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Jun 27, 2019, 06:06 PM
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Edge f5j available at soaringusa

This is the new Edge available at Soaring USA. I will be doing a write-up on it shortly I just want to get the pictures for now
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Jun 27, 2019, 06:53 PM
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give us more deats!! AR, construction <expected AUW, whats the deal with the adjustable incidence?? saw THREE servos in the fuse,,,, gimmick??? airfoil used?? 4piece wing???
pics just aren't enough!!


PS EDIT: there are soooooooooooo many new f5j designs out there now<<< all very similar,,,,, what separates this one from the pack???
Jun 27, 2019, 09:24 PM
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Looks great Frank! Can't wait to see it at the NATS.
Jun 27, 2019, 10:54 PM
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Looks interesting. Is it possible that both the stabilizer articulates as well as the elevator... 3rd servo
Jun 28, 2019, 12:23 PM
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Edge F5J


A very nice addition to the fleet I must say! Engineering genius!

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Jun 28, 2019, 02:57 PM
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4 piece wing solid core. All the surface linkages already pre-installed from the factory.I got 6110 Mks for the wing.The model come out to 45 oz auw.
Jun 29, 2019, 05:04 PM
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Designed a single brand of servo it seems??
Jun 29, 2019, 06:36 PM
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Sensoar...yes, the entire stab’ moves (changes incidence) as well as having elevator movement.

Jun 29, 2019, 07:50 PM
over it
Jun 30, 2019, 04:52 AM
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Are you really going with only a glue joint between the wire push-rod ends and the carbon push-rods, looks like a real easy failure point to me. If the wire flexes at all it will peel away the joint.
I would at least bind them with twine or wire (during the gluing process) as is common practice in decades of model building.

Jun 30, 2019, 05:55 AM
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Yes after picture was taking I wrapped both of them with Kevlar string
Jun 30, 2019, 05:56 AM
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Good move, but best done whilst the glue is still wet though.

Jul 13, 2019, 02:25 PM
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Prop 11x6.5 am
Spinner vm pro 30/6
Motor neu 1102 p29
50 amp castle lite
650 4 cell nano teck for motor
800 2 cell venom for rx
Dec 20, 2019, 09:47 PM
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how do you set up your radio to use the double elevator setup ?

what's the advantage and how to use it in flight ?
Jan 11, 2020, 06:17 PM
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Another Edge in the sky

I just finished mine up and have had two short flying sessions on it. It has been too windy to really fine tune and evaluate, but so far I like it. My buddy Dale has one also and we built them basically in parallel, though he finished first and did a lot of helping with mine. Thank you Dale. We will post many more detailed pictures soon. Any questions, just ask.
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