Oct 12, 2012, 03:06 AM
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Marco, I've got Slick 59" two month ago and since than I fly Edge very rarely. One thing Edge does better - KE spin. Slick needs more attention in KE flight, but it flies much more precise and KE loops are much tighter. First time I've done torque roll (more then 2 turns) was on Slick. Still can't do it on Edge. May be 58" Edge will be the best choice - I heard good things about it. Slick is weird in some maneuvers, but when you got it, it feels ok.
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Oct 12, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Watching turnerm and his 51 has all but made my mind up for me. As far a pure looks go the 58" Edge in red wins hands down IMO. A while to go yet so as usual I'm going to research this to death before I decide.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:29 AM
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With the current sale its hard to pass on a 59" Slick, can be had for cheaper than the 51" plus $20 per airframe goes to support team USA at the world finals F3A competition. I couldn't resist so I got the 59" and a 48" SV (already have the 51" Slick.) I wonder how much different the 57" Extra is compared to my classic 55 SHP?
Oct 12, 2012, 02:18 PM
Fly Naked !
Let us know how you like the 59" when you get it together. And yes that is a sweet price.

Did 6 flights this morning after it warmed up a bit. Wonderful time for me and my co-pilot/dog. No more babying the rebuilt Edge. I thrashed it pretty hard and was very pleased with the results. Not sure why but this Edge enters a KE Spin much easier now and spins harder and faster than either of the other two Edges did. I can get about 9 rotations from about the same altitude that I was getting 5 to 6 rotations with the others. Flying weight with 2200 30c is 45 ounces, about an ounce heavier than Edge #3 with the same gear installed. Must be the extra balsa, glue and about 3 coats of paint on the cowling. The only other difference I can see is when I set up the aileron linkages in the rebuild both ailerons are up by about 2 degrees from being flush with the wings with the stick and trim centered. I noticed this on the re-maiden and was going to fix it but I forgot to before leaving this morning. Perhaps I am getting a slight spoileron affect? Think I am going to leave it alone for now.

The longer wire gear I made has ended up being a mixed blessing. It gives me the prop clearance I was wanting but actually bends easier than the stock gear in a less than perfect landing. I attached a rubber band between the two legs to keep it from spreading but that make a horrendous moaning sound a high speed.I thought my motor was coming apart.
Oct 13, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Crap I killed the thread again!
Oct 13, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Yes, you talking about all this flying you're doing, and me doing all the non-flying I've been doing.... :P
Oct 13, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Thanks Quad for posting, I thought I had ran everyone off again with my mindless babble.
Oct 13, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by MARCOELDRAGON View Post
Crap I killed the thread again!
Charging some 2200's now.
Oct 13, 2012, 09:23 AM
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im still building my edge , motor and ESC should be here monday, even it was done i still cant fly , due to the stupid wind
Oct 13, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Marco maybe you are getting a bit more down elevator throw on this one? That would explain tighter/faster KE spin.
Oct 13, 2012, 10:10 AM
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I'm hoping I can get some flights done this afternoon. Man, I love the motrolfly! Runs soooooo smooth!

EDIT: Scratch that. I just checked the weather. There's severe thunderstorm warning with gusting winds up to 26mph.
Oct 13, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by teddy5085 View Post
im still building my edge , motor and ESC should be here monday, even it was done i still cant fly , due to the stupid wind
Not very windy today...rain let up, too bad its not here!
Oct 13, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I chickened out and didn't fly the Edge today in 20mph winds. I flew the Mosa II instead and tbh I wouldn't want to subject the Edge to it... On the second landing, after flaring and right before touchdown about 10 inches from the ground, the wind changed and flipped it (of course no damage, its a foamy). It kind of scary how badly it gets jerked around in a wind like that. I really really didn't feel like crashing the Edge. Like I said I I chickened out.... Tomorrow is another day...

Alex, I am excited for you to get the Edge... I can't wait to see what you think..
Oct 13, 2012, 03:28 PM
Fly Naked !
No shame in chickening out in 20 mph wind. Better a scuffed foamy than a busted Edge. 20 and above the only thing I fly is my old trusty F-27C.
Oct 13, 2012, 03:48 PM
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haha, thanks! What's F-27C? Is that a Striker? Funny you should say that. My buddy took out his rusted Striker to fly today (and we were the only ones at the field). It handled the wind better than the Mosa (which makes sense). I would love to see a video of someone flying an Edge-like Plane in a wind like that to see how it behaves. It is hard to imagine how you can be in a post stall environment without any momentum without being knocked over....

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