Durafly Edge 540 V3 Micro 3D 490mm (PNF) (USA Warehouse)
A genuine 3D capable Micro? You better believe it! The Durafly Edge 540 V3 has a spec sheet that is hard to beat, 2s power, real servos and a brushless motor put it head and shoulders above the rest!
The lightweight construction of this model, coupled with large control surfaces make it a brilliant 3D micro. Many models of this size are often limited by linear servos or cheap components, but not the Edge! featuring pre-installed, fully proportional HK-5320 Digital servos, a Turnigy ESC and an NTM-3000kvbrushless motor The build quality is just fantastic. Fully hinged ailerons are another example of why the slick stands out from the crowd. This is a fast model to put together, the motor and ESC are pre-installed, leaving you to glue on the wing and cowl then go and fly!
Performance is of course what 3D models are all about and this Edge is no slouch! Power is delivered courtesy of the powerful Turnigy Brushless motor running on 2s, for reliability a Turnigy ESC is pre-fitted and the servo/ESC connectors are all compatible with the 4 Channel Orange Micro RX (R415). This model might be cheap to put in the air, but make no mistake, this is one seriously capable 3D Micro, just make sure you take a handful of Lipoly batteries with you when you go and fly, hovering this Edge 540 V3 round the basketball court gets addictive!
I would not advise it. It might overload the esc. If the esc can handle it then you would just have to fly faster to keep it up in the air. Just remember you would have to move the battery back to get the cg into the right spot.
anyone knows how the elevator and ruder goes. looks like heads down. i'm building this from parts. so i try servo with arm stright up and the main wing did not fit. thank you guys. and please if you can tell me the orientation
Superelectric yes head down is correct. Do you have a manual??? Search the model and it should show a International Warehouse one. There is a manual listed there. Good idea making it from parts. Let us know how you go.
What foam is it? The review says it's not very strong, so do I assume it's EPS, not EPO?
I've currently got the 9eagles yak54, and it flies nicely (and durable), but under powered. Would this be comparable?
I purchased the Edge as an alternative to some of the more expensive
ones out there. It arrived safely packed with only a small crease in one
of the wings. I purchased the recommended Orange Rx Spektrum compatible
micro receiver which works great. Be careful that you purchase a battery
that has the right connectors on it though!
Assembly of the Edge was straight forward enough despite the
instructions which were somewhat unclear. Some rubber cement type glue
is included with the plane and I chose to use it for assembly as
intended by Durafly and my need for authenticity. The ESC was loose and
only hooked up to the motor so you will need to find a place to mount
that and the Orange RX that will allow proper balance of the Edge. Each
control surface has its own servo which is nice!
I was careful to make sure that the plane was assembled correctly and
balanced out okay. The plane has PLENTY of power for the micro brushless
motor and 2S Lipo and tracks well. Unfortunately, I am not happy with
the wing design of the plane which allows for sudden tip-stalls while
flying. The plane gives the appearance of slow, controlled flight with
less than 1/2 throttle and then it will all of the sudden tip-stall and
drop a foot or two. Recovery to stable forward flight often results in
uncontrolled right and left rolls until it starts flying again. My
friends that have purchased the other micro
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Well I received this damaged and contacted HK. Send an email with pictures to this address, ok done. No reply, 3weeks later, contacted again, send another email, oh we need pics of everything in the shipment, we need a pic of the shipping label, we need your first born, we need, we need, we need.
Listen HK, I have 40 orders from you and this was the only time I asked for a replacement part not even a refund. I am not looking for free stuff but bogging me down with silly requirements to get out of making good on a product that was shipped broken (box was fine on arrival) is just irratating. Thumbs down HK. :P
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About 5 months out and still no movement from HK on the broken plane that they sent me. NO box damage but the plane was? And they sent out an email bragging on their Cust service. They say parts on on their way. For the last 5 months. I asked over and over for a refund to no avail. HK losing more good customers. I USED to tell everybody about them.
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This plane is great, it's inexpensive, easy to put together, small enough to take anywhere, batteries are cheap and most importantly it flies great. I was a little worried about my first flight (I am with all new planes). But just a soft underhand toss and it took off. The CG was spot on and it needed very little trimming.
It rolls crazy fast, stops on a dime and turns quick, it really flies like a much larger plane. The Edge also slows down really well for landings or casual flying. The plane looks great in the air and it flies SO well. I really am surprised, I didn’t expect too much out of this. I can see that this is going to be a plane I’m flying a lot.
My only knock on it is that it is pretty fragile. It did have small cracks on the wing tips, but nothing I’d fret over. They were fixed with a little CA. I’m sure they had to keep it light because of its small size. I flew it on a soccer field and belly landed it. On one landing it flipped and broke the very top part of the rudder off. It still flew great with the piece missing.
I was getting about two minutes flying full throttle and could probably push it to four flying casually.
The batteries charge fast too, I’m off to fly it again!