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Old 03-03-2015, 03:26 PM
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Never mind, I thought I was in the Giant Stick thread.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:46 PM
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That's OK. We won't tell them.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:58 AM
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haha
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:33 AM
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I had a brain fart, what can I say....
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:01 PM
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Well, at least you said "excuse me" (in a manner of speaking) when you let it rip haha
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:15 AM
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Well after sitting in the box for over a year mine has found it's turn on the build table. I am trying to decide on my 95AX or 120AX for power.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:36 AM
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It's up to your flying style, I'd say. But I'd also add the plane handles big power pretty easily..... as has been made abundantly clear by the popularity of the 20cc gassers.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:12 PM
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Does any one have a carb. for an OS 91 Surpass II. That's what I will put in my next 70 in. Revolver that's in the box up in the rafters at this time. If I can find a cab. That is.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:25 PM
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Made up my mind and I will go with the 95 and save my 120 for an Ultrasport 1000 kit I picked up.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:23 AM
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I just completed mine this morning. Total weight dry is 8 lb 12 oz with no lead used to balance. I used dual elevator servos and a 5 cell 2000 mah NiMh battery beside the Rx in the servo bay. Power is an OS 95AX with a Bisson pitts muffler. The CG is at 5.5" so I will have to use a bit of lead to move it back after. I find that the recommended CG is usually too far forward for my liking. My left wheel pant is way out of line so I am going to remove it and the blind nuts and move the holes a bit so it lines up with the other side.. Otherwise it is ready to go.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:32 AM
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Lokking great. You will have a blast with this one. I have a os 120 on mine, it came out nose heavy but the power is awesome. Im sure youll have lots of fun with thin one
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:32 AM
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Lokking great. You will have a blast with this one. I have a os 120 on mine, it came out nose heavy but the power is awesome. Im sure youll have lots of fun with thin one
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:11 PM
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you will enjoy this plane very much. the lighter the plane the better. at your weight you will find that this bird slow flys better then most trainers. this is my all time favorite 'swoop and loop' plane. mine has easily over 1,000 flights on it and is in great shape. 0s 91 fx. all original stock equipment. the only repair required has been that the tail wheel assemble loosened up in rudder creating slop. drilled into the side of rudder and filled with epoxy. fixed.

have always enjoyed your view point super08. please give flight report!
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Well thanks for that, very nice of you to say.

I ran it up in the driveway before the rain hit today and I see I will have to expose the top of the head after all. It is just rubbing on the fins enough that over time it will cut through anyways. Back out with the Dremel tool again, shouldn't take long to cut out. I have another 95 here so I will use the head off of it to trace out the outline and cut the cowl without removing the engine. That's the plan anyway until something goes wrong.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:25 AM
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Well thanks for that, very nice of you to say.

I ran it up in the driveway before the rain hit today and I see I will have to expose the top of the head after all. It is just rubbing on the fins enough that over time it will cut through anyways. Back out with the Dremel tool again, shouldn't take long to cut out. I have another 95 here so I will use the head off of it to trace out the outline and cut the cowl without removing the engine. That's the plan anyway until something goes wrong.
Any new developments? I'd sure like to see how yours fly's man.

Is every one busy flying or something?
Thread seems all but dead now.

Well I've got mine going.............finally.

Been a long time coming!!! Did all the changes I wanted and took her up 4 times now.

Great flying, intimidating - because it's so heavy (don't have a scale to check)
but great flying, I do have a few vids so I'll upload that right before I start the rebuild thread documenting the work to bring it back to life. Loads of pics too.

I took it up with a xoar 16x6 and it must be the weight because my bird feels like that DLE 20 is just not enough engine for it, evident in a vertical climb for a loop I can really feel it struggling.

Still, I'm quite happy with how it turned out and so is my master re-builder (looking on like a proud father at the first flight) what a relief that was!

I like the wood props but flying off dirt causes it to kick up lots of pebbles and I'm noticing degradation on the leading edge of the prop already.
I've only got one wood prop so I guess I'd better hurry and get more from redwing or something. They seem to have a better deal than tower's xoar's.

That's all for now I'll include a pic of what she looks like now.

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:11 AM
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el_xero - the DLE 20 is more than enough engine for the Rev 70! In fact, if you like power and speed (and low fuel bills) it's the perfect engine! I've even heard one guy say it's TOO much power for him. btw - use the APC or Xoar 16x8 with this engine. 16x6 is under-propped. I get unlimited vertical and excellent speed with an APC 16x8. (or a 15x10 would do it, too.)

Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:33 AM
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No updates on mine. I have been busy at work and now that I am off the weather sucks. Rain off and on with high winds. See if it improves enough to take it out by the weekend.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:54 PM
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Does anybody know if Great Planes ever addressed the weak landing plate problem? I had the gear rip out of mine today and instead of fixing it...again....I decided to order a new fuselage.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:23 AM
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I picked up the 70 at a swap meet and am getting together
my build plan after reading through this entire thread. Great information and thanks to everyone for documenting all of the recommended mods.
With respect to the LG reinforcement is there anything further on the use of bamboo skewers. It just seems to me like a very easy
mod....... Just wondering how it worked out.

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Old 05-07-2015, 12:59 PM
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I'll use round wooden tooth pics on occasion, but not here. This needs a bit more IMHO. On the leading edge at least....
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:12 AM
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I always add serious block ply to landing gear area in fuselage.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyrc67 View Post
I picked up the 70 at a swap meet and am getting together
my build plan after reading through this entire thread. Great information and thanks to everyone for documenting all of the recommended mods.
With respect to the LG reinforcement is there anything further on the use of bamboo skewers. It just seems to me like a very easy
mod....... Just wondering how it worked out.

Thanks
At a swap meet? Nice grab man! Get a good deal?
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:36 PM
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Yes, I did.....how does $90.00 for a Ghost covered ARF sound? This way I can add the trim and graphics I want.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by microdon2 View Post
el_xero - the DLE 20 is more than enough engine for the Rev 70! In fact, if you like power and speed (and low fuel bills) it's the perfect engine! I've even heard one guy say it's TOO much power for him. btw - use the APC or Xoar 16x8 with this engine. 16x6 is under-propped. I get unlimited vertical and excellent speed with an APC 16x8. (or a 15x10 would do it, too.)

Good luck!
16*8? seems like a bit much but I'll try it. I do find with mine it hardly moves around the sky it's very slow, but then mine is rather heavy since it's a rebuild. I need to put new winds on here these ones on here are way too heavy I seriously goofed on the wing fix. My plane feels like it weighs a ton!
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:47 AM
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hi I have a revolver and have never had a problem with the gear right now aboutt 100 or so flights all on grass runway powered with a saito 100 4 stroke just a great flying and tracking airplane
no bad habits that i have found
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