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Old 01-09-2010, 03:18 AM
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Hey Guys and Gals.

The weather is not very good for flying this weekend. One of my Friends asked if I would help build his new EF Edge. I said sure. It's a great time to hang out and check out the new Edge 540T from Extreme Flight. He rolled in this afternoon and we got the plane out of the box and inspected everything. I'm very impressed with the quality and design of this plane. The covering was in great shape and had the fewest wrinkles of any ARF i've pulled out of the box. I've already had the opportunity to fly one and it was impressive to say the least. I have a couple more friends showing up tomorrow to check out the plane and help put it together. I'll take some more pictures tomorrow.

Here's whats going in it:
DA-50R
ES Composites Pipe
Graphtec CF Spinner
Vess 23A
5) Hitec 7955's (Ailerons, Elevators, and Rudder)
4) 1.5" SWB Arms
1) 4" SWB offset arm
SWB Pull/Pull Adjusters
Hitec 5625 (Throttle)
Hitec HD Extensions
Wrong Way RC A123 Batteries
Rcxel Optic Ignition Kill
Fromeco Wolverine Switch
EF Fuel Dot



Everyone feel free to post pictures of your builds.

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:27 AM
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Nice!
Old 01-09-2010, 11:23 AM
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I'm here. [8D]
Old 01-09-2010, 02:58 PM
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That is a piece of art work!! Beautiful plane EF, good luck with your build!!
Old 01-10-2010, 05:30 AM
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sweet! looks good nice construction, i have been looking at their extra 300 but this one might push me over the edge !
Old 01-10-2010, 05:40 AM
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is that aluminum angle stalk for the landing gear in pic #8 i see, Looks Beefy
Old 01-10-2010, 10:52 AM
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Yep it makes sure the fuse doesn't get damaged if the gear takes a big hit. Works awesome. I've tested it on the Extra and the fuse was immaculate. It's hard to believe that the fuse doesn't get damaged from how hard you can pan cake it in. That long aluminum angle was a great idea who ever thought of it at EF.

Before and after pic's. Cleans up pretty nice.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:52 PM
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mine should be here next week. I'd like to wait on the new DA60 (even though theres no official word), but I'm not waiting that long!
Old 01-10-2010, 09:02 PM
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I got one on Christmas Day (thank you, Santa Clause!!) and it looks GOOD. I've got the Red/White/Blue color scheme, and I've got it RTF now. I've gotten a tank and a half through my engine. My set-up isn't as good as yours as I'm only using one 7955 and have PowerHD servos on ail and ele. I also have the Fromeco Badger switch instead of the Wolverine. I also have an MPI alu spinner instead of a CF spinner. It built quick and looks good. It's my first 50cc plane and I'm really anxious to get it in the air. I love the way Edges fly, and if EF produces planes half as good as I keep hearing I know it'll be a winner. If this plane flies half as good as it looks, it'll be a winner. I wasn't too fond of either scheme online, but now that I've got it I REALLY like the color scheme.

Besides 3 wrinkles in the covering (one of which I caused), this plane is absolutely immaculate! Honestly one of the best looking planes I've ever seen. I'm glad I stepped-up and went with Extreme Flight! Hopefully the maiden will be either Wednesday or Thursday of this week (depending on the weather). I'll let y'all know how the flight goes.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:55 PM
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:06 AM
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is that aluminum angle stalk for the landing gear in pic #8 i see, Looks Beefy
It's very strong like the EF Yak and Extra.
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What glue did you use on the horns and hinges? It looks clear in that little cup you're using but then I see it foaming up in another pic.
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What glue did you use on the horns and hinges? It looks clear in that little cup you're using but then I see it foaming up in another pic.

I was putting a little water in the hinge pockets with a Q-Tip. I used the New Gorilla Glue that dries twice as fast. It's clear when you put it in and dries white. You have to be quick with it because it goes off fast. It foams out while you are getting the hinges in and lined up. Once you get that initial foam cleaned up it's done. I like it better than the old brown GG than seems to take hours to get all the foam cleaned up. I hinged the surface first let them dry about an hour then gule the other side.

I used 30 min Epoxy with a little milled fiberglass mixed in on the horns. I always glue the horn in like normal then slightly warm the horn with a heat gun. The Epoxy will thin down and soak in nice when a little heat is applied.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:41 AM
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The build went very well. Everything fit together great. I didn't find a single loose glue joint on the the whole plane. All the incidences were spot on. The mounting holes for the DA-50 were laser marked on the firewall so all you had to do was drill the holes. The landing gear was all predrilled so it was a simple bolt on. The pipe was very easy to install. It would even be quicker with the dave brown pipe mount. My friend had ordered one, but it hadn't come in. I just cut one out of liteply like I usually do on my planes. Several friends drove over to come check out the plane. Everyone was impressed. The only things left to do are install the throttle servo, fuel tank, RX, batteries, pull/pull and cut the cowl.
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So..... you got what......15 to 20 hours left to finish the plane?
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So..... you got what......15 to 20 hours left to finish the plane?
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It usually takes me 20 or 30 more. I usually make all my own extensions with deans connectors, build my own A123's, etc.
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I got one on Christmas Day (thank you, Santa Clause!!) and it looks GOOD. I've got the Red/White/Blue color scheme, and I've got it RTF now. I've gotten a tank and a half through my engine. My set-up isn't as good as yours as I'm only using one 7955 and have PowerHD servos on ail and ele. I also have the Fromeco Badger switch instead of the Wolverine. I also have an MPI alu spinner instead of a CF spinner. It built quick and looks good. It's my first 50cc plane and I'm really anxious to get it in the air. I love the way Edges fly, and if EF produces planes half as good as I keep hearing I know it'll be a winner. If this plane flies half as good as it looks, it'll be a winner. I wasn't too fond of either scheme online, but now that I've got it I REALLY like the color scheme.

Besides 3 wrinkles in the covering (one of which I caused), this plane is absolutely immaculate! Honestly one of the best looking planes I've ever seen. I'm glad I stepped-up and went with Extreme Flight! Hopefully the maiden will be either Wednesday or Thursday of this week (depending on the weather). I'll let y'all know how the flight goes.

Good luck on the maiden.[sm=thumbup.gif]

I've already got to fly one. It's a Awesome flying plane. I was amazed how well it tracked also. Edges don't tend to be the best tracking but this plane feels like it's on a rail. The 3D performance was very impressive.
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Thanks, I'll let everyone know how it goes. This plane should far outpace me in terms of its capabilities, and that's what I'm looking forward to! It's just so pretty I think I just want to stare at it all day long.
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Yep it makes sure the fuse doesn't get damaged if the gear takes a big hit. Works awesome. I've tested it on the Extra and the fuse was immaculate. It's hard to believe that the fuse doesn't get damaged from how hard you can pan cake it in. That long aluminum angle was a great idea who ever thought of it at EF.

Before and after pic's. Cleans up pretty nice.
Thats awesome I'm sold ....I have pancaked landing gear allot less than that and the outcome wasn't pretty. Thats Slick!!!
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Looks like you had enough help there!
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Yeah can ya'll come over to my house to help me with mine when I get one?
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Yeah can ya'll come over to my house to help me with mine when I get one?

That's the way to do it. Looks like Charles has a great pit crew. I have a decent pit crew, but they are no good after a beverage or twelve.
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Yeah It's great to have a lot of good friends.

I couldn't resist any more.

I have a Blue/Yellow/Silver Edge on the way.

Here is what I plan to outfit it with

DA-50R
ES Composites Pipe
Graphtech 4" Carbon spinner
Elevators- 7955's 2" SWB arms
Ailerons- 7955's 1.5" SWB arms
Rudder- 7955 4" offset SWB arm & SWB adjusters
Throttle- 5625
20oz soda bottle fuel tank
R921 RX
Optic Kill & Tach from WrongWay RC
Custom Switch
Harris wiring
Harris 2300mah A123 RX Battery
Harris 1100mah A123 Ign. Battery




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Well, I maidened the plane today. It is incredible! I didn't find a flaw. Even in HAKE it was sturdy. Roll rate was great. KE required 10% roll mixing opposite rudder (right rudder rolled the plane right). Hover was solid albeit brief. Verticals seemed to have no issues. I did one gentle wall and it snapped up like a champ with no hint of falling out of it. Snaps were nice and crisp. Harriers were sturdy. With my forward CG, it had a HINT of wing rock doing an elevator...but I realized that I had both ailerons drooping about a quarter inch, fixed that, and it fixed the wing rock. The plane is floaty, but doesn't balloon on landing. It reacts gently but promptly and does everything that I asked of it. I have the sneaking suspicion that this plane is going to outfly me for a LONG, LONG time. If anyone is considering this plane and is holding off for any reason...stop holding off. The only flaw I had is that I didn't secure the tail wheel properly and lost part of the tail wheel assembly on one of the flights...but that's definitely my fault. For the record, I used some down elevator to get the tail off of the ground...and I flew it again anyway .

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