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Zaneman007

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Let's hope this is the last year for the Whiplash Nitro Watch.

Please refrain from using the words "soon" or "next week" or any other ambiguous statements.

But, would someone please tell me what's going on?

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01-03-2012 03:14 AM
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koal

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Mike Fortin
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There have not been any dates set as to the release. We had approximates only and everyone is working hard to get kits out as quickly as possible.
As I mentioned in a previous post the first Whiplash nitros will ship to Team Pilots first so that feedback can be given prior to a full public release.
Those first kits should be going out next week, public release should follow shortly after.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

The above is from the "Whiplash Watch" thread. I doubt there is anything more to add.

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01-03-2012 04:59 AM
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Bill Clontz

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You could add that this post was before christmas, and wether or not those kits have shipped to test pilots??? Also the status on the whiplash gasser??

01-03-2012 01:01 PM
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Zaneman007

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Assumption

I do have a question.

Since you re-posted an old post, did the Helis get shipped to the team pilots?

Or was there a delay?

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01-03-2012 05:59 PM
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DEDO

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I was at the LHS yesterday and the area Minature Aircraft rep came in. The store owner interduced us and told him that I had pre-paid for A WHIPLASH Gasser and that I wanted to know WHEN they would ship.
His responce was that he is waiting for his NITRO Kit and that Mid March would be soonest, I should exspect to see my GASSER..

I wonder how many of us Have Prepaid for A WHIPLASH Gasser or Nitro?

Peace Out BOBBY D.
"GOBLIN PRo GASSER"
ZeN G290,HC3SX,MKS,
Maidened 8/24/12 FL

01-03-2012 08:06 PM
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Mike Fortin

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Happy 2012

Hi Guys,

Kit's will be shipping hopefully this week now that everyone is back from the holidays.

We haven't specified a release date (for some time) for the nitro or the gas at this time as we don't want to make false promises that we are unable to keep or have to repeatedly amend.

If retailers are taking money for pre-orders, this is their decision and has nothing to do with MA nor it's exclusive distributor. Dealers are not charged for kits until such time as the kits are shipped from the distributor.

As with any new product released to the public we want things to be right so that changes don't need to be done later on down the road, if this means more time than so be it as it will only make for a more reliable product down the road.

The nitro kits are very close, my best guesstimation is that the first kits should be available by February. Once all of those back orders have filled the gas version will follow but again I do not and cannot give a specific time frame in which this will happen.

If you have any further questions please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

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01-03-2012 08:45 PM
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koal

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From a Min Air ad that stated "available Nov. 2011" to now, mid March. I wonder how they could of gotten it so wrong? Haven't heard of too many glitches with the electric release. Supplier issues? But with all the parts commonality, you wouldn't think that would be an issue as the electric's been been shipping for a while now.

01-03-2012 08:45 PM
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koal

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Ah, I must have been typing mine as Mike was typing his. Thanks Mike for the update.

01-03-2012 08:46 PM
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Zaneman007

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Mike,

Thanks for the " l o n g " response.

But my question previously posted can be answered with one word.

Have the nitros been shipped to the team pilots?
a) yes
b) no

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01-04-2012 06:14 PM
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spiderco

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I wanted to fly a new Gasser since I sold my Spectra and XLV, I guess I'm gonna have to convert a TREX. I don't want to wait that long for the Whip G.

01-04-2012 08:21 PM
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devious17

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Is it here yet?

01-06-2012 06:42 PM
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Justin Stuart (passed)

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I don't know why people always get so upset when a company expects the delivery of their helicopter on one date and then have to wait a few months due to unexpecteyd delays. Would you prefer they release it before they are ready and then have to issue a recall? Or would you rather wait until everything is ready? I had to wait 3 months from the time I ordered my Spectra until it was ready to ship. So this is just the way it is. Be more patient. You know the Whiplash will be a quality product and worth the wait.

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01-07-2012 12:11 AM
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TmMugen

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Agreed. Give them more time to make a good kit for all to enjoy.

Cheers..

I am a noob flyer from Singapore! Team Nitro Magic

01-07-2012 03:53 AM
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devious17

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well,then would it be fair to say dont announce anything until the product is fully tested and certified ?

For a manufacturer to make announcement of their unfinished product to capture potential market comes with risks.

Cant expect to have your cake and eat it,yes?

01-07-2012 06:15 AM
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spiderco

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well,then would it be fair to say dont announce anything until the product is fully tested and certified ?
For a manufacturer to make announcement of their unfinished product to capture potential market comes with risks.
Cant expect to have your cake and eat it,yes?
I agree, telling customers when a product is potentially going to be released then missing that date by months will leave a bad taste in some people's mouth.

Some people will wait and some will move on and try another manufacturer. The latter may not come back.

01-07-2012 07:46 AM
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Mike Fortin

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It's funny, there are one group that pushes and pushes to get a round about date. Then we give a round about date and another group says they don't want a date. LOL

The nitro will be out very, very shortly.

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01-07-2012 05:04 PM
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Zaneman007

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Date

All Companies publish dates.

There is a thing called a dead line.

MinAir published a date for the Whiplash, they put it in print even.

Isn't it funny how some people never answer the question ask.

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01-08-2012 02:08 AM
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nwmtech

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You guys are acting like the only companies behind on their projected release date is Minair. Take a look around and you'll find that the Velocity 50n, Goblin, E7 TT Version, to list just a few are all behind schedule. Just a part of the game.

Trust me.. I've been first in line on some helis that were released too early and it was a long and painful ride. If they're taking longer than expected then there's a good reason.

01-08-2012 05:39 AM
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Mike Fortin

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Zane,

The only answer I can and or will give is: Soon

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01-08-2012 06:00 AM
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DEDO

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Hey Mike,question for MA

I have Pre-paid for a WhipGass and I sent MA an email asking about buying one or two unpainted canopys for me paint while waiting for the Gassers Release.

I herd nothing for ten days and followed up last week with a second email and still Nothing.
Whiplash parts are availble at several dealers but nothing unpainted.

Can Any Body Tell me where to get unpainted Whiplash Canopys???

Peace Out BOBBY D.
"GOBLIN PRo GASSER"
ZeN G290,HC3SX,MKS,
Maidened 8/24/12 FL

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