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Old 10-03-2009, 03:38 PM
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It looks like there will be a 70" GP Revolver soon. Not sure if I like the covering scheme as much as the original but it should be a nice airplane.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXHL4&P=0
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for the heads up I think I'll have to get one.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:24 PM
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wonder if they got the landing gear issues solved on this one
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:51 AM
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It looks like the same kind of forward-mounted, swept-back gear in the picture but hard to tell for sure. I wish they'd just do a standard aluminum gear mounted back closer to where it needs to be but I'll reserve judgment until actually seeing and flying this one. It might work great, who knows.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:00 AM
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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.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:20 PM
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I was thinking the new .95-AX
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:31 AM
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Was hoping the cowl would be a little larger so it could fit a gas engine. I'm tempted to get on when it comes out. Perhaps a Jett 90lx engine.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:55 PM
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I can not wait to get my hand on this one!!! I just enjoy flying the baby Revolver!! If they did not fix the gear problem I think the mod we did on the baby will work on this one too!!
Now if Tower get them in stock, that will be sweet. As far as the covering goes, I think it will be okay. I know sometime with Revolver 1 and cloud cover, I can loose her on a pull up after a speed run. I went to Great Plane website for more info and pictures, but notthing there!! I have a brand new OS Max 61FX sitting in my engine box in the workshop that need a home!! Can you guess where its going???
Who ever get one first, please post your pros and cons!! This info does help!!!
Thanks everyone!!!

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Old 10-21-2009, 10:46 PM
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More info and video is on their site now http://greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1019.html
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don"t think a 61 will pull that plane w/ much authority. i would be thinking along the lines of a 120ax.
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I'm glad they made a larger Revolver but i agree that the suggested engines are not enough.

In a nutshell, the new Revolver has a 4" larger wing span than the Venus II and is about the same weight.

After flying the Venus II with a 1.20AX i wouldn't want anything less for the Revolver. An os 1.20AX with a 14x12 would really move.

I would suggest the .95AX - 1.20AX in a 2-stroke and the OS 1.10a for an easy sport 4-stroke or YS 1.10-1.15 for some fun.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:26 AM
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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.

I agree !


Seems like too small of a power plant, for the size
and weight.

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:33 AM
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Thanks everyone for the engine info. I do have a OS FS 91S II ( 4 stroke ), laying around in the shop. Do you think that will work??
Looking at the manual, the build is about the same as the small Revolver and it still have the two piece landing gear, so the mod we did on the small one, will have to be done to this one too!! Looking at the vid's on their website, this is going to be a sweet plane to fly!!! Anyone going the "E" route on this bird???
Thanks, again everyone for the info and let the build begain!!!

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:49 AM
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Yes, I think the .91 4-stroke will work. With the original revolver, a lot of people said a .46 2-stroke wouldn't be enough but it is. Your engine should be just fine for sport type flying. It isn't intended to be a 3D airplane. If you watch the GP video I'm sure it is flying with one of the recommended 4-strokes, likely an OS .81 or .91. Of course more power never hurt so a YS-1.10 would be a lot of fun too.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:00 AM
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An OS .91 4 stroke was used in this video.
The Revolver is being flown by XFC competitor Jason Danhakl.
http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/gp...019-action.mpg
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:01 AM
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Thank ChuckW;

My speed days are over!! I think you are right about the airplane in the vid. It did sound like a 4 stroke. Like you said in your last post. The YS 1.10 would be sweet!!!

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:38 PM
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I also think a .61 or .75 2-stroke would work fine too. I built a Super Sportster 60 from a kit a couple years ago that ended up being very heavy due to the liberal use of glue and reinforcements that I did. You noticed the weight a little on landing but in the air, a .75-AX pulled the thing around like a rocket. The Revolver has an even cleaner shape so I don't see why it won't fly just as well or better on that engine. I'd still probably go for the .95 if I did a 2-stroke though because I just like doing stuff like that.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:40 PM
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Think I'll send the wife a link to this one with the Holidays coming up and all. Maybe I will luck out and get one.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:03 PM
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Now if the kit come out soon, I can pick one up and put it on the shelf in the workshop and she would never know!!! (LOL)!!

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Think I'll send the wife a link to this one with the Holidays coming up and all. Maybe I will luck out and get one.

I've been flying for 9 years and my wife has NEVER bought me anything R/C related. I guess I'm a bit bitter.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:47 AM
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I just said I was going to try... she'll probably get me something she thinks I'd like instead (which I probably won't) and say it is from the heart or some BS like that.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:29 PM
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I hear ya. Who understands them?? Not me!
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:37 PM
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Hi All;

Tower Hobbies now have the new Revolver in-stock!!!! Just place my order for one!!! Now please don't tell my wife or I am a dead man!!! lol
Now if you receive Tower Talk issue #6 from them and your order is between $199.99 - 249.99 you can save $20.00 by using the ad in the book!
Now come the hard part. How to get the box in the house and on my workshop shelf without she seeing it!!! Ideal anyone????

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Old 11-03-2009, 07:41 PM
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Hi All;
Look what the UPS man just left on my door step!!! Now off to the workshop to put this baby together!!! Will post more pictures soon!

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:53 PM
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120 AX as a minium. i am looking at maybe even a moki/mark2.1 or saito 2.20. i use the saito 125 on 45% i got 137mph on it with a 13x12 at 11,600 on the ground. with the 120ax and stock muffler i think this one will be around 100-105 thats it.
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