Originally Posted by FunkeyMonk
I, too, am agonizing over the sbach vs edge question. I'll be able to buy just one new plane in the spring. Some days I lean toward the sbach because I could keep it in the trunk of my car for always-ready flights. Other days I lean toward the edge because it can fly slower, will probably continue to challenge me longer, and has "real" electronics I might harvest sometime in the future for other planes when the 540 has met its maker.
Oh.... The misery of choice! I was much happier a month ago when I was just planning on the sbach. Now I've been downloading and watching all the old Red Bull Air Race videos just to see 540s in action.
For those trying to decide between Sbach 3d and this edge,,,I've flown both quite a bit,,, I'm only a begginer 3D guy,, mainly a sport aerobatic guy,, so here's my take for whatever its worth : Sbach especially in its convient box travels a little easier, but the edge still does well too, as its still pretty small,, the edge Isn't nearly as fragile,, in the air the edge has waaaaaaaay more visibility especially at dawn or sunset,, some would say ( including myself ) that its a cooler looking plane. It can be flown in about the same amount of space as the Sbach,, maybe smaller as its slow speed flying is leaps and bounds better than Sbach, AND the landings with the edge are far far and away easier to do smoothly, the edge will actually GLIDE power off or dead stick, as where the Sbach just basically falls out of the sky power off,, I can actually just glide my edge in for a landing power off if I want,, as where with the Sbach you Definatly couldn't do that,,,, however,,, the edge seems to have a prop that breaks and or warps quite easily,, and quite a few have been reporting QC issues,, I've seen 2 out of 5 at my LHS with QC issues,, as where I believe there hasn't been ANY issues with the Sbach. So there you go