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Old Jun 20, 2015, 06:58 PM
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New TechOne Revolution

Has anyone see or flown or knows anything about this new plane? http://www.techonehobby.com/product/revolution/

Looks nice.
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Old Jun 20, 2015, 08:46 PM
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Yup, I thought so too. Was kicking myself in the butt for having just taking delivery of a Yak replacement for one getting "tattered" to the point it needed to be replaced.

Then I noticed it was EPO, taking my interest factor to zero. Maybe some day they'll do an EPP version!
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Old Jun 20, 2015, 09:17 PM
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Why not EPO? Easier to repair, stiffer, I think lighter too. I want MORE EPO frames. That foam is the greatest. I'm the opposite, trying not to buy anymore EPP planes.

Looks like a Multiplex Stuntmaster but with some cool thrust vectoring.
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Old Jun 20, 2015, 10:25 PM
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Why not EPO? Easier to repair, stiffer, I think lighter too.
EPO can be light, depends on how dense the EPO is & if the wing is built hollow. And can be much stiffer than the bid EPP planes.
Time to put the EPO myths to rest, things have moved on since the heavy EPO warbirds of 5 years ago.

With this plane, the promised Durafly Bravado & the new RocHobby 3D MXS EPO, I've got cash just dying to be spent on one of these :-)
Those 3 new EPO planes are Looking like a cheaper alternative to the Parkzone ArtiZan., More sport aerobatic then 3D ?
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Old Jun 21, 2015, 12:12 AM
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I found one video of someone sport flying it:
Revolution from Techone with Professional aerodynamics and removable unique wing design (1 min 50 sec)
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Old Jun 21, 2015, 12:27 AM
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The pilot in that video is probably TechOne's chief designer. I contacted TechOne about 2 years ago and suggested that if they market a plane as a 3D plane then their video should show it flying 3D. I showed them an example of me 3D'ing one of their 3D planes that they had only sport -flown in their video. I didn't convince them at the time and it seems that noone has convinced them since then. They aren't doing themself any favours marketing a 3D plane and showing sport flying IMHO. The official video will likely end up embedded on many reseller sites, which will leave a lot of poeple wondering how well it flies 3D unless they start searching on the web for proper 3D flying videos of the plane.
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Old Jun 21, 2015, 06:35 AM
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Why not EPO? Easier to repair, stiffer, I think lighter too. I want MORE EPO frames. That foam is the greatest. I'm the opposite, trying not to buy anymore EPP planes.

Looks like a Multiplex Stuntmaster but with some cool thrust vectoring.
Without getting into weight or other factors at the moment, my take on EPO is that it shatters, much like balsa, when it hit's something hard enough to break it. You're saying that's not true?

EPP in comparison, when it breaks, it's more of a tear, or worst case, maybe a couple of them. You push the broken halves together, hit it with CA, and go flying again just minutes later. Can't get much simpler.

I get the fact there are trade offs going EPP, considering only crash survival and "repairibility" at the moment.
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Depends on whether you are buying a plane to crash well or fly well. But also, nothing non durable or repair resistant about a good EPO plane. They typically scoff off minor mishaps and are super easy to fix from most more moderate injuries.
Edit to add: It never ceases to amaze me how the balsa builders in our club come out on this. I see balsa crashed on a regular basis into what looks like a total write off to me, but the same guy shows up next week with the same plane that looks like brand new - much better looking than any foamy after repair of a hard crash. So I've decided that if I would or could learn how to do it, the most repairable might well be balsa.
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Second thought on original post. Never mind. I'm curious enough to open a new topic. I'll post the EPO vs EPP question there.

new topic - EPO vs. EPP repair
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post31954650
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Old Jun 21, 2015, 09:56 AM
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EPO rules the day, get a EPP foamie and learn how to fly, then step into EPO when done crashing every other flight. I do find that EPO flies better and glues better. It breaks clean rather than the flexible sponge like EPP.
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i would buy several techone planes if it was from someone else in the USA. won't waste my time with outofstock.com oops nitroplanes..
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Techone Hobby Revolution - InBox About & Flight Review (15 min 8 sec)
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nuf said.
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I wrote to TechOne headquarters 8 days ago asking where i can buy a Thunder 180 or a Sbach 342 VT.

I,m still waiting a reply, seems they like to design planes but are not big on selling them.
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