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Old 12-17-2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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hello,

Im new to the forums!

wondering if anyone has any experience with the smaller size Great planes revolver 46, any building tips?

also been trying to pick out a battery size for this plane, trying to keep it light but not much feedback online on setups and flight times since alot of guys used nitro for this older model.

I have a turnigy 5045 500KV, 12x8 prop, 100a esc (overkill) standard servos for the tail controls, and strong micros for the airlerons (to save weight).

thank you

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Old 12-18-2018, 02:31 AM   #2
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Re: GP Revolver 46

I had one with a OS 46AX in it. It flew like it was on rails and fast. Didn't like to slow down for landing, you need a long approach. Mine had standard servo's in it. Maybe if you used some 30 gram servo's you could shave 3-4 ounces of weight off the plane. But I don't think it would fly much different, its a fast plane and a few ounces won't change that. Strengthen the landing gear block, or you'll be fixing it later. I got rid of the two piece gear as well. I think I changed the tail wheel bracket also.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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Re: GP Revolver 46

picked one of these in winnipeg
an old saito 65 be acceptable for 4 stroke choice?
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:05 AM   #4
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Re: GP Revolver 46

With the motor and esc that you have you’ll need 4000-5000mah. 6S 45C battery and you’ll get 5-51/2 minutes of hard flying or about 7 minutes of civilized flying.
With the Kv of that motor you should be able to use a 12x12 prop.
Every time you build an electric setup you should always check amp draw. Amp/ watt / volt meter is one of the best investments.

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Old 12-18-2018, 11:18 AM   #5
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picked one of these in winnipeg
an old saito 65 be acceptable for 4 stroke choice?
It'll fly it just fine. My .46 was plenty of power with a 11X5 prop. On the .65 try either a 12X7 or 12X8 prop. Cheers Floyd
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:15 AM   #6
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Finished the build
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:06 PM   #7
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Re: GP Revolver 46

i got a 3300mah 6s 40c, i got about 7 mins of circuits and wide open passes,

batt landed at 20%.

im pretty happy for my first airplane, i got about 7 flights on a micro UMX.

its crazy they say this kit is for advanced pilots. its stupid easy to fly and land.

my batt was at 4.0v/c and pulled 850 watts about 39 amps. full battery should be close to 1,000w.


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With the motor and esc that you have you’ll need 4000-5000mah. 6S 45C battery and you’ll get 5-51/2 minutes of hard flying or about 7 minutes of civilized flying.
With the Kv of that motor you should be able to use a 12x12 prop.
Every time you build an electric setup you should always check amp draw. Amp/ watt / volt meter is one of the best investments.

https://cdn-global-hk.hobbyking.com/...alog/75944.jpg

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Old 06-01-2019, 01:16 AM   #8
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Re: GP Revolver 46

stalled it on approach, minor damage. wrecked the mount and scrapped a wing tip
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Re: GP Revolver 46

I flew mine a full season with a 46 glow engine. It landed so fast I never thought this plane would ever stall on landing. Cheers Floyd
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:16 PM   #10
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I flew mine a full season with a 46 glow engine. It landed so fast I never thought this plane would ever stall on landing. Cheers Floyd
it was my fault, i think i clipped the top of a tree on approach.

but the goal was to slow it down because it lands toooooo fast

i reinforced just about every part in this plane except were it broke on the engine mount wood box

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