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Old 06-24-2012, 05:02 PM
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Default Extreme Flight 48" Laser EXP

I've just put together the latest release from extreme flight, the 48" Laser EXP.

Assembly was a piece of cake and as usual for Extreme Flight the quality is top notch.

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Motrolfly DM2820-750kv
ZCT 60A ESC
Gens Ace 2200mAh, 4s, 30c LiPo
13" x 7" Xoar prop
3 x Savox SH-0257MG Digitals servos and 1 x Savox SH-0257MG Digital on the elevator

Weight is 51oz ready to fly and I'm getting around 900W. Maiden went without a hitch, only a click of right trim and slight some tweaking of the CG was needed to have it fully sorted. In flight it's superb, it's capable of a lot more than i am but it's also an easy plane to fly with no bad habits at all. It's very stable in harrier flight but is also capable of some really violent extreme 3D lunacy.

Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quality balsa 3D model in this size range.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:43 PM
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I love this plane. Here's my live Laser build article.......



Here's my Laser extended flight test.......



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Old 11-24-2012, 12:05 PM
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how does the laser compair to the edge 540t? i'm looking to get one but undecided yet as to which model!! since i'm pretty new, i would like to get the most stable plane not necessarily the most aerobatic one!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by hoghead5150 View Post
how does the laser compair to the edge 540t? i'm looking to get one but undecided yet as to which model!! since i'm pretty new, i would like to get the most stable plane not necessarily the most aerobatic one!!
The Edge EXP is more stable and forgiving in slow and post stall flight, and the best bet for learning 3D.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:07 PM
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Yep, speaking as someone with average sports flyer skill level I'd say the same as Doc.. They are both highly aerobatic planes and will do anything in the book, and neither is in any way a handful to fly. But the Edge is a little more forgiving in transition to stall and post stall.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:00 PM
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Just maidened mine today. I am extremely impressed. Balanced about 1/4" behind the main spar. Rock solid harriers. Extremely violent blenders and knife edge spins (EXTREMELY) zero coupling and rolls like a drill. Essentially the same set up listed above by JetPlaneFlyer but with 2650mAh 4s and 950kv swinging a 13x4.

One of the nicer features is that it fits in the SUV fully assembled. I was sort of missing my 48" Edge but am more than happy I salvaged the components to this model.

10/10
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:13 PM
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Glad to hear that it went well.
All I ever hear about EF planes is how great they are.
Got my 48" Edge out for maiden last week. Wind picked up so I only got 2 batteries through it. Very little trim needed and felt very solid. Faster than I thought it would be.
This plane has capabilities far beyond my skill level but also flies very docile.
Can't wait for next week to do it again
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:24 PM
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Thank Vic. That was the part that blew my mind with my first EF plane. I had become accustomed to maidens being WAY more eventful. With these tuned and jig built designs, as long as you are reasonably set and balanced, only a click or two of trim wil be required. I have been a huge fan ever since. It is said that the laser or extra are in close competition for the next plane in progressing from the edge. I wholeheartedly agree. This Lazer can be a beast or a kittycat (silly text filter).

Fun stuff.
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Tell you what, if you want some real crazy violence out of your Lazer drop a Motrolfly DM3615 (lightweight version) and a 14x7 Zoar prop in it.. It's stupidly overpowered but it adds only a few grams.

Here's mine form a few years back recorded on a crappy keychain cam. That the airframe takes this sort of abuse without complaint speaks volumes:

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That's some good flying.
Actually have been tossing that idea around. I know some guys with the Xpwr 3910s in the 48" extras and they are ballistic.

With two KST DS215MGs in the tail, I could use a bit more nose weight. Actually have 1.3 ounces of lead in the front of the motor box which still leaves me an uncomfortable amount of battery to get a strap onto.

Considering my experience with Motrolfly and how well Ken at Subsonic planes supports his customers, I would opt for a Motrolfly option. Thanks for the advice.
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