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Old 09-14-2019, 05:22 AM
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The manual indicates the cg is from 7 to 7 3/4 inches from the wing root. That puts it just behind the wing tube. How do you go about finding the cg. There is no attachments other than the wing tube to tie a string to,
If you want to put the CG on the wing tube, just put a loop of string around each side of the wing tube and slide your wings back in place. Lift up with the string. Be sure to have the canopy in place!

If you want to test it at the back of the wing tube, place the loop ends op your string around the front wing anti-rotation pins. Then loop the string back and under the main wing tube. Then lift.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:02 AM
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My repaired ES 50 Pipe failed again yesterday after less than a dozen flights. I am gonna move on to an RE 2. Will gain some weight, but will lose some headache.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:04 PM
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I flew one on a DA50 once. The radio had not nearly enough expo for my taste so I really did not get a great deal for it.

In general I would say it flies extremely well both on the wing and off the wing. Very stable. But it still flies like an Extra and not like an Edge. The overall feel of this plane will be slightly more slippery than an Edge. For me, that's a good thing!

What a difference there is between the flight of an Extra and an Edge, I had an Extra 88.5, now I took an Edge 92 but I still have to assemble it.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:52 PM
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Picked mine up Saturday at Joe Nall, and first flight was today.

Well thought out design makes it an easy build. Impressed with the covering and paint job, amazing what EF has accomplished. It came in at 16 lbs, 2 ounces. DA-50, stock mufflers, ProModeler servos, two LiIon packs, carbon spinner and Mejzlik 22X8 prop. Power is very acceptable, pulls out of hover with good authority. Insane roll rate with 40 degrees of aileron throw, I may have to reduce it. Balanced right behind the wing tube with the two 2600 mah packs mounted just behind the rudder servo. A little on the tail heavy side for me, may move it forward slightly.

Five flights today and all went very well. Inverted flight is hands off, and tends to climb slightly on an inverted 45 degree up line. Very comfortable from the first flight. Even with the CG where it is, little to no mixing.

So far very pleased with the build quality and flight performance.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:51 AM
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Picked mine up Saturday at Joe Nall, and first flight was today.

Well thought out design makes it an easy build. Impressed with the covering and paint job, amazing what EF has accomplished. It came in at 16 lbs, 2 ounces. DA-50, stock mufflers, ProModeler servos, two LiIon packs, carbon spinner and Mejzlik 22X8 prop. Power is very acceptable, pulls out of hover with good authority. Insane roll rate with 40 degrees of aileron throw, I may have to reduce it. Balanced right behind the wing tube with the two 2600 mah packs mounted just behind the rudder servo. A little on the tail heavy side for me, may move it forward slightly.

Five flights today and all went very well. Inverted flight is hands off, and tends to climb slightly on an inverted 45 degree up line. Very comfortable from the first flight. Even with the CG where it is, little to no mixing.

So far very pleased with the build quality and flight performance.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:23 AM
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I ordered one. I cant wait to get it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:12 PM
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Finally Flew mine for the fist time today and DAMN!! Badass airframe! I have a old school DL50 that I did some porting on powering it. SICK!
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:14 PM
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Picked mine up Saturday at Joe Nall, and first flight was today.

Well thought out design makes it an easy build. Impressed with the covering and paint job, amazing what EF has accomplished. It came in at 16 lbs, 2 ounces. DA-50, stock mufflers, ProModeler servos, two LiIon packs, carbon spinner and Mejzlik 22X8 prop. Power is very acceptable, pulls out of hover with good authority. Insane roll rate with 40 degrees of aileron throw, I may have to reduce it. Balanced right behind the wing tube with the two 2600 mah packs mounted just behind the rudder servo. A little on the tail heavy side for me, may move it forward slightly.

Five flights today and all went very well. Inverted flight is hands off, and tends to climb slightly on an inverted 45 degree up line. Very comfortable from the first flight. Even with the CG where it is, little to no mixing.

So far very pleased with the build quality and flight performance.
Would you mind elaborating on which promodeler servos you used? Looking at their line up for mine also.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:49 PM
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:19 PM
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This plane fits in my truck bed and ALMOST safely fits under the tonneau cover that rolls up.

Is it a bad idea to do a removable rudder? Is it a big deal to put one on and off?
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:26 PM
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I am using the ProModeler 470, same as what Rob responded with above.


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Would you mind elaborating on which promodeler servos you used? Looking at their line up for mine also.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the servo info. Not sure which way I will go at this point.
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