pilot report Hacker Model edge 540 V3 Toxic ePP FoaM arF
preapplied to the EPP foam. Because all mark
ings are already painted on, there is no need for
decals of any sort. Once again, this saves the
builder quite a bit of time at the bench.
All hardware appears to be metric in thread.
There are only a handful of screws used, and all
are used for the control system. The micro quick
connectors used for the pushrods are of high
quality and did a great job.
There is one “modification” that was needed
to complete my model. In the instruction manual,
a legend calls out all the different pieces of
carbon fiber ( 27 total). The problem is that the
instructions call for the use of the two pieces
labeled “ 25” twice: once for the horizontal
stabilizer reinforcement and once for the
rudder and elevator pushrods. If you follow the
instructions exactly, you end up needing two
more pieces to use for pushrods. I believe the
carbon pieces that are labeled “ 16” should be
used in steps 28, 29, and 30 for the stabilizer
reinforcement. With a little luck, Hacker Model
will update its manual before you read this, and
this will not be an issue. Just take a little time to
I lIke to call It “poInt and shoot”:
It goes where you poInt It untIl an
outsIde force, lIke your thumbs
or a breeze, causes It to do
Futaba S3114 servos are a great match for this model. They provide plenty of torque and smooth operation.