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Old 12-03-2008, 06:41 PM
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Default H9 Sundowner 50 vs GP Revolver

Guys I have longed for a H9 Sundowner 50 for some time now. Problem is cost. That said I figured I would save my $$$ till I was able to afford it.

Just recently I have been offered a GP Revolver for 140$ shipped to my door NIB!

So what do you guys think? Is the Sundowner 50 worth the extra coin?

FWIW Ill be converting the model to electric but would love to hear from anyone who has flown both models.

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:58 PM
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:50 PM
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Wow, that one work speaks volumes.

Care to elaborate?

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Old 12-04-2008, 03:11 AM
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no, it is not worth the extra money. your talking about a 130.00 difference in cost. the sd is the better plane as far as build quality. it can really take a beating. have had no structual issues w/ the jett 90lx on it. the rev has landing gear issues. but for that kind of $ diff., i would take the rev. on my 3rd rev at this time. still flying my first sd from last spring. but, still have to say no.
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Which is less draggy? IE faster on the same power?
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:06 AM
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:20 PM
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Default RE: H9 Sundowner 50 vs GP Revolver

Tommy:

I usually have the fastest stuff around in our club group by far. A bud came out with a GP Revolver OS 55 AX powered. Was shocked at how fast the thing was. Now, I am not a OS fan buy a long shot and would not recommend one unless I wanted to lap him, but the speed was still there. I am a big Jett fan, but would say the 90L is a might much for the airframe and you are not gaining that much, 90LX more better but still heavy for the airframe. Try a Webra speed 55 with jett-stream pipe with apc 10 X 9 until you have more than a gallon through it on the bench, then go to 10 X 10. Yes, thats more prop than a Jett 60LX will pull, but you gotta break that Webra in with care with good long bench time, or shes gonna go bang on you. Bear in mind I have two Jett 60LX available. I kit bashed a Avi-Star last year for a practice bird, cut the wing down to 40" built flat, streemlined nose, everything else stock except viper landing gear. With the Webra 55, !0 X 10 apc 15% powermaster, no one has been able to stay up with it for the past year. Yea, got something in the hanger much faster, but why take a sword to a knife fight? Will run the thing until the guys can beat it, sure cost effective, fast and flys just fine, outruns Viper with OS 46 FX which admit is not saying a lot (with respects to the engine). The Revolver-Webra combo should be a winner and frankly faster than the 90 power. Jett 90L with 11 X 8 will turn around 15,000, Webra 55with 10X10 16,900, fat. Wanna hear something really really unload in the air??Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ENJOY
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ORIGINAL: rmenke

Webra 55with 10X10 16,900, fat.
Good to know, that a Webra 55 is stonger than a Jett 90 LX, since the Jett will turn an APC 10X10 at only 16,300.[:-]




10% fuel max and a 9X8 for break-in(on ground) and a 9X10 APC on a clean plane or around 10X7 or 10X6 APC on a SD or Revolver is what I'd use on a Webra 55GT
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So where does one buy one of these magical Webra 55's?
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Ya gotta get me a photo of that 10x10 prop. And what carb does he have on the 55? Takes a lot of fuel/sec to make that sorta power.
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I believe rmenke wanted to say 9x10 right ???
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Default RE: H9 Sundowner 50 vs GP Revolver

Thanks for the info guys, placed an order for the revolver. Sorry to disappoint this one will be E powered.

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ORIGINAL: tommytorino

Sorry to disappoint this one will be E powered.

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Default RE: H9 Sundowner 50 vs GP Revolver

tommy-t, check out the revolver thread. someone hit the 170mph range w/ an e-powered setup. never mentioned this before but side by side the rev is the better looking plane. r
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Default RE: H9 Sundowner 50 vs GP Revolver

My Revolver showed up Weds. Yes nice looking model indeed and built very light. It's almost hard to believe that a 2 stroke does not shake it apart!

I would love a link to a E-Powered Revolver in that speed range. Sounds far fetched but hey, seeing is belevin!

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Old 12-12-2008, 03:38 AM
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Default RE: H9 Sundowner 50 vs GP Revolver

it's around page 63 of this thread, http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_61..._1/key_/tm.htm I linked a pic of it befor he flew it. I was following that thread for a while and there is tons of helpful info about it too.

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