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Dec 16, 2016, 04:57 PM
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Edge 540 1200mm


Hi there,

After approximately 4 months without building anything, I think it's time for a new scratch build...

This time I decided to tackle the Edge 540 and will also try to make it v3 (or thereabouts...).

I've got the plans ready in sketchup, based on 3-views I found on the internet.

Here are the specs:
- Wingspan 1200mm
- Weight 1250-1500g
- Motor Turnigy 3548 790kv 715W
- Prop 13x6
- ESC 60a
- Battery 4s 2200-2650mAh

Wish me luck!

Plans and initial photos below.
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Dec 16, 2016, 05:03 PM
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Dec 19, 2016, 07:57 AM
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Starting with the cowl and the nose, interesting shape for sanding...
Dec 20, 2016, 07:36 AM
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Continued with the middle section of the fuselage today. This part is a bit tricky to build as the wing goes in the middle. Hopefully the photos are clear.
Dec 21, 2016, 08:02 AM
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The fuselage is nearly done now. Keeping the section above the wing to be glued after the paint job, as it is easier to paint wings and fuselage separately.
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Dec 21, 2016, 10:21 AM
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Beautiful Work. That there is art that flies. I like it!
Dec 24, 2016, 04:45 AM
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I glued the fuselage halves together and presented the cowl.
Also cut the wings, including the distinctive v3 tips.
Now I've got a bit of sanding to do...
Dec 25, 2016, 08:40 PM
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After about 1hr of sanding (gee how I hate sanding ) the wing is now glued together and curing.
Dec 26, 2016, 06:10 AM
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Nice work
Dec 29, 2016, 10:13 PM
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All the parts are now ready.
I normally paint my planes before gluing all the parts together but I think I'll need to glue this one first... the wing in the middle makes things quite complex otherwise.
Jan 04, 2017, 04:44 AM
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Ok, this baby is now ready for the paint job.
Battery hatch, hinges, motor mount, spackle, undercarriage mount, and wheel spats... all done.
Next photos will be with some paint on.
Jan 05, 2017, 03:13 AM
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Here's some progress with the paint scheme... can you guess it? It starts with R...
Jan 06, 2017, 05:37 AM
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Getting ready for the silver parts. It looks like I will need to skip the airbrush for the silver colour and go wit a foam roller instead...
Jan 08, 2017, 07:48 AM
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Looking good.
Jan 10, 2017, 02:18 AM
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Paint job done and all the parts glued in place now.
Next step will be decals, undercarriage, electronics and control surfaces.
Hoping to maiden this Sunday


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