By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by CML

Great Planes Revolver chat

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  

Articles

Great Planes Revolver .46

Great Planes Revolver .46

The pretty sportster reviewed Subscribers Only

David Ashby - Moderator01/10/2012 11:18:54
avatar
Moderator
10865 forum posts
1661 photos
603 articles

For anyone who likes their Revolver, I see that GP are releasing a big 50cc version in the US, that I guess will get across the water in due course. Nice eh?

Jon Laughton01/10/2012 13:32:47
avatar
1166 forum posts
102 photos

Love mine and would like to have a go with the bigger version but dont think I would be able to get it into the car....

David Ashby - Moderator01/10/2012 14:03:14
avatar
Moderator
10865 forum posts
1661 photos
603 articles

Ah, that's a point......smile

Reno Racer01/10/2012 16:45:34
avatar
1134 forum posts
165 photos

That would be nice. I REALLY liked my 70" version, sadly I sold it to move back from the US and now wish I hadn't. With a ST75 it flew very well!

simon barr01/10/2012 16:54:27
avatar
1027 forum posts
16 photos

I've got a 1.20 in my 70" version...embarrassed

Don't half go though...smile d

Phil 923/07/2013 12:02:06
avatar
4278 forum posts
218 photos

I have just got a revolver 61-91 it is a very nice model. However landing it seems difficult to me it just does not want to sink down. Any tips?

David Ashby - Moderator23/07/2013 13:51:35
avatar
Moderator
10865 forum posts
1661 photos
603 articles

Phil, I don't remember the .60 version being excessively floaty to be honest, it's difficult to say, I assume your CG is good?

I've just bought a new cowl for the .46 from the US with a view to electrification, I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Phil 923/07/2013 19:52:14
avatar
4278 forum posts
218 photos

CG is as per the book. I have a saito fg-21 engine so maybe the AUW will be higher. It is not so much its floaty it just carries its speed on landing and is hard to slow down so I need alot of space for the landing

Jon Laughton24/07/2013 08:34:15
avatar
1166 forum posts
102 photos

Phil / David

In the smaller version I have an OS 55 installed and it comes in like a train. I have messed around with the C of G to try and slow things down on landings - the r/x battery started off behind the elevator and rudder servos to get the c of g on the mark but I have now moved it to a position under the spar tube as I strengthened the back end when an arrival that was too fast led to some minor damage and the need to fit a new tail wheel.

I sent an enquiry to Great Planes asking them for a view on the fact the the C of G could be moved backwards by 8mm from the rear limit they set as I had picked this up in another forum. They responded by saying that if the landings were too fast I should use more throttle on finals!!!!!!

Having said all that when I flew the model last week in very mild conditions I greasedv a landing so perhaps it was me after all and i just need to take more care....

Its still a great model and I if I hadnt had a spare OS 55 lying around from an old Acrowot I would have bought the 60-90 version...

Jon

Great Planes Revolver 50

Edited By Jon Laughton on 24/07/2013 08:34:51

Edited By Jon Laughton on 24/07/2013 08:35:10

simon barr24/07/2013 17:24:48
avatar
1027 forum posts
16 photos

I have to say that I have never had an issue with mine.... It seems to slow up nicely with no hint of a stall.

David Ashby - Moderator24/07/2013 18:03:25
avatar
Moderator
10865 forum posts
1661 photos
603 articles

Yep, me too Simon.

Phil 925/07/2013 14:17:06
avatar
4278 forum posts
218 photos

I took the revolver out again with much better results.

I had a little wind to land into that helped but mostly it was because I had reduced the idle speed of the motor. because I have a large 15*8 prop even a few exra rpm at the low end made.a big difference to this model.

Now I am closer to having it set up properly it is a smooth flying model.

Edited By Phil 9 on 25/07/2013 14:18:57

IanR25/07/2013 16:06:29
775 forum posts
4 photos

David, I'm a bit disappointed to read that you had to order your spare cowl from the US. Hmmm. Its a bit rum buying models here but then having to get parts from the US.

David Ashby - Moderator25/07/2013 16:13:49
avatar
Moderator
10865 forum posts
1661 photos
603 articles

Tis usually the case with Great Planes Ian, Distributor Ripmax don't carry spares. It's down to me as I wanted a new cowl to cut for my electric version (not that there's much to cut). Ordered from Tower Hobbies and it came in about 3 weeks.

Phil, it's certainly a model that doesn't hang about, especially in calm weather! Glad it's getting better.

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 25/07/2013 16:17:33

Jon Laughton25/07/2013 18:04:47
avatar
1166 forum posts
102 photos

David

Not sure where you are coming from there: I would expect a distributor to carry spares or at least provide an expeditious service to obtain them....Ripmax over to you!

Jon

Edited By Jon Laughton on 25/07/2013 18:05:25

David Ashby - Moderator25/07/2013 18:55:44
avatar
Moderator
10865 forum posts
1661 photos
603 articles

No, you're right Jon, I just meant the need for the item was driven be me that's all. No, as you say, they should stock spares, not sure they ever have when it comes to GP though. Anyway, perhaps Hobbico's European expansion plans will change things at some point soon.

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 25/07/2013 19:01:16

Bill_B25/04/2015 15:25:48
avatar
1145 forum posts
11 photos

I'm a bit late to the party, but perhaps using flaperons on finals would be an option to slow down the landing speed. The Sebart PC-21 uses this option to great effect.

VIDEO

Phil 925/04/2015 15:51:18
avatar
4278 forum posts
218 photos

I was out flying mine this morning laugh I love flying it.

I sorted out the fast landing a while ago. It turned out to be a problem with my engine. The idle was too fast so even at zero throttle there was still enough power from the prop to pull the model forward in the air. after a retune and some run in time I can now get a nice low tick over speed

Bill_B25/04/2015 16:20:50
avatar
1145 forum posts
11 photos

Are all sizes of Revolver discontinued now? Nowhere seems to stock them anymore which is a shame as its a nice looking plane.

Phil 925/04/2015 16:30:39
avatar
4278 forum posts
218 photos

Tower hobbies have then in stock.

UK supplies never seem to have good stocks of great planes' products I am not sure why

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Wings & Wheels 2019
Gliders Distribution
Revoc
Motion RC
electricwingman 2017
Pepe Aircraft
Slec
CML
Advertise With Us
Sarik
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Does your club have a safety officer?
Q: Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?

 Yes we have a SO
 No, it's down to everyone

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us