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Introducing The New 50cc Edge 540 ARF-QB!

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Old 11-22-2009, 05:51 PM
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Ya know, I hate to throw anyone under the bus, but I have given up on mine! I just gutted it to be a beautiful static display in my shop. I loved the way it flew, but I couldn't get it to settle down on landings. There is quite a bit of possitive incidence in the main wing( can be seen if you look at the picture, on their site, with the wing removed from the fuse, look at the relationship of the holes) I talked to Mark about the incidence, and he said this made it fly better, and it does fly awesome, I just can't handle the landings. I dreaded flying just because of that. There are a lot of things that can be done to overcome the issues, but in my experience, the incidence was put in to combat something else, and I don't feel like fighting ghosts. I have approx. 6 Edge 540's, and none of them have issues like this one, so I felt it best to lay this one to rest peacfully, as opposed to the inevitable!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:32 AM
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Default RE: Introducing The New 50cc Edge 540 ARF-QB!

RC Pile It,

I am sorry to hear you were having problems with your 50cc Edge. I talked with Mark about this today to see what he felt was going on and it seems that you might be a little tail heavy.

Did you ever measure the wing incidence?

What problems are you having? We have sold several hundred of the 50cc and 100cc Edge 540’s with great success.

Let me know if you have any questions

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Old 11-23-2009, 11:30 AM
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Hey Rocco, I didn't measure....I don't have a meter, as I trust, and love your planes, I have never needed one! Mark, and I had discussed this a while back, and he mentioned pushing the CG back a little. This made no difference, neither had moving it forward. It's no big deal, as I said, I have moved on, and will continue to buy, and fly Aeroworks planes!
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:59 AM
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RC Pile It,

Sorry, it didn’t work out with the Edge but thank you for your continued support!

Let me know if you have any further questions

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Old 11-23-2009, 03:02 PM
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I crudely measured and calculated 1.9 degrees with reference to the canopy/hatch line on RC Pile it's plane.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:50 PM
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Hey There! I talked to Rocco this morning, and he said that there is zero incidence between the main, and horz., and a little bit on thrust line, but that was it. He made it clear to me that the canopy line isn't a true line to follow, we needed to set the horz. as a reference(zero) then measure everything from there...The fuse will fly in a tail high attitude, but all of the surfaces are true to each other in the air. We couldn't come up with any solutions to my problem, and with the plane no longer flyable, we will probably never know, but he assured me that they are on their third build cycle(refering to quantity sold), so they have sold a bunch, and no other problems have surfaced, so maybe mine was just a balance issue, or some other isolated occurrence.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:20 AM
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Is there any more video of this new edge?

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Old 12-04-2009, 08:26 PM
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Can smoeone measure the inside width of the cowl about 2" back from the front.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:38 PM
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9.5"

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Old 12-05-2009, 01:43 PM
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:26 AM
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Hi Rocco, or Mark,
I'm looking to get me one of these new edge's coming this early spring. (wish I could now with the sale, but x-mass) Anyways, I'm thinking of the new 3W55xi, for the motor. But it is on the heavier side, compared to DA. My question is: on the bottom of the plane. The hatches, can I remove all of them, plus the blind nuts. And just recover over the holes. Just trying to save some weight. Will this put the strength of the model in jeopardy in any way.
Also, Is the model made where I can put the rudder servo in the tail?

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Old 12-11-2009, 02:42 PM
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Don,

Yes, you can remove the bottom hatch covers and cover over the holes with Ultracote. This will Not affect the strength of the plane. However, we remove the front hatch below the engine box and use the tunnel and bottom hatch cutouts to provide more hot air exit airflow. This allows you Not to have to cut out the bottom of the cowl as much giving the plane a very clean look and provides excellent airflow.

Let me know if you have any further questions

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Don,

Yes, you can remove the bottom hatch covers and cover over the holes with Ultracote. This will Not affect the strength of the plane. However, we remove the front hatch below the engine box and use the tunnel and bottom hatch cutouts to provide more hot air exit airflow. This allows you Not to have to cut out the bottom of the cowl as much giving the plane a very clean look and provides excellent airflow.

Let me know if you have any further questions

Thanks
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Thanks Rocco,
What about the rudder servo. Is there a place to mount it in the rear?

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:37 PM
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Don,

Yes there is a cut out at the rear of the fuse for the rudder servo


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Old 12-21-2009, 03:45 PM
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Default RE: Introducing The New 50cc Edge 540 ARF-QB!

Has anybody tried this plane with a G-62? If so, how does if fly?
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:54 PM
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Just an FYI

I have a DA-50 in mine smoke ready (without pump) and the weight comes in at 18# 5oz - without the smoke you will be below 18#. Haven't flown yet - need spring to come here...
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:32 PM
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do you have the zenoah already?
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:11 PM
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Hi, i'm a question about landing for the Edge, do you make a landing whit a "Flaperon" or whitout a FLAP.What is a percentage for the "Flaperon."
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YES I HAVE THE ZENOHA NOW.
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some people on my field has the Edge and they dont use flaperon...this Edge lands at crazy low speed and smooth.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:46 AM
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I'm search a program for the Edge50cc for a Futaba 12Z or 14MZ whit a prog mix, d/r and all for the best flight.
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Anyone else have flight reports on this plane. Looks pretty sweet, but would like to hear some more feedback on 'em in the air.

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I'm looking for my first 3D aerobatic plane. I would like to go with a 50cc engine. Would the yak or the extra 300 be a good choice? Should I go with the edge. I have been flying for a long time. I just built a super stearman with a 50cc dl and smoke system and I love it. I would like to try somthing new that will help me build up my flying skills. Thanks for any help !!
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Default RE: Introducing The New 50cc Edge 540 ARF-QB!

DEF. CHECK OUT THE NEW TOP DAWG AVIATION RACING EDGE 540, IT IS THE LIGHTEST IN ITS CLASS AND HAS THE LONGEST WINGSPAN. BEST 3D PLANE ON THE MARKET RIGHT NOW IF YOU ASK ME!
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DEF. CHECK OUT THE NEW TOP DAWG AVIATION RACING EDGE 540, IT IS THE LIGHTEST IN ITS CLASS AND HAS THE LONGEST WINGSPAN. BEST 3D PLANE ON THE MARKET RIGHT NOW IF YOU ASK ME!
I think your statements would be better directed in the general forum. One thing to look at is the fact that Aeroworks has been around for almost 20 years, we know how to build airplanes and we know how to do it right. Not saying that Dopdawgs new product wont be good, but in this day and in this economy isn't it a good idea to stay with a company you know will be around for the long haul for parts support and overall product support?

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