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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Leadfeather EPP Edge 540T by Fancyfoam


If you have seen my site you know that Leadfeather and I are friends and I am a big fan of his designs. Well this is one of his latest. His scratch build thread is here and has pictures and videos.

I have made my templates from his plans and am building my first one as I prepare for production. I will be using post #2 for kind of a build log/instructions as I do not provide instructions with my kit to keep the cost down.
This is the place to ask questions and show your kit builds.
You can expect to see the kit on my site next week.
Mike
www.midwestfoamplanes.com
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Build log.
I started with the cut foam pieces and inspected everything for fit. As with all his designs and dz1sfb's plans, everything fits great.
All of the airframe is glued together with Welders contact adhesive from Lowes.
The radio gear will be glued in with hot glue or attached with velcro.
Mike
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 12:54 AM
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Had to do a little more before I went to bed. Should have it done and ready to fly tomorrow.
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 12:32 PM
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Got it finished this morning. Did a quick test flight in the wind and it did fine. I will get indoor video this afternoon.
Mike
Old Oct 22, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Got to fly it indoors this afternoon. It flys great. I think that this one is a little better behaved at full speed. I flew it several laps at full throttle on 3s and there was not a hint of flutter. Note that mine is made from 1.5 lb "Beefy" EPP foam.
Overall is is very well behaved. Solid hover, knife edge with very little to no coupling, good right side up or inverted, great roll rate and tight loops.
Mike
edge 540 vid1 (2 min 37 sec)
Old Oct 22, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Here is another video for the Edge 540 T being flown by some very good pilots:

Don & Adam Edge 540 T (6 min 55 sec)
Old Nov 01, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Got some more video. Some indoor and some out. Either way we had a blast flying them.
Mike
Edge540 vid2 (3 min 34 sec)

edge540 vid3 (1 min 45 sec)

Edge540 vid4 (3 min 56 sec)
Old Nov 02, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Great! now I going to have to build an Edge. My wife is going to be unhappy. I am blaming it all on you guys. I told her the 42"yak would be the last for a while. you guys are in trouble. lol
Old Nov 02, 2009, 10:15 PM
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great vids by the way.
Old Nov 03, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Do like me and paint them all the same color.
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Old Nov 03, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by twister782 View Post
Great! now I going to have to build an Edge. My wife is going to be unhappy. I am blaming it all on you guys. I told her the 42"yak would be the last for a while. you guys are in trouble. lol

Well I have to blame motorhead....cause I got no one else to blame.

I thought I was just about done building for a while and then he showed me his 42" full foil Edge 540 he has started on. I don't think I will have a choice. It looked beautiful and if it flies the way it should it will be an excellent plane.

Step one; start thinking of ways to rationalize another plane to the wife.
Old Nov 03, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Here are some better pictures of my Edge 540 out side and some teaser pictures of my 42" Edge coming soon.
Mike
Old Nov 03, 2009, 10:47 PM
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looks good mike!
Old Nov 04, 2009, 06:28 PM
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More pictures after paint. Everything glued together and the motor mounted.
Mike
Old Nov 04, 2009, 07:54 PM
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That looks so good; great job Mike!


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