The Edge 540 V3 is Rc Factory's newest 1m model V3 series with increased stiffness and torsion rigidity. We have beefed up everything, but especially the torsion rigidity of the fuselage - so that fuselage twist in fast rolling maneuvers is now totally a thing of the past. The wing is thicker too, for better tolerance of the most insane, high-G stunts. Those that are familiar with the previous 39” models will appreciate the new hardware and construction including rear tail control push rod assemblies with adjustable end links and new epp bracing for easy assembly.
While creating a new ground up air-frame the duel aileron servos have now been re-located which creates a plush/clean look. The over all flight envelope has increased greatly giving a sense of unreal control authority and increased roll rate was also achieved with the addition of outer counter balance tabs. This model was designed for the pilot wanting to learn the “next step” and also those who choose a balsa 3d model alternative. * Spinner not included *
Model Spec's: Wing Span = 39" AUW: 400-500g (depending on components used)
Power System Components:
CSP 2217-1170kv Motor
CSP 30A Esc
CSP-D14M Servos (4)
11x5.5 Gemfan Prop
Build Resources & Replacement Parts Links:
Twisted Hobbys PDF Manual Link 1 / Link 2
RcFactory's PDF Manual
Twisted Hobbys Review Blog
Love everything about this plane. Materials are amazing, everything fits where its supposed to fit. everything works perfectly! the build was super fun. The Procedure however, is very confusing at times. if you built one already then you should be ok but if you're new at this its going to be a little bit of a challenge. I think putting in a few comments explaining a little better would have been a big big plus and would have helped allot. I ended up gluing the "rod guide pins" on the bottom side instead of the top, procedure is very confusing in the area, you're not sure if the plane is upside down or right side up... colors are confusing compared to what you have in front of you. also, only comes with 2 longer servo horn, I needed 4... BUT, apart from this, its one of the best foam planes I have ever seen or built. its SUPER sturdy and durable. you will have fun building and flying this! I just think RC Factory can do a better job with the procedures. :)
Buy one. You won’t regret it
Awesome flying plane. Love every minute of it
39" EPP Edge 540- V3
Interesting. This is my first foamy, need to learn 3D manuvers. I normally fly Giant Scale. Qualtiy is great, quite surprising for the price. My only suggestion, is the folks follow the manual page by page, the answer is there or you need to wait to complete the next step - ithe answer to your quesation will show up.
1400 kv motor first flight no trim ,flys amazing
Build of RCF 39" Edge 540 - V3
1. The side flanges on the control horns are very weak.. Only apply pressure to the very top. Once tested, run your exacto blade down the side and this will help seat the horn (also works well for the CF spars). 2. I found it better to install the links on the servo control horns prior to putting them on the plane.. a bit of a challenge afterwards... the brass clip is very small and subject to running off. Be sure to work over a tray or other catch item... 3. For the small white plugs on the clevis - It works best if you use a 3/16 drill bit and slightly enlarge the opening... Hand twist it a few times and it'll go in better. You may have to slightly sand the ends of the CF rods to go into the connectors. 4. If you take a popsicle stick; break it in half , then shave off two narrow pieces... they will slide through the alignment holes of the side force generators and hold it in place nicely until your glue sets. OVERALL - a relaxing and fun project to put together. Quality crafting by the RCF!
RCF 39” EPP Edge 540-V3
To me, this kit design is “almost perfect”. I believe it would be perfect if you would factory form the top and bottom wing slots instead of requiring the modeler to hand cut the slots, and provide some additional reinforcement around the overly weakened fuse at the aileron servo pockets.