The SuperLight Edge 540EP is as the name suggest, very light!
Built from balsa and laser cut ply with a fiberglass cowl and wheel spats, it's very light weight and with the 15mm diameter Carbon Fiber support rod, very stiff. Combine this with the large control surfaces and you can understand how good it's going to perform at 3D. Landing struts are also Carbon Fiber and the hatch releases easily to allow fast access to battery and servos.
This is a fantastic 3D model thats easy to set up and work on at the field. If you are an experienced 3D pilot you will appreciate the agility, strength and lightness of this plane. It will perform any 3D maneuver you throw at it.
Spec. Wing Span: 48.8in (1240mm) Wing area: 30sq.dm Length: 48in (1220mm) Flying weight: 1200g Radio Required: 4Ch Servo: 4 x 9g (Required) ESC: 60A (Required) Motor: 35xx to 42xx Series Brushless Outrunner (Required) Battery: 3000mAh 3S~4s (Required)
Can anyone please explain how they fitted the motor??? If I mount the recommended Turnigy 4240, the motor and prop adapter are 5 cm too far backwards... (under the hood). I tried to move the motor 5cm forward with some self made extenders, but then the actual motor mount hits the hood and I can not fix the hood in any decent way without removing a large area... Seems like the wooden motor mount in the documentation is much longer than the one they now ship. Anyway, I wonder how other people have solved this problem, so any tips, pictures are much appreciated!
I created an other set of extenders that also replace the original motor mount in order to save a little more space. Please look at the photo's I added as files to show what I've done (AdrenaCo Edge 6 and 7). It's a tight fit, but it works without having to alter the hood!
you are on the right track. Aluminum or plastic tubes, cut off at the right lenght are the way to go. You put the motor mounting screws through the tubes and attach to the firewall. The cowling should fit nicely and you can change motors easily by shortening and lengthening the tubes all the while keeping the same firewall and cowling geometry.
What I found useful is that hobby king offers universal carbon fiber engine mounts, that are strong yet with alittle fabrication can be adjusted to fid your'e needs just look at the section and check out engine mounts. :)
Very nice plane. Beautifully done. Very stable and accurate framework. However the recommended CG is totally off. The plane is not flyable that way. I have the CG set at 80mmm now instead of 100mm!!! This is the only reason I only give it 4 stars.
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I am waiting to get this plane. It looks to be a good flyer. I have a turnigy 4030-1100kv motor to put on it. I will run it on 6s not sure on prop yet I am thinking a 12" to 13" will have to test to see what work best. Happy Flying.
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Very nice flyer and very good finish and a beautiful plane. Really enjoy flying this and it is my favourite model . However the body is very weak and flimsy and needed a lot of plywood reinforcing generally and especially in landing gear attachment, It is very smart to do this before breaking the fragile body and messing up the looks. I have exchanged landing gear for pianowire gear for softer spring effect. I have added 100 gram of epoxy and 1 to 3 mm plywood to body weight . Setup T4240/1300 11x7 prop 60 A ESC. Battery used 4400 3s or 2000 4s . Draws a lot of juice. the 2000 25C nanotech gets very warm