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Old 08-12-2007, 09:15 PM
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150flyer - i love that lining you have around your openings, can you please tell me how you've put on that (what seems like) black rubber lining? Thanks! BTW Sweet plane!
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:35 PM
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:36 PM
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:05 AM
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150flyer what size prop you going to running with?
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:42 AM
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I am still waiting on a flight report!!!!!!!!![sm=tongue_smile.gif]
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:05 PM
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Mine arrived today. This is a very nice, well made ARF. My covering did have a few wrinkles but nothing that didn't come out easily with the iron. The only other real flaw I've found is that the wing anti-rotation pins don't line up exactly perfect but it was easy enough to solve.

I have to admit that I have been a little disappointed with Great Planes recently. The wood in their kits has been pretty bad and the two ARF's I've owned from them (U-can-do .46 and Venus .40) have been OK but not spectacular. This Revolver is a completely different story though. I am throughly impressed. I hope it flys as well as it looks.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:04 PM
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And I hope the gear works better on grass than the Reactor gear did!

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Old 08-15-2007, 03:14 PM
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It's definitely a cool looking plane. I may consider it down the road. I just hope the Monokote is better than the Venus ARF I just bought. I wasn't sure if it was an airplane or a prune when I opened the box. Nothing that an iron, heat gun and a lot of time couldn't make better though.
Yes, it seems like every Great Planes ARF suffers from covering wrinkles. Hangar 9 seems to do a superior job. I wish Great Planes would change their Chinese vendor to one that does a better job of covering. Or maybe it's the Monokote.........
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:02 PM
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I got my Revolver 2 weeks ago and have over 20 flights on it. It is fast as hell. I have th OS ax 75 on it, a perfect combo. It is very clean and will eat up the runway quick on landing, dont be afraid to slow it down on aproach. It handles great. when I say its fast I mean 100 mph plus. A hi speed pass a foot of the deck gets alot of holy s---'s from the others at the field. Fun, Fast and Flickable!























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Old 08-15-2007, 07:03 PM
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As the late Phil Rizzuto liked to say, "Holy Cow"
Sounds great! I think the Evo .61 will be plenty for my not so young reflexes
Do you fly off grass? If so, how does it handle, any tendency to nose over as the Reactor does?
Good luck, sounds like you have a winner there!
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the flight report! Sounds good, how are the aerobatics?
Anybody else have one up yet?
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:16 PM
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Aerobatics are great!! Point rolls smooth, snap rolls will loosen your double glued dentures. Giant round loops are impressively clean with the revolver. A word of caution, although it flat spins beauitifuly, if you are even slightly tail heavy you may not recover. Mine was balanced perfect from the start but I got curious and it almost bit me. I took the tail weight out and it recovers ok. I fly off pavement but have landed on grass, no tendencey to nose over at all. The gear is as good as it gets The supplied spinner broke apart in flight, ordered another one and it did the same. 25 buck! I now have a red plastic one, works great.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:33 AM
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Mine is pretty much together. All I have to do is check the CG and adjust the throws. I should have it in the air Saturday morning.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:55 AM
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Looks and sounds like a really nice plane. What kind of propeller are you using with the OS 55 AX? Thanx.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:21 PM
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I have a 12x6 on it right now but I also have a few others to try on Saturday.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:34 AM
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I plan on having mine ready to fly Saturday. I have a evo46 in mine and I will let you guys know how it flys with that engine. I may not have the power.
For an old retired guy I don't want it to fly very fast anyway. I may have to change engines. I am sorry about the spinner coming apart I hope that doesn't happen to me. ha, ha.

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Old 08-17-2007, 04:53 AM
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There is a guy at the field with a os 55 ax in his Revolver and it flies great. The extra power I have is good but definitely not needed. He runs a 10x8 apc and that seems to work well.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:57 PM
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[] Well I went out to the field today for my maiden flight. Unfortunately I had trouble with the needle I couldn't adjust the engine. It ran great the last time I used the Evo 46. I think what happened was I sodered an extension on the needle to extend out side of the cowl. I put some liquid flux on it and it screwed up the o rings and the needle threads. Have ordered a new whole needle assyembly for it that should take care of the problem. Maybe next week hopfully.

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Old 08-19-2007, 12:18 AM
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I flew mine today. This is a great looking plane that gets a lot of attention both in the pits and in the air. I flew it myself on the initial flight; it only took a little aileron and elevator trim to make it fly straight like its on rails. The .55-AX with a pitts muffler is a good power match and it sounds really cool. I tried a 12x6 and 12x7 APC; the 12x7 seemed better. On the second flight, a much better pilot took it up and wrung it out. Aerobatics were impressive. What really surprised me is how well it flew slow. Sure it's slippery and takes a bit to slow down but it didn't show any bad stall tendencies or anything once it got there. Overall, I am very impressed. I just like looking at it so much that I'm afraid to put any sort of ding in it. I'll get over that though.
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the report. Now I really want to get in the air. As soon as my needle aysembley
gets here for my engine I will be ready to go. I hope Evo 46 will have the power to pull it around ok. Thanks for the info on the flight.

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Old 08-20-2007, 04:13 AM
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The 55AX will have a "click" more powerful!
Any more pics while flying anyone?????????????????????????????????
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:09 PM
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finished mine a week ago but it has been raining alot. installed a tower 75 w/ the pitts type muffler. you guys are right about a nice cover job from g.p. its about time. might fly it tommorrow. will let you know how it goes. russm
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:05 PM
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I have had a new os 70fs surpass sitting on my work bench with only 6 flights on it ( it was in my seawind - I needed more power so I bought a new engine for it - so now I have an extra 70 four stroke lying around without a home). I have been looking around for an airplane to put it in and finally found this one about a month ago. Has anyone put a 70 on their Revolver? I hope it works because I just ordered mine today !!!! Do you guys think that it will work well? I am really exited about this plane. It looks fast and fun to fly. Let me know if you would. My plane should be here on Thursday or friday and possibly I could fly it SUNDAY!!!!![:@][:@] YEEEEE --- HHHAAAWWWW!!!!

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Old 08-21-2007, 09:53 AM
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jeff, that should be a nice combo. i have the 70fs on a t.h. kaos, and it is strong engine. russm
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:31 PM
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Everyone:

Double check your CG........ there was an error in the manual. Photo's showed a different CG than the text in the body of the instructions.


see this tech notice! :

http://manuals.hobbico.com/gpm/gpma1018-tech.pdf

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