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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:07 PM
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That stuff is called "Reflectix". also found at Ace hardware etc...

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So it is. Or as my 6 year old would say, "that shiny stuff with the bubbles inside!"

Thanks for the clarification.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:33 AM
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My newest Edge got in the air for maiden + 4 more flights yesterday. Hoping for more today. All went as expected, which is to say awesome as always. Had it trimmed out in about a minute with just a few clicks. All new parts in this one except for the EF micro tail wheel and my Snoopy pilot figure. Went ahead and add 1 ounce of weight to the nose like I did for my last Edge in order to move the battery back some. All in all a great time flying which I really needed after the curve ball life threw me on Friday.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Back from 5 more flights with the newest Edge and all is well. Got around to weighing it and was surprised that it is 47 ounces with a battery in it. That makes this one about 1 1/2 ounces heavier than any of my other 3 and it has no graphics on it. Same basic gear as the others except for the rudder servo which I thought was a HS-85MG and actually was a HS-82MG which is longer and heavier but not an ounce and a half heavier. The extra weight really isn't an issue as this Edge seems so far to fly as good as or perhaps even slightly better than its' predecessors. I have made some of the sweetest, lightest landings of my flying career with this Edge. Very satisfied with this plane. Hope that you all enjoy yours as much!
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Back from 5 more flights with the newest Edge and all is well. Got around to weighing it and was surprised that it is 47 ounces with a battery in it. That makes this one about 1 1/2 ounces heavier than any of my other 3 and it has no graphics on it. Same basic gear as the others except for the rudder servo which I thought was a HS-85MG and actually was a HS-82MG which is longer and heavier but not an ounce and a half heavier. The extra weight really isn't an issue as this Edge seems so far to fly as good as or perhaps even slightly better than its' predecessors. I have made some of the sweetest, lightest landings of my flying career with this Edge. Very satisfied with this plane. Hope that you all enjoy yours as much!
The additional weight could be the snoopy pilot figure, EF tail wheel and the weight you added to the nose to allow you to move the battery back a little...
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Marco....

Get rid of that HS-82, it has NO bearings in it at all. The output shaft rides on the rim of the case and they wear out very quickly, and get real sloppy, real quick...

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Marco, I disagree with Steve on this... use the 82 till it IS sloppy and then replace it. I hate to have someone waste money not getting the use out of equipment they have already purchased.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Snoopy has to stay he is a legacy and only made out of dollar tree foam board so is VERY light. The weight, tail wheel and Snoopy were in Franken Edge along with hot glue, packing tape, extra balsa from repairs, and a bunch of decals and vinyl graphics and it still only weighed 45.6 ounces with the same battery. Not going to sweat the weight difference as I said it flies fine.

Steve thanks for the heads up on the servo. That explains why it was only 19.99 instead of 29.99 for the HS-85MG I thought I was getting. It will get pulled soon.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Had the "SFG'd" Edge out again for some quick flights before going away for a few days. Getting used to the "new" Huck. Flew in gusts to 25 yesterday- no worries, only getting blown over on the ground or off the bench! Did some blenders, KE spins and flat spins, wow- flat as a pancake and even climbing flats! Also the lomcevaks are awesome. Still tweaking the poptops. Oh, parachutes, elevators straight down. Really enjoying it. KE and slow rolls are much cleaner too. Can you tell I like the SFGs?
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Glad you like those SFG's. They also a good for not scrapping up your wingtips on a crappy landing.

Has anyone tried any of the OS electric motors? Seriously considering getting the .25 960 kv for the newest Edge and putting the new Omega in the Franken Edge.


SPECS: Rated Voltage: 11.1
Rated Current: 40A
Maximum Current (10 sec): 80A
No Load Current: 1.7A
Phase Resistance: 26.7 miliohms
Maximum Efficiency: 80%
kV: 960
Turns: 12
Poles: 14
Shaft Diameter: 0.20" (5mm)
Shaft Length: 0.45" (11.5mm)
Weight: 5.64oz (160g)
Lead Wire Length: 3.5" (90mm)
Lead Wire Gauge: 17AWG
Length of Motor Can: 1.7" (43.3mm)
Diameter of Motor Can: 1.47" (37.5mm)
Length/rear of Motor Can to Prop Washer: 2.3" (58mm)
Prop Washer Diameter: 0.87" (22mm)
Thickness of Motor Mount: 0.12" (3mm)
Width of Motor Mount: 1.96" (50mm)
Height of Motor Mount: 1.96" (50mm)


Performance for this motor with different props and LiPo cells is as
follows (all data with 60A ESC):
Prop Size Current LiPo Cells Wattage Thrust RPM
11x5.5E 31A 3S 391W 1.9kg 10,100
11x7E 37A 3S 466W 2.1kg 9,750
11x8.5E 44A 3S 554W 2.1kg 9,350
11x10E 49A 3S 617W 2.0kg 9,100
11x4.7SF 44A 3S 554W 2.2kg 9,400
11x7SF 59A 3S 743W 2.7kg 8,540
12x6E 40A 3S 504W 2.4kg 9,650
12x6SF 66A 3S 832W 2.4kg 8,280
12x8E 49A 3S 617W 2.5kg 9,170
12x10E 66A 3S 832W 2.0kg 8,050
13x6.5E 50A 3S 630W 2.8kg 9,040
13x8E 56A 3S 706W 2.9kg 8,730
13x10E 65A 3S 819W 2.7kg 8,120
14x7E 61A 3S 769W 3.1kg 8,520
14x10E 75A 3S 945W 2.9kg 7,600
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:11 PM
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looks ok... a little on the heavy side but over 700 watts on this plane would be nuts!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Glad you like those SFG's. They also a good for not scrapping up your wingtips on a crappy landing.

Has anyone tried any of the OS electric motors? Seriously considering getting the .25 960 kv for the newest Edge and putting the new Omega in the Franken Edge.


SPECS: Rated Voltage: 11.1
Rated Current: 40A
Maximum Current (10 sec): 80A
No Load Current: 1.7A
Phase Resistance: 26.7 miliohms
Maximum Efficiency: 80%
kV: 960
Turns: 12
Poles: 14
Shaft Diameter: 0.20" (5mm)
Shaft Length: 0.45" (11.5mm)
Weight: 5.64oz (160g)
Lead Wire Length: 3.5" (90mm)
Lead Wire Gauge: 17AWG
Length of Motor Can: 1.7" (43.3mm)
Diameter of Motor Can: 1.47" (37.5mm)
Length/rear of Motor Can to Prop Washer: 2.3" (58mm)
Prop Washer Diameter: 0.87" (22mm)
Thickness of Motor Mount: 0.12" (3mm)
Width of Motor Mount: 1.96" (50mm)
Height of Motor Mount: 1.96" (50mm)


Performance for this motor with different props and LiPo cells is as
follows (all data with 60A ESC):
Prop Size Current LiPo Cells Wattage Thrust RPM
11x5.5E 31A 3S 391W 1.9kg 10,100
11x7E 37A 3S 466W 2.1kg 9,750
11x8.5E 44A 3S 554W 2.1kg 9,350
11x10E 49A 3S 617W 2.0kg 9,100
11x4.7SF 44A 3S 554W 2.2kg 9,400
11x7SF 59A 3S 743W 2.7kg 8,540
12x6E 40A 3S 504W 2.4kg 9,650
12x6SF 66A 3S 832W 2.4kg 8,280
12x8E 49A 3S 617W 2.5kg 9,170
12x10E 66A 3S 832W 2.0kg 8,050
13x6.5E 50A 3S 630W 2.8kg 9,040
13x8E 56A 3S 706W 2.9kg 8,730
13x10E 65A 3S 819W 2.7kg 8,120
14x7E 61A 3S 769W 3.1kg 8,520
14x10E 75A 3S 945W 2.9kg 7,600
Haha re: SFGs to save crap landing.
Is there any way you could give more prop data for the OS?
Just kidding!!!!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Just something I was considering and as far as the extra weight goes I could just remove the one ounce of ballast I added to the nose. Omega on 4s is supposed to be around 700 watts with a 12x6. A 4s 2200 is probably at least an ounce heavier than a 3s 2200 of the same C rating. Almost 7 lbs of thrust on a 3 lb Edge ought to be entertaining. Like I said I am considering this, will probably come to my senses by tomorrow.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Oh dang I killed the thread again! Life interfered with my flying today but things are looking better for Friday. Bought the wife a new camera that does full 1080 HD video for Xmas so maybe some decent videos in the future. HS-85MG on the way to replace the 82. Thanks again for the warning Steve.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Oh dang I killed the thread again! Life interfered with my flying today but things are looking better for Friday. Bought the wife a new camera that does full 1080 HD video for Xmas so maybe some decent videos in the future. HS-85MG on the way to replace the 82. Thanks again for the warning Steve.
No problem, but as noted you could have used it for a little while, but it would have worn out fairly quickly...

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Old Dec 07, 2012, 02:35 AM
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Hi All

Wanted to share the 1st Video Ive ever made of my flying. Made myself a hat cam so I can start video taping my flights

Take it easy on my tho.. Ive only been flying 3d style since March of this year. So the flight is nothing special.. But I do love the 48: edge.. it never leaves my car

3DHS 540 48" Hat Cam Testing (4 min 48 sec)
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