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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:01 am

ThumbSkull wrote:It's possible that some of us that don't appreciate foamys, haven't set them up as well as the balsa planes they fly.


The spaz vh giles is still one of my favorite planes of all time.

Every TH plane I have ever been handed to try flying has also flown really well...same with the old Bouncers, which KE really well...among other things. But TH sure is proud of there products. I guess it must be the ink and maybe hardware that drives the prices up? But, also, they're still in business, it may take that extra $$$ to survive as well.

Yes, if you set up foamys correctly they can really be great flyers....but that goes for any plane really.

Not sure what my point is here. :drunk:
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:05 am

I would agree that balsa flies better. To me the value in a foamy (specifically EPP) is the durability. I can get stupid or have a brain fart with my TH 39" Edge and do some damage that easily repairable working on it for 15-20 minutes in 2 to 3 evenings if it's bad.

I would agree that Twisted Hobbys is proud of their products but I'm also willing to pay for the airframes.
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:54 pm

I just checked out the build sequence on this. This appears to be a very well thought out foamy! Color me impressed. I would expect it handles the wind a little better than a flat plate foamy. Looks like it flys like the VH Giles but bigger and more wind resistant. If VH is going to make something like this I have some ideas on how to use a tube for the fuse instead of all that carbon zig zag that would keep needing repaired. How well does it hold up to dorks? It really looks stiff and would be great out of the gate. But after a bunch of dorks and extra glue, does it still fly well? It just seems like all that carbon would keep breaking at the joints. Not that a feller should fly to crash..just curious.
I have not been tempted for a foamy like this one has since flying the VH giles. I always have a spare but would love some wheels like this for some good off the street front yard flying with a little wind.
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:53 pm

the lift wrote:Pretty much the same setup the ole Bouncer's, Primo 15's, EE25's used.



EE25’s? I might have gear left over from that one :roll: 8)
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:03 pm

Although I've flown a lot of Twisted Hobbys planes, the Revolto is the first one that impressed me enough to buy one for myself. The engineering that went into this kit is very impressive. The inlaid carbon truss system on the top and bottom of the horizontal fuselage is something I've never seen before, and it really stiffens up the fuselage with minimal weight gain. I used normal thin CA at the truss joints, and a couple drops in the middle of each strip. I didn't bother to soak the entire length of the carbon strip, and so far none of the strips or joints have come loose, despite some pretty aggressive aerobatics, and even after a few minor dorks.

If you like the VH Giles, then you will LOVE the Revolto. The full flying stab gives it even more pitch authority than the Giles, but without the "flying feather" feel of the Giles. Today the wind was blowing around 15 gusting to 30, and the Revolto handled it just fine. The only other plane I flew today was my Big McDDD due to the gusty conditions.

The only issues I've had so far have been with the landing gear. The plastic mount is oversized which lets the carbon gear move side to side and back and forth. I ended up laying a bead of hot glue to keep the gear centered and stop the back and forth slop. The other issue is with the wheel pants. The wheels are either too thick, or the cutout isn't deep enough to allow them to roll freely without dragging on the inside of the wheel well. Plus the wheel pants tend to rotate out of position each time the plane lands in the grass. A dab of hot glue between the wheel pant bracket and the gear leg helps a lot, but it doesn't cure the problem. However the way the Revolto flies way more that makes up for the minor problems with the landing gear.

I used to fly my VH Sabre 35 fairly often. But since getting the Revolto, the Sabre 35 rarely goes to the flying field anymore. Why? Because the Revolto is a better flying plane, that uses the exact same airborne equipment.
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:32 pm

I did not use wheel pants I used the G10 bracket to span across the aileron servo since it pulled out first flight.

Secondly I put quickgrip under carbon gear to plate then put a single screw centered on each 3D printed strap and went all the way thru strap and gear and lower plate.

I am also building Tanners and since I already snap a moving stab halve off I made a clean repair by finding a brass tube the same ID as the carbon tube, I carefully squirted medium CA in carbon tube and inserted the brass tube into good side with broken side extending outword to slide on broken halve. Anyways I wanted to swap to a fiberglass rod during build but not knowing weight/balance I chose to stick with c/f but Tanners will get fiberglass rod from Mcmaster.
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:01 pm

the lift wrote:
The spaz vh giles is still one of my favorite planes of all time.



:rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:31 am

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the lift wrote:
The spaz vh giles is still one of my favorite planes of all time.



:rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
So True!!!!!!!!
When Spaz, Nutz and Wind Junkie let me fly the prototypes at Nash '14, I fell in love instantly!
I love how it has insane maneuverability, yet otherwise it tracks like the finest pattern plane.. (at least mine does) I've never had a foamy do that..


Yup! I had the same experience the same year, and was lucky enough that spaz gave me an assembled prototype :mrgreen: I remember it was hard to break the cross stick habit during KE, you don't need it.
I just retired it last year and replaced it (being more glue than foam) with a new one. I also just got the Sbach in the same series and really like it as well, its the same but different than the giles, but equally awesome.

McDDD- It sounds like the Revolto may be like a new improved stiff Bouncer with a full flying ele...which sounds great! That was always the only complaint I had with the Bouncer....too floppy, especially in a breeze...otherwise a great plane.

Hazz- same exact stuff as my EE25. I found a stashed ST10 I didn"t know I had and need to replace the one on my EE25 and start flying it again! Love that plane too! I like the Emax ES08D2 servos over the towerpros. My Bouncer has a Motrolfly DM2610 (72g) 1200kv with a 12x7?6? prop and 1800mah batt...you could use a 1300 as well. Hauled it really well. I may transfer that motor to a Revolto.
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:59 am

How does the VH Giles handle light (5 mph) winds?
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:06 am

ben_beyer wrote:I would agree that balsa flies better. To me the value in a foamy (specifically EPP) is the durability. I can get stupid or have a brain fart with my TH 39" Edge and do some damage that easily repairable working on it for 15-20 minutes in 2 to 3 evenings if it's bad.

I would agree that Twisted Hobbys is proud of their products but I'm also willing to pay for the airframes.


Yup, that is the main reason for a foamy, and yes I will shell out the $$$ for TH stuff. I gor their Crack Camel and love it, although that plane is not actually theirs.

And, you can fly the little Giles in whatever wind you feel comfortable with. I've had it in 10+ plus wind, you can just sit there and match the wind speed, good to practice rollers and inverted flight without moving forward or even go backwards. I do prefer 0 to 5 mph though. :rockoncool:
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Re: Revolto setup

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:35 pm

ben_beyer wrote:How does the VH Giles handle light (5 mph) winds?


Yeah, what Lift said. It handles 5 easy. I've had it out in some pretty gusty conditions and it can handle them, but like Lift said, the calmer the better because of the light weight.
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