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Old Apr 03, 2013, 09:30 PM
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HobbyKing 3DHK Edge 540 3D Electric 1397mm - 55"

New Edge 540 3D Electric 1397mm , they do it again....

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Ply_ARF_.html
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Old Apr 03, 2013, 09:57 PM
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What's the issue? From what I can tell your trying to imply this is a copy of the 55" 3DHS Edge which appears discontinued. I don't see the issue with them selling an old design no longer in production, it's quite common.
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Old Nov 08, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Ok friends, I like to get you some pictures about my HK 55" Edge 540.

Features from HK site:
• Superb 3D Capability
• Lightweight but Strong Construction
• CF Wing Tube, Undercarriage & Control Horns
• Pull/Pull Rudder & Ball Linked Control Rods
• High Quality Balsa/ Lite Ply Construction
• Expertly Covered in High Quality Covering
• High Gloss Painted Cowl & Wheel Pants
• Bright Colour Scheme Ideal for Orientation
• Glass fibre/Ply Motor Mount

Specs:
Wingspan: 1397mm
Length: 1313mm
Wing Area: 41.42 dm2
Flying Weight: 2000-2100g
Dry Weight: 1138g

Includes:
Instruction Manual (CD)
Spinner
All Hardware

Requires:
Your own 6ch TX/RX
50-55 Brushless Outrunner Motor
14x7 propeller
4 x Digital High Torque MG Park Servo
60A~80A ESC w/BEC
3300~3600mAh 4s Lipoly Battery

CofG: 108mm from Leading Edge of wing


On the firs I suggest you to see Mr Wargo video.....What else!
HobbyKing 3D Show - Michael Wargo flies the HK 1397mm Edge 540 (5 min 28 sec)


Now I get you some pictures of my EDGE 540:
Picture are related to building and to my finished and customized plane.
I get around 50 flights , it's a stunner 3D and easy to drive it in the air.
I prefer to not add one my video now, I can't compete with fantastic Mr Wargo video!
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 05:30 AM
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Ok the HK website shows it with different pattern, have you added the Futaba logos?
Anyone bought this recently?
As one would expect im reluctant to buy a/c from HK, especially when they usually don't offer spare parts
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 07:38 AM
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Ok the HK website shows it with different pattern, have you added the Futaba logos?
Anyone bought this recently?
As one would expect im reluctant to buy a/c from HK, especially when they usually don't offer spare parts
I'm flying this plane this time during too.
Great flyer!
The extra logos are made by myself with vinyl plotter .
About HK , they , like always , do not gat spares , and I'm disappointing about,
but it's really cheap!

Wile ,
I'm EU based, were 3DHS do not got one direct distributor.
When they will chose to sell their products in EU ,
I will happy to buy 3DHS products , like now I do for EF.
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 08:16 AM
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Personaly every single a/c bought from HK is a hit and miss. .
All needed modifications to get them right.
For me it costs $180 / £ 105 to buy airframe only

A similar size a/c that im keen on costs £240
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1477298
I can get spares and its a quality built a/c.

Obviously the cost difference is significant.
How is the built quality on the HK a/c?
Everything aligned ok?, how is the covers? Any delamination, do they look as they are cheap covers?
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 08:50 AM
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You can think like you wish, mate.
But the fact is easy explained.
In my country , if I'll buy from 3DHS in USA,
I'will pay the plane + 40% for shipping tax and vat .
So you can sure easy understand that it come out of price.

About modification,
I didn't mod nothing, it's exactly like hold 3DHs EDGE.
Some extra was added for my pleasure and simply to satisfy my skill.
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Hi mate, can you measure the aircraft weight fully loaded and weight of battery? if you could note the motor you used cant see from pic and also could you measure the plywood area where the motor cage fits? Can you also measure the area where the spar is and if I could fit a gas tank?
Also is undercarriage made out of ?
Last is the stabilizer (elevator) wing profile or flat?
Thanks
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 02:50 PM
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Also is undercarriage made out of ?
like upper I wrote CF ,, and pictures are clear .
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Last is the stabilizer (elevator) wing profile or flat?
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Stab is airfoil off course!
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 11:42 AM
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Its been a year since you had it, are you still happy with the plane?
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 08:13 AM
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I made thousand of fly with it.
I love this plane , it's a great performer .
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 05:06 PM
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guess what, HK don't sell it anymore...
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Old Aug 09, 2014, 03:21 PM
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http://www.flight-model.com
now you can buy it here.
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Hi,
this beauty could come back for sale right now. In all the other brands there is nothing like that in size, weight, beauty, whatever... I would buy for sure !
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And by the way, the Flight-model models are made by the same factory of 3DHS, Dong Guan Flight Model Co. Ltd.
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