6/1 -- 40% Edge 540 Completed
This is my latest plane. Not a cheap one by any means - $6,000!! I never
dreamed I'd EVER spent this much money on an R/C airplane. I have to say, it is the
best flying plane I have flown in my 30 years of R/C - period! This is one amazing
machine. I'm running the DA-150 by Desert Aircraft, carbon three bladed prop, carbon
spinner, JR-8411 digital servos, two receivers, etc.... The paint scheme is that of
Bill Hempel's Edges. Mine is #6. To really be appreciated, this plane needs to
be flown by a TOC competitor. It is so far beyond my capabilities it's not even
funny. It lands extremely slowly, has absolutely no bad habits, and does exactly
what you tell it to do.
The Edge weighs 36 lbs. I've ganged (3) of the 8411 servos on the rudder in
pull/pull on a 6 volt system - that's a total of about 600 in/oz of torque on the rudder!
Knife edge flight is effortless. I'm running two servos on each aileron and
one on each elevator.
1/15 - Update
I probably should have been keeping track, but I probably have flown
this plane 25 hours now. The engine seems to have completely broken in at about the
20 hour point. Both the airframe and engine have performed flawlessly from the
start. Zero problems. WHAT A BLAST TO FLY!!! :))