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The Edge 540

Edge of your seat performance!

A popular competitor on the Unlimited Class circuit and at international air races, the Edge 540 is a world-class aircraft known for exceptional aerobatics and precision maneuvers. Great Planes has captured every detail of this spirited performer in a stunning replica that is a worthy addition to the Performance Series of high-quality R/C models that combine easy assembly with realistic flight!

  • Designed to be both lightweight and durable.
  • Capable of extreme aerobatics as well as precision maneuvers.
  • Unparalleled quality in an ARF – plus genuine Great Planes brand hardware.

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Outstanding manufacturing
Don with the Edge 540
Composite landing gear
Outstanding manufacturing, parts fit and prefabrication allow the Performance Series Edge 540 to be flight ready in about 20-25 hours.  

“Our Edge 540 is another fine example of a Performance Series sport/precision/3D airplane that flies great and is easy to assemble. It's one of today's most recognized aerobatic planes – and you're sure to be recognized at your local field when flying this beauty!”

- Don Anderson, Founder
  Great Planes Model Manufacturing

  Composite landing gear evenly distributes landing stresses, with a flowing shape that enhances the plane's overall appearance.

Independent servos
Easy control
Stable enough to be a good first large-scale plane.
The rudder and each elevator half utilize independent servos for consistent yaw and pitch control. Servos can be mounted in the fuselage for a lightweight pull-pull setup, or in the tail for a shorter, more direct linkage.   Each aileron is controlled by an individual servo. Short, direct linkages make roll control precise, positive, dependable and easy to set up.   Large control surfaces and full deflection throws enable the Edge 540 to react quickly to 3D control inputs.

Extreme maneuvers
Molded fiberglass cowl
foam core turtledeck
Knife edge, high alpha, inverted, upright...these and any other extreme maneuvers you can think of are at your command with this exciting aerobat!   The beautifully molded fiberglass cowl and wheel pants are expertly painted to match the trim scheme.   Sheeted foam core construction gives the turtledeck exceptional strength while adding minimal weight.

The Edge 540
Three different options are available for powering your Edge 540:
Easy to see in any attitude, the Edge 540 trim scheme is simple yet attractive.   Three different options are available for powering your Edge 540: glow, gasoline or brushless electric. The highest recommended power option within the specified ranges for each will deliver exceptional 3D flight performance.    

The Edge 540 in action
The Edge 540 in action
The Edge 540 in action

Stock Number: GPMA1414
Wingspan: 78 in (1980 mm)
Wing Area: 1088 in² (70.2 dm²)
Weight RTF: 13-15 lb (5.9-6.8 kg)
Wing Loading: 28-32 oz/in² (84-97 g/dm²)
Length: 74.5 in (1890 mm)
Engine Requirements: 2-stroke 1.6-1.8 cu in or 4-stroke 1.8-2.1 cu in glow or 1.9-2.6 cu in gasoline
Electric Motor Requirements: 63-62-250kV outrunner brushless motor, 100A brushless ESC, 33.3V - 44.4V 3200mAh LiPo battery
Radio Required: 4+ channel radio with 6 high-torque servos & 1 standard servo (optional for glow/gas engine throttle control)
Prop Required: 20 x 10 or 18 x 8
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