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Old Jun 12, 2015, 11:45 AM
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A friend has the HK edge V3, we have been trying to figure it out for a while & came to the conclusion it works well as a sport/aerobatic plane but is not really a 3d machine.
I personally think its more of a red bull racer, look at it like that & its a nice little plane but if you hope for it to stand up against the airframes ckleanth mentioned it may be a disappointment.
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Old Aug 04, 2015, 07:02 PM
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Just bought a red one from the UK warehouse. It has come with the revised U shaped metal joiner for the elevator but I will still add 2mm carbon rods to support each half of the tailplane like post 104. My question is what about the vertical fin - have there been problems with it? does it also need strengthening?
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Old Aug 05, 2015, 01:52 AM
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vertical fin is fine
still got the carnage from my old one if anyone wants the main wings for a tenner they are fine.
remember 3d planes need to be light so...build it light
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Old Aug 06, 2015, 04:35 PM
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Thanks for the reply, I'll leave the fin as standard. Might have been interested in the wings if you had been based close to me.
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 09:30 AM
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I have just got around to putting the Edge 540 together and I have a problem with the aileron servo mounting. I am using a Savox 0255 and the servo will not seat fully down at the rear mount. It hits the underside of the sheeting on the top of the wing before it seats against the mount. I do not consider the Savox 0255 to be deeper than average, Have others had this problem and what did you do?
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 02:57 PM
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I have just got around to putting the Edge 540 together and I have a problem with the aileron servo mounting. I am using a Savox 0255 and the servo will not seat fully down at the rear mount. It hits the underside of the sheeting on the top of the wing before it seats against the mount. I do not consider the Savox 0255 to be deeper than average, Have others had this problem and what did you do?
Comparing the savox 0255 with the hs 5085 (more or less same torque but savox slightly faster) the Savox is taller but smaller in width and length. I can't remember what I've done with my old edge but on my ef extra the servo bottom touch slightly the opposing side covering (from the inside) but it was never a problem. If you have balsa where it touch maybe sandwich a bit of ply between the servo and wing or dig the part of balsa tgat wont allow the servo to sit in properly..
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for your reply, I have removed some of the balsa that the servo is fouling on and raised the mounting seat with 1/32 ply. This combination has solved the problem satisfactorily.
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Old Apr 14, 2016, 10:03 AM
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My edge 540 V3 1200mm

I finally got my Edge 540 V3 1200mm finished and got some flying in with it. Mine came with the metal elevator joiner but I still put 2mm carbon struts from the tailplane down to the bottom of the fuselage. Flies great, I'm more of an aerobatic flier than 3D so I have got my CG ahead of the recommended position and am using a 3s 3000mAh LiPo. As this model is based on Canadian Pete Mcleod's Red Bull aircraft I'm going to put his racing number 84 on the wing and add a pilot figure. Photo attached
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ukengineman, it looks good and like the Red Bull look.



I see in some of the older post that this plane isn't liked as much as extreme flight or some of the others. YES. This plane is not as nimble as those.
But,,, if you go back into the 80's with this kit. They would not be able to keep them in the stores. It would have been top of the line AFR.
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Maidened today!
Great plane.
Satisfied
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My set up is as follows:

BL: Keda 36-16M
ESC: YEP 45
Turnigy TGY 306G rudder servo
Corona 939MG elevator and ailerons servos
Orange RX 620 Spekytrum with fail safe
Orange RX R100 satellite receiver
Zyppy 3S 2200 35C LIPO
APC 12x6 E propeller
51 mm spinner

The overall weight of the HK EDGE 540 is 1350 grams.
The model is well balanced......................................
and the CoG is at the same location as indicated by the manufacturer..
Maidened!
Some changes:
Esc yep 80
Jr Dmss 6 ch receiver
Turnigy graphene 2200 3s 45c lipo

A roket in the sky ....and a gentle plane when landing.
Next days more 3d test flights will be performed

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Edge 540 V3

Heres my Edge!

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