48-in Scale EPP Edge-540 Co-developed by Wattaplane and Skywing
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.
Some notable video posts in this thread: (periodically updated)
The video build manual from the manufacturer:
The very first flyig video of the prototye:
Video: another prototype flown by VR Eyedoc:
Video: the same prototype flown by feda:
Video: groovejet's first video of the plane:
Video: groovejet's second video of the plane:
Video: many full-power dives and spins:
Video: slow rolls and a torque-roll tail-slide: