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Old 04-09-2014, 07:31 AM
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I picked this up at the swap meet a few weeks ago and thought it was made by E-flite since it has all E-flite electronics in it. But there is nothing on their website to indicate they've ever made this. I looked at Fliton and a few others with no luck. Do any of your recognize it? The wingspan is 38 1/4 inches and it is powered by a park 480 motor.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:57 AM
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I'm thinking it's a scratch built. It's wearing a color scheme that was designed by Jason Shulman for Carf who owns the rights to that scheme. The 3M Extra in my avatar is one of these airplanes.
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I doubt it's scratch built. nearly everything in the fuselage is laser cut plywood. I realize it could be a recover job, but it doesn't look like it. I don't see any evidence of old adhesive left on the wood or old crash damage that would have necessitated a recover. It has an ARF look and feel to it if that makes any sense. That said, maybe somebody knows of a kit that would match the description of this plane?

If it helps at all, the structure is built really light, too light in some places. The LG block was broken when I got it, and I've already snapped the motor box on a not terribly hard landing. That made me think Fliton at first since they are known for poor durability in some of their planes. But they don't seem to have ever made an Edge this size.

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