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04-23-2011 02:52 PM  7 years agoPost 221
Band1086

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Sounds pretty good except I hardly ever remove the batteries from the tray. Just pull the tray out charge, slide the tray back in and fly.
Quite an ingenious invention on the part of Align. That being said, I've always been a MA guy. I've had nearly every heli they ever made, and still have six different ones...so I'm pretty sure I will get a Whiplash, but it will have to be an E as I have no desire for the slimer version!

Also, even though there may be no ESC heating issues as of yet, someone out there in the general public will run too small of an ESC, wrong settings or something to cause a problem. I believe it's just better to put it in direct air flow so that the design can never be blamed. Just my opinion though.

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04-23-2011 02:57 PM  7 years agoPost 222
puma1824

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...Also, even though there may be no ESC heating issues as of yet, someone out there in the general public will run too small of an ESC, wrong settings or something to cause a problem. I believe it's just better to put it in direct air flow so that the design can never be blamed. Just my opinion though.
You could probably put the ESC on the front radio tray or on the rear tray above the tail boom mounts.

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04-23-2011 03:45 PM  7 years agoPost 223
Band1086

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Yeah, I think I'd put it in the back where the blade wash could hit it...

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04-23-2011 07:00 PM  7 years agoPost 224
Futura SE

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A little airflow never hurt anything for sure. Besides what gives a ESC its rating is airfow anyway. All esc's are rated with a 5mph airflow or more.

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04-24-2011 01:24 AM  7 years agoPost 225
Band1086

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Yes, that's correct. And you can bet someone out there will find a way to burn it up and guess what..."it's Miniatures fault".

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04-24-2011 01:46 AM  7 years agoPost 226
Futura SE

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Flying a little backwards would probably get it some air. Haven't seen a pic yet, but is the back open where the ESC is or is it closed off?

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04-24-2011 01:49 AM  7 years agoPost 227
Band1086

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Looks like it's open like the F-6.

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04-24-2011 02:16 AM  7 years agoPost 228
kcordell

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Backwards flight would get air over the ESC, BTW, Bobby has been using the ICE120HV.

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04-24-2011 03:30 AM  7 years agoPost 229
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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So then you need to remove the canopy to install a new set of batteries?

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04-24-2011 03:33 AM  7 years agoPost 230
MinAirUSA

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So then you need to remove the canopy to install a new set of batteries?
Nopecanopy stays on

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04-24-2011 03:41 AM  7 years agoPost 231
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Well that's good news. Taking the canopy off every time to change batteries can be a real PITA (if you know what I mean).

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04-24-2011 03:52 AM  7 years agoPost 232
rexxigpilot

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Nopecanopy stays on
Sold!

MA/Brian, when is the Whiplash going to be available? I will backorder at HP if it's release date is not too far off.

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04-24-2011 12:53 PM  7 years agoPost 233
MinAirUSA

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MA/Brian, when is the Whiplash going to be available? I will backorder at HP if it's release date is not too far off.
Right now, we're looking at June/July, but that is of course barring any unforseen circumstances.

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04-24-2011 01:10 PM  7 years agoPost 234
shlm

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I cannot wait to gt my hands on one! I was very impressed when I saw it at Toledo. It appears to be very well thought out while being very simple e.g. not overly complicated.




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04-24-2011 02:45 PM  7 years agoPost 235
gorn

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Will the gasser be done within a few months of the E and N being out?

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04-24-2011 02:56 PM  7 years agoPost 236
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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What is the total weight of the electric fully assembled and ready to fly?

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04-24-2011 03:20 PM  7 years agoPost 237
kazager

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Can we get more info on the electric/nitro conversion process and maybe a ballpark of the conversion cost. I ask because I feel that the Fury/Furion conversion is too expensive relative to the kit price. I know they are very different, but since this was designed ground up for this conversion, I'm hoping it will be a cheaper kit.

Flying $uck$...All of the money out of my bank account!

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04-24-2011 07:26 PM  7 years agoPost 238
rexxigpilot

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How many of you have ever converted an electric to nitro? Some people converted nitro to electric a few years ago because there were not many large electrics to choice from. That's not the case anymore. Therefore, the cost of the conversion kit is irrelevant to almost everyone.

Even Curtis is changing the ENV to have an electric optimized design called the Ballistic. Smart move. Single purpose designs are always better performing within their range of design parameters.

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04-24-2011 09:17 PM  7 years agoPost 239
kazager

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I asked the question, so I don't feel it's irrelevant. We are allowed to have different opinions.

Flying $uck$...All of the money out of my bank account!

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04-24-2011 11:38 PM  7 years agoPost 240
rexxigpilot

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Therefore, the cost of the conversion kit is irrelevant to almost everyone.
You are the exception. I guess you forgot what almost means.
We are allowed to have different opinions.
Yep, and I expressed mine. You got a problem with that?

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