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Old 12-28-2012, 03:47 PM
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Can you share the make \ model of those carbon fiber tail and main gear assemblies?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:59 PM
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Can you share the make \ model of those carbon fiber tail and main gear assemblies?
Hate to say this as I am not pleased with Aeroworks models, but I do like some of their tail wheel assemblies.

Have not yet decided on which main gear I would choose as their are many on the markets.

This new Rev 70 project won't be started for a few weeks, thus I will be doing some further searching / research on what I want to install in this model.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:36 PM
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Hello
anyone face hard time with the wing tube joiner?

http://www2.gpmd.com/imagel/g/lgpma3284.jpg
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:37 AM
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Hello
anyone face hard time with the wing tube joiner?

http://www2.gpmd.com/imagel/g/lgpma3284.jpg
Yuppers, on the last Rev 70 that I put together.
Had to sand the wing tube itself.

Others have suggested just waxing it. I have not ever tried just the waxing option, but on my next Rev 70 if I have wing tube issues, I will opt for the waxing first.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:06 AM
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After a season with the Revolver, I decided that the Magnum 70 wasn't enough power. I am upgrading to the OS 55. I was hoping that someone could post the pictures of the cowl (on the plane) so I could see where to cut. I already messed one up (cowl was upside down.) Also, I am breaking in the engine on the plane, I know not to do that with the cowl on. Can I use the Pitts Muffler or should I use the standard. Also, did you guys follow the instructions for the break in or something else, the method seems odd.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:32 PM
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After a season with the Revolver, I decided that the Magnum 70 wasn't enough power. I am upgrading to the OS 55. I was hoping that someone could post the pictures of the cowl (on the plane) so I could see where to cut. I already messed one up (cowl was upside down.) Also, I am breaking in the engine on the plane, I know not to do that with the cowl on. Can I use the Pitts Muffler or should I use the standard. Also, did you guys follow the instructions for the break in or something else, the method seems odd.
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Do not have any pictures that I can post for you to know how to cut the cowling, sorry.

But as far as breaking in procedures / instructions, I have never followed any. I assemble a new plane / engine and take it out and fly it. I have always broken in my engines on the planes, in flight and have never used an engine stand. I might want to add that I have never had a real engine problem and still have good running engines dating back many years.

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:18 PM
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Got a revolver 59 for Christmas from wife, i am going to be putting a evolution. 46 on it. I have 3 evolution. 46's and all have been problem free from day one. I do have a question about the manual states you need coreless servo's with minimum torque of 50oz. Seems a lil too much. I am going to be using hitec 425bb on all surfaces with a 1500mah 4.8 battery. For the ones you all have built does that sound sufficient or should i go with a 6volt battery?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:23 PM
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You'll be fine.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:17 PM
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I appreciate it, and wow this plane and its siblings have generated alot of conversation, glad my wife did some good research!
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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Well fixed my plane for the third time. All from the landing gear coming off...
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:33 PM
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Tomorrow morning I'm going to maiden my new (-ly rebuilt) Rev 59. I have an OS 91 4s inside (older engine, but runs great). Balanced laterally, CG is a bit back of recommended. Wind tomorrow is 8mph, right down the runway, at 7am - perfect conditions for the 59. This will be my forth or fifth Rev 59. And I am NOT crashing THIS one. (...Your Honor...) Will post pics tomorrow.

spd101 - congrats on your new Revolver. If this is your first, when the time comes, just take off gradually and land with some speed, till you get the hang of it. Come in too slow and it can stall, quickly. Enjoy the build!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:17 AM
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How did the rebuilt fly?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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rowdog - thanks for asking - it flies great! Though I forgot how twitchy this plane can be - wo! Took me the entire first flying session to get my Rev59 sea-legs back. And also needed to add some expo. After the expo it bahaved more rationally. After the second flying session (last weekend) there was still a fuel leak, but I think it was cause I did not hoseoff the overflow nipple on the bottom (this is an older OS 91 4s.). I've since done that and so am looking forward to testing \ flying this bird again tomorrow. And I set the CG back 1/2 inch from recommended - actually came in pretty tame.

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:00 PM
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Didn't know where to ask this so I though I might try here.
Which pitts muffler do I want for the 55ax: 
4046 (made for the 46 but according to tower does the 55 as well)
4055 (made specifically for 55)
I know one of them causes issues so I though I could see on here since many people use the 55ax on their revolver as I am.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:28 PM
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I know this is an OLD thread, but I just happened to stumble across this post a few weeks ago and decided I needed one of these. It is a great looking plane. I do have one question though. Im using the 55AX with a pitts muffler and a 2500 mah 6v nimh battery. With battery mounted in the location on the firewall just behind the engine, my cg is quite nose heavy. Using a Great Planes cg machine, Im at 92 mm. I also tried a 4.8v battery in the same location and it helped a bit, got me to 101 mm. Id be happy to get somewhere between 110-115. I just found it odd that mine is so nose heavy when I see many others have put larger engines in and still had the battery up front and balanced out fine. Has anyone had to mount their battery under the elevator and rudder servos running the 55? Moving it there is fine, its just a lot of extra hassle if I need to get to it.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:52 PM
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I'm not completely familiar with the Revolver, but moving the battery to that location from the firewall doesn't seem out of line. Do it and be happy you're not adding weight. The most important thing is to get your airplane balanced. Check and re check is what I always do. Don't forget lateral balance as well.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:12 PM
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I've assembled a few Rev 59's and never had the battery that far forward. Usually it's close to \ on \ behind the aft servo tray. To balance out my latest Rev 59's that have larger engines (an OS91 2s and an OS91 4s) I created a platform aft of the servo platform and tie-wrapped the battery to that. This plane is twitchy enough - I would NOT want to fly it with the CG out of whack.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the replies. And yes, I totally agree the cg must be right. I was just taken by surprise by how far off mine was with the battery in the forward location after reading through this thread. Seems most people running a 55 put their battery in the forward location and they balanced dead on without having to move anything. Unfortunately I took that for granted and had all my wiring tidied up before I checked it. Wont make that mistake again. And yes, Im glad I will be able to get it balanced just moving the battery. I really dont like to add weight. I will also balance it laterally as well.
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:02 PM
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they say if you live anywhere near the Tennessee /Alabama border they are hard to balance.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:37 PM
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Have owned a few Volvers very fun to throw around.
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