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10-15-2005 11:25 PM  12 years agoPost 1
GTMAXX

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Mr. Ken Jennings (AKA - Furious Raptor) of Hubbard, Ohio has set a new World's Speed Record with an Electric Helicopter pending ratification and approval from the AMA, NAA, and FAI. Congratulations, Ken!



Mr. Ken Jennings (Furious Raptor) with his Record Breaking Helicopter at the Wing Snapper's Flying Field located in Hubbard, Ohio.

Todd Walters
Leetonia, OH
YRCHA President
AMA 754935

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10-15-2005 11:27 PM  12 years agoPost 2
bubba01

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What is the unofficial speed?


Cop: Sir, have you been drinking? Driver: Why? Is there a fat girl in my backseat?

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10-15-2005 11:27 PM  12 years agoPost 3
AirWolfRC

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And the speed is . . . . . .

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10-15-2005 11:28 PM  12 years agoPost 4
classic

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And the old record was.....

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10-16-2005 12:28 AM  12 years agoPost 5
SPLCHEVETE

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speed
i think he did a 72 mph. average

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10-16-2005 12:28 AM  12 years agoPost 6
GTMAXX

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I will let Ken (Furious Raptor) answer all your questions here as he has all the information and can answer your questions appropriately. I can tell you that it's an FAI record that is currently held in Russia. I'm sure Ken (Furious Raptor) will chime in shortly.

Todd

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10-16-2005 01:41 AM  12 years agoPost 7
KenJ

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The Un-Official results!
Thanks Todd,

And thanks to everyone else who helped to make this day a reality.

The current record is 97.77 km/hr

http://records.fai.org/models/history.asp?id=8717

Today my heli averaged a speed of 121.2 km/hr.

That averages out to an approximate speed of 75 mph.

In practice, the heli has been over 162 km/hr (101 mph), but today with the gusting winds, 121 km/hr (75 mph) was about it.

If someone comes in and officially breaks my record, there is still some more left on the table!!

Anyhow, thanks again to everyone who helped and when the record becomes official, I will let you know.

Ken

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10-16-2005 02:13 AM  12 years agoPost 8
dkshema

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Congratulations. I'm sure you put a lot of hard work into this record. Not only the actual flying, but the practicing, and the logistics of getting all your ducks in a row to record it properly, document it, and make it stand.

And you still have your heli in one piece. (Many of us out here have probably had ours go that fast too, right before they hit the ground)!

Dave

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10-16-2005 07:46 AM  12 years agoPost 9
misskimo

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Sounds good , but heck , I know I can beat that record with my Ion


Tony

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10-16-2005 08:00 AM  12 years agoPost 10
alanhsu

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Nicely done. Very cool.
Your Ion!? I don't think so.^^

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10-16-2005 08:46 AM  12 years agoPost 11
KC

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Tony, your ion wont "beat it" if its over 5kg auw 42V and the many other conditions that FAI has for an official record

all record attempts have to be witnessed, signed off and so much other stuff that it really is an achievement to get an officially recognized record.

Way to go Ken!! you still working with gp max speed runs?

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10-16-2005 03:58 PM  12 years agoPost 12
upperking

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I can easily beat that record
just by straping on two model rocket engines to each side of my eflite blades frame!!!!! PEICE OF CAKE!!!

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10-16-2005 09:44 PM  12 years agoPost 13
misskimo

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well , I recon 58 volts is a tad to much ! dang , Owell ,

Tony

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10-16-2005 11:43 PM  12 years agoPost 14
AirWolfRC

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11 lbs for the heli is not bad but how is that 42 volts measured ? Is that 35 cells NiCd or 11-2/3 cells LiPo ?

Wolfgang

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10-29-2005 05:38 PM  12 years agoPost 15
Laurens

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10 cells lipo.

Edge rotorblades, Scorpion systems

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11-18-2005 01:13 AM  12 years agoPost 16
Yug

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Hurahh, congrats are in order.

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11-18-2005 11:25 AM  12 years agoPost 17
Real Raptors

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We done Ken,

another record in the bag for you and the XeroG 600EP

First the open class drag racing at IRCHA and now the world speed record

Andy

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11-18-2005 11:32 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Yug

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I hadn't realised it was the 600e.

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11-18-2005 12:32 PM  12 years agoPost 19
KenJ

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XeroG 600 EP
There are a few of reasons why the heli is ssoooooo fast;

1) The latest technology in motors and batteries really helps

2) The HV series of speed controls from Castel Creations really work well.

3) The factor that affects the performance of the heli the most, is without a doubt, the XeroG 600 EP chassis.

The chassis is so much lighter, and the geometry is absolutely correct to allow the heli to do a lot of things a stock heli just plain won't do.

I have 3 Electric Raptors;

1 set up as the original conversion running on 2 3S4P's
1 set up in the "high mount" box conversion on 10S 2P's
And the rocket heli, the XeroG running on 10S2P's or 10S3P's

No comparison, the XeroG out performs the others easily.

Right now I an anixously waiting for the XeroG Gas conversion for next season.

Word has it that the new glow version will be as good as the electric!

IF you want to go fast and quick with an Electric,

XeroG 600 EP
Castle Creations HV-85 or 110 Speed control
Thunder Power batteries
Neu motors.

Just FYI, I did get most of my heli from Real Raptors (UK). They treated me very well and before IRCHA, they didn't know me from adam.

The only problem I personally have with others using this setup is that I may have to actually race against them some time!!!!

Ken

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11-18-2005 12:48 PM  12 years agoPost 20
Yug

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Ken, thanks for that.
My XeroG50 has been my favorite heli all year and do 80% of my flying on it. I find i'm always making tweeks to it one way or the other. It's a fabulous machine and just gets better and better.
I am planning on getting the whole 600e package from RealRaptors early next year just as soon as I can sell my Cobra to fund it. I think I'll also be getting the 14MZ as recently I have become all to aware of the swash interaction problems from my 9C.
From what I hear, there may well be lower cost batteries out next year as the major hand tools manufacturers are doing some aggressive marketing with Lipos. This is great news as it will allow me to continue back to back flying without breaking the bank.

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