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Old Feb 11, 2016, 04:27 PM
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Ecalc, very interesting. I am going to check that out. Looks like it could be very useful.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 04:58 PM
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After using eCalc in its demo limited version for a few years I signed up this year. I have found it to be a useful tool, quite accurate in its predictions .
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 05:02 PM
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I think I may have to sign up for this. Most of the time for motor I am going off recommendations from others.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 05:06 PM
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In the demo version not all of the listed components in the eCalc data base are available. You need to sign up for full access. BTW your motor is in the data base.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 05:27 PM
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You think this motor would be a better fit?

Emax GT3526/05 710kv Outrunner Brushless Motor instead of the one I bought:

Emax GT4020/09 470kv Outrunner Brushless Motor
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Old Feb 12, 2016, 07:45 AM
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Getting back into RC Airplanes after about a 25-30 year hiatus (got married, raised 2 kids, life happened). Tried to get some ancient glow planes back in flight form and decided I needed something I could just build stick time on. A local guy wass mostly selling out his gear and was selling what amounted to an PNP Revolver; had all servos, an E-Flite Power 46, an unmarked ESC, even threw in some batteries.

I bought this as my airplane to build some stick time. Let's just say it has kept me on my toes.

I love the way this thing flies, it is fast, will do anything you ask it to. I agree with all the comments about it floating and being a little tricky on the landings, it basically forces you to make good approaches and flairs.

I'm somewhere around 15-20 flights on it, have had a couple of minor incidents (including breaking the landing gear twice, 2nd time took out the LG mount area).

After the first incident I replaced the ESC with a Castle 75 Amp (wish I'd gone bigger now). I fly all 5s, 5000mAH + batteries with a 13 x 6.5e APC prop. I tried a 13 x 8 but the plane lost all its manners, became very twitchy and just wasn't fun.

Sitting here waiting for the weather to improve this spring, I intend to fly the crap out of this thing this season.

I have a spare Revolver I bought from the same guy (got good prices on both). This one has no equipment at all and I'm holding on to it just in case something major happens to my current one.

Just bought a Watt Meter so I'll be doing some measurements next time I'm out there flying.

I enjoyed reading this thread & picked up a few ideas that I may try.

Gary
how does yours fly compared to this 6S setup?
Great Planes 59' Revolver high speeds runs and inverted flight (5 min 56 sec)
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Old Feb 12, 2016, 09:29 AM
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You think this motor would be a better fit?

Emax GT3526/05 710kv Outrunner Brushless Motor instead of the one I bought:

Emax GT4020/09 470kv Outrunner Brushless Motor
I was informed this morning the Emax GT3526/05 710kv Outrunner Brushless motor is much better suited than the original one I picked out with a 5S 4000 battery and 13x8 prop.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 08:00 AM
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how does yours fly compared to this 6S setup?
First off, hats off to your cameraman, those are some good close up shots at speed!

In the early part of the video I'm thinking that flies very much like my Revolver at WOT and then I heard you throttle up for the vertical maneuvers which is a bit more than I have. Whatever throttle position you had early on is pretty close to mine at WOT.

The rolls and snaps looked very similar to how mine behaves, and your loop seemed to walk off to the side a bit like mine seems to do. I have not had a flying day yet where I could do loops directly into the wind so I'm still reserving judgement on whether it is me, the plane's trim or just the wind.

The tail starting to come up on both take offs and landings also looked way too familiar. That is one of the things that keeps one on their toes when flying this hot rod!

We're in the midst of quite a freeze right now (it was minus 3 F this morning) so I have no idea when I'll be able to get out and fly again.

Thanks for sharing!
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Not my video Gary, just something I've drooled over for a while sounds like you get more flight time and still good power.
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Old Feb 15, 2016, 04:37 PM
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Getting ready to start on the 59 inch revolver.
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Old Feb 18, 2016, 06:50 AM
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love it!
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jobinseattle, when you have a chance, could you take some pics of the battery area and possibly provide the dimensions.

I have a scorpion S3026, on 6s would produce some serious pitch speed and trust

Thx - BN
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Old Feb 18, 2016, 11:26 AM
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Some photos. Have to measure later.
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Old Feb 18, 2016, 11:27 AM
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Excellent, thank you!
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Old Feb 18, 2016, 12:33 PM
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With a 6S battery in it.
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