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Old Sep 24, 2015, 02:29 PM
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E-Flite (Staufenbiel) Red Bull Edge 540 BNF Basic 1320mm/52"







Staufenbiel Red Bull Edge 540 BNF Basic (2 min 10 sec)


Key Features

Officially licensed Flying Bulls trim scheme
AS3X® technology for rock-solid flight stability
4-channel control including a steerable tail wheel
Two-piece, plug-in wings and stabilizers with composite tube spar
Spektrum™ 6-channel AR636A DSMX® receiver (installed)
High-torque, 32-size brushless 760Kv motor (installed)
60-amp brushless ESC w/3A SBEC (installed)
4× Spektrum digital, metal-gear micro servos (installed)
Lightweight construction with durable Z-Foam™ material
Realistic spinner and 3-blade propeller
Clear canopy and cockpit detail including pilot figure

Needed To Complete

2400mAh 4S 14.8V 25C Li-Po battery
AC/DC 4S Li-Po Compatible Balance Charger
4+ channel, full-range 2.4GHz transmitter with Spektrum™ DSM2®/DSMX® technology

Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Fuel Type: Electric
Material: Foam
Wingspan: 52 in (1320mm)
Length: 50 in (1270mm)
Flying Weight: 3.7 lb (1680g)
Motor Size: Brushless Out runner Motor 3948-KV760
Recommended Motor Battery: 14.8V 2600mAh 25C Li-Po
Minimum Required Radio: 4 Channel
Servos: 4 × 17g digital metal gear servo
Trimscheme Colors: Licensed Red Bull trim scheme
CG (Center of Gravity): 3.15 in (80mm) from leading edge
Propeller Size: 13×5 3-Blade
Minimum Speed Control: 60A Brushless ESC
Aileron: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: No
Retracts: No
Approximate Flight Time: 6 minutes
Landing Gear: Yes
Steering: Yes
Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 03:53 PM
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I love the looks and I am a big fan of Edges but not sure if it was the wind or a pilot not familiar to the plane but it is not flying nice on HH video, it is all over the place and even landing seemed a little challenging.
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 05:27 PM
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Didn't look too impressive did it? Not crisp and locked at all, unlike most AS3X models . I'm wondering if that was even the HH version in the video. If that's how it flies, I would rather go for something from Precision Aero/3DHS. Price is not bad though.
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 07:43 PM
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I was interested until I saw that video, I'm wondering if they did the demo in the wind because it did not look locked in at all. If one of my planes couldn't fly a decent straight line I'd sell it.
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 07:51 PM
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It's the same airplane as the FMS Edge 540 V3 sold at Motion with an AS3X receiver added.

With most of my dealings with AS3X, I'd rather not have it.
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 08:10 PM
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It's the same airplane as the FMS Edge 540 V3 sold at Motion with an AS3X receiver added.

With most of my dealings with AS3X, I'd rather not have it.
Bingo! I forgot about the HH/FMS deal.

And I agree, I am not a fan of the AS3X recievers, they are more trouble than they are worth and I don't like the need to set up my planes with an iPhone. I use the Bavarian Demon which is basically plug and play simple, yet performs amazingly well.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 10:23 AM
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This is the first time I've seen this name Staufenbiel affiliated with an Horizon product. Noticed the new Red Bull F4U Corsair also uses the same branding. Are they the designer or manufacturer?
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Bingo! I forgot about the HH/FMS deal.

And I agree, I am not a fan of the AS3X recievers, they are more trouble than they are worth and I don't like the need to set up my planes with an iPhone. I use the Bavarian Demon which is basically plug and play simple, yet performs amazingly well.
For the price of a Cortex -$250!!!!!!!!!, I can buy a whole plane or two ARFs. So not worth it. On a Carbon Z Cub, the difference between a PNP and the AS3X model is $20. Where I fly next to the ocean it's always windy and the AR636A works very well because it comes pre programmed for that plane. No fuss, no muss and NO PROGRAMMING.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 06:08 PM
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For the price of a Cortex -$250!!!!!!!!!, I can buy a whole plane or two ARFs. So not worth it. On a Carbon Z Cub, the difference between a PNP and the AS3X model is $20. Where I fly next to the ocean it's always windy and the AR636A works very well because it comes pre programmed for that plane. No fuss, no muss and NO PROGRAMMING.
Well, yeah, the Cortex is a great deal now that they dropped the price to $249, they used to be $350. Seriously though, they are worth it too me as they are just that freakin' good! Plus it's very easy to move one unit between many planes, takes less then 5 minute to move between planes. I have had up to 5 planes sharing a single gyro so that is really just about 50 bucks per plane. I fly a lot of 3D midsized balsa planes so the Cortex is really designed for that type of thing, I wouldn't put any other gyro in my planes.

I actually liked the AS3X that came in my Carbon Z Cub, it worked pretty well straight out of the box and didn't have any of the strange stuff the AR636 seems to have.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 10:07 PM
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This is the first time I've seen this name Staufenbiel affiliated with an Horizon product. Noticed the new Red Bull F4U Corsair also uses the same branding. Are they the designer or manufacturer?
Neither. They're a German-based FMS reseller.
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Old Sep 27, 2015, 10:07 AM
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So this plane is the follwing plane:

Blue
http://www.fmsmodel.com/airplanedeta...irplane&ID=135
Red
http://www.fmsmodel.com/airplanedeta...irplane&ID=153

I prefer those two colors. I believe it will be a good plane. What you believe?

So FMS is been bought from HH? I want one of this and one Extra 300 from FMS or HH.
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Old Sep 27, 2015, 06:39 PM
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Well, FMS doesn't make bad planes and honestly the AR635 rx that I tweaked the gains flies awesome so I assuming the video was made on a bad day with maybe lots of gusts or again the pilot wasn't that familiar with the plane because it is clear the plane is all over the place. I liked the red bull scheme but FMS seems more visible in the sky. I will wait to see a good hands on review.
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Old Oct 25, 2015, 02:53 PM
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This Product is in stock ...

... at last 😊
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Old Nov 18, 2015, 08:57 AM
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just picked up one of these , one of the best looking foamie planes i have seen paint is flawless
much better than a parkzone or eflite . i hope to maiden tommorow as the weather is bad today
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Old Nov 18, 2015, 02:38 PM
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