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08-10-2010 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 1
gorhambirds

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Hey Guys,

Check out ebay items 320570664389 and 130417346110. They are two American Revolution helicopters. One is incomplete, but the other looks very good and unflown.

Steve Z

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08-16-2010 03:48 PM  8 years agoPost 2
TRACERBOB

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So? Who bought it?

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08-17-2010 02:32 PM  8 years agoPost 3
T-Rex-Flyer

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I did, Tim, didn't I send you a email? I meant to. I bought the one that was complete, just waiting for the postman to deliver it to me. I got the email Friday evening saying it was sent out Priority Mail.

Terry.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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08-17-2010 03:20 PM  8 years agoPost 4
TRACERBOB

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Cool. Can't wait to see it. Should bring back old (and painful) memories.

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08-19-2010 03:23 PM  7 years agoPost 5
T-Rex-Flyer

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Tracerbob, swing on by to take a look before I start the cleaning process, I stuck the tail-boom and blades back on.

It's missing all the link rods, a bellcrank for the tail slider, and the fuel tank othere then that, looks like it all there. The kit was never completed and flown to the best of my knowledge, look like they got to the servo installation stage and hung in the garage ever since.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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08-19-2010 04:40 PM  7 years agoPost 6
RAK402

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"a bellcrank for the tail slider, and the fuel tank "

The bellcrank was, if memory serves, the standard, white nylon Goldberg aileron bellcrank.

The fuel tank was a Sullivan (slant), if I recall correctly.

It has been too long since I even looked at mine...

These were nice flying, very reliable machines, for their day.

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08-19-2010 05:44 PM  7 years agoPost 7
T-Rex-Flyer

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I think you're right on both counts, I had one way back then with the collective upgrade, but could never get it flying. Trying to relive the early days with much better information and commutation, we should be able to find suitable replacements.

Terry.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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08-22-2010 01:19 AM  7 years agoPost 8
chuck nowell

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i remember the green snake flying out the end of the tailboom.i had a comander,ridgid rotor. way back

chuck

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09-10-2010 02:56 PM  7 years agoPost 9
T-Rex-Flyer

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It has a slightly bent tail rotor shaft, and I haven't a clue at this point how to remove it, the instruction don't have any kind of breakdown.

Also I need replacement main rotor blade, the person who balance them drove some kind of rods into the outer end of the blade, forming a crack in the wood.

Any ideas on how to overcome these problems would be most helpful.
Thanks, Terry.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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09-10-2010 06:51 PM  7 years agoPost 10
RAK402

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The tail rotor shaft is retained by a set screw in the tail drive pulley.

Loosen the belt by removing the eight 4-40 cap head screws that hold the tail boom to the side frames and push the boom forward.

You can then pull the belt away from the pulley and find the set screw.

There are two, small spacers (one on either side of the pulley) which come out when you remove the tail shaft and are somewhat less than enchanting to re-install.

The tail pitch change wire is retained by two wheel collars (one on either side of the collective spider) and by the bellcrank on the other end.

By the way, we used to take the peaks off the pulleys by chucking them in a drill press and taking the sharp point off, then adding something resembling the knurling back on with a file. The peak in the pulleys was too sharp, and would saw the rubber off of the belt (probably very difficult to get a belt, these days).

The ideal cross section for a peaked pulley would be round (as the belt will always try to run uphill, towards the center of the pulley.

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09-10-2010 08:46 PM  7 years agoPost 11
v22chap

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I bet a guy could get the belt for the tail at SDP (stock Drive products )or atleast close enough .

https://sdp-si.com/eStore/Direct.asp?GroupID=219

Good luck and keep us posted

Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters

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09-10-2010 09:20 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Badgerfarm

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They have a good selection of belts Larry. I've been thinking about converting all of my old flat belt stuff over to a toothed belt drive.

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09-10-2010 11:13 PM  7 years agoPost 13
RAK402

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That is a fantastic website!

Thank you for posting it.

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09-11-2010 01:21 AM  7 years agoPost 14
v22chap

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The timing belt idea would be great also ... then you might be able to just use Trex stuff !!!!

Yep ,, SDP is a god sent for the scratch builder ,, and they are pretty fast shipping also .

Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters

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09-11-2010 03:33 PM  7 years agoPost 15
T-Rex-Flyer

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Good info, Thanks
Terry.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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11-17-2010 01:48 AM  7 years agoPost 16
britcardoc

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Revolution 40 Canopy
Help!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a near virgin Revolution 40 but need a canopy.

Dan

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