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Old 06-30-2011, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Viewloader Revvy variations

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I've noticed that there seem to be quite a few variations of the revvy. Some have harder shells, some have softer shells, some use one 9v, some use two, and some have the on/off toggle up near the lid, while others have it down near the feedgate.

I have one with (presumably) a harder shell, single battery, four paddles, and the switch near the feedgate.

Can anyone tell me what, if any, difference exists between these?

And specifically, if mine is run-of-the mill or not?

Thanks very kindly!
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The older ones with toggle on neck are vl2000's 9volt pre be. They also came in a version called a shredder, which used two 9 volts. There was the vl3000 that used two 9 volts and held roughly 300 rounds. They had a little paddle and softer shells. After those they had the vl revolution that came in 9v or 18v and they had the switch and light up in the upper right. The paddle was also a longer 4 prong and used a softer shell. Once be purchased them they continued the revolution name in both 9 and 18volts but the shells were alittle bit harder.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There was a viewloader tripod on which you could change the shell between 140, 200 and 300 round ones. I have the 300 one, been trying to find the 200 round shell but its sooo hard. Im just using a chopped up GXG 50 rnd hopper ontop of it instead xD
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i might have spare 200 round tripod shells. I'll look when I clean my attic to prepare for PP. I had 4 at one time in both colors.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So I should assume mine is the older version?

And shall I also assume it functions no better or worse than any of the other standard versions?

I ask because I'm doing some testing and want to be sure the results are meaningful for most of the pack, all thing otherwise being equal.

Thanks very much again.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It depends on what you're using with it. A 9v should still feed a classic mag or a mechanical spyder just fine.
The 9v revvies aren't exactly rare, but they are uncommon in that there are less of them still being used. It's a great deal easier to find replacement parts for the 12v ones (not easy, just easier). Plus, Viewloader's changed hands quite a bit since they started making revvies, so there's some changes in design/materials and such.
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Usage not such a big deal as feed-rate consistency with other revvys.

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have 9v one that has 2 short paddles, but I don't think the shell is original. Ive just been assuming its an older one...
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Warpig did a ton of research of the differences between the various Revvy and VL2000's.

Revvy circuit board times

Revvy with xboard test

Revvy feed test

That last one tests 5 different Revvy configurations (ie xboard, pre xboard, different paddles, etc).

Note: The old 18v SHredder and VL3000 hoppers use the same motors as the modern 12v Revvies. Those 18v systems kept burning out motors. So, viewloader took the simple approach and regulated the voltage down to 12v. Still, that doesnt stop kids from modifying modern Revvies to 18v..... with predictable results.
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Still, that doesnt stop kids from modifying modern Revvies to 18v..... with predictable results.
Really? I didn't know 'kids' even know what Revvys are anymore in this age of Halos/Rotors/etc.
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