So here is an update about my progress with this project. Each time I go to the field I take this plane, I crash it every time but the fixes so far have been very minor. I need a bit more practice before I build the final version, but if you want to build it you can; with a C pack motor, a 9x4.7 prop, a 30A+ ESC balancing with 3S 1000mah-1600mah batteries it makes a great flyer.
Tomorrow I plan on maidening the new Mini Edge and made a few changes on the setup. I made all three holes of the servo arms wide enough for the push rods. Made a modified z bend and tuned the start up position on the bottom hole the one closest to the gear. Let’s see how it goes . Worse case worse I can tune it at the field.
The maiden of the new mini Edge went so so and not b/c the plane didn’t fly but because I was having a hard time controlling the plane with no expos setup. I plan to maiden it again over the weekend so I’ll be able to try fix that with the push rods position on the control horns and servo arms.
Anyhow I plan on posting a summary post of this experience giving you all the information that I can for you to be able to build one too .
Time for an update. It's been a while now that I have been flying the Mini Edge V2, and I love it. At first I had a hard time flying it because I don't have a way to dial in expos into my Tx that was until I was taught that using the positions of the push rods on the control horns and servo arms I could reduce the deflections of the control surfces. Today finally after a handful of crashes, multiple power pods that have been replaced, and a dozen or so fixes to the nose section of the plane; I can finally fly full batteries on it. I am still not able to do aerobatics with it like I'd like too but I will soon once I get more practice on it.
Last night the plane had yet another successful surgery, and this morning it went flying again. Today I was feeling a whole lot more comfortable with my flying with it so I started trying some basic aerobatics. I was trying to do a knife edge when it happened, the plane had an LOS issue and came spinning to the ground. I broke yet another servo on the wing, and the power pod again, probably also the fire wall, this time though I won't repair it anymore. I will strip it of it's electronics and hang it on the wall.
I still have V3 of the Mini Edge that with some minor repairs and electronics can fly again. I feel like I owe this version another try, because I don't feel like it got a real try the last time. I'll give it another try and then write my sum up post .