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Nov 23, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Great Planes Edge 540T vs 3D Hobby Shop SHP 47

Ok I have updated this post now to include the 3D Hobby Shop SHP 47. I have narrowed my selection down to these two planes. Basically i am wanting a good solid aerobatic plane that i can fly closer to home. i have not yet ventured into 3d yet so i am also wanting something i can eventually step up to 3d

Hello my name is Kyle and I want to buy a GP 540T. But before I buy I have some questions about the plane. I want to go with the following which is what is recommended setup. Including the
Great Planes Silver Series 45A Brushless ESC 5V/2A BEC, Great Planes Rimfire .32 42-50-800 Outrunner Brushless, Futaba S3115 Micro Precision Servo.

-I am wondering what the flight times would be with a 3c lipo Rhino 2150 would be around without using the extra CC BEC. I do not want to add the CC BEC to keep the setup simple.
-The reason I want to use the Rhino Lipos is because I use them also with my T-28 and I am wanting a batt that I can use visa-versa.
-I also want to use EC3 connectors again for versatility would I be able to get an adapter that goes from deans to EC3 or should I get E-flight motor and ESC for this setup?
-Are there any other servos that will work well with this plane to save a bit of money?

Well thanks
Last edited by Kyonic; Nov 24, 2009 at 04:38 AM.
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Nov 23, 2009, 06:38 PM
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If you want to save a bit of money, and get a much better performing plane for 3s 2100 lipos, then go with a 3D Hobby Shop SHP 47". Get an Omega 103 outrunner with it, and a 45 amp ESC.

Also, go with Deans on everything. If you can solder EC3s, then Deans won't be any problem. I've seen Deans being used on 90+amp setups, and they only get warm after ~8 minutes of flight. They're the ultimate connector
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Nov 23, 2009, 08:58 PM
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so would it be wiser to go with a 3c or 4c batt?
Nov 23, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Is a nice looking plane, flies really nice but one huge problem Very weak!

Nov 23, 2009, 09:24 PM
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wow i really like the 3d hobby shop shp. i was looking at the combo for this plane. what do you think? would that be a good engine and esc? would they last as long as the GP edge?
Nov 23, 2009, 09:40 PM
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see Doc Austin for the Setup.
Nov 23, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Yes, if anything Ask Doc Austin, who is a VERY big 3DHS addict. OR, you can asl blucor basher about power systems. He's the 3DHS owner
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