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Chris Dowell17/05/2019 03:08:41
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I did have a new video showing this operation  BUT unfortunately ..I seem to be unable do so.

 Chris...

Edited By Chris Dowell on 17/05/2019 03:18:41

Chris Dowell17/05/2019 05:28:30
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https://youtu.be/L61alhiqsfU
Chris Dowell17/05/2019 05:33:41
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Unable to post video here...so posted it on RCG Revolver thread

Edited By Chris Dowell on 17/05/2019 05:38:30

Richard Harris17/05/2019 09:36:29
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Chris,

Great video!

To post a video here you need to open your video in youtube and click on share which is below the video, this opens up a box. You then click on Embed which opens a new box, copy all the embed code from this box. When on this site and you are replying you will see a youtube tab at the top of that box, click on that and paste the embed code into it. Jobs a good un.

Disciple of Autogyros17/05/2019 09:42:16
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Hi Chris,

Excellent video for explaining the final stage of balancing. Well done and thank you for producing it.

Cheers

Mike

Chris Dowell18/05/2019 03:11:05
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Thanks Rich....I kind of thought that you may come to the rescue...you know what I' m like

Chris..

Disciple of Autogyros19/05/2019 19:15:36
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Hi all,

Hit a snag today whilst fitting the electrics.

The wires for the motor and ESC are not long enough (in my set-up) to feed the motor wires through the rear bulkhead and for the ESC wires to go through the holes in the base of F5's internal bulkhead to them pull them both through the servo hole enough for the bayonet connections to be joined.

I'm thinking of de-solder the existing ESC motor wires and solder longer wires (say 10 to 15cm )back onto the ESC.

Any advice/ alternatives on this would be welcome

Mike

Chris Dowell20/05/2019 01:24:11
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Well unfortunately we can't expect all the wiring from all our electrics to fit every application that may be required....so the old soldering iron has to come out sometimes. I have had to cut wires shorter sometimes ...just to get it all in to a small space.

Happy Landings

Chris...

Richard Harris20/05/2019 09:18:29
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Mike,

Sorry for the delay, my battery placement is nothing fancy. It is inserted into the fuselage and is pushed forwards up to a piece of foam mounted just on the inner side of F1, then packed each side with foam. If memory serves me correct there is also a lump of church roof in front of the foam to get the correct hang angle.

I to have had to extend wires in the past on certain ESC's, you'd think manufacturers would stick to a standard length.

On another note I have been playing with a two blade set up, when I have got it right I am happy to share if there is interest?

Rich

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Disciple of Autogyros20/05/2019 09:53:44
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Hi Rich,

Thank you for the photo, much appreciated.

I've not tried a 2 blade set-up on any of your many Gyro designs so yes, I would be interested along with some wise words on how to fly a 2 blade set-up.

My build is almost complete now, and will post some photos of it once I sort out the ESC issue and visit my local church !

Cheers

Mike

David Holland 220/05/2019 10:07:04
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Morning Richard, I'm about to start building a Revolver, I've got all the materials together and the bits have arrived from Coolwind (great service and quality, bye the way). I shall try and fly it with the three blade head but would like to progress to the two blade set up if I succeed. I am congenitally incapable of building anything exactly as designed (really annoying, I know) and intend changing the pod/fuselage shape a little to more resemble a Wallis WA-116. You say in the build article that the canopy is "optional" so can I assume that side area in front of the CG is not critical? Seems you have a winner here, there is a lot of interest, good on yer!

regards,

David

Big T20/05/2019 11:23:08
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First hops and flights completed yesterday with zero drama on my Cabriolet version. So important to be patient and get those few trimming hops done and not rushed.

Mine came in at 1.08kg so slightly on the beefy side. For those gyro virgins building the Revolver2, I always set up with the hang angle on the max side as this will make the handling more docile. My 3s 2200 was pushed as far forward as possible so I will then start to work it back bit by bit until it becomes too "frisky". Also this is a small model so dont fly too far away, keep it in close or you will lose orientation. Best tip I was given when i started for take offs is to stand half way down the strip and and let the gyro comes to you and then pass you. That way its not so far away when it gets off the ground.

Richard Harris20/05/2019 12:05:56
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Mike,

I will first speak with Graham to see if he is interested in the 2 blade conversion for the magazine, the set up is different to that of the 3 blader.

David,

Looking forward to your WA version, the centre of drag was taken into consideration at the design stage, the blades and horizontal stab will compensate for this easily. That said, with the speed we fly these autogyros at it shouldn't be of any concern, I have flown mine with the canopy off and there has been no trim changes.

Perfect weather for a maiden Tim, glad it went ok thumbs up

Hopefully a little more news on the Revolver II in the coming weeks wink 2

Rich

Big T20/05/2019 18:50:50
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Rich, having problems with sourcing the 3 blade 8x7.5 prop. Any clues as to a supplier? This might be the reason for my lack of grunt from this motor.

Chris Dowell21/05/2019 01:30:36
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Tim …. what's with the 8" three blade prop? I'm running a 10 X 5 ...fit's in OK

Chris...

Big T21/05/2019 07:16:40
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What motor Chris?

Graham L21/05/2019 09:15:06
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Tim

1am using a 3530. 10 1400 kv motor on a 9x 6 APCe prop. Loads of power and reasonable run time as it is flying normally at around half power.

Graham

Graham L21/05/2019 09:27:01
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Ps came from robotbirds under motors suppo/dys. It’s a dys

Graham

Chris Dowell21/05/2019 10:15:10
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Tim I'm using DYS D3536 1000kv turning a 10X 5 ..plenty of power

Chris...

Steve Jones 221/05/2019 12:15:06
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Mine is a Turnigy D3536/8 1000Kv turning an APC 10x6e

Steve

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Edited By Steve Jones 2 on 21/05/2019 12:15:22

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