then measured the distance from where the cowl would mount to the front of the motor (where the prop mounts). Just leave space for the prop to spin.

    Jer

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Looks like mixed reviews as w/ most Fliton ARF's but I ordered one Saturday anyway. It looks good and once it's built the flying reviews are pretty positive. Looks great in their video too[8D]

    I have both a Saito 82 and 91 brand new in the box, can't decide which for this.

    I am primarily looking for quasi realistic aerobatic performance and not all out 3D; and would like
    to not be worried about overstressing the airframe so I am leaning towards the 82.

    Sound about right?

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Both are good engines; kind of a toss-up. Some might say the .91 is actually a smoother running engine,though. Almost identical power.

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    anyone have more pictures of their edge freestyle setup, gas in particular? i just picked one up and am thinking of a saito 82 or a 100. saw one at a local fly-in and fell in love, what a great plane...

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Would an MDS .78 work well on the edge? I currently have it in a Funtana .40 and have great performance. I am wanting a new plane and wonder if the Fliton edge would work well with a MDS .78

    Thanks Joe

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    a buddy has the saito 82 in his and he loves it. it has been his favorite airplane for about 3 months running and i dont blame him. I dont know too much about the MDS .78, but i imagine it would be a great power system with the right nitro mixture. im thinking 20%? the plane is sweet ...

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Here are some shots of my build with a Saito 100. Going to maiden her this Saturday.










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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    shes looking sweeet pat, goodluck on the maiden. how is it balancing out with the pull/pull in the hatch?

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Right now it is just behind the carbon wing tube, I might need to move it forward a little bit, but I'm going to try it here first. I'd say the CG is at about 4.5" behind the leading edge. Anyone have some suggestions?

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Here is the finished product, going to maiden her tommorow:


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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    I had one of these, which unfortunately met an untimely end. However, it was one of the sweetest flying planes I've ever owned. I also mounted a Saito 100 and had to add a little weight to the firewall (can't remember how much) to get it to balance at the recommended point. I'm not a 3-Dr, but it flew beautifully, and I could do low inverted flybys with complete confidence.

    One change that I feel is mandatory is that I used a carb spring to hold the wings together. The first time I tried to take off with rubber bands holding the wings, the right one pulled loose and caused a rather dramatic nose over right at the moment of liftoff, which resulted i nsome customizing of the cowl. You can go to a local discount auto store and buy a variety of carb springs for less than $5.00. Oh, by the way, the supplied control horns are complete garbage. I had an elevator horn break in half in flight, but fortunately I landed with no trouble. I don't know why they supply horns that can be bent like a piece of paper. Replacing all horns with cheap plastic ones solved that problem.

    One other thing to watch for; due to the VERY light weight of this model, be very careful when taxiing with some tailwind. Without fail, the plane will nose over if no elevator is dialed in while taxiing.

    Good luck on the maiden!

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Thanks for the suggestion on the carb springs, I'll get some on my way to the field.
    I replaced all of the control horns with Du-Bros because they felt so flimsy. Hopefully
    mine will fly as good as everyone says it will.

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Maidened her today and she flew great. The best knife-edge I have ever flown and harriers were very easy. I only flew her twice, but I will get her out next weekend for sure. Great plane.

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    i just got my edge last night and it looks awsome very high quility
    i plan on using the saito 100
    jr ds811 on 6 volts
    im lookin forward to flying her i will get video and post a link once im done with it
    i love this plane so far the covering and every thang is awsome. they pack it very well lots of foam. im very happy so far

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    You will love this plane Casey. Be sure and build up the motor box. This one flies like a big bird. Lets see those videos.

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    cool we need to see some of u flying it to

    here is a link to me flying my funtana and now im puttin my stuff in the edge http://www.***********s.com/gallery/...=17768&cat=504

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Ok I got to maiden my edge last weekend.
    This plane is sweet, im so happy with it right now. Knife edge has not coupling to the belly or the cockpit, just the slightest roll. Very little.
    And I just got a new video camera last night. so I hope to have video soon, depends on weather, right now I have 2 inches of snow but it should melt by Saturday.

    So to some it up im very happy with the plane I only have 6 flights on it but the plane has no bad habits. Landings are slow and easy. It. fly’s bigger then it is and the color scheme presents well in the sky.
    So far my favorite thing to do with it is the high Alfa knife edges.

    Casey g

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    lookin forward to the vids casey! this thread needs a new one desperately...

    i got mine from horizonhobby and am puttin it together, love everything so far too.

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    ya i agree
    its snowing right now but we might have to [ut the skis on. lol i have to fly

    what moter are u using

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    How is the landing gear holding up?
    I heard some talk of the gear breaking and not taking much abuse.
    The question is not \"Is it going to crash?\".....It is \"WHEN?\"
    Fly it like you stole it!!!
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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    i only have 6 flights on it and the landing gear semes to be doing fine. i dont usaully land hard so im not the person to ask about that but i bet it will be just fine.
    casey g

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Some have said theirs is cracking, just wanted some more input before i pull the trigger on one.
    I am going to put a ys 63 in it.
    The question is not \"Is it going to crash?\".....It is \"WHEN?\"
    Fly it like you stole it!!!
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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    i have 40+ flights on mine and there is no cracking. i dont land the best either. if you are really concerned, just soak the shoulder bend in CA before attaching. that helps a lot.

    you will love this bird, i know i am.

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    Hey guys got to fly this morning with skis on the plane. It affected it a little but not much but I got some vid but not much. Dad thought he was recording but forgot to push the button lol. i will shoot more vid over the next few weekends and hopefully get a good vid.
    The thing I love the most about this plane is the knife edges. They are so sweet. And on the planes 7 flight im bringing it down in a high Alfa knife edge at about 2 to 3 foot. the plane fly’s so stable.

    Casey g

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    RE: FLITON EDGE 540 FREESTYLE they did it again

    hey guys
    the weather is lookin a lot nicer for this weekend and i plan on getting more vid so hopefully some time in the near future we will get a new vid lol
    but i still love this plane .
    casey g


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