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Old 08-04-2007, 08:14 AM
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150flyer,
Nice photos, hope you get to maiden it soon.
One quick question, is the LG fiberglass or aluminum? I read in the specs that it was supposed to be fiberglass, but with preliminary descriptions one never knows until they actually see one
Good luck,
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: Ustick
It's refreshing to see something new that isn't 3D.
I'm with you and DiabloKid on that one
I've just about given up on 3D, at least for a glow powered plane, though I think I may give it one more try in something like the Byp Yak from E-flight, we have one at our field and it's a "gas" on 3S lipo. Most important it seems to have good survivability, something I need
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:50 AM
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How did the wings mate up against the fuse. Mine has a gap but will live with it.

Perry
Old 08-04-2007, 12:04 PM
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That plane looks kinda like the little toni. Is it kind of a go fast turn left kinda plane? looks like a real nice model. I will have to keep up with the reveiws on this one
Old 08-04-2007, 12:42 PM
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How did the wings mate up against the fuse. Mine has a gap but will live with it.

Perry
Mine has maybe a 1/32" gap at the leading edge, very minimal and acceptable for an ARF. Tail is done and I've got all the hinges done on mine. I prefer pin hinges so it took a little longer than if I had went with the CA hinges. Nice covering job on mine with very minimal wrinkles encountered. The included spinner is HUGE for this sized bird. [X(]


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Old 08-04-2007, 01:22 PM
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So what's the verdict..... is this an aerobatic or go fast plane?

150flyer, very cool how the carb fit into the opening in the cowl! Is that JB Weld on the muffler? Do the wings have a tube and screws to hold them together?

Thanks,

Ernie
Old 08-04-2007, 04:33 PM
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Looking at the size of the control surfaces vs wing and stabs it looks highly aerobatic without being 3-D. It also looks sleek and fast. This just looks like it would be soo much fun! I have a Saito 82 on the way, I think that would be the perfect match for this.
Old 08-04-2007, 08:51 PM
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So what's the verdict..... is this an aerobatic or go fast plane?

150flyer, very cool how the carb fit into the opening in the cowl! Is that JB Weld on the muffler? Do the wings have a tube and screws to hold them together?

Thanks,

Ernie
Had to make the cut out in the cowl for the carb. Not sure what you mean about the JB Weld. There is a wing tube and screws that go through the fuse to keep the wings in place, just like the giant scale. To whom ever asked above, the LG is composite, not aluminum.
Old 08-05-2007, 09:04 PM
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Here is the finished product ready to fly on my next day off.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:34 PM
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PLEASE! give us a flight report ASAP. As much detail as possible. I am a couple of days away from recieving mine and im on pins an needles!


Old 08-06-2007, 12:09 AM
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Yes, yes, a flight report please! And let us know how the gear works out, especially if anyone is flying from a grass field. On the GP Reactor, the gear was mounted too far back and too springy.

Thanks,

Ernie
Old 08-06-2007, 09:28 PM
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That is a gorgeous airplane. I was on the fence as to whether I wanted one but, after seeing yours all finished, I will be ordering one.
Old 08-06-2007, 09:43 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Revolver

Has anyone flown one yet and what are the impressions

I'm thinking of one also with an OS 46 because I have one sitting on the bench

Roger
Old 08-06-2007, 09:53 PM
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I'm making the maiden flight this Wednesday or Thursday and will post the details later in the day.
Old 08-06-2007, 10:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: 150flyer

I'm making the maiden flight this Wednesday or Thursday and will post the details later in the day.

what engine are you running
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:19 PM
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Running an OS .55AX. I have two on two other planes. Love the engine. The plane balanced perfectly using the .55AX and placing the battery in the recommended spot under the cowl. You can see there is plenty of room to work inside the plane and many other places to mount a battery to acheive the correct CG with various other engines.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:38 AM
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ORIGINAL: WMB

Looking at the size of the control surfaces vs wing and stabs it looks highly aerobatic without being 3-D. It also looks sleek and fast. This just looks like it would be soo much fun! I have a Saito 82 on the way, I think that would be the perfect match for this.
What's odd about the set-up is that the control surfaces are capable of tremendous throws yet the recommended high rates are just a fraction of the total throw potential. I keep all my other planes control surfaces at max throw which is usually not much more than 100% of the recommended. I did set the revolver up with the recommended high rates as my low rates just in case there is a big control surprise ahead.
Old 08-08-2007, 12:09 AM
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Well I goy mine today. It was pakaged well and I couldn't find a wrinkle anywhere. Beautiful Plane. I am still going to put my Evo 46 in it with a Pitts Muffler. Horizon Hobbies has a 46 Pitts Muffler for it for about $32. I have a Slimline Pitts Muffler on my Enya 46 in my World Models Miss America 40 size and have had no trouble with pressure to the Engine. Well I guess I had better start building this Bad Boy in the morning. It's nice to be retired.

Happy flying, Tailspincharlie
Old 08-08-2007, 01:43 AM
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Good Grief! I just received the Revolver (not a single wrinkle) and have started working on it. The quality appears very high. My problem is the I just read pilotpete2 and his comments about muffler pressure. I dutifully ordered a bison pitts muffler, and it never dawned on me that this could give complications with the amount of pressure, and experimenting with closing one outlet etc. It is going on a TT pro 46. Please assure me that the engine will run fine without tinkering with it, or if it requires something, am open for suggestions. I have built some qicker to assemble ARF's, but none that seems to have this quality. Every part fits, looks great, good hardware (I'm using all of it). Am anxiously awaiting flight reports. While mine is not far from completion, other things have come up so won't fly for at least two more weeks. can't wait.
Old 08-08-2007, 06:01 AM
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Hey Sherman,

I see you are from Dallas. Where do you fly? I usually fly at GSW in Ft. Worth.
Old 08-08-2007, 02:11 PM
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The common problem with after market Pitts mufflers is that they they tend not to provide adequate pressure to the fuel tank, the problem will show up when you tune the engine and point the nose up and the engine goes lean and dies, this even with the HS needle set well on the rich side. With the Slimline I have plugged one outlet completely, it was not enough, I now have the remaining outlet restricted to the same ID as the stock muffler outlet, hopefully that will be the magic, plan on testing tomorrow.
BTW, the Slimline I have is on a ST G90.
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ORIGINAL: 150flyer

Running an OS .55AX. I have two on two other planes. Love the engine. The plane balanced perfectly using the .55AX and placing the battery in the recommended spot under the cowl. You can see there is plenty of room to work inside the plane and many other places to mount a battery to acheive the correct CG with various other engines.

150flyer
THANK"S FOR UR EXCELLENT PICS!
I wish they were oversized (hi-res) to use them as backgrounds!
So far so....good!
Quality as you owners say is excellent!
Someone mentiuoned about a gap between fuse-wing!
Is that acceptable?
Also,
with an OS 55AX and 11x6 APC?
Will it be ok=====>> f-a-s-t ???

Konstantinos
Old 08-10-2007, 07:21 PM
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150flyer.... did you fly the Revolver yet?

I was at the LHS today and they had one on the shelf. It was all I could do to not walk out with it. The only engine I have available is a .46-AX and I figure that wouldn't be the best fit, otherwise I'd be assembling the Revolver tonight. I figure I better wait until I'm ready to get another .55-AX.
Old 08-11-2007, 07:17 PM
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Well, I couldn't resist it, I had to buy a Revolver today. I'll probably use the .55-AX from another plane for now. Hopefully I will have it ready to fly by next Saturday.
Old 08-11-2007, 08:08 PM
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Got mine... aprox 4hrs into it. Excelent quality. no wrinkles....none. I will be putting a .46 AX in it (all I have). No pits muffler. I will be going down the same road as 150Flyler.

Everything is very good quality. Gap between wing and fuse is very minimal. Looks slippery fast. Have Alcohol for tail feathers ......you will need it to get the epoxy off...sliding tail through stab!


Thanks 150 for the picks.



Hey 150flyer what did you use for the black outline in the cowl (around edges)\



Thx

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