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Old 06-09-2008, 04:59 AM
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so have you bought a muffler or a tuned pipe-sounds too cheap to be the latter
Just the muffler at this point.
Old 06-09-2008, 05:11 AM
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Just got done with my first test flights this weekend. Love the plane

Running a Super Tigre .61
All Standard 3004 Servos
Spektrum AR7000
Stock Landing Gear, Have had about 12 or so landing w/o trouble!


Spoilerons are definently needed to slow this plane down, not so much when in the air but once on the ground!
Old 06-09-2008, 05:14 AM
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so have you bought a muffler or a tuned pipe-sounds too cheap to be the latter
Just the muffler at this point.

so you must of thought I was mad going on about fixing it to the fus ?
Old 06-09-2008, 05:18 AM
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CAV, would you have a pic of this undergarriage mod ?

here it is, was supposed to be a temp untill the dubro arrived ! but it is just too good to throw out, the alloy is epoxied to the gear, whilst wet do the rivet, one leg was dangling by a thread but she is 'good as' now
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:26 AM
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so have you bought a muffler or a tuned pipe-sounds too cheap to be the latter
Just the muffler at this point.

so you must of thought I was mad going on about fixing it to the fus ?

More so about cutting the header! I was like, HUH???
Old 06-09-2008, 05:28 AM
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okay, I realise this is risky on a revolver thread, but I thought some people may apreciate another fast plane of similar pedigree
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:08 PM
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Beautiful plane cavandish
This last weekend I took out my faithful Twist 60 and never flown Revolver. Figured I would get some flights in with the Twist and then take the revolver up for its test flight. As luck would have it, my control surfaces on the Twist were chattering, so no flying that plane!! Ok, so I get the nerves up to fly the revolver as I had not flown the past month.
WOW!! What a great little flyer, It did everything its capable of flawlessly!! Landings are also a breeze...Advise form previous posts were well taken and have dubro landing gear installed.. Our runway is asphalt and takeoffs were a little squirrly, but loved the plane, I installed a Surpass 70 and had no reason to go full throttle.
If anyone has comments about the control surfaces chattering on my Twist I would love to hear them...The radio is fine as it is the same one used for the revolver and no chattering there.
Old 06-09-2008, 10:10 PM
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The Sundowner is a REALLY nice looking plane. A fellow at my feild had one and got too nervous to fly it so he let the club Pres. maiden it... ...right into the ground at take-off. Haven't seen the plane again since. Shame.

Sorry.. Back to Revolver.
Old 06-09-2008, 11:54 PM
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okay, I realise this is risky on a revolver thread, but I thought some people may apreciate another fast plane of similar pedigree
thats some model cav, only comment would be it would look better if the pipe was recessed abit into the bottom of the fuse.
Old 06-12-2008, 12:43 AM
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guys, i think i have come up with a not so bad idea of adding extra strength to the stock undercarriage. [ revolver ] you know the extra ply plate that is used to mount an ESC for electrics, well lets say if i fit this with and extra piece of ply so its doubled up in thickness then epoxy up well then if i removed the undercarriage and made an alloy plate that would sit under this carriage and still have the 4 bolts plus more length to the front and a bend to match the angle of the engine mount esc plate then fit 2 extra bolts with blind nuts to this. so what you would end up with is an extra alloy plate fixed to both the undercarriage and the engine mount base. what do you think ?
Old 06-12-2008, 05:54 PM
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Freeair -my god that sounds complicated.

If I am lucky enough to have a new rev to fit out, before even starting, I will totally remove the gear mounting plate with a dremal & replace with a block of ply an inch and a half deep, this block will be epoxied to the bulkheads for and aft of it, and to the sides, she'll be leveled off with the drenel to match the bottom of the fuse & retrimed with a bit of white film(if you are carfull at the start you can peel the original film back & replace now) then the gear will be mounted with some meaty self tappers or wood screws. I did the same with 2 w/m cap 232, they both suffered hidious crashes, but that gear block did not move , my rev had some tough old landings in the early days and a couple of prangs, but the gear is still well a truly 'on there' after more than 75 od sortie's.
Old 06-12-2008, 07:34 PM
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Got some pics on how you did this? The last time I beefed it up & had a cross wind landing, the whole fuse broke up with major repairs. After the fix, I am using nylon break aways& all seems to be great. Of course, after 10-15 landings, the nylons are replaced. Any other suggestions? Norm
Old 06-12-2008, 08:10 PM
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no pics, as block is internal, just cut the silly standard plate out & you will see what to do- fill the oblong hole thats under the plate with a solid lump of wood glued on 4 sides, then level it off to the same height as the plate used to be-easy ?
Old 06-12-2008, 08:23 PM
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the nylon bolts are a good idea. should help to save the fuse a lot of damage. nomatter how you do it, the fuselage has to be beefed up. preferably during assembly. looks like great planes is not going to make any changes to address this problem.
Old 06-13-2008, 10:34 PM
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Got my pitts style muffer tonight and got finished carving up my cowl about 30 minutes ago. Will get some pix to post up from the field tomorrow.
Old 06-14-2008, 01:10 AM
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CAV, no its not complicated atall its very easy. just picture looking at the fuselage side on and with the cowl removed you see the engine mount main bulkhead and the electric esc ply plate, the alloy plate will run down this esc ply then bend horizontal to run along the bottom of the fuse as far as the undercarriage supports, so there will be 4 bolts at the undercarriage like stock form then 2 extra bolts at the esc plate area.
Old 06-14-2008, 02:37 PM
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Got my muffler that I needed and installed it last night and carved up my cowl too! Got a few flights in today, still can't find that perfect prop and have tried 4 so far.

Old 06-14-2008, 03:37 PM
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Great job, nice photo too there ckeene9, love the trolleys.

What props have you tried so far?

Paul
Old 06-14-2008, 06:28 PM
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12x7 Fastest but only about 11,000RPM
11x8 Slower than above at about 11,000RPM
11x7 Not as fast as the 12 x 7 but has that locked in feeling when I flew it (my favorite so far)
10 x 8 Just doesn't feel right


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Old 06-14-2008, 07:02 PM
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12x7 Fastest but only about 11,000RPM
11x8 Slower than above at about 11,000RPM
11x7 Not as fast as the 12 x 7 but has that locked in feeling when I flew it (my favorite so far)
10 x 8 Just doesn't feel right


Christopher
12x6 gave me the best rpms on my 55ax and best flight characteristics. Nothing I've tried has given me very good vertical though.
Old 06-14-2008, 08:24 PM
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Christopher I have an APC 11x7 on my OS 50 SX spinning at about 12k that seems to give me the best all around so I've stuck with that. Verticle's pretty good but not unlimited.

Had a great fly today as the weather was just superb. I'm getting really good flight times with the 50SX... I've been doing two 12 minute flights with a little to spare, on just the one tank full.

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Old 06-14-2008, 08:48 PM
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im going to try a apc 13x6 tomorrow on my ax75 should give great vertical. what do u guys think?
Old 06-14-2008, 09:19 PM
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Yeah it seems that the 11 x 7 APC is it. I'm getting about 12 -13 minute flights too and still coming down with 25% in the tank (always like to error on the safe side).

As far as the 75ax and the prop selection can't really help you there. Where are you at in Fla?


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Old 06-14-2008, 10:29 PM
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im going to try a apc 13x6 tomorrow on my ax75 should give great vertical. what do u guys think?
I have that combo on my kit built super Sportster 60. It is a fairly heavy plane and it will climb straight up almost effortlessly with no sign of giving up. The Revolver should do even better.
Old 06-14-2008, 11:53 PM
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Jrod,

I have only tried a 14X8 and a 13X7. I was happier with the 14X8. Not a screamer but it will climb out of sight in no time and with the lower rpms it was surprisingly quiet. Put into a dive the motor really got to unwind and it moved quite well. Not even going to venture a guess as to how fast it was going, but it was moving. The 13X7 I found it to be 'ok'. It just didn't have the authority it had with the latter. I maidened it with the 14X8 which may have had influence on my preferance. But when I flew it with the 14X8 I was around 2/3 throttle and the plane was really happy with the 13X7 I was at 3/4+ to make it fly with the same "happiness". But that's just me. Also I put it into a really agressive dive at WOT, tried pulling out too fast and blew the stab clean off... just to give you an idea as to how fast it was going. Saved the plane and all that is wrong with it other than the stab was the servo tray broke loose. I got lucky.

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