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10-30-2011 08:03 AM  7 years agoPost 141
TomC

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Ya, I think we can all agree the the Whiplash helis are 'competatively priced'.

I also like the fact that MA is charging different $'s for each model based on part numbers, and costs. The CY Rave 90 heli's initially came out with the same price for all and I think that this has pissed off a few FBL-E guys who ended up subsidising the nitro FB guys.

The 'actual' quality of CNC parts is always questionable imho. I wish we could have an independant body actually test, and report on all these.

One of the most critical items in any RC Heli is bearings. In the past I have never had any problems with supplied MA bearings (or sprag oneways). They see to last forever! Were these bearings US? Are the Whiplash bearings US (eg. Boca) or not? Just asking.

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10-31-2011 05:36 PM  7 years agoPost 142
rcnut

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;;;I wish we could have an independant body actually test, and report on all these.
TomC, I believe that is the reason for this website. Instead of a single "independent body," we have a mass of people from different walks of life, flying skills, and the sort testing these new machines.

Now what would be nice is if "we" could test fly a heli before purchasing one. This way you would know if you really like the way it flys before buying one. The thing I don't care for is buying that really cool "top of the line heli," getting it home all excited, putting it together...getting even more excited. Only to be let down by the way it handles, it's flying characteristics. It doesn’t track well, too pitchy, too low center of balance, not crisp and clean, etc.

Next thing you know, it's up for sale. Case in point...I'm looking to buy a 90 size electric heli, this will be my first 90 size electric. I have several models to pick from, but which one?

Every manufacture thinks theirs the best...but for the way I fly? The way I like it to feel for my skill level?

Every Pro pilot can make just about anything look good. Sims are only so good as well, to the point you might get a taste of how it feels, but this can be distorted.

I do have access to a person that know how I like my heli's to feel. So I ask him for advice. Hopefully he will have the chance to fly a Whiplash so I can ask him whether or not it will fit my taste.
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10-31-2011 07:07 PM  7 years agoPost 143
Dr.Ben

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If you look at the fine details like metallurgy, quality of carbon, bearings AND things like the mfg. paying its staff enough money to actually feed their families, you can see why you're not going to see a 6 or 700 USD 90 sized kit coming from anywhere but somewhere in Asia where its safe to say their citizen's lives aren't quite what we have here.

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10-31-2011 07:16 PM  7 years agoPost 144
Fledgling

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Order Options: GR (?)
So I have a gasser backordered and I would like to know if I will get an opportunity, with the sending shop, to specify the pinion- to set the gear ratio before they send the thing out.

Would like to do this up front so I don't have to buy another pinion later.

Hey, MA, is this going to be possible (for the gasser in my case)?

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10-31-2011 07:18 PM  7 years agoPost 145
BOOGIE

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So when is the Nitro Whiplash going to hit stores?

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10-31-2011 07:57 PM  7 years agoPost 146
Carey Shurley

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Last I heard, the std WG kit would ship with a 6.88 GR. Thats what would go out to the dealers

In the past if you wanted to substitute parts you could do that by ordering directly from Miniature Aircraft. Its much more efficient for them to build the kits that way

this kit will be different from previous ones in that changing the GR will be a lot simpler and unless somethings changed you just need the pinion itself to do it. There are two other optional ratios based on a pinion change

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10-31-2011 08:56 PM  7 years agoPost 147
carcrasher

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Well said dr. Ben. I have owned MA helis and I have never needed to buy aftermarket parts to make it fly better or make it more reliable. U get what u pay for sometimes.

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11-01-2011 01:58 AM  7 years agoPost 148
godspeed128

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Price
Why is nitro kit way more than the electric kit .

There is nothing in this world constant, but inconsistency.

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11-01-2011 02:14 AM  7 years agoPost 149
Carey Shurley

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I don't know that the price has been finalized yet but think about it.

The nitro version also requires:

a more complex motor mount
a cooling fan/hub
a fan shroud and mounts
a clutch and clutch bell

all of these are custom machined or molded parts

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11-01-2011 02:49 AM  7 years agoPost 150
carcrasher

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Plus custom made fuel tank.

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11-01-2011 03:02 AM  7 years agoPost 151
godspeed128

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agree
Agree

There is nothing in this world constant, but inconsistency.

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11-01-2011 01:54 PM  7 years agoPost 152
Kyle Owen

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I'm so ready to get mine and start building it! Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the simplest and cheapest 90 that MA has had? Buy the way if I added up all the mandatory upgrades I've had to do to my trex700 id say I'm right around 1200.00 so in my opinion I'm sure the whiplash will be ready to rock right out the box!

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11-01-2011 02:45 PM  7 years agoPost 153
Clarence Creer

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the simplest and cheapest 90 that MA has had?
You are correct. As fas as MA 90's go, I have owned the Fury, Stratus, Spectra G, and Ion X2, and this is by far the simplest and lowest priced one to date. While building mine, my wife, who does not really love this hobby, stated that she felt like she could have built this heli.

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11-01-2011 05:31 PM  7 years agoPost 154
Mike Fortin

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You should get another one Clarence and let her give it a go. Just don't let her fly it.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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11-01-2011 06:26 PM  7 years agoPost 155
Clarence Creer

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When my nitro gets here, I just might have her help build it so I that I can demonstrate in video how easy it is to assemble.

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11-01-2011 07:49 PM  7 years agoPost 156
Mike Fortin

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Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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11-07-2011 01:45 AM  7 years agoPost 157
puma1824

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Well I guess this appropriate in a "Whipash Watch" thread...

Watched Whiplash x5 today in Bmore today

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11-07-2011 01:49 AM  7 years agoPost 158
Mike Fortin

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That's a lot of Whip's yo!

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11-07-2011 02:07 AM  7 years agoPost 159
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11-07-2011 06:30 AM  7 years agoPost 160
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