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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:17 PM
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hows the centering on them? seem to be very close spec wise (although not identical) to the savox 1250mg, but less than half the cost. would be a great budget option if they center well. also, are you running them on 6v?
The centering is great! So far I think they are a great servo! We'll see how they hold up. And, yes, I'm running them on 6v and they are noticeably faster than the 225mg's.

I am using my 11ms mode on my dx8 with them also.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:43 PM
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The centering is great! So far I think they are a great servo! We'll see how they hold up. And, yes, I'm running them on 6v and they are noticeably faster than the 225mg's.

I am using my 11ms mode on my dx8 with them also.
that is great news, thanks for sharing!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Not sure of length as of right now. I will check sometime today. .


Hey wamsy, did you manage to get a chance to look at what length spacers you needed on the motrofly?
My bad. I am building right now. I will pop the cowling off in a bit.


Anywhere between 3/16"s and 1/4" will get you in the right area.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:14 AM
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My bad. I am building right now. I will pop the cowling off in a bit.


Anywhere between 3/16"s and 1/4" will get you in the right area.
Thanks, appreciate that. Just getting parts ready so I can start building soon and hate waiting for parts once I start building and am on a roll
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:03 AM
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The idea that edges are not precise is a little too general. The only thing that modern airframe edges seem to not do as well as an extra are snaps. This is due to the wing. Another thing that some edges tend to do is roll out of heavy elevator moves like a wall. That said much of that has to do with using a little too much throw. If guys reduce their throw a little bit or have a middle rate for elevator this can be reduced. As far as being able to perform big smooth maneuvers, on low rates, this plane will keep up with my slick 1 for 1 and nearly as good as my big gassers.
Fair enough- I don't have enough time on either to note the things you mentioned here...I'm just passing along what I've been told, mixed with my personal experience (I have an Edge from another company as well, and it is less precise than the MXS, for sure). I'm sure Trill would be happy with either airframe. In the couple of flights I have had on my on 58" edge, I did not notice what you described above, so maybe the point is moot! Buy whichever scheme you like the best!!!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:18 AM
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The 60 edge is not a high energy plane.

The 58edge to ne is easier to harrier than the mxs and is more violent. The 58 edge is freakin awesome.

Now I want both a 58" Edge and a 64" MXS! But if I can have only one, do I get the 58" Edge or the 64" MXS? l'm told that the 58" Edge has rudder and elevator authority as good as that of the MXS.

What is your experience with the flight envelopes of the two planes?
I have the EF mxs on motrolfly 4315 4s - if I had to start over I would go with a 6s setup on it (but I had a whole bunch of 4s packs that I wanted to make use of). It is great at 3d and precision in light wind or calm, but too light in wind at 5.2-lbs. Judging by wamsy's vid - the edge 58 likes the 4s setup also, just wondering how it is in 5-10 mph wind.

Only edge I have had is a 3dhs 41 and I liked it once I got used to some of the difference in rolling manuevers. Feel like there is a dampening effect when you pull up and start rolling, the speed bleeds off and u don't stall, vs extra or slick wings, hence the ability for smooth stable harrier turns at speeds slower than extra's or slicks. At least it feels that way to me.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:32 AM
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My bad. I am building right now. I will pop the cowling off in a bit.


Anywhere between 3/16"s and 1/4" will get you in the right area.
Thanks, this will give me a good idea of how forward the motor will need to go for good balance. I can play from there.

Thanks again,

Mike
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I have the EF mxs on motrolfly 4315 4s - if I had to start over I would go with a 6s setup on it (but I had a whole bunch of 4s packs that I wanted to make use of). It is great at 3d and precision in light wind or calm, but too light in wind at 5.2-lbs. Judging by wamsy's vid - the edge 58 likes the 4s setup also, just wondering how it is in 5-10 mph wind.

Only edge I have had is a 3dhs 41 and I liked it once I got used to some of the difference in rolling manuevers. Feel like there is a dampening effect when you pull up and start rolling, the speed bleeds off and u don't stall, vs extra or slick wings, hence the ability for smooth stable harrier turns at speeds slower than extra's or slicks. At least it feels that way to me.
The video I posted was in a decent amount of wind, 5-10 easy.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:49 AM
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The video I posted was in a decent amount of wind, 5-10 easy.
Looks like your Edge is flying nice and light The Sky 4S 4000 packs you're using, are they 30C or 40C? There's about a 66 gram difference between the two.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:10 AM
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The video I posted was in a decent amount of wind, 5-10 easy.
I noticed that after I watched again. Love the rotations on the tumbles!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Hot rod setup with 6s on the 58" Edge 540

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I have the EF mxs on motrolfly 4315 4s - if I had to start over I would go with a 6s setup on it (but I had a whole bunch of 4s packs that I wanted to make use of). It is great at 3d and precision in light wind or calm, but too light in wind at 5.2-lbs. Judging by wamsy's vid - the edge 58 likes the 4s setup also, just wondering how it is in 5-10 mph wind.
I'm thinking about a 6s motor for the 58" Edge to avoid adding weight to the front of the airframe. Some have reported needing to add weight to the front of the plane in order to balance it. I don't like adding dead weight to a fine 3D plane.

Anyone run both a 4s and 6s setup on the 58" Edge? What's the pros and cons on perfomance with a 4s versus 6s setup?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:15 PM
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only 4s3300 here...and I have never added weight for it to balance. Batt fits in the forward 1/2 of the motorbox/battery tray.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I started with a torque 6s setup with 3300 nanotecs. Then I switched to a 4s setup. The 6s was great because It was a bit heavier but the difference is marginal. I can still balance the 4s 4000 battery but it is on e firewall and a pain in the butt to get mounted. I actually preferred the 6s flight characteristics better because it carried it's energ better in tumbles and was a little bit easier on my esc. All that said, i have a great torque motor for sale and a NIP airboss elite 80A ESC if you are interested.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:40 PM
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What's the power sweetspot for this model? 1200watts?
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