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Nov 18, 2006, 01:01 PM
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EFM Edge 540 EPP ARF


Came home to a box at my front door with a new EF Edge 540 in it. 6 hours later, just about done. Add my control rods and she'll be ready for a maiden in the morning.
Never saw one until I received it so here are a few pics for those who've been waiting. Will report back after the maiden.
EFM:http://e-foamies.com/
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Nov 18, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Built it using
Hacker A20-22L
Hacker X-20 esc
10x6 GWS Direct drive prop
Pico servos
Gws 4ch Rx
9.8 0z.s w/o battery

Watt meter says;
With TP 1320 3cell 20c (Tan stripe)- 148 watts @ 14.3 amps
With Apogee 830 3cell 15c - 105 watts @ 11.3 amps

Ballistic with the 1320 and a floater with the 830

Maiden it this morning and was very pleased. Performed all moves flawlessly, with plenty of power. Stiff wing that took everything I threw at it. I fly hard and fast with lots of throw in my 3D and usually destroy parts. This one is different. It feels like a larger plane yet can slow way down to typical foamy floatiness in its feel. When I get back from TG I'll post the video.
The finished plane;
Last edited by WaterDog; Nov 28, 2006 at 06:39 PM.
Nov 18, 2006, 08:21 PM
3d all the way
Edge540man's Avatar
Awesome plane.
I looked on the site but couldn't find the Edge. Do you have a direct link to it?
Nov 18, 2006, 08:22 PM
3d all the way
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Can't wait to see the videos!
Nov 18, 2006, 08:33 PM
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Thanks. He doesn't have a link as yet, it's so new. I bought it after seeing a pic of just the fuse and wing seperated. Mine is the first I've seen of it completed.
I'm afraid the video will have to wait a week, sorry. I'll get one up as soon as a I return. Flies great though, wish I could take it with me!
Nov 18, 2006, 08:54 PM
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Look forward to the video.

Steve
Nov 24, 2006, 03:20 PM
3d all the way
Edge540man's Avatar
Just ordered mine. Can't wait to get it in the air.
Nov 28, 2006, 06:36 PM
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Video


As promised, here is the maiden video of the Edge 540 with a Hacker A20-22L, Hacker X20, 10 inch prop GWS DD, and a TP 1320 3cell.
WARNING!
There is no real 3D flying in this video, just flailing about adjusting trims and such. Turned out it was nose heavy and we didn't get a chance to film anymore but will add more video with some proper flying soon. Mean time it'll give ya a feel for it. Very sweet flyer.

www.tornlogic.com/avov/edge.wmv
Nov 28, 2006, 10:07 PM
iumop ap!sdn w,I
G.P.'s Avatar
I sense some sarcasm! Very nice! Looks like it flies just like the extra, and that's a good thing!
Nov 29, 2006, 05:26 AM
Flippin Multirotors
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Liked the video/whats the wingspan ?
Nov 29, 2006, 06:44 AM
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Thanks. WS is 34" AUW is 10-14 oz. Mine is about 13 oz with that setup.
Their site is here:

http://e-foamies.com/store/catalog/
Nov 29, 2006, 07:11 AM
Flippin Multirotors
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i really like the looks of this plane/the size is good to for some of the places i'll probally fly it... like my back yard or inside to practice hovering . havent flown epp yet but im sure it will make me a better pilot... or a broker pilot with a broken plane .
Nov 29, 2006, 09:09 AM
iumop ap!sdn w,I
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It's saved me a lot of time and money. I used to go through at least 1 depron foamy a month. I've had the extra in the air for about 7 months now. I've even flown it more than any one of my foamies because I never have to repair it or build a new one!
Dec 08, 2006, 04:51 PM
3d all the way
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I just got my Edge in the mail. It looks great. Can't wait to start building it.
I'm still new to electrics so if you guys could take a look at what I've got for a setup so far and help me out on whether this is the best way to go that would be awesome.

MicroDan

Castle Creations Thunderbird 18a BL ESC

Electron 6 with HS-55 servos

Poly Quest 3 Cell 800 mAh 11.1V Li-Poly Pack or Xpower Gold Rate 730 3-cell. Which would be the best pack to go with?

GWS 10x4.7 SF Prop

Also would the Triton2 work as a good Lipo charger?

Thanks
Edge540man
Dec 08, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Nice Plane!
How much is it? When is it officially released?
Xmas is very soon...


Gordon


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