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    RE: Larger Revolver

    ChuckW;


    Good luck on your first flight. You are going to love it!!!!!

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Dan;

    Stay out of the man cave, you are having to much fun!!!!

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    RE: Larger Revolver


    ORIGINAL: jet22b

    Dan;

    Stay out of the man cave, you are having to much fun!!!!

    Sonny

    Na .. never can have too much fun. Just need to keep the balance between family and playing.

    I was at the field again today. My support gear was giving me a hard time .. 2 fuel pumps bad .. I overcharged my Spektrum and blew the fuse inside .. bla bla bla ... After that was all fixed I figured I'de mess around with prop sizes.

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    12X8 - Felt mushy .. speed was just ok after I built ..

    Sorry , I didn't take any kind of scientific measurements .. i.e. rpm and speed of plane.. Didn't have time for all that today..

    So .. the winner so far for me is the 13X6 ..

    I'll keep messing with prop sizes .. next time I'll use the rpm meter

    btw .. like a 7mph headwind today... I can now make this land directly in front of me .. Seriously , this is (almost) the easiest landing planes I have. Very predictable flipthe switch into landing mode .. spoilers come up to 30% ..if you need more throttlethey decrease to0% ..lovin it..


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    RE: Larger Revolver

    dan, when you say that your spoilers come up to 30% i do not know what that means. is it flaperons are being used at 30% down? help me out, i want to do what your talking about. happy flying, capt

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    RE: Larger Revolver


    ORIGINAL: capt1597

    dan, when you say that your spoilers come up to 30% i do not know what that means. is it flaperons are being used at 30% down? help me out, i want to do what your talking about. happy flying, capt
    Sure .. Here's what I mean :

    Spoilers = Both aileron halves to up

    Flaps = Both aileron havles go down.


    They , at the same time act as regular ailerons .. hence we could use the term "flaperons"


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    on optional mix in Spektrumxmitter.

    throttle >>flap0
    rate: 0% high
    +60% low
    Flap0 switch= on

    offset:0

    By flipping the flap switch on at low throttle you will get maximum up spoiler . As you move the stick up to mid stick the spoilers will decrease oe go down to "normal flying position"

    This method makes it easy on a missed landing without having to start fumbling aound for the flap switch... punch the throttle and everything is back to normal ..

    Hope this clears things up .. I can't say enough about how important this mix is to have for a troublefree SLOWlanding.

    Later,

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    WOW this is cool. i have used flaperon mode as flaps (down) but have never been aware of this spoiler application. are there any side affects such as early tip stall that i should be aware of. does one use a little more throttle against the braking action of the spoilers until flair-out or are there any special instructions for strong head winds on windy days. ( i like windy day flying) it is alwas fun learning something new and incorperating it into one's abilities. happy flying, capt

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Here are a couple quick cell-phone shots of the finished airplane. It is on the charger right now getting ready for tomorrow. Hopefully there won't be much fog in the morning; I'm anxious to fly it.
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    RE: Larger Revolver


    ORIGINAL: da Rock

    If it builds to the advertised weight, and with that 70" wingspan, don't you think it'd benefit from an engine a bit larger than the 60-75 two-stroke suggested?

    The OS91FX fits where an OS61 or OS75AX can fit.
    for the 70" the engines listened there a tower are under power!!! for a fast patter as the revolver. the .91 or YS100 will be great on that baby. Also a 120 4 stroke!!!!!!!!! bad-*****. Most of my friends with the normal size reolver has the .72 4 strokes O.S. and it really fun.
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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Both of my revolver are on the charger as I type this, but, the weather for tomorrow is cold!!! Bright sun and no wind, but the high temp will only be 32 deg F. So that mean the temp at the club field will be between 25 to 29 deg F!! I got to buy one of those TX Glove that I see some of the RC flyers from across the pond use!!
    Have fun ChuckW!! You are going to love it!!!

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    I've cut holes in gloves at the thumbs and fore fingers before.....

    We have a wood-burning stove at our clubhouse. Tomorrow is going to be cold here, too. But it's dark every day when I get off work so I have to....
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    RE: Larger Revolver


    ORIGINAL: capt1597

    WOW this is cool. i have used flaperon mode as flaps (down) but have never been aware of this spoiler application. are there any side affects such as early tip stall that i should be aware of. does one use a little more throttle against the braking action of the spoilers until flair-out or are there any special instructions for strong head winds on windy days. ( i like windy day flying) it is alwas fun learning something new and incorperating it into one's abilities. happy flying, capt

    I don't find there to be any braking action with spoilers up .. It simply decreases wing area , less lift .. If I need to go longer I just blip the throttle .. and guess what ? It just stays on track without the porpoise effect. Today, I landed everytime directly in front of me using it. Try it 3 mistakes high and see how it reacts to your style of flying

    On a plane that has tendencies to tip stall or stall for that fact , one would use flaps (down) , such as a warbird.

    In 3d flying .. the manuver "elevator" uses spoilers mixed with up elevator. The plane will fall out of the sky , steeply, alpha nose high without the wing rock.

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    RE: Larger Revolver


    ORIGINAL: ChuckW

    Here are a couple quick cell-phone shots of the finished airplane. It is on the charger right now getting ready for tomorrow. Hopefully there won't be much fog in the morning; I'm anxious to fly it.

    looks nice! These things look even fast on the bench.


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    RE: Larger Revolver



    I flew it 4 times today. It may take a week to wipe the smile off my face.

    It needed a couple clicks of left aileron after takeoff and it was flying straight as an arrow. It's precise, crisp, fast, whatever you want it to be. Knife-edge had a little roll in the rudder direction but not enough to make much difference. The thing could probably fly around in a knife-edge all day. Best part is, it slows down much better than the little Revolver. After a couple bouncy landings I figured out that the plane could slow way down and do a nice, gentle 3-point landing. It seems to like the 3-point rather than touching the mains first in my opinion.

    The OS 1.10-FSa is outstanding too. Easy starts, tons of power, no deadsticks and no goo all over the plane at the end of the day. With a 14x8 APC it hauls the plane straight up as long as you want it to.

    If anyone from Great Planes is reading this thread, the person(s) who designed this one deserve a raise.

    If anyone is thinking about this airplane.... GET ONE.
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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Got to love it Chuck..

    It's a keeper for sure . Glad to hear that all went well on your maiden. It was raining in connecticut this AM and now we have a rain/snow mix .. so no flying this weekend.

    Later,

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    ChuckW;

    Congrat on your first flight!!!!![sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
    I did go to the field today and fly, but, the cold weather and a 4 stroke do not mix. First flight of the day, I let the engine run at mid throttle to warm up for 3 min, taxi out for takeoff, on climb out the engine die!![&o] Dead stick landing was a snap. Back at the pit, the engine would not start, change glow plug, still did not start!! Change the onboard glow system battery, still no start!! Pack it back into the SUV and took out the small one.

    See ChuckW, we told you not to buy this plane!!! Now you are hook!!!
    Congrat again and have fun with this bird!!
    As for the smile, it will never go away, because the next you fly her, it will come back!!!

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Just got my Revolver yesterday. This thing looks amazing. I am gonna run a 61FX in it. I see a few comments about the way the gear is mounted. Are they ripping out because of the weight of the larger engines? I would like to remedy the problem before it happens! Any other things I should look for while building it?
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    RE: Larger Revolver


    ORIGINAL: PmikeyG

    Just got my Revolver yesterday. This thing looks amazing. I am gonna run a 61FX in it. I see a few comments about the way the gear is mounted. Are they ripping out because of the weight of the larger engines? I would like to remedy the problem before it happens! Any other things I should look for while building it?
    My thoughts on the gear:

    since it's a split gear I feel that a strap connecting both would be sufficiant. (see my previous posts on what I did).
    It has really nothing to do with the larger engines. More to do with the myth that these land too hot , which this bigger size does not.


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    RE: Larger Revolver

    ORIGINAL: PmikeyG

    Just got my Revolver yesterday. This thing looks amazing. I am gonna run a 61FX in it. I see a few comments about the way the gear is mounted. Are they ripping out because of the weight of the larger engines? I would like to remedy the problem before it happens! Any other things I should look for while building it?
    Like with any new ARF, you should "Drip" thin "CA" into ALL accessible construction joints. Just make sure your CG is back 5-1/2" to 5-3/4" & this baby will land like a "Butterfly with sore feet" (just IMHO)

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Thanks guys! Just want to make sure she is right before I fly her.
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    RE: Larger Revolver

    well I think I found my new sunday flyer.I lost my ultrastick 60 after 4 long seasons with it.the new revolver looks like the ticket.I have an older os90 2 stroke that would fit well and kick ass.cant wait for someone to make some video. It reminds me of several old planes like the J&J eyeball with swept wing.either way it should be fun.I have a 1.08 but thats in my funtana .anybody going to do a build thread>?

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    RE: Larger Revolver

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Just made the mistake of putting a Sullivan's tail wheel on mine. Had to modify the tail section to support it! Cut out the balsa and added some 1/4" ply....holy crap, what a p.i.t.a.!
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    RE: Larger Revolver

    I did the Sullivan Tail wheel on my Revolver 46. I think I managed to fit a piece of ply with inserts through the slots where the horizontal stab goes and then used machine screws to clamp and glue. I remember it being a pain.

    I'm holding off buying this one until after the holidays, but I'd probably do the Sullivan tail gear again.

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Hello,
    I am thinking of getting this plane but have a few questions :
    1. Will this airplane help me learn some 3D manouevers ? Flatspins, Harriers etc ?
    2. Would a OS .91 FX be a good powerplant for this ? I have one of these engines with me and would like to use.
    3. Would this plane be faster than a GP Extra .60 i have ? ( with a 91FX ) ?

    Thanks for helping me decide !

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    RE: Larger Revolver

    Hello,
    I am thinking of getting this plane but have a few questions :
    1. Will this airplane help me learn some 3D manouevers ? Flatspins, Harriers etc ?
    No

    2. Would a OS .91 FX be a good powerplant for this ? I have one of these engines with me and would like to use.

    Yes

    3. Would this plane be faster than a GP Extra .60 i have ? ( with a 91FX ) ?

    Yes


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