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Old 01-08-2007, 10:40 PM
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Default 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Received the new Edge, what a plane! (See pictures) The quality is way better than the first one and I have both. The covering and construction are incredible. The fuse is a bit longer and a lot wider. There is more room than I know what to do with including a ton of space below the large front tray.
Since the fuse is wider, the wings are a bit shorter than the old Edge. The hatch has two dashboards (naturally this is a 540T) and a nice tinted canopy. As Tom said, there is more engine room. I have started the hinging process, but I'm a slow builder (have to work to pay for this stuff) so if anyone wants to jump in and start a build thread here feel free. I'll post pictures as I build and finish with a flight video hopefully soon.

A lot of thought went into this design. Good job Tom!

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:46 PM
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Forgot to mention that the pictures of the side by side fuselages and wings are a comparision of the old Edge and the new one so you could see the differance.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Thanks Capt.

I have been wondering about the changes... I know the changes have been mentioned.. but seeing pics. WOW.

I have the version one edge and absolutely love it.

Looking forward to addition pics and flight comparisons.


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Old 01-09-2007, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Hi does the new one have a built up wing instead of a foam wing?
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:58 PM
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The new ligher wings are built-up.

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:43 PM
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How wide is the cowl?
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:07 PM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

I thought the new v2 ailerons went right to the fus. In the pictues of the ones I have seen they dont. Can anyone clear that up for me?
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:49 PM
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What's the wing area? I know there was a change on the Extra.
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:28 PM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Technically this is V3 or a whole new plane that is an edge.

From what i have seen, the version with the ailerons going all the way to fuse was with the old design and old builder.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:30 PM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

V1 was original Edge 84 built in Thailand.
V1.1 was that same plane with full length ailerons.
V2 is the new one made in China.
V3 does not exist.

Wing area of V3 is 1390 sq. inches. I should have fudged it and said 1400.

Cowl width at F1 is a hair over 10".

V2 ailerons are not full length but are about twice the area of V1.1.

Compared t the V1 or V1.1 Edges, the V2 Edge flies much lighter, has way better aileron authority, little or no wing rock in an elevator or harrier, and is generally a better plane.

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Old 01-09-2007, 08:05 PM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Comparison of the cowels.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:58 PM
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AH CRAP, I might have to budget one of these in.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:26 AM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

I received mine last Friday, and I am equally impressed with the construction, finish, etc. Give me about 2 weeks and I'll have it up in the air - weather permitting here in Minnesota. Ths plane is incredibly light and strong. The covering is the best job I've seen on an ARF from the east.

My only criticism thus far is with the quality of the lettering - Up close they look sort of "hand cut". Maybe it's just the style of lettering.
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

TheFoxes,

Where do you fly, I fly over at ACRC on HWY 65? I'd like to see the new version fly this spring so I can compare it to the WH Edge I put together last summer. I see by the internet that the weather has gotten more winter like. We are in Hawaii for the rest of the month, today it will be sunny and 75.

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Old 01-14-2007, 04:11 AM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Awesome, Keep the pics and build notes commin' I will be getting one of these in a few months so the more info the better.

Is the fuse canister ready or do you need to move tank trays, etc??
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:42 AM
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There is plenty of room in the intergrated canister tunnel. You can judge for yourself from the pictures above.
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The fuse is canister ready, you don't need to move anything.

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Old 01-14-2007, 05:14 PM
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Sweet, I'm really looking forward to building this plane. I already have one of the probuilt extra 300lx's and it flies great, but from what Howie at DA Australia has told me the new WH planes are even better again. I am planning on using a DA50 for power, and probably a canister as well. They just make the sound that much nicer.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:32 PM
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Chuck:

I fly at Grassfiled up in Osseo off of 169. If we get a good thaw in March, loose the snow, I hope to put it up then.

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I fed my edge a bottle of thin CA and added some tri stock up front for peace of mind. I got the engine mounted and found that 3/8 inch spacers were needed with my 3 inch standoffs. Got the throttle and choke servos mounted and had time to make a couple instrument panels. The canopy does not even require any trimming.
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Was that plate for the throttle and choke servos there or did you add it?
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I added it.
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Default RE: 50cc Edge V2 has landed

Looking good. Are you going to run a pitts muffler or a canister?
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:36 PM
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I'm using a Bisson wraparound muffler.
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Hey RCTom:

Do I need to do any fuel proofing of my Edge? This is my first gasser - I'm used to coating everything up front with sealer.

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