HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Nov 18, 2006, 01:01 PM
In Thrust We Trust
Norfolk Intl, Virginia, United States
Joined Jul 2004
1,660 Posts
Discussion
EFM Edge 540 EPP ARF

Came home to a box at my front door with a new EF Edge 540 in it. 6 hours later, just about done. Add my control rods and she'll be ready for a maiden in the morning.
Never saw one until I received it so here are a few pics for those who've been waiting. Will report back after the maiden.
EFM:http://e-foamies.com/
WaterDog is offline Find More Posts by WaterDog
Last edited by WaterDog; Nov 18, 2006 at 01:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Nov 18, 2006, 01:15 PM
In Thrust We Trust
Norfolk Intl, Virginia, United States
Joined Jul 2004
1,660 Posts
Built it using
Hacker A20-22L
Hacker X-20 esc
10x6 GWS Direct drive prop
Pico servos
Gws 4ch Rx
9.8 0z.s w/o battery

Watt meter says;
With TP 1320 3cell 20c (Tan stripe)- 148 watts @ 14.3 amps
With Apogee 830 3cell 15c - 105 watts @ 11.3 amps

Ballistic with the 1320 and a floater with the 830

Maiden it this morning and was very pleased. Performed all moves flawlessly, with plenty of power. Stiff wing that took everything I threw at it. I fly hard and fast with lots of throw in my 3D and usually destroy parts. This one is different. It feels like a larger plane yet can slow way down to typical foamy floatiness in its feel. When I get back from TG I'll post the video.
The finished plane;
WaterDog is offline Find More Posts by WaterDog
Last edited by WaterDog; Nov 28, 2006 at 06:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2006, 08:21 PM
3d all the way
Edge540man's Avatar
Lincoln NE (Husker Nation)
Joined Aug 2006
116 Posts
Awesome plane.
I looked on the site but couldn't find the Edge. Do you have a direct link to it?
Edge540man is offline Find More Posts by Edge540man
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2006, 08:22 PM
3d all the way
Edge540man's Avatar
Lincoln NE (Husker Nation)
Joined Aug 2006
116 Posts
Can't wait to see the videos!
Edge540man is offline Find More Posts by Edge540man
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2006, 08:33 PM
In Thrust We Trust
Norfolk Intl, Virginia, United States
Joined Jul 2004
1,660 Posts
Thanks. He doesn't have a link as yet, it's so new. I bought it after seeing a pic of just the fuse and wing seperated. Mine is the first I've seen of it completed.
I'm afraid the video will have to wait a week, sorry. I'll get one up as soon as a I return. Flies great though, wish I could take it with me!
WaterDog is offline Find More Posts by WaterDog
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2006, 08:54 PM
**************
davidsons's Avatar
Allen, Texas
Joined Feb 2004
3,520 Posts
Look forward to the video.

Steve
davidsons is offline Find More Posts by davidsons
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2006, 03:20 PM
3d all the way
Edge540man's Avatar
Lincoln NE (Husker Nation)
Joined Aug 2006
116 Posts
Just ordered mine. Can't wait to get it in the air.
Edge540man is offline Find More Posts by Edge540man
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2006, 06:36 PM
In Thrust We Trust
Norfolk Intl, Virginia, United States
Joined Jul 2004
1,660 Posts
Video

As promised, here is the maiden video of the Edge 540 with a Hacker A20-22L, Hacker X20, 10 inch prop GWS DD, and a TP 1320 3cell.
WARNING!
There is no real 3D flying in this video, just flailing about adjusting trims and such. Turned out it was nose heavy and we didn't get a chance to film anymore but will add more video with some proper flying soon. Mean time it'll give ya a feel for it. Very sweet flyer.

www.tornlogic.com/avov/edge.wmv
WaterDog is offline Find More Posts by WaterDog
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2006, 10:07 PM
iumop ap!sdn w,I
G.P.'s Avatar
Joined May 2005
6,428 Posts
I sense some sarcasm! Very nice! Looks like it flies just like the extra, and that's a good thing!
G.P. is offline Find More Posts by G.P.
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2006, 05:26 AM
Time For Me To Fly!
Get Real's Avatar
Illinois
Joined Feb 2006
4,963 Posts
Liked the video/whats the wingspan ?
Get Real is offline Find More Posts by Get Real
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Farm Flying
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2006, 06:44 AM
In Thrust We Trust
Norfolk Intl, Virginia, United States
Joined Jul 2004
1,660 Posts
Thanks. WS is 34" AUW is 10-14 oz. Mine is about 13 oz with that setup.
Their site is here:

http://e-foamies.com/store/catalog/
WaterDog is offline Find More Posts by WaterDog
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2006, 07:11 AM
Time For Me To Fly!
Get Real's Avatar
Illinois
Joined Feb 2006
4,963 Posts
i really like the looks of this plane/the size is good to for some of the places i'll probally fly it... like my back yard or inside to practice hovering . havent flown epp yet but im sure it will make me a better pilot... or a broker pilot with a broken plane .
Get Real is offline Find More Posts by Get Real
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Farm Flying
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2006, 09:09 AM
iumop ap!sdn w,I
G.P.'s Avatar
Joined May 2005
6,428 Posts
It's saved me a lot of time and money. I used to go through at least 1 depron foamy a month. I've had the extra in the air for about 7 months now. I've even flown it more than any one of my foamies because I never have to repair it or build a new one!
G.P. is offline Find More Posts by G.P.
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 08, 2006, 04:51 PM
3d all the way
Edge540man's Avatar
Lincoln NE (Husker Nation)
Joined Aug 2006
116 Posts
I just got my Edge in the mail. It looks great. Can't wait to start building it.
I'm still new to electrics so if you guys could take a look at what I've got for a setup so far and help me out on whether this is the best way to go that would be awesome.

MicroDan

Castle Creations Thunderbird 18a BL ESC

Electron 6 with HS-55 servos

Poly Quest 3 Cell 800 mAh 11.1V Li-Poly Pack or Xpower Gold Rate 730 3-cell. Which would be the best pack to go with?

GWS 10x4.7 SF Prop

Also would the Triton2 work as a good Lipo charger?

Thanks
Edge540man
Edge540man is offline Find More Posts by Edge540man
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 08, 2006, 05:12 PM
Foamie Flyer
MacYankee's Avatar
Longview, Texas
Joined Nov 2005
110 Posts
Nice Plane!
How much is it? When is it officially released?
Xmas is very soon...


Gordon
MacYankee is offline Find More Posts by MacYankee
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion EFM Extra 300 EPP ARF - The IMAC Practice Plane! 3d_Crazy 3D Foamies 1402 Mar 08, 2012 01:18 PM
Article Hobby Lobby Internationals' Judge 3D Edge 540 Foamie ARF Review! AMCross Foamies (Kits) 6 Dec 10, 2005 08:19 PM
Test pilots wanted for our AON brushless motors on E-flite Mini-Edge 540 3D ARF. Steven Chao 3D Flying 0 Aug 29, 2005 02:10 AM
How About The Straight Edge 3D EPP Arf? Synthetic 3D Flying 7 Dec 17, 2004 12:12 PM