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#1 feda Sep 07, 2012 10:05 AM

48-in Scale EPP Edge-540 Co-developed by Wattaplane and Skywing
 
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to present our very new 3D Edge-540!

It's a very exciting product, possibly a start for a new class of EPP 3D planes.

It has a FULL-fuselage with a round canopy and a round engine cowl. What's amazing is that the canopy and the cowl are also made of EPP skin!!! As a result, we have achieved to keep the AUW of the new plane the same as that of those 48-in Skywing planes! So I expect the new plane to fly as well as or better than those already fantastic Skywing planes! And it can use the same equipment that is good for other 48-in 3D foamies.

You will find many nice features in this plane such as:
- light-weight but stiff airframe;
- super large control surfaces;
- 60+ degree throws;
- nice and tall vertical tail;
- detachable wing held by magnets;
- airfoil vertical and horizontal tails;
- carbon fiber landing gear;
- scale-look tail wheel;
- spinner and wheel pants; and so on.
(All features are subject to change.)

I am waiting for a prototype of the plane for testing. Stay tuned for more info.

Meanwhile, let's look at some photos of the prototype.

Cheers,

feda

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Some notable video posts in this thread: (periodically updated)

The video build manual from the manufacturer:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=197

The very first flyig video of the prototye:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=50

Video: another prototype flown by VR Eyedoc:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=91

Video: the same prototype flown by feda:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=96

Video: groovejet's first video of the plane:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=121

Video: groovejet's second video of the plane:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=167

Video: many full-power dives and spins:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=101

Video: slow rolls and a torque-roll tail-slide:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=175




Photos:

#2 freesex Sep 07, 2012 11:05 AM

OMG! this so sweeeeeeeeet! can't wait to fly this thing

#3 KE Spin Sep 07, 2012 11:46 AM

Feda,

That looks very cool indeed! :cool:

How will the price compare to the 48" Skywings?? :popcorn:

#4 freesex Sep 07, 2012 12:34 PM

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Hey Guys,

Feda sent me a couple of more sneak preview pictures, would like to share with you guys.

#5 xzuberance Sep 07, 2012 01:23 PM

Nice! Shortlisted in my to buy list!

#6 Buzzed Sep 07, 2012 03:39 PM

Beautiful piece of foam you got there!

How much??

:):popcorn::cool:

#7 boredom.is.me Sep 07, 2012 03:44 PM

I like the plane, but hate the canopy. It needs to be all blue or black.

#8 Buzzed Sep 07, 2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boredom.is.me (Post 22669642)
I like the plane, but hate the canopy. It needs to be all blue or black.

That would take 5 minutes to paint. IMHO a solid color would look great.

:)

#9 groovejet Sep 07, 2012 05:05 PM

Wow! Very impressive :D.



Edit 2 Nov 2012:
Since there have been a few queries about where to buy this plane, here are some links to sites that sell it:

http://www.bestvaluerc.com in China
http://www.wattaplane.com in Canada
http://usa.wattaplane.com/shop/default.asp in the USA

Edit 2 Nov 2012:
Here is a visual summary of some videos of the plane:

The video build manual from the manufacturer:
A Video Manual for the 48-in Scale EPP Wattaplane/Skywing Edge (12 min 1 sec)


The very first flying video of the prototype:
Wattaplane EPP Edge Prototype First Video (4 min 34 sec)


Video: another prototype flown by VR Eyedoc:
VR Eyedoc Flies 48-in Wattaplane Edge-540 (4 min 17 sec)


Video: the same prototype flown by feda:
feda Flies Wattaplane Edge Prototype (3 min 46 sec)


Video: groovejet's favourite of his videos of the plane:
Skywing 48" Edge - Balsa-like Flight Feel in a Foamy Skin (1 min 47 sec)


Video: groovejet's third flight:
Skywing 48" Edge - Flight #3 of This Awesome Plane 14 Oct 2012 (2 min 41 sec)


Video: many full-power dives and spins:
48-in Wattaplane Edge's High Energy Moves (2 min 33 sec)


Video: slow rolls and a torque-roll tail-slide:
Flywing Wattaplane Edge-540 on a Calm Autumn Day (4 min 29 sec)

#10 jetinteriorguy Sep 07, 2012 05:40 PM

I do not need another plane, AHHHHH!!!:popcorn:

#11 chopper62 Sep 07, 2012 06:13 PM

I want one! An un-painted one so I can do my own design ... yeah!

#12 stevelmaa Sep 07, 2012 06:21 PM

Very nice. I'll be watching.

#13 groovejet Sep 07, 2012 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jetinteriorguy (Post 22670625)
I do not need another plane, AHHHHH!!!:popcorn:

Yes you do :D.

#14 jetinteriorguy Sep 07, 2012 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by groovejet (Post 22671132)
Yes you do :D.

You are a bad influence. I do like me an Edge though.:popcorn:

#15 boredom.is.me Sep 07, 2012 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jetinteriorguy (Post 22672345)
You are a bad influence. I do like me an Edge though.:popcorn:

Well get another one! :o


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