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Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch ( 46.5 in. / 118 cm )109.00 Eur.

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3D Printed Kit on PLA Zivko EDGE Hannes Arch.

This is a great scale model of the famous Zivko Edge. This model is very well designed and flies well. Thanks to its large control surfaces it can deliver fast manoeuvres and at the same time be very controllable.

It requires 4 sevos and a 40 amps esc.

Two landing gears are included, one in PLA in the same colour of the rest of the plane and one in PET-G in grey. PET-G is extremely resistant. It is not necessary to flue the landing gear, it will slide in and become secure to the fuselage fixing holes so you can always swap it.

Replying to one of the comments:

The PLA I use on these models (as of 6/2017) is rated with nearly the same heat resistance and tensile strength as ABS, it will hold up to 85C. So it will resist the hear from the motor and battery pack.

The motor is fixed from behind and the front of the plane is wide open and it also has side vents, plenty of cooling under normal circumstances.

Extra parts:
PETG main landing gear

Lenght: 1048mm (41.0in)
Wingspan: 1187mm (46.7.1in)
Height: 368mm (14.5in)
Wing area: 23.0 dm2
Wing loading: 48.6 g/dm2
Airfoil: NACA sym. modificated

Print weight: 730g
Empty weight (w/o battery): 910g
Takeoff weight (6s 1300 lipo): 1120g
Max takeoff weight: 1300g
Never exceed speed, VNE: 205 km/h
Design maneuvering speed, VA: 165km/h
Stall speed, VS: 30 km/h

See video guide #6 (for HP setup)
Motor – AX-4008Q-620KV
Speed controler (ESC) – CC Talon 25 or similar 30-40A/6s
Battery 1300mAh/6s up to 2200/6s or 2x 1300-2200/3s

Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV or similar 3530-35 1100kv
40A Electronic Speed Controller or similar 40Amps
Turnigy 2700mAh 3S 20C or similar 2200-3800/3s

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Available Files

Here you can find the manual for the Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch.

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Recommended CA Glue

HK Medium thickness CA

HK Accelerator

This glue and accelerator have been tested and work on PLA, not all glues and accelerators, specially the accelerators work well. If you purchase the Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch Kit I will include a piece of printed PLA so you can do your tests.

Recommended Power Sets

You can find links to the power sets components in the user manual.
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Hot weather

In the Summer it's advisable to not let a PLA printed plane inside the car under the sun, it might become deformed. Also, at the flying field, planes made of darker colors PLA or painted with dark colors can become hot and can become deformed, leave your printed plane in the shade.

The solution to these issues is to print your planes in PET-G that will resist to heat up to 90-100C without any problems.

Building Log

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Details: Full Details
ID: 99259
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Acro
Motor: Electric-Powered
Motor Size:500-To-750-Watt 
Wingspan: 46.5 in. / 118 cm
Publisher: 3DLabPrint
Designer: 3DLabPrint
Weight:1120 g

About 3D Printed Model Airplanes
If you have doubts about how these models are designed, printed and how the fly, this page is for you.

Before anything else, watch this video.

The most common question I get is:

-How do these planes fly?

The video at the right is from FliteTest's Youtube channel, they installed cameras on the plane and filmed it in flight with a drone, these images are not only spectacular but they also allow us to see the behavior of the plane in flight. Enjoy!

This P-38 in the video requires:

  • 12 channels radio if you don´t use y-cables.
  • 4-5 full days straight to print on one printer if everything goes well.

All our 3D Printed planes are here.

A complete 3D Printed planes FAQ can be found here.

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Complete Kit:

Complete KIT.
PLA is rigid, heat resistant to about 60C, prints well with good finishing.

Pet-G weights the same as PLA, is strong, heat resistant up to about 90C, more flexible than PLA, more expensive and difficult to print but the advisable choice for durable planes and warmer climates.


*Important Please send us a message explaining how the colors will be used. Each part can only have one color, please download the pdf manual to see how the models are split. Adds extra cost.

Discount Coupon:
Shipping: Ships in 2-3 business days (if printed in silver, white or natural PLA) by "Priority Mail", double wall strong cardboard box all pieces bubble wrapped, traceable on your national mail system tracking page and on ctt.pt.

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  6. Printing the Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch takes approximately 48 hours on one single printer, thankfully we have more than one printer so your kit will be produced just in just a fraction of that.
Packaging & Postage:
  1. Larger parts individually packed in bubble wrap film so nothing gets lost or damaged.
  2. Double cardboard box.
  3. Priority Airmail. The tracking number will be sent to you and posted at Paypal´s website
  1. The PDF Assembly manual has links to web pages where you can obtain the needed electronics and even some supplies.
  2. On multiple kits orders, each kit will be shipped on an individual box, it wouldn't be cheaper to ship combined.

Terms of Service.
Please read the 3D Printing Service Terms of Use before placing an order.

About the 3D File source and Print Service:

The Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch was designed by 3dlabprint and will be printed by AeroFred as a service.

Model Printing and Order Processing:

Printing a model airplane requires many hours of printing, typically, for the models we sell, between 24 and 280 hours if the job is done one one single printer. Luckily we have many printers so your new plane will be ready to ship in 1-2 days if is printed in PLA or up to 2 weeks if it´s printed in PET-G and we don´t have the chosen color in stock.


Models from 3dlabprint can be scaled up by up to 130% depending on the model but please know that when these models are printed all the needed fixtures for motor, battery pack, servos, links, wiring ducts are also printed so they would all be scaled so additional work will be required on your end to fit the gear.
As an example, the Edge uses 5 grams servos, if scaled to 130% (1,56m) the servo slots will hold 12 grams servos perfectly but the motor mount will have to be adapted. This can be easily done by using bolts from end to end and washers in the back. Not beg deal. But on the P-47 that uses retracts the ob is not this easy, you would have to create a plate with holes to secure the retracts to the wing.


We can´t do modifications at design level. However, PLA glues very well with CA and accelerator so you can do as in any other model airplane kit, you can add balsa or lite ply and you can make any modifications yourself.

You will receive:

  • Complete Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch 3D Printed KIT on PLA or individual parts for the same model, depending on your order.
  • One piece of printed PLA, some bad print I may have around here, so you can do your experiments and tests instead of trying on the plane itself.
  • Cardboard box with appropriate cushioning so the parts are protected during the shipment.

The manual can be downloaded in PDF format and has links to web pages where the needed components can be ordered.

You will NOT receive:

  • 3d .stl or .gcode files, project files or any files at all apart from the pdf manual.
  • CA Glue or CA Accelerator.
  • Electronic components.
  • Wheels, hinges, propellers, screws, piano wire, carbon fiber tubes or rods, paint or decals.

Vinyl decals do not stick on 3d printed planes, the only way to add insignia, camouflage, letterings is to paint with acrylic spray paint and a stencil or a mask.

Assembly and preparation:

Modeling work it´s your job :)
You will have to follow the manual to assembly this kit and do all the work needed, this is a model airplane Kit, not a toy.

Model Durability:

Both PLA and PET-G are excellent choices for printed planes but PLA will not withstand temperatures above 60C and inside a car in a hot day this temperature can be reached easy, if you live in a region with hot weather the best option for you is to select PET-G as building material, PET-G is more expensive, harder to produce and takes longer to print but the parts are stronger than PLA and will hold temperatures up to 90C. PET-G weights the same as PLA and it´s slightly more flexible making it best choice for durable model airplanes today.

About our printers:

We use high quality original 3D Printers, no Chinese clone printers or cheap Ebay 3d printers.

About the different filament types:

PLA: PLA is the most used material on 3d printing today, it prints well, with good finishing and little or no warping. We use the top quality filaments made from NatureWorks Ingeo3D850 and Ingeo3D870 and Filament PM.
PLA shouldn´t be used in warmer climates and dark colors or dark painted PLA should not be left under the sun, it will deform, temperatures above 60C will deform PLA.

ABS: ABS is one of the most commonly used plastic, Legos are ABS, your car bumpers are probably ABS. This material has a high resistance to heat (90C or more) and it´s strong. It would be perfect for our planes if it wasn´t so hard to print in single wall as we do in model airplanes.
It is still used for solid parts like motor mounts an other parts that require strength and heat resistance.

PET-G: PET-G is the material used in plastic bottles, it´s very strong, possibly stronger than ABS and has a heat resistance similar to ABS. PET-G it´s a little more flexible than PLA but is still a great material for printed model airplanes. It is the right choice for warmer climates and when extra resistance is needed.

As you see no material is perfect, I could continue describing other materials such as nylon, carbon impregnated PLA or PETG and so on and we would always find positive and negative aspects for each one of them.
In doubt choose PET-G


We will use strong double wall cardboard boxes and the appropriate cushioning to protect each one of the printed parts, every part is rolled on bubble wrap plastic film.


We ship from Portugal, Europe and use the reliable Portuguese mail system CTT.
CTT has delivery agreements with different entities on each country so if you´re from the US you may have your order delivered by USPS, in the UK may be Royal Mail and so on.

Discount Coupons:

Discount coupons are valid from 3 to 30 days after purchase, you can use them any number of times you like but only once per item order.
The codes are issued in the Paypal invoice, please check the transaction details at Paypal website or in the Paypal email you received after purchase to get your Discount Coupon code.
You are free to post the Coupons online, give them to friends, share them in any way you like.
To use just Copy/Paste the Coupon code (i.e.: TAKE10#6012019) to the text field in the plan listing page to use your discount. No spaces and no manual typing, just copy/paste.

Postage Rates Types:

We charge according to the ctt.pt postage table. The smaller planes that fit boxes up to 90cm (sum of the three dimensions) and weighting less than 2kg we ship as a "letter" so the postage it´s cheap, larger planes have to be shipped as a "package", this is why the postage it´s expensive for medium and large planes.

Priority Mail w/ Tracking:

All 3D Printed models and parts are shipped by priority mail that is traceable, larger boxes are shipped as a package that is also registered and traceable and will arrive as quick as priority mail.


We will only accept returns of non assembled, undamaged complete models or spare parts.
Postage fees from the original order are non refundable and you will have to pay the postage back to us.
No re-stocking fee if everything arrives in good condition.
In doubt please ask us for an opinion.


Orders can be paid with Paypal or Credit Card via Paypal and are shipped to the address on your Paypal account or to the address you set at checkout.

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Placing an order on this page implies acceptance of the above Terms of Service.

Spare Parts and Options
All the individual sections of the Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch can be re-printed on demand.

All the parts are available for the 3d printable models, roughly, a wing will cost a little less than half of the model price and the fuselage about the same, the fuselage includes the control surfaces and the wing any available templates needed to bend piano wire for the landing gear.

It would be possible to replace only the damaged parts and replacing them its doable but the result will never be as perfect as assembling a new fuselage or wing.

These are the details for the "Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch" model.

Plan Attributes: Edit Attributes
Plan ID:99259
Keywords:Zivko EDGE Hannes Arch
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Acro
Wingspan: 46.5 in. / 118 cm
Wingspan Class:100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Motor Size:500-To-750-Watt 
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:1120 g
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Listing Editor:3dlabprint
Category:3DLabPrint Kits
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High Performance Engine Bdunz on 21/04/2017 15:44
The motor listed for the High Performance Setup is AX-4008Q-620KV. I find an AX-4008Q-600KV quadcopter motor at Hobby King and the same motor is referenced several times in google, but nothing (out-runner, etc. ) that matches the description and there is nothing in the manual to give me a clue. What motor is recommended?
Zivko EDGE Hannes Arch derfred on 22/04/2017 10:57
Hello Barry,

The suggested high performance motor is this one:

This is the motor listed in the "High performance setup" in the manual.

It is an out-runner and can be used on a quadcopter or on a plane. An out runner is nothing but a motor on which the outer can with the magnets rotate and the coil is fixed, an in runner is the opposite, the magnets are fixed and the coil rotates with the shaft.

As ESC I would suggest this one:
3D Flying possibilities Wingzar on 24/05/2017 08:00
Hello !
I am really interested in the plane but I haven't been able to figure out if this little can do 3D. Is it capable of 3D flying ?
I also would be curious to know what is the advantage of using a high voltage like 6S compared to a standard 3/4S that is often used for this size of planes.

Thanks in advance for you answers !
Zivko EDGE Hannes Arch derfred on 26/05/2017 09:37
Hello Wingzar,

This is not a 3D plane, the control surfaces are large but not as large on a 3D plane. I would say it falls between a sport plane and a 3D.

The advantage of using the quadcopter motor... Well, I guess the only advantage would be if the designer had many of these laying around :) I would put a power setup as you say, 2200 mA/h 3 or 4 S at the most and a 35 mm can motor, the length of the can could be around 36mm so a C3536 instead of the eco setup you see in the description and around 1000 KV possibly 1200 KV and you would have a pretty powerful setup for a plane this size.

Kind regards,
What will I get netsnake on 24/06/2017 05:56
I coudnt figure out if the price is for the real parts or for the printdata only.
What size of print area is needed ?
Does the PLA material resist the heat of the motor or akku ?

great work
Zivko EDGE Hannes Arch derfred on 02/07/2017 17:35
The price is for a KIT (a real plane printed on PLA in the chosen colour)

Yes it will resist the hear from the motor and battery pack.

In this model the motor is fixed from behind and the front of the plane is wide open and it also has side vents, plenty of cooling under normal circumstances.
Zivko EDGE Hannes Arch 1960Steve on 16/05/2020 02:22
Can I have it delivered with markings off?
Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch derfred on 16/05/2020 06:04
Yes, the 3d printed kits are are single colour, any markings have to be spray painted after assembly.
Zivko EDGE 540 Hannes Arch paganini.d71@gmail.com on 26/06/2022 10:26
l'ho costruito 3 anni fa , con notevoli difficolta nel mettere insieme la fusoliera xè troppo sottile ,tenendola in mano si piegava ma alla fine ce l'ho fatta .... provato in volo va bene se il baricentro è giusto .
purtroppo la pista in cui volo è in erba e nonostante l'erba fosse molto bassa e l'atterraggio pennellato , la fusoliera si è rotta davanti al carrello ......si è rotta un pezzo anche nello staccare le batterie .
fatto ieri un altro volo e in atterraggio sempre pennellato si è distrutta la fusoliera
volo modello 7
ala 9
fusoliera 3
direi a chi lo ha progettato che è un buon modello ma va risolto il problema della fusoliera o forse la mia è stata stampata sbagliata !
buoni voli a tutti

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