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Edge 540

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#1

The Joshes show their brotherly love while on the beaches of southern California while reviewing the Hobby King Edge 540. Josh Scott impresses the audience with his spot on specs for the plane, until Josh Bixler notices that Josh Scott begins to have difficulty with his facts. Josh Bixler claims to find himself speechless while giving a rundown of the planes lightweight, and dialed in performance, leaving few opportunities for Josh Scott to get a word in edgewise. This plane showed itself to be an impressive performer, with it's lightweight construction, and carbon fiber landing struts/gear. No magnetic hatches on this aircraft, Josh Bixler was able to take it through a review without losing the canopy.



<span style="font-size:16px;" data-mce-style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Parts List:</strong></span>



TURNIGY Plush 60amp Speed Controller

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=2166&amp;aff=247441



TGY AerodriveXp SK Series 35-36 910Kv / 310w

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7074&amp;aff=247441



Turnigy 3000mAh 4S 40C Lipo Pack

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=15001&amp;aff=247441



HobbyKing 939MG Metal Gear Servo 2.5kg/ 12.5g/ 0.14sec

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=14458&amp;aff=247441



HobbyKing 929MG Metal Gear Servo 2.2kg/ 12.5g/ 0.10sec

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=11856&amp;aff=247441



 

Grumps

Junior Member
#2
Hey guys.

Was wondering about getting myself one of these because of the great review. But I was wondering, before I saw the parts-list here I asked in my local RC-club about parts.

And for servos it was suggested these all around: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=6608

What is the main difference in the servos mentioned in the review and the ones I picked out (the D-MG16 Metal Gear ones)?

Will the 939MG and 929MG be good enough? And another question, I'm guessing the 939MG is for rudder/elevator since it's the mover powerful one?

Thanks in advance! :)
 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#3
Hey guys.

Was wondering about getting myself one of these because of the great review. But I was wondering, before I saw the parts-list here I asked in my local RC-club about parts.

And for servos it was suggested these all around: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=6608

What is the main difference in the servos mentioned in the review and the ones I picked out (the D-MG16 Metal Gear ones)?

Will the 939MG and 929MG be good enough? And another question, I'm guessing the 939MG is for rudder/elevator since it's the mover powerful one?

Thanks in advance! :)

Hey Grumps,

you can see that the main difference between those servos and your servo suggested is that yours have more power and also quicker than the servos used by FT. However yours weigh a bit more!
Now this is more a question of what you really want to achieve with your edge.
Do you want it to be light weight? Go with the servos used in the video.
If you don´t care that much about the weight but you want to have a quicker response and a more direct response of the plane than go with your servos.
In my opinion this isn´t reaally a very dramatic choice which will have a massiv effect on the plane.
You might not even feel the difference with the servos. So actually it is up to you and I were you, I would take the lighter ones just because I think that 2.2 kg or more is enough for such a plane.
 

Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
Mentor
#6
Same. I'm looking to this to be my first ARF. This actually might be "too much plane" for me, but I can always dial it back right? :cool:
Hi, while it's true that you can always throttle back and you can tune down the controls, but you can't change the flight characteristics of the plane. These planes (edges) are difficult to fly for beginners due to the center wing, the straight wing (no dihedral) and they are more prone to tip stalling when trying to fly low or slow and when coming in for a landing. So...depending on your skill level this may be a great plane for you or it may be too much. So the next question is, how are you at flying? Do you fly 4 channel, do you fly 3D etc. I see you have the pole cat and a collective pitch heli so I'm assuming you have the coordination down and you certainly have the radio for it. If you have a good flying area with plenty of room then I would try it. I would recommend (as I always do) finding a more experienced pilot to take it up and use the trainer function in your radio to make your first flight a good one.
 
#8
Can anyone advise me what size prop they were running with the set up they listed and a estimate on the amps / watts. They no longer sell the Aerodrive SK series so I will be using the TGY NTM 35-36 910kv motor with a 4S battery on this project but I have no idea where to start with a prop size. Thanks
 

skyland

Junior Member
#9
Motor choice for Edge 540?

Can anyone advise me what size prop they were running with the set up they listed and a estimate on the amps / watts. They no longer sell the Aerodrive SK series so I will be using the TGY NTM 35-36 910kv motor with a 4S battery on this project but I have no idea where to start with a prop size. Thanks
I was looking at that NTM 35-36 motor, but it looks like it's only rated for a 3S battery. I'm thinking about putting one of these bad boys on it. The Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 3536-1050kv Brushless Outrunner 1050kv. It may be overkill, but I'm not sure. It might be just the thing for 3D so you have enough power to do anything you want. I think a 12x6" prop would be the way to go.

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