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Old 12-22-2018, 09:50 AM
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Skywing 105" Edge 540

Just putting a placeholder here, yup I'm a bit excited about this plane after seeing a whole bunch of video's posted. Our local hobbyshop did a group buy of both Flight Model and Skywing planes and I managed to get my order in for the 105" Edge 540.

I purchased this through Hobbyprosdepot.com
https://www.hobbyprosdepot.com/searc...kywing&Submit=

This is the exact colour scheme I purchased. Looking forward to it arriving.







The 2nd Container is being Advanced Ordered. So if you're Canadian and want you plane to grab a spot, contact these guys below:

https://www.hobbyprosdepot.com/searc...kywing&Submit=

The Equipment that'll be installed will be:
Wing Servos: 2 x BLS51A (Slow Start) from Blue-Bird
Elevator Servos: 1xBLS51A Each side
Rudder: BLS42A on a rudder tray pull pull style with self adjusting mechanism
Throttle: The new replacement for the A920 bb servos

Power system: BoomaRC Extreme 3S with servo matching
BoomaRC: Pin Flag Switch
FlexInnovations: Aura 8
Batteries: Turnigy Graphene 3S

Engine:
DLE120
JMB Headers and Canister

Radio:
Frsky X12S
RX8R-Pro with XM+ redundancy

Telemetry:
Advanced Telematix AT-V1 with 2 Head Temperature Probes and 3 Voltage Probes
Available from: Aloft Hobbies / T9 Hobbysport and Hobbyprosdepot.com

https://www.hobbyprosdepot.com/searc...=AT-V1&Submit=



When the plane arrives, the first will be an unboxing then an assembly blog.

Stay tuned!!

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Old 12-24-2018, 10:18 AM
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Rummaging for things to get this ready:
Pull Pull servo tray's have arrived. I frequently order from ZYhobbies, and they had exactly what I was looking for. I'm not going to use the solid connectors, I like to make self adjusting mechanism using cable and pullies.

I'll do a separate post on how I make those.

Also arrived, courtesy of Flying Giants Classifieds.
BoomaRC Extreme 3S power distribution board with pin flag switch and optical kill switch. Unfortunately I won't be using the Opti Kill switch as I'll be putting in a Tech-Aero IBEC (HV Version)

BB Servos have been ordered and are on their way, should be here in early January sometime.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:22 PM
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I like it when things start arriving.

BoomaRC Smartbus Extreme 3S
Miracle 2 servo rudder tray
More stuff on its way
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:35 PM
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I like it when things arrive. It's like Christmas all over again.

This week new unreleased product from Bluebird. The venerable H51B and M93s.

The BLS H51B are 851 Oz in of torque. They also have slow start and it just adds class to an already cool servo.

The other one M93S is 190 Oz in in torque and have a transition speed of .05s 60 degrees. That's frigging fast. All metal gear and ready to rumble.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:23 AM
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Wow - great setup indeed. I'd add the H51B's on the rudder as well on Pull-Push and be done with the tray.

You will love the H51B's!!
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:52 AM
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Wow - great setup indeed. I'd add the H51B's on the rudder as well on Pull-Push and be done with the tray.

You will love the H51B's!!
I'll install the try, because I don't like putting tension on the actual servo arm itself, the tray will defer the pull pull torque. But as you recommended, I'll gladly try a single H51 on the rudder first to see how it fares.

But I do have about 20 x 42A's and 10 x H50's just sitting on the bench aching to be used.. LOL

I've been spoiled by the H50's and now H51's.
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I like the yellow scheme your distributor has for the Edge. Wonder if they will ship to the states? Where are you guys getting the H51b's? I don't see them on Blue Birds site.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:43 AM
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I like the yellow scheme your distributor has for the Edge. Wonder if they will ship to the states? Where are you guys getting the H51b's? I don't see them on Blue Birds site.
Hi Fenton,

Yes hobbyprosdepot.com can ship to the states but I believe Supatim Hastings carries them too NorthwestRC.com if you want to buy from USA.

As for the BB Servos, you can either buy direct or ask for them through the established reseller network. Up here, ThunderboltRC.com can order them for you.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:50 AM
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Just received notification from UPS that my DLE120 is being delivered today.. Woohooooo!!!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:09 AM
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Just received word that the colour scheme has changed and I'll be getting the revised model!!

Woohoooooo!!
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Wow. I plan to get one built in Early March 2019 as well. I love the yellow Edge 540's we at our club.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:17 PM
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They do make nice airplanes. I'm looking forward to getting mine. It's supposed to arrive in March as well.
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Was notified that I'm getting a V2, hot off the line. All new internal structure, lighter and stronger..

Muahahhaha
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Was notified that I'm getting a V2, hot off the line. All new internal structure, lighter and stronger..

Muahahhaha
The V2 is 1.5lbs lighter. The H51B's are a perfect fit too. Be careful because you will have to dial down rates with these stronger servos. There is absolutely no blow back whatsoever.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:02 PM
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The V2 is 1.5lbs lighter. The H51B's are a perfect fit too. Be careful because you will have to dial down rates with these stronger servos. There is absolutely no blow back whatsoever.
That's great to know, I'll be using the H51's all around. I noticed you were using 1.75" arms, even then you had to dial down the throws on elevator? How many degrees are you getting?

I'm shooting for 50 degrees or if possible 60 degrees, for elevator.
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