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Twisted Hobbys / RC Factory - 39" EPP 540 Edge - Build Thread

Introducting Twisted Hobbys' newest addition...

RC Factory's Extreme and 3D Aerobatic

39" 540 EDGE


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Taking things to the next level in 2013 with an all new ground up 39” EPP design we welcome RcFactory newest model.... the RCF Edge 540. Those that are familiar with the previous 39” models will appreciate the new hardware and construction including rear tail control push rod assemblies with adjustablity and new EPP bracing for easy assembly. While creating a new ground up airframe the dual aileron servos have now been re-located which creates a flush/clean look. The over all flight envelope has greatly increased, giving it unreal control authority. Increased roll rate was also achieved with the addition of outer counter balance tabs. This model was designed for the pilot wanting to learn the “next step” and also as an alternative for those who might be considering a balsa 3d model.

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Looking to step up from a 32", but don't want the size of a 48"?

"It's as durable as a 32, flies better than a 48. The airfoil
makes a huge difference in precision, harriers, and
feeling like balsa."
-- Cody Wojcik
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Specifications:

• Wing Span = 39"
• AUV: 350-400g
• Full EPP construction
• Carbon Fiber landing gear
• Extra-large control surfaces
• Incredible control authority
• Smooth pattern performance
• Ideal 3D trainer
• EPP Durability

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Recommended Required Components:

•45-55g 1000kv brushless motor
•20-30A ESC
•Micro Receiver
•(4) 10-16g Servo’s
•10x3.8/10x4.7 Slow Fly Prop
•3s 600-1200mah Lipo


*** Available at: http://www.twistedhobbys.com/RCF-39-...9-Edge-540.htm ***

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The 39" 540 Edge - Build and Information Post...


Worth Noting....

1.) Carbon Fiber Landing Included
2.) All new Design and Construction
3.) Airfoiled wing
4.) No Carbon Ladder Bracing
5.) Counter Balance sections on the Ailerons

Links....
Airframe - http://www.twistedhobbys.com/RCF-39-...9-Edge-540.htm
Crack Power Combo - http://www.twistedhobbys.com/Power-C...o-CS-38-39.htm
Standard Power Combo -http://www.twistedhobbys.com/Power-C...dard-38-39.htm

RCFactory Manual:
cover page - http://www.rc-factory.cz/ke-stazeni/dokument-797-1.pdf
section 1 - http://www.rc-factory.cz/ke-stazeni/dokument-797-2.pdf
section 2 - http://www.rc-factory.cz/ke-stazeni/dokument-797-3.pdf
section 3 - http://www.rc-factory.cz/ke-stazeni/dokument-797-4.pdf
section 4 - http://www.rc-factory.cz/ke-stazeni/dokument-797-5.pdf
section 5 - http://www.rc-factory.cz/ke-stazeni/dokument-797-6.pdf

Twisted Hobbys' Manual - http://www.twistedhobbys.com/media/5...al%20v001e.pdf
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Please keep an eye on the first couple posts of this thread, over the next couple days and week or so.... there will be lots of new information that shows up!
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DX8 Program Template
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For those that want a place to start on their DX8 see the two files below for programing. Please note that every model and setup is different and this should only be used as reference, you will still need to make sure that you are not over traveling and that things are all going the right direction.
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The 39" EPP Edge 540. It is an amazing new plane!! It flies really well in the wind. With the new airfoil it tracks really nice! I hope everybody loves this plane as much as I do! I'm running the stock power combo with the 3 cell 600 mah battery. This is the easiest hovering plane I know of. The harrier rolls are easy to perform with this plane also. I found the battery to be centered on spar for my c/g to be good.
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Twisted Hobbys 39" EPP Edge 540 RC Airplane (4 min 13 sec)


This is a great new plane! I can't wait to see some other videos out and how other people like this plane. It knife edges really well with help from the air foil.
Happy flying!
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Twisted Hobbys Edge 540 39" EPP RC Airplane (2 min 47 sec)
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I bought the Sbach just a little too soon. I really like this one!
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Another one to add to the hangar of foam. These are the best foamies hands down! I love my Sbach's in the 39'' and 48''. The Edge looks sweet!



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I've had the opportunity to build one of these already and I have to say this 39" builds just as easy as the 32" ers, maybe easier. The servo slots were really nice, and so was the motor mount.
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I can't wait to get this thing in the air. The build is going well. Got to add the rudder and push rods and motor and we will be flying soon! I wish I didn't have to go to school today.

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Nice Benton! I guess I better get to ordering! I was just about to order a Yak 55 too.
Do I need both?



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nice shot benton... i wanted to see that airfoiled wing a bit better.. thanks.

i gotta get a larger foamy, air-foiled wing, this looks nice...

i assume she handles a breeze a bit better then the 32"ers?
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Wow, looks really ...hot ... and ... red!

Always liked the Edge - count me in.

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Yeah I'm sure the 39"+ can handle more wind. Bet Benton will the first to get a video up.
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Nice Benton! I guess I better get to ordering! I was just about to order a Yak 55 too.
Do I need both?

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You can never have too many foamies... and if you are looking at the Crack Yak-55 that is basically standard issue for all 3D pilots now, so yes to both... lol..
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Good timing! I recently lost my 32" Edge and have been looking for a replacement!
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You can never have too many foamies... and if you are looking at the Crack Yak-55 that is basically standard issue for all 3D pilots now, so yes to both... lol..
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A 48'' Yak 55 would be sweet! I'm really diggin those right now.
I'll probably just get both then.

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