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Old 04-22-2019, 05:58 PM
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PAU RC Edge 540T 150-200cc Open build

I purchased this plane and the Red 35% Edge 540T in December 2018, the Red one is flying, I have been putting this build off because I hate to hinge flying surfaces and this one has big ones. Started last week, I have the hinging completed today. I will let it setup for 24 hours. I plan to install servos and complete the wings and stabs then move onto the fuselage.
Feel free to offer advice or ideas.
I replaced the factory hinges with Robart hinges as they have worked great for years.
I used Loctite Hysol EA-9462 for adhesion.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:28 PM
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Everything I plan to use on this build
Undecided on wheels, fuel tank
JR XG-14
JR RG812BX R8A
JR RG812BX R8B
JR RA03TL x 2
Xtreme Power System X-24
TATTU 2S 5200 Lipo
JR S-8911 HV Coreless servos x 12
Hitec D-930SW Throttle
DA-170
Pro Flow Canisters
DA Headers
Falcon 31x10W
Tru-Turn 5" Ultimate Spinner
JR Temp Sensor TLS2-TMP
JEM Fuel Dot Electro Dynamics One-Click Multi-Conneex connectors
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:30 PM
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I highly recommend Herve’s pro build tanks from PAU. They are fantastic. The clunk line is viton with a ceramic pick up. I use one in most of my planes now.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:00 PM
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Yes the PAU tanks are top quality, I have several. I always fly fifteen minute flights. I tend to use more fuel than my friends with the same engines. I am trying to determine the fuel quantity for a fifteen minute flight with a 4 to 5 minute reserve.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:32 PM
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Oh that’s easy.
70cc 24oz
120cc 34oz
170cc 50oz
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:38 AM
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Oh thats easy.
70cc 24oz
120cc 34oz
170cc 50oz
I get bad mpg...my DJ72 and EME60 will run out before 15 minutes on a 24oz I have 32oz tanks for them. My GP123 burns 40 to 41 ozs in a 15 minute flight...and they are leaned out tuned correctly I am on and off the throttle a lot with lots of climb to altitude.....But I will start with the 50oz and test. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:26 AM
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In my 43% PAU Edge, I ran dual 32oz tanks and could safely fly fifteen minutes.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:43 PM
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Back on the project today. I assembled all the servos, bound the receivers and setting up the X-24 getting ready to match servos.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:39 PM
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With a questionable memory like mine, I like to keep a hard copy of my channel assignments and layout close by during a build. I also keep it for future maintenance and trouble shooting if the need arises.


Disregard this set up information. After I finished I thought it might be wrong. Its not necessary to have all the channels set up. The X-24 only needs one channel per flight surface and subsequent servos slave off the master. Makes the set up 100% simpler that what I did. I will correct and re post.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:54 PM
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:25 PM
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Ok... so sometimes you are so close to your product that you forget some basics. Festivus emailed our tech support today and I realized that I might need to clarify some things with the X24 match setup.

When you setup your transmitter, you should be doing an extremely simple setup! This means that you should have just a single servo assignment for each surface. For ailerons, you should assign just 2 channels, 1 for each left and right aileron. You do NOT assign multiple channels (like 6 channels in the case of 3 servos per aileron). Same for the elevator - 1 channel for each left and right elevator half. Rudder as well - just a single channel. You only need 6 channels assigned in your transmitter:

Throttle
Left aileron
Right aileron
Left Elevator
Right Elevator
Rudder

These are all considered MASTER outputs. The X24 itself will control all of the other servos as SLAVE outputs.

Here is an example of how to setup a match for 3 servos for an aileron:

Assign the channel for the master servo.
Go to the match setup, choose the master and assign a slave in group 1.
Do the match.
Go to the match setup, choose the same master and assign a slave in group 2.
Do the match.

Matching is always done from master to slave, and the same master is used for all servos being matched on the same surface.

When you are doing subtrim to a channel (like ailerons), you are controlling just the master servo and the X24 moves the other servos along with the master, based on the matching data. You really only need a 6 channel transmitter to fly giant scale!

So, Festivus - you should only have 6 channels assigned in your sheet!

I need re-visit the manual to make sure that this is very clear.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:29 PM
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For the record it took a whole12 minutes to get back an email that was simple concise and explained everything so even I understood it.
EXCELLENT customer support and service.
Thank you
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Ok... so sometimes you are so close to your product that you forget some basics. Festivus emailed our tech support today and I realized that I might need to clarify some things with the X24 match setup.

When you setup your transmitter, you should be doing an extremely simple setup! This means that you should have just a single servo assignment for each surface. For ailerons, you should assign just 2 channels, 1 for each left and right aileron. You do NOT assign multiple channels (like 6 channels in the case of 3 servos per aileron). Same for the elevator - 1 channel for each left and right elevator half. Rudder as well - just a single channel. You only need 6 channels assigned in your transmitter:

Throttle
Left aileron
Right aileron
Left Elevator
Right Elevator
Rudder

These are all considered MASTER outputs. The X24 itself will control all of the other servos as SLAVE outputs.

Here is an example of how to setup a match for 3 servos for an aileron:

Assign the channel for the master servo.
Go to the match setup, choose the master and assign a slave in group 1.
Do the match.
Go to the match setup, choose the same master and assign a slave in group 2.
Do the match.

Matching is always done from master to slave, and the same master is used for all servos being matched on the same surface.

When you are doing subtrim to a channel (like ailerons), you are controlling just the master servo and the X24 moves the other servos along with the master, based on the matching data. You really only need a 6 channel transmitter to fly giant scale!

So, Festivus - you should only have 6 channels assigned in your sheet!

I need re-visit the manual to make sure that this is very clear.
Leave it to me to take something this simple and implement my version of a Rube Goldberg, I did it.
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:30 PM
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Ok... so sometimes you are so close to your product that you forget some basics. Festivus emailed our tech support today and I realized that I might need to clarify some things with the X24 match setup.

When you setup your transmitter, you should be doing an extremely simple setup! This means that you should have just a single servo assignment for each surface. For ailerons, you should assign just 2 channels, 1 for each left and right aileron. You do NOT assign multiple channels (like 6 channels in the case of 3 servos per aileron). Same for the elevator - 1 channel for each left and right elevator half. Rudder as well - just a single channel. You only need 6 channels assigned in your transmitter:



Throttle
Left aileron
Right aileron
Left Elevator
Right Elevator
Rudder

These are all considered MASTER outputs. The X24 itself will control all of the other servos as SLAVE outputs.

Here is an example of how to setup a match for 3 servos for an aileron:

Assign the channel for the master servo.
Go to the match setup, choose the master and assign a slave in group 1.
Do the match.
Go to the match setup, choose the same master and assign a slave in group 2.
Do the match.

Matching is always done from master to slave, and the same master is used for all servos being matched on the same surface.

When you are doing subtrim to a channel (like ailerons), you are controlling just the master servo and the X24 moves the other servos along with the master, based on the matching data. You really only need a 6 channel transmitter to fly giant scale!

So, Festivus - you should only have 6 channels assigned in your sheet!

I need re-visit the manual to make sure that this is very clear.
How about a biplane? Im setting mine up now.
There are 2 servos per aileron X 4 ailerons.
I was planning on using 4 aileron channels ?

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Old 04-25-2019, 02:59 PM
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Astro send an email from the XPS web page and he will answer.
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