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Help! New to Forum. Ft Egde 540 trainer?

#1
Im a drone pilot Dji Mavic Pro is my weapon of choice. But my passion is planes. The Edge 540 has always been one of my favorite planes. I was going to scratch build the ft edge to use it as a trainer. I've never built a plane I've flown a plane once then after 15 minutes of flying the crash happened lol that was 3 years ago. I gonna see where this goes wish me luck.
 

Ketchup

4s mini mustang
#2
I have never flown the edge but I know that it is not a beginner aircraft. It has a lot of control authority and is built for high energy 3d flying. I would suggest something like an ft tiny trainer as a first plane/trainer.
 
#3
I have never flown the edge but I know that it is not a beginner aircraft. It has a lot of control authority and is built for high energy 3d flying. I would suggest something like an ft tiny trainer as a first plane/trainer.
Ketchup thanks for responding. I'm like a sponge and will take your advice. But I have to build the edge but itll just be a build that's it I wont power it till I get the necessary experience to trust myself to fly it lol. I'll look at the tiny trainer also bud thanks again. Oh question how about the simple cub?
 

FDS

Well-known member
#6
You could build the Tiny Trainer with a flatter sport wing, instead of the suggested dihedral. That would give you better acro performance than the Cub and still gives you the relative docility of a less edgy plane than the edge 540. TT is easier to repair and modular construction makes it more adaptable.
Build light whichever way you go.
 
#7
You could build the Tiny Trainer with a flatter sport wing, instead of the suggested dihedral. That would give you better acro performance than the Cub and still gives you the relative docility of a less edgy plane than the edge 540. TT is easier to repair and modular construction makes it more adaptable.
Build light whichever way you go.
I printed up the simple cub and of course I'm just going with the 3 channel model for right now. My buddy works at dollar tree so I got 25 sheets of black Adam's foam board so hopefully I can build multiple planes one of them will be the ft edge again like I mentioned before it wont be powered just yet. I have the fuselage cut out already so I'm excited. Thanks FDS for your input your highly appreciated.
 
#19
Great choice on the cub over the edge! You will have much more fun learning at the correct pace. Build looks really good, good luck with the first flight :)
 
#20
Nice build just make sure it balances well I hear the the black FB is heavier.
Thanks bud I had no idea that it was heavier. This is my first ever building a plane out of foamboard. I hope it doesn't bite me in butt. Thanks for that information Mayan now I'm like ohhhh crap I have 21 sheets of this stuff lol lmao 😳😳😳🙁🙁🙁