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Old 10-31-2015, 06:47 PM
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30CC vs 50CC Edge for first Aerobatic Giant Scale

I am looking at getting an Edge 540T for my first giant scale aerobatic plane. I have been looking at the 30cc(74") vs the 50cc (88").

Any advice from someone that flies both on what would be noticeable difference would be between flying the two? Would one b faster/slower, more stable, better stall handling, etc? Cost difference is about $500 and wondering, other than size, what teh advantage/disadvantage fo one over the other would be.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:24 PM
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:06 PM
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Bigger is easier to fly
Can achieve higher power to weight
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:11 PM
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Bigger flies better!
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:50 AM
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Any details on what you mean by "flies better"? What exactly does that mean?
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:58 AM
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Any details on what you mean by "flies better"? What exactly does that mean?
Bigger is more stable.
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:37 AM
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bigger flies better.....air molecules dont scale up or down,,,as wingspan increases wing area increases exponentially. more molecules means wing loading is distributed over a greater number of molecules. imagine that for a 40% airplane the molecules are the size of ping pong balls. as the scale size gets smaller the molecules appear bigger, so by 30cc they are basketballs....a bit exaggerated but should describe the difference...and why a 747 flies.

it's going to be night and day between those two...
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:36 AM
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While an edge is a great flying plane it is inherently to stable. I would opt for the same size Extra of any version. I prefer the mid-wing extra 300.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:32 PM
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skip 50cc and go straight to 100cc! Save money! buy a complete 100cc 3D machine for $2,000!

That's what I did, couldn't be happier!
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skip 50cc and go straight to 100cc! Save money! buy a complete 100cc 3D machine for $2,000!

That's what I did, couldn't be happier!
What did you buy?

I know 3DHS has a 106" Edge that is currently out of stock at Extreme Flight (they are 8 miles from me) and Aeroworks and PAU have one also. I hear the Aeroworks on builds heavy and have not heard much about the PAU.

Woudl really appreciate any advice you have. (Mayne I should mention this will be the first giant scale to learn with, and will be followed by either an Edge or Yak next.)
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The PAU stuff is awesome! As is the Extreme/3DHS stuff.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:42 AM
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I have both the ef extra 104 and a 3dhs...edge 106. They are both great airplanes. Either is perfectly happy doing iMac or 3d.
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:04 AM
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You can forget about the Aeroworks rumors when it comes to the 110" Freestyle 260. I know three guys and with DA 120's all our planes weigh right at 27.5lbs. Best 3D platform I have even flown. Including the EF Yak.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:30 AM
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If transportation issues are not a factor just go straight to the 50. The 50cc class airframe is going to fly lighter feeling, will present better in the air (appear to do any given move slower than a 30 making corrections easier), handle wind better and have more mass/momentum for gyroscopic maneuvers.

When IMAA was still around there was another consideration in that 80" was the minimum entry size to attend many fun flies and contests... this seems to be going away now....

BTW, whats the largest airframe you have flown before? When I got my 50cc I moved straight from 40 size planes. A little intimidating at first but totally doable.
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:40 PM
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The 100cc Aeroworks Edge flies great too. The one I flew felt light in the air. Im not sure on its weight though. 110" Extra from AW is really nice too
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