If you have checked out trikes, also called weight shift control aircraft (FAA's preferred term for the type) you may already understand the joy of highly simplified control input and great portability at less cost than fixed wing models. However, even pilots who presently like trikes may not have considered the stunning entry from Evolution Trikes. If you have any interest in trikes, Revo is definitely one you must examine closely to fully appreciate the depth of innovation it represents. In every detail of its construction, Revo is highly impressive. And it starts at well under $70,000 ... a lot of aircraft for that price.
Seeing is believing. Revo is a ground-up fresh design that Evolution has refined to the highest degree among all weight shift control aircraft, worldwide. Read from the articles below to begin to appreciate the technical achievement of Evolution Trike guru and pilot extraordinaire, Larry Mednick. Their central Florida company, located at Zephyr Hills airport not far from Tampa, has been a solid player in the LSA world. An all-American design and production, Evolution Trikes can provide U.S.-based customer service that import trike suppliers can never match.
Phone: (813) 786-8290Zephyrhills, FL 33542
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The big show at Lakeland, Florida is open and happening. Today (Tuesday April 4th) is opening day; the event runs through Sunday, April 9th.
Video review: Women in Aviation — Amy Saunders
Videoman Dave and I decided we need to do several videos in support of increasing the number of women involved with flying.
Video review: Evolution Trikes — Revo VPR (Part 1 – in flight)
Come on along as we fly the most deluxe trike you can buy.
Video review: Evolution Trikes — Revo VPR (Part 2 – details)
In this somewhat shorter video, Part 2 of 2 for our Evolution Trikes Revo Video Pilot Report (VPR), Dan shows you many of the well-considered details for their most deluxe trike.
Video review: Evolution Trikes — Rev 1 of 2 (2015)
The people behind the very impressive two seat deluxe trike called Revo introduced their first single seater called Rev.
Video review: Evolution Trikes — Rev 2 of 2 (2015)
If you saw Part 1 on the Evolution Trikes Rev, you saw it assembled from trailer form to flight form in a few minutes.
Video review: Evolution Trikes — Revo (2013)
We have looked at the Revo trike before and I’ve come to love this handsome hotrod weight shift LSA.
Video review: Evolution Trikes — Revo
Among many of the world’s deluxe trikes, Evolution Trikes’ Revo rises to the top of the stack.
Once upon a time… gyrocopters were an American invention. Igor Benson was such an important pioneer that many fixed wing pilots refer to all such flying machines as “Bensen gyros.” Starting in the 1950s, he hit on a good combination of ideas that made the new sector flourish… for a time.
Sometimes I am pretty darn sure I may have the best job in the world, or at least one of the best jobs.
Updated 11/5/15 with video at end …
We went. We flew (and flew).
UPDATE 5/10/15 – Rev Videos — Shortly after the following article was written, we posted two videos about Evolution’s new Rev.
I am only aware of one company* in the USA that offers you a choice of a conventional three-axis fixed wing or a weight-shift control (WSC) flexwing.
Pilot report: The Evolution of Revolution
Like other start-up success stories, this tale has
a familiar beginning.
Pilot report: All-American Revo Sets New Standard
Behold the Revo, a new benchmark in weight-shift trike design.
Look carefully and you’ll see the Revo is not like any weightshift
light-sport aircraft you’ve seen before.
I once followed judging at shows like AirVenture and Sun ‘n Fun.