Calling it the Edge44
This is just the Edge that Goofy designed shrunk down to a 44" span.
Here are the specs.
Wieght 35oz or less
Wing area 453 sq in
motor 3542 900kv
ESC 50 amp
battery 2200mah 3S 30C lipo
Servos Tork 1811 on rons and solar D658 in the tail.
CG 4.25" from LE of root rib
So the build is pretty straight forward and on V2 I will document every step of the build. On to how it flys.
Its freaking sweet. harriers are nice and smooth and inverted is pretty well locked in in my opinion. Hoooovers awesome wants to torque roll. I think it could stand to have a little more aileron authority in a hover but there is plenty there when flying around. Elevator is more than effective was able to pretty much get it to rotate around the wing at WOT and full up elevator. KE I'm getting dialed in but it does it great. Very small amount of roll back to the belly and tending to want to pull to the canopy. A little on the nose heavy side at first but after cutting 1/4" off the nose so I could recess the motor all the way back and not need small standoffs that got better. Think it could stand to be a little further aft but I can play with the battery location some more. Rolls aren't quite axial. Have checked and I'm getting even travel up and down on both rons so I guess I will need to add a little differential into them.
I built this with a 1/4" fuse and carbon arrow shaft trying to keep the weight down trying to keep the wing loading down. After flying it I think the next one will get a 3/8" fuse and tube as the elevator is chasing the tail a bit in rolls.
Now for some videos
Short inverted flighthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkhGCBdfn8Y
I have one more video that is uploading now of it flying with the landing gear and repairs from the first dork it had.
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