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Posted by arnav | Feb 07, 2014 @ 01:16 PM | 7,360 Views
Maiden: 9/2012
Number of flights: 300 (as of this post)
Major crashes & repairs: 1 (spektrum signal loss).

Rx: Last Spektrum Plane (AR8000) then Futaba R6208SB then Futaba R617FS
Motor: Omega 130
ESC: HobbyWing 60 ESC.
Batteries: Glacier 30C 2200mAh and Glacier 30C 2600mAh.
Servos: Hitec 65MG servos

Verdict: Awesome first balsa plane and 3D trainer. Here is what I had to say about this plane here:

This Plane is nothing short of magical. it was touched by the Aviation Gods! You think I am kidding?
I started Flying exactly a year ago in Jan of last year. I was the "weird" guy with the electric Foamy Cessna (amongst mostly nitro/gas fliers). This Plane is my third Plane (!) and first ever balsa Plane (FMS SkyTrainer, GWS Formosa II, and now the Edge). It is also the Plane I have now flown the most without crashing (160 flights) knock on wood . All while flying it the hardest and riskiest (trying to learn 3D). In exactly one year I went from the guy people are scared is going to fly into their cars to the one my buddies consult with (scary huh?) and one that earned the respect of the field veterans for his flying... People (mostly circle fliers where I fly) gather around the Edge in awe and curiosity given the way it flies (wind or no wind) despite their much larger much more capable (non-3DHS planes). I look at those giants 50CC, 75CC Extras and Edges that get nothing but fly circles all day and you can see them
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Posted by arnav | Feb 06, 2014 @ 06:10 PM | 7,278 Views
Flew: 9/2012 to 4/2013
Number of flights: 52
Major crashes & repairs: 3 (stupidity, spektrum signal loss, first buddy box attempt).

Rx: Spektrum AR400
Motor: Power Up 15
ESC: Exceed RC Proton 40A.
Batteries: Turnigy 3000mah 30C and Glacier 30C 2600mAh.
Servos: 4 * New Power 9G MG servos
Hinges: Dubro Nylon #116 for rudder and elevator. CA hinges for the ailerons.

Verdict: Still an awesome 2nd plane and an aerobatic trainer.