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Fishdeth
05-06-2006, 04:43 AM
Just completed a Stevens Aeromodel Edge 540 and trimmed it to closely match the full scale Kirby Chambliss Red Bull Air Race machine !
50" WS
Hacker A30-16M
12x6 E prop
CC Phoenix 35 ESC
Electron 6 Rx
4x HS-65 servos
TP 3s1p 2100 Prolite
AUW estimated at 32 oz.
Not maidened yet !

First pic- KC Edge, then SA Edge....

Jim

Fishdeth
05-06-2006, 04:46 AM
First pic- KC Edge, then SA Edge....

Fishdeth
05-06-2006, 04:49 AM
Again...First pic- KC Edge, then SA Edge....

Mr. Baggins
05-06-2006, 04:58 AM
Exquisite:cool:

Fishdeth
05-06-2006, 05:05 AM
Thanks !
Is there any way to post pics as opposed to thumbnails ?

Jim

A couple more...SA Edge only

Mr. Baggins
05-06-2006, 05:13 AM
Don't know about the image question but if you click on them they show full size.

Fishdeth
05-06-2006, 05:23 AM
Yea, I know, just wish they would display full size like on other threads;) so you can just scroll up & down....

Jim

Mr. Baggins
05-06-2006, 01:01 PM
Regardless, that is just a stupid good looking Edge man. Can you give a quick and dirty on how you accomplished the scheme? Paint, Ultracote, self made decals, etc.

stevensaero
05-07-2006, 02:54 PM
Very Cool - excellent work!

-Bill

Fishdeth
05-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Regardless, that is just a stupid good looking Edge man. Can you give a quick and dirty on how you accomplished the scheme? Paint, Ultracote, self made decals, etc.

Covering is Black Solite with silver Solite over the black, except the very bottom which is just silver as it is not very opaque.
Collected some Red Bull logos from freinds and the web, resized and practice printed in grayscale, then printed on waterproof vinyl shipping label sheets. Added a coat of clear to lock the ink and then commenced to cutting all the pieces out and hand laid every letter as well as some yellow pinstripe which had to be tapered from 1/4" to 1/8" in the length of the fuselage. the cowl is Pacrta paint for polycarbonite and the GP yellow spinner was a shade or 2 off so I painted it as well.
Balsa wheel pants and LG covers are painted as well.
Decorating this baby was WAY more work than the build and covering !!!

But worth it... now I'm afraid to fly her....:p

Jim

Fishdeth
05-07-2006, 03:32 PM
Very Cool - excellent work!

-Bill
Thanks Bill, AND thanks for such a well designed and engineered balsa kit. It was an extreme pleasure to build and deserved a great covering job !!!


You not at SEFF ???

Jim

Big Oakden
05-21-2006, 04:04 PM
Fishdeth,
Very nice covering job!!!
I finished mine last week, and posted the pics on E Scale Planes portion of Threads.

Did you leave the two panels open under the wings for airflow? or is that somehow a hand made panel to look as though you did?

Mr. Baggins
05-21-2006, 04:26 PM
Fishdeth,
Did you leave the two panels open under the wings for airflow? or is that somehow a hand made panel to look as though you did?

I think those are printed graphics. If so, you had me fooled at first big time. If not, That is some crazy scale structure you got going there.:cool:

Fishdeth
05-21-2006, 10:34 PM
I think those are printed graphics. If so, you had me fooled at first big time. If not, That is some crazy scale structure you got going there.:cool:

Correct !
I printed those decals an applied them there.

Jim

Mr. Baggins
05-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Well....did she fly yet?

Fishdeth
05-22-2006, 12:11 AM
Planning on tomorrow AM for the maiden.
Will post a link to the video.

Jim

Mr. Baggins
10-23-2006, 02:22 AM
Hmm, what happened to the maiden video?

Fishdeth
10-23-2006, 03:22 AM
Hmm, what happened to the maiden video?
Sorry,
Here (http://www.esnips.com/doc/c5c8e481-ab48-4dc3-86ed-441758240ace/Maiden-Of-Edge-540.wmv) ya go !

Jim

Fishdeth
10-23-2006, 02:15 PM
Oh yea,
My Dad took a couple still shots of me flying the maiden, so I made the pilot from 1 of them !

Here I am ACTUALLY flying this plane...:p

firemanbill
10-23-2006, 02:20 PM
Nice Job all the way around Fish... Awesome detail!

MVR_TECH
06-30-2007, 04:48 AM
Where did you buy the model.
I would like to find one also.
thanks

MVR_TECH
06-30-2007, 04:48 AM
oops , you may send me the info at mvrtec@gmail.com
thanks

RacerPaul
08-20-2007, 08:34 PM
Really nice job! Those Red Bull Air Races on HDTV arean incredible show!

http://www.redbullairrace.com/

Paul