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Richard Harris17/07/2016 22:49:54
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Had a ride up North today and managed to get all the photos needed, also decided to have a go a duct taping my phone to my transmitter in hope of capturing some footage. A very quick flight in pretty windy conditions.

And a still as proof!
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Rich
Stephen Jones17/07/2016 23:52:46
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Very nice Rich, thumbs up

Yes it was windy down here, but proof you're model will cope with it .

Well done, Steve

Steve Adams18/07/2016 09:56:15
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An Amazing Machine Rich,

Congratulations you must be pleased with this one. It does look better than the Revolver 1 in that it looks very smooth and scalish. I think you have two winners on your hands with the one and two,can't wait to see the design/s

Published,Kindest Regards

Steve smiley

Chris Dowell18/07/2016 10:16:12
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Great looking model just a tad windy.

Chris...

Graham L18/07/2016 23:17:01
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Rich

Excellent bit of flying in very windy conditions.

2 questions please as I am getting to the final stages of the build now . Did you stay with the 540mm blades ( and was that full length or tip to blade bolt ? Also was the initial motor position and offset OK or did you have to move it after the initial flights ?

Hope to have mine ready for Winterton

Thanks

Graham

Richard Harris19/07/2016 08:26:03
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Cheers Guys, the comments make all the effort worthwhilesmile

Graham,

Final blade dimensions are: Length 540mm (total), Width 60mm, Weight 42g, hole position is about 10mm in from the root with a 0.4mm shim positioned 6mm from the edge of the bolt hole. Final plate thickness is 1.5mm using the dimensions of the Mantis/Cruiser triangle.

Motor thrust line is positioned about 5mm above the CG with about 6mm offset, I still have a few degrees of left rudder trim dialled in so need to adjust a little more, though it flies fine as is.

Look forward to seeing yours thumbs up

Rich

Graham L19/07/2016 10:35:56
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Thanks for the info Rich.

See you at Winterton

Cheers

Graham

Steve Jones 219/07/2016 12:32:18
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Hi Rich

I see you bolt hole is very close to end of the blade, mine are a little more at 20mm with angled roots. What's the effect of your shorter distance , does it give more flex to the head plate, helping flying ??

Wondering if I should cut mine down to shorten distance ?

Steve

Graham L19/07/2016 17:17:13
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Hi Steve - Hope all is OK.

Have used 10mm & 20mm blade end to bolthole on the Whippitts and 10mm spacing on the Atoms and all fly fine. In fact Malcolm sells a 0.8mm epoxy/glass blade ends set which is already predrilled for 10mm bolthole on the top plate. Unless Rich says otherwise, the main advantage I have found is that on the smaller plates is that in the event of a blade strike the blade seems less prone to damage from the head hub.

See you at Winterton

Graham

Steve Jones 219/07/2016 19:49:51
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Thanks Graham and looks like we could have a few of these at Winterton, and their big brothers .....

See you late Friday morning I Hope

Steve

Steve Jones 224/07/2016 17:57:04
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All done , Maiden at Winterton me thinks

Front view

Rear view

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Steve Jones 224/07/2016 17:59:15
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And the office

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Graham L24/07/2016 22:53:15
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Cracking job Steve - look forward to seeing it fly at Winterton. Formation flying with Rich could concentrate the mind !

Graham

Graham L27/07/2016 23:15:35
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My version finished.

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Steve Jones 228/07/2016 13:26:02
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Cant open the picture Graham......

Graham L28/07/2016 20:23:22
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Sorry Steve but it wont let me paste the pictures into here.. If I open my last post I can see the picture but no one else can. Will have to seek advice.

Graham

Steve Jones 228/07/2016 20:33:33
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Hi Graham

Don't think normal cut and paste dorks on this site

Normally you Have to create an album on your profile and add the pics.. Then when you post clic the camera icon mid post which will take you to your albums and you can attach the pic and paste it..

Steve

Graham L28/07/2016 21:25:20
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Thanks Steve will post pics now after I get back from Winterton when I have time to sort it.

Graham

Richard Harris01/08/2016 22:24:13
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Here are a few photos taken last weekend at our annual autogyro fly-in of Grahams and Steves Revolver II. Both are finished to a high standard and it was a pleasure to watch them in the air.

Great stuff gents thumbs up

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Graham L07/08/2016 17:06:48
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9y7a1775.jpg9y7a1769.jpg9y7a1757.jpg9y7a1753.jpg9y7a1737.jpg9y7a1719.jpgA few flying shots from yesterday- yes these are UK skies !

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