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Old Sep 07, 2012, 10:05 AM
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New Product
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.

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:
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 11:05 AM
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OMG! this so sweeeeeeeeet! can't wait to fly this thing
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Feda,

That looks very cool indeed!

How will the price compare to the 48" Skywings??
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Old 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.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Nice! Shortlisted in my to buy list!
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Beautiful piece of foam you got there!

How much??

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Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:44 PM
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I like the plane, but hate the canopy. It needs to be all blue or black.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:45 PM
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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.

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Old Sep 07, 2012, 05:05 PM
How many planes is too many?
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Wow! Very impressive .



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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKchEKl6DYo

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)
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 05:40 PM
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I do not need another plane, AHHHHH!!!
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I want one! An un-painted one so I can do my own design ... yeah!
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Very nice. I'll be watching.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 06:47 PM
How many planes is too many?
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I do not need another plane, AHHHHH!!!
Yes you do .
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Yes you do .
You are a bad influence. I do like me an Edge though.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 09:35 PM
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You are a bad influence. I do like me an Edge though.
Well get another one!
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