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Old May 06, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Great Planes 59" Revolver EP

Last summer I threw some lights on my old Parkzone T-28. I have found night flying to be very enjoyable so I've been thinking about doing a nicer dedicated night plane. When I fly during the day I tend to do a lot of touch & goes, and spend a lot of time messing around down low. At night, with hidden obstacles and frequently VERY wet runway I tend to stay up higher doing more traditional aerobatics. So for a night plane I wanted a non-scale, reasonably fast, traditional sport aerobatic plane. I also had the power system sitting in my toolbox, so I needed something in a 6-7lb .46 size. After quite a bit of indecision I finally went with the Revolver.

*** CRASHED 5/12/2011 ***

Unfortunately the Revolver crashed on it's maiden flight. At least the maiden was at night so I did get to see it fly at night. As I was finalizing the trims I made a downwind turn going way too slow. Totally my fault. I still have the wings and have been contemplating ordering another one, but for now, there are no plans to replace it.

AUW including lighting: 7lbs 9oz

Static test: 1150 watts

Great Planes:
59" Revolver

Turnigy:
AerodriveXp SK 42-50 650Kv outrunner
85a BESC w/ 5a SBEC
13x8 beechwood light electric prop
3s1p 1300mah 30c lipo (for lights)

Zippy:
Flightmax 5s1p 5000mah 35c lipo

Futaba:
T12FGA transmitter
R617FS receiver

HiTech:
(4) HS-485HB servos (ailerons, rudder, elevator)

Lighting:
Some old brushed ESC to use as a dimmer
Approximately 12 meters of LEDs which translates to about 720 individual LEDs
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