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Boy, oh boy. I bet that just breaks Chris Hinson's heart to see that on the Pro Bro homepage.

I like my Extreme Flight Edge. I wish I had not plopped it in again. This time a servo failed, and I'm lucky all I did was bend some gear.

Oh well, I can fix that. :roll:
 

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It was a bold statement for me to make BUT it seems like every season there is a favorite and this looks like the one right now. I don't think I have ever seen that many Bros that all had the same plane.
 

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King of Profiles...and there are his Court Jesters all lined up with their planes!!! :D
 

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I think I heard Chris had 500 of the 540's, and was more than half sold out. So maybe 250~300 sold. I would be surprised (but very happy!!!) if Pauly had sold that many Burritos.

But who knows..if they sell out and it takes a while to get another batch, the Burrito might pass it up!
 

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I ordered my Edge in mid April. When I spoke to Chris, he said there were about 100, or so, left.

I hope he keeps a profile in the line up. He could take the same numbers and go lots of ways with it. Edge, Extra, Cap, Giles, Yak, Sukhoi... He could also make some non-scale thing like the Seagull Harrier. And for goodness sake, someone make a biplane! And how about something for the Saito 91 I have sitting around. And... And... And...

I also hope the Mini 3D revision goes well. He says he wants to get it to be a bit more durable and lighter. Then he said he wants a removable wing. Lighter, more durable, and a removable wing? Hell, I'm in for another Mini 3D then! He also said that it would not be pink. I put in my vote for transparent blue with white trim.

And for the sake of argument, I'd hazard a guess that this time last year there were easliy as many Sledges flying. I'd bet there were at least 8 of them at Memphis this year too. For last year's "IT" plane, that ain't bad considering the 13 EF Edges ruled the roost.
 

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And how about something for the Saito 91 I have sitting around. And... And... And...
I hear you loud and clear! The OMP 65 inch Yak is just a little too much for the Saito 91 (I've got one too). OMP/Extreme/somebody crank out a nice 60-62 inch profile at about 6 lbs just right for a Saito 91. There are a LOT of people with this engine, got to help create a market.
 

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I've had two Sig Ultimates, and this weekend got to fly the one I sold last winter. The new owner went with a Saito 56 and lost the two ounces of tail weight I used to balance out my Saito 72. I was test flying it for him, and it felt really good. I pushed it and pushed it, and all it didn't want to do is pull from a hover with authority. It was climbing, but slow. Knife Edge was coupled pretty bad, but I managed it. Near the end of the flight, I said something like, "But it won't harrier". I pulled about 45 degrees of up elevator and went to just above idle. Would you believe that the freakin' thing harriered like a SOMBITCH. Don't get me wrong, it's no Sledge, but way better than I remember. Either the 4 ounces it lost were the critical ones, or I finally learned how to do a harrier.

Either way, there is most likely a Sig Ultimate in my future, again...

Now, if OMP of someone with some real 3D designers on staff cranked out a good looking bipe, I'd probably go that route. I'm thinking an Ultimate, Weeks Soultion X, Pitts challenger II, Christensen Eagle, or something cool like them.

What I really should do is get the Sig kit, and increase the span from 43 to 50. Then make the bottom wing straight, and also 50 inches in span. Stick build some oversized ailerons. Next, build a stick and sheet fuselage using the Sig plans as a basic guide, but mimicing the Pitts Challenger II (like Bill Hemples plane or Sean Tucker's). After that, stick build a tail. Maybe if I went a hair larger, that would be a good home for the Saito 91. With servos in the tail, I believe I could balance the 91, if I move the top wing forward about 3/4 of an inch. That would also activate a little more wing area in high alpha.

So, someone come up with a killer 3D bipe kit, so I don't have to go through all of that crap, OK?
 

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Well... If I could just get the ARF hook up on some of my shit.... And maybe $1,000,000 to fund starting my own full blown company...... Then maybe I could give Chris a run for his money....

But hell.. He's a great guy and the EF Edge is a great plane....

However... I am working on a new bird.... Be watching sooon for the MoJo to hit the streets.... If anyone has a sweat shop with 20 little <insert racial slur of choice here>, let me know, cause I'd love to do this thing justice......
 

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.... If anyone has a sweat shop with 20 little <insert racial slur of choice here>, let me know, cause I'd love to do this thing justice......
That was funny as hell paul.

Hey guys, don't forget that Jeremy (Matchlessaro) has a Bipe that rocks. It hasn't caught on yet but I was very impressed with it in Memphis. he does a tailslide with a very fast TR that blows my mind.

And as for the EF Edge, I think I'm gonna get a chip upgrade. I just haven't got thrilled on that one yet. I feel spoiled with my Sledge, and the Mini has turned out to be great for the $!!!!!

Oh, for those with Saito .91s, there are several planes right now built for that engine:.....Sledge.....EF Edge....Anything that likes a .46..........At least that's my Opinion, and Sloan will back me on that one I bet!!!!
 

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Jeremy's Pitts was impressive in flight, but didn't speak to me as far as looks. Now if he could get a Double Vision profile that flies like the Pitts, he and I are gonna talk.
 

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Oh please, I thought we were the "function before form" guys!!! You want a Bipe, you want it to 3D, Damn, you want it to look like a Double Vision? I hate the looks of the Double Vision!!

Oh well, So many planes, NO TIME!!!!!!!
 

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I think Frank loves the double vision!!

I swear i herd him say once that he would trade two of his kids for a Double Vision, and if they would throw in a DA-50 he would trade in his last kid :lol: :lol: :shock:
 

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I think when all the planes basicaly look the same It looks like there are alot more of them. I like my EF but it is not my favorite...
 

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Followed Gordo's advice (I've never met him face to face, so somebody tell me if I'm screwed for listening to him :D ) and ordered a SAITO 91 for mine. Just finished bolting it on. Can't wait to fire it up. I added hardwood blocks to the mount rails. AUW is 4lbs 12 oz. now I'll balance it by moving the battery to the tail tomorrow night.

It's like owning a Honda your entire life, and then getting a Harley. I'm so excited!!!!





 

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Yo Quicker,

Just a thought here, and I'm by no means an expert on plane setup, but aren't those blocks gonna throw your thrustline far to the right of the centerline of your fuse ? It may not make a difference, but since the only reason for the wood is just to reinforce the mount, wouldn't they do the same thing on the other side ? You could put them on the other side, cut away the covering on the underside of the top of the mounting opening, and glue the hard wood to the fuse. Then mount the engine sitting down against the original mount, but with the mounting bolts going through both the mount, and the hardwood. That way would put your engine back in line with the centerline of the fuse.

Again, I'm not sure if having it off the centerline will be noticeable, but it caught my eye.

I think you will be happy with the 91. If I were going with a 4 stroke on one of my profiles, it would probably be the 91.

Get some other opinions on your mount before changing it though. I may just be going senile a bit early...... :shock:
 

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Well, I thought about that, but the amount is so small, I didn't worry about it. I also would have had to start cutting into the fuse to make room for the 91's mounts, and I REALLY didn't want to do that.
 

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Okie Dokie Artichokie !!

Sounds like you are ready to fire that bad boy up, and do your Gordo impersonation !

Have fun, and let us know how the 91 works out for ya.
 
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