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Old Sep 23, 2010, 11:28 AM
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3DHS 41" Edge and 42" AJ Slick

Can someone tell me what the difference is between the 41" Edge and the
42" AJ Slick? Thanks!
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 11:37 AM
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42" Slick
carbon fiber landing gear
yellow or red
designed by Andrew Jesky

41" Edge
wire landing gear
silver or orange
designed by Scott Stoops
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 11:47 AM
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Flying characteristics

I own both and have flown both extensively. The 41" Edge is more of an entry-level 3D aircraft, being lighter and more floaty; it responds crisply, but does not snap and tumble with the violence of the 42" Slick. The Slick does not feel as floaty as the Edge, and it requires more input and attention for low and slow 3D work. That said, the Slick has a greater feeling of precision and tracks better if you are interested in IMAC-type maneuvers. Both excel at upright harriers, but the Edge has an advantage in inverted harriers. The Slick can perform remarkably violent blenders and snaps, intense enough to scare you a bit. To me, the Slick is a touch easier to hover, perhaps due to its longer tail moment.

So, choosing between the Slick and Edge depends on what type of flying you wish to do, and your experience level. Personally, if I could only own one of these two aircraft, I would choose the 42" Slick for its versatility. IMHO.

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Old Sep 23, 2010, 11:56 AM
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So, choosing between the Slick and Edge depends on what type of flying you wish to do, and your experience level. Personally, if I could only own one of these two aircraft, I would choose the 42" Slick for its versatility. IMHO.

Ron
I'm still new at flying planes. Taking a break from flying helicopters. I have a PZ Corsair that I've been flying and a 3DHS SHP that I'm building. The 41" Edge or the 42" Slick will be my second balsa plane. I have a 41" Edge on back-order but the 42" Slick caught my eye and now I'm interested in it. Thanks!
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If you are building the excellent SHP, I don't see a huge advantage in getting the 41" Edge, other than cost/size/portability issues. Although it's gorgeous in orange .

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Old Sep 23, 2010, 12:15 PM
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If you are building the excellent SHP, I don't see a huge advantage in getting the 41" Edge, other than cost/size/portability issues. Although it's gorgeous in orange .

Ron
The orange 41" edge is the one I have on backorder. So would you suggest the 42" Slick as a second plane after the SHP?
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The orange 41" edge is the one I have on backorder. So would you suggest the 42" Slick as a second plane after the SHP?
go bigger if you can. the 40"~ planes are awesome, but it just gets better and better the bigger you go.
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I'd suggest you wait to purchase the second balsa 3D aircraft until you are quite comfortable with the SHP and know where you want to go, i.e., what type of flying and what size aircraft you want. You might consider a sturdy EPP 3D foam aircraft for learning those tough 3D moves down low to the ground. Despite all my balsa aircraft, I still really enjoy pushing myself and practicing those moves with a bouncy, low-stress, no worries EPP aircraft.

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Old Sep 23, 2010, 12:51 PM
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go bigger if you can. the 40"~ planes are awesome, but it just gets better and better the bigger you go.
I was thinking of that.......I just got sucked in to these 3DHS planes and then after getting my SHP and seeing how great it looks I back ordered a 41" Edge just so I would have one if I wanted it later before they go out of stock again. Now the AJ Slick has caught my eye. Probably should hold off on the second plane. What would be the next plane/step after a SHP? The 51" AJ slick looks nice also. So many beautiful 3DHS planes. I quess this is the start of the addiction...
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You might consider a sturdy EPP 3D foam aircraft for learning those tough 3D moves down low to the ground. Despite all my balsa aircraft, I still really enjoy pushing myself and practicing those moves with a bouncy, low-stress, no worries EPP aircraft.

Ron
Any suggestions/links on a EPP foam aircraft? I heard a rumor somewhere that 3DHS was working on a foamy. Anyone else hear anything about that?
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ya I hear you. rsasaki makes a good point, though. get nice and comfy with the SHP. put some dings in it, fly it lower, get crazy. 3DHS will be around when you are ready for the next step, and in the mean time, you just might have a chance to try out another pilot's 3DHS plane.

I went from 42" Slick to 65" Vyper. The Vyper in many ways is easier to build and fly. There is more room to work when installing components and the thing basically lands itself. When I got the Vyper I already had 160+ flights on the Slick.
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If you're really keen on getting the next balsa ship, then I'd suggest:

46" Vyper for hybrid 3D/pattern
51" Slick for 3D/IMAC
57" 330SC for 3D/IMAC

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what's the difference between IMAC and pattern?
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Any suggestions/links on a EPP foam aircraft? I heard a rumor somewhere that 3DHS was working on a foamy. Anyone else hear anything about that?
http://e-foamy.com/products/42edge540.php

I've flown it and it's smooth and terrific fun. Of course there are many others as well.

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what's the difference between IMAC and pattern?
not too much... IMAC is mostly about flying precision aerobatics in a scale fashion, pattern is precision aerobatics that doesn't give two hoots about being scale.
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