Originally Posted by roneng
What are the flight differences between these planes, i am trying to see if the 540 is right for me,
My experience is with the pkz t-28, and i am doing almost everything you can do with it,
Honestly...at this size the differences are slight. I have flown the 48" edge and the 47" shp and for a new pilot I would not suggest one over the other simply because the performance is so similar and you can grow with both planes. One thing that has been discussed is the wire landing gear of the edge...in my opinion it is a plus for new pilots who may not land perfectly every time.
The differences that I notice in the two would be the edge is more floaty than the extra...the extra seems a little more locked in at higher speeds and the edge is slightly more stable a lower speeds. The edge seems to need a bit less correction in harrier but the extra with sfg's is very close.
I would suggest buying whichever one you think looks cooler because at this point you probably won't notice much difference between the two and neither has a downside or huge benefit that will either hinder or expedite your progress. They both fly awesome and you won't be disappointed with either.