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Twisted Hobbys- Official REVO P3 bipe review

Twisted Hobbys- REVO P3 biplane



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We welcome another wild yet beautiful amazing creation from Rcfactory’s team the Revo P3. This new EPP biplane is a super-acrobatic biplane inspired by an actual world renown Revolution P3 aircraft flown by Skip Stewart. Special wing core shaping has been developed specifically for this model creating a sharp precision flight yet allowing the 3d beast to come out with-in on command! As expected RcFactory's attention to all details shows in keeping this model light weight yet durable with hardware and construction highest in its class. Twisted Hobbys has focused on creating a unique power system matched perfectly for your Revo P3 which will increase flight time and allow for the ultimate in flight experience. Come join the revolution with you very own Revo P3!

Model Spec's:

Wing Span = 37"
AUW: 15-16.5oz (depending on components used)
Full EPP construction
Carbon Fiber landing gear
EPP Durability

Recommended Required Components:

45-60g 1000kv brushless motor
20-30A ESC
Micro Receiver
(4) 10-16g Servo’s
10x3.8/10x4.7 Slow Fly Prop
3s 850-1200mah Lipo
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:30 PM
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As I am a HUGE Skip Stewart and Twisted Hobbys fan....I was very excited to be able to do a review on this plane!

For this review I used the following items:

REVO P3(black): https://twistedhobbys.com/rcf-37-revo-p3-biplane-black/

Twisted DMG power combo: https://twistedhobbys.com/power-comb...ne-tmw-cs-dmg/

Beacon Foam-Tac: https://twistedhobbys.com/beacon-foam-tac-glue-2-oz/

Venom-fly 950mah 3s lipo packs

Misc. thin and medium CA



The build:

Using the RCFactory instructions, the build is pretty straight forward, if you have built the TH 39" Crack Yak, it is similar to that build except for you have one more wing to install and the landing gear install is a bit different.

Using Foam-Tac as the main adhesive, I built the P3 in 3 evenings: evening one was 7 hours, evening 2 was 4 hours and evening 3 was 4 hours. So a total of 15 hours, this time included Glue tack/setup time, setting up and programming my transmitter, installing servos, radio gear, esc/motor and checking/adjusting the CG. Flight ready!!



The maiden flight:
Of course the weather was bad, so I had to postpone the maiden a couple of days due to lots of rain, but when it was time to head out and get this sweet plane in the air I wasted no time at all!!

It worked out that is was also time to go to the Show Me RC Big Bird event in St. Louis, MO., so we packed the KEG trailer full of planes and headed out. Nothing like the feeling when you maiden a new plane in front of a crowd of people On top of that, Miss Ashley from RCG was there snapping lots of event pics, (thinking to myself....I hope this goes well and I don't crash it!! LOL)



First flight(maiden) impressions:

The Revo P3 looks and flies scale. I spent the majority of the first flight doing minimal trimming, getting the feel of how it reacts to input and seeing how the CG is. The last minute or so of the flight I started into a few basic maneuvers. I was impressed with how it looks and flies. At the recommended 90mm CG mark, I think it is a little nose heavy for my flying style, but it is a great starting point.


Second and third flight impressions:

After getting use to the P3 on the first flight, I was ready to try out some 3D maneuvers. First up was the hover...no problems at all, just a little aileron and throttle jockey corrections needed(normal) and it has plenty of pull out power!

Up second was upright and inverted flat spins(no power applied), again no problems, it did them with a little nose down attitude. I tried them again with a little power applied, it helped a little with the nose down attitude, but not much, but that is where a CG adjustment is needed.

3rd: Was upright and inverted harriers, again no problem for the P3, I had to work a little extra to keep the nose up on the inverted harrier. I mainly fly off grass fields, harrier landings are a must for me.

4th: Was the tail slide and elevator. The longest tail slide I got was about 25 feet or so before it flopped out. The elevator was absolutely perfect....nice and flat the whole way down! I let them go til about 3 feet off the ground. Elevator lands are possible given the right wind conditions.

5th: Was the hammerhead and pop top. The rudder has plenty of authority to whip the tail around for the hammerhead. No problems on the pop top either

6th: Lets see how she likes to fly knife edge.....fast and really slow high alpha KE, again no problem for the P3. I was amazed at how little rudder input was needed. It had a slight tendency to pull to the belly. KE loops are not a problem either. I like to do partial KE loops into a butterfly

7th: Was rollers....my favorite The P3 does rollers like a boss!! Slow and fast, very little input needed.

8th: Was the blender and waterfall. Again no problems doing blenders. Rudder correction is needed for waterfalls. It does really tight waterfalls if you switch on flaps!

9th: Was point and snap rolls. Point rolls, fast and slow are not a problem for the P3. The snap rolls are wild and crazy with easy recovery.


If I didn't mention a maneuver, then I haven't tried it with the P3 yet, but if it can perform the above maneuvers it shouldn't have any problems doing anything else.

The REVO P3 is a 3D maniac!!


Wrap up:

As usual, with any Twisted Hobbys plane, the P3 is a well thought out and executed airframe design.

Pros and cons:

Pros: Easy and fast build, flies great slow and fast, no bad tendencies, oh and did I mention it is a 3D maniac??
Cons: NONE

Please feel free to ask me any questions, I would be more than glad to help if you get stuck on the build or with setup

Below are a couple of pics Miss Ashley from RCG took of me posing with the REVO P3
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:54 PM
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Dennis, excellent job with launching the Revo P3 thread here on FG. All the pics look great. Please share more whenever you get a chance.

I may have some vids soon bud but something tells me you already have some ready to go
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Raw unedited and with the camera guy getting distracted lol. Plus I have to get him to turn the camera sideways!

Twisted Hobbys REVO P3 (1 min 30 sec)
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:21 PM
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Raw unedited video of the Twisted Hobbys Revo P3......I have more flights on it now, so I am getting use to it.

Twisted Hobbys Revo P3 maiden flight (4 min 20 sec)
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:51 AM
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Raw unedited and with the camera guy getting distracted lol. Plus I have to get him to turn the camera sideways!

Twisted Hobbys REVO P3 - YouTube
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:18 PM
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Looking good with the Revo P3. Nice Bird.
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Looking good with the Revo P3. Nice Bird.
Thanks....you need to get one if you don't already have one!
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:25 PM
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Well, I finally got around to making a video or two with the Revo P3. I will post the maiden flights from the first night at another time. The video is done. Just didn't upload it yet. I've been loving it the plane though. I haven't done any mods on it or anything but I have been using a little extra mojo

Testing... always testing...

Hope you enjoy the vid guys.


The Revo P3 Project Vid 1 (3 min 41 sec)
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:06 PM
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Nice flying RollingCircle, loved the vid
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Thanks a bunch, Ethan. She is fun. I have been experimenting with additional power configs. Should be good for Twisted battery sales at the rate I'm going through them LOL
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Thanks a bunch, Ethan. She is fun. I have been experimenting with additional power configs. Should be good for Twisted battery sales at the rate I'm going through them LOL
Sweet! let's see it with a 6s pack
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Maiden night flight on 3S

More to come on the extra power project

Now, when the plane gets to be about a year old we can put it on 6S, hang a rag off the back and tail dunk in the fire

REVO P3 FIRST NIGHT (2 min 32 sec)
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Flew the Revo a good bit last weekend and she was fantastic. It just keeps getting better
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