Originally Posted by RuthlessINXS
I was wondering if any of y'all have tried flying the Extreme Flight 60" Edge 540T-EXP or Extra for sport flying as opposed to 3D?
I had a chance to run three packs through one and it weas a really saweet plane. In fact, I am planning to get one. It was set up for 3D, but the low rate was pretty close to what I would recommend for sport. You can set it up to use the low rate from the manual as your own high rate, then fine tune your own low rate to your preference. That is generally the best way to set a 3D plane up for sport. That, and move the CG about 1/4 ahead of where the manual calls for.
That should give you a pretty decent sport plane. We've converted dozens of 3D machines to sport with really good success.
I am trying to come up with a power system for sport/aerobatic flying instead of 3D.
The extreme Flight torque motors and airboss ESCs are going to be the best choice because that is what the plaes are engineered to work with. They fit with no fuss and no modification, and they are awesome power sysrtems anyway. That, and there's a great combo price on Extreme Flight's website
I'm hoping someone has flown this beauty for sport and come up with a solid balance of performance and flight time that they wouldn't mind sharing.
I was getting 5 minutes with a 6s 2800 pack, but I was flying it reallly, really hard. Extreme Flight has tested the plane with as much as 6s 5000mah batteries and it was fine. It was a little porky for 3D, but the plane is so light anyway that the extra battery did not turn it into a pig.
For sport you don't really need super blast out power, so you might even get away saving weight with a 4s battery. I have flown the torque 4016 in a similar sized and weight plane (57" and 5 lbs), and it was fine. In fact, probably perfect for sport, but marginal for 3D. Now, if you want super ballistic speed, you'll need to go to 5s or 6s, but for sport I am thinking 4s would be enough.
I'd really like to be able to hit a reliable 10min+ flight time but please post any setup you have.
I am guessing that 4s 4000 would give you about 8 minutes, but you can always call Curtis at Extreme Flight and he can tell you for sure. They test these planes with all kinds of battery combinations.