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Photo's of the New Revenger in work

Old 08-30-2008, 01:43 PM
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Several have ask about the status of the new replacement Revenger. It is coming along and should be finished in a couple of weeks (I"m not as fast a builder as I was 35 years ago). As you will see by the photo's, it is covered and ready for the finish. The fuselage is covered with Silk-Span and the wing is covered with Coverite fabric (from the 70's) that I still had around. I will apply a coat of Nitrate dope and finish with epoxy primer and Jet-Glo.

I hope you enjoy seeing the progess.

Dick Russ
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:12 PM
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Nice work Dick. It's good to see another one of these come alive.

Jim
Old 09-01-2008, 12:15 PM
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Hey Dick,
How do you like running the air cylinders for the retracts?
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:21 PM
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I always liked the look of the Revenger. I look forward to more photo's
Old 09-02-2008, 05:14 AM
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i just noticed the air cylinders. i've never seen that before. interesting.

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Old 09-02-2008, 07:17 AM
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Gregg, I used the pneumatic actuators in the Revenger from the first time I designed it. The new actuators you see in the photo are Robart and work great and are very reliable. Set up properly there is no way the gear won't work when needed. I installed the nose gear yesterday and checked out everything. I will now remove it all and get down to the task of painting.
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Thanks Jim,
I will post some update photo's as it progresses.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:14 PM
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Dick !

Any place to get the plans for the Revenger !

TIA

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:05 PM
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The revenger was featured in RCM magazine. [link=http://www.rcmmagazine.com/issues/requested/content/construction/pdf/r-cn-revenger-051978-1-1.pdf]RCM Revenger by Dick Russ.[/link] Article is online. Plans are still available.

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:26 PM
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Thanks Jim !


Am waiting to hear from them from plans ordered last month.... they don't seem to interested in accepting money even with plastic ??

Use to be a good outfit but now ?

Will get out the Cad and Draw a pattern ship for now...

Thanks Again !

Doug
Old 10-29-2008, 07:02 PM
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What year did you design this? Not publish but design.
Old 10-30-2008, 06:56 AM
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Hi GSNuT,
The actual design of the Revenger was completed in the fall of 1976. The construction was finished after Christmas. I was living in California City at the time and the first pretty day we had I flew the Revenger for the first time. I wrote the article for RCM in 1977.

As you may have read, the first Revenger crashed a short time back and I am just finishing up yjr replacement. I hope to fly it by this weekend. I will post some pictures and a report on how it flew.

Regarding the RCM Plan service, sorry you have had a problem. You might want to give them a call. I ordered a set of the Revenger plans a couple of months ago and received them in about 10 days.n I thought their service was great.

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Old 10-30-2008, 01:23 PM
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Dick,

Guess I'll have to give up on RCM [] have tried to call several times at both numbers 6263551476 / 8005231736 and all I get is an answer only machine (will not accept any messages) !

So just a note to let you know it is basicly a dead site for plans, at least for me anyway.
Not your fault so don't take it personal.

Anybody know or have a set of plans for a Dirty Birdy by chance besides Unc. Willie..

Thanks Dick

Fly Safe and Enjoy !

GSNUT - Doug
Old 11-13-2008, 11:15 AM
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Dick,

Guess I'll have to give up on RCM [] have tried to call several times at both numbers 6263551476 / 8005231736 and all I get is an answer only machine (will not accept any messages) !

So just a note to let you know it is basicly a dead site for plans, at least for me anyway.
Not your fault so don't take it personal.

Good News on the Plans from RCM Publications... The ones I ordered showed up in the Big Brown Truck at my doorstep yesterday ! My apologizes to Pat Crews for the comment as above !

If you are ordering from RCM expect a wait of a few days.. where the www.rcstore.com will take a full two weeks or so it seems, so the winner is RCM in the speed of delivery department. (UPS)

What is interesting is what company is doing the printing for RCM....? Didn't Kinko's get bought out by UPS a year or two ago ?

Cheers All

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Old 11-13-2008, 02:00 PM
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To GSNUT,
If you would like a set of plans for the Revenger, I will see if KINKO could reproduce the plans. Your cost would be only for the reproduction cost and shipping. Let me know if you would like this done.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the offer Dick !

Am planning another plans order from RCM shortly in the future and will include the Revenger Plan # 727 in that order. However if things don't go right I surely get in touch about your kind offer.

BTW: How is the New Revenger getting on, I would imagine it is most ready to go soon ?

Cheers and Happy Flying !

Thanks Again

Doug / GSNUT
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Doug,

If you still want plans for a Dirty Birdy, send me a PM.
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Thanks David !

The D. Birdy was one of the plan sets that came in from RCM ! Am set for now but do appreciate the offer.

Thanks again !

Cheers

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Old 11-13-2008, 05:25 PM
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Actually the new Revenger has about 10 flights and it flies great. yesterday we had a no wind condition and it provided me a real opportunity to see how it really flys. The loops were just perfectand about a perfect circle as I could ask for and it held heading with no rudder correction. The four point was fun. I had expected to have to add rudder on the knife edge and instead it just sat there with no correction. I'm sure if I had waited much longer the nose would have dropped. When I did the extended knife edge it did require a small rudder correction, The inverted flight is really fun. It required just a minute amount of down elevator to hold it straigt and level.

When you build the plane, I would recommend you move the forward CG one inch and Leave the aft CG to where the forward is shown on the planon the plans. The Revenger really likes the forward CG unless you plan on a lot of snap rolls, then the aft works well.
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That settles that.... I gotta build one this winter! I can split the schedule and insert the Revenger ahead of finishing my TF P-51.. am looking forward to doing the Revenger !

Thanks Dick and I will remember to try the forward movement ! I just put a copy or your email with the RCM PDF file on it.

Cheers

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