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01-31-2012 09:36 PM  6 years agoPost 1
450wrecker

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Hi All

This is my first posingt here, I started flying about 6 months ago and now have a T-Rex 600, I'm thinking it's time for a 90 size chopper, but not real sure what to do. I been looking at the Rave machine and now this new Whiplash, what do yo guys who been flying this machine tink, maybe a o.S 105 or 120 ys or 91 hr?

tHanks alot, Devon

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01-31-2012 09:48 PM  6 years agoPost 2
carcrasher

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Well, the Rave has been out for sometime so that one would be easier to get reviews on. The Whiplash on the other hand has only been flown by team pilots and reps. I got the Whip on order and I'm getting a 105 HZR for it. I didn't go YS since realistically how much power does one need?

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01-31-2012 09:56 PM  6 years agoPost 3
450wrecker

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Thanks for the reply. I have seen quite a few Raves at the field and I like the look and how it's put together. I'll have to get on this site more often. I'll have to decide on the engine.
Thanks alot, Devon

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01-31-2012 09:56 PM  6 years agoPost 4
scott s.

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Rave it Rave it
Get the YS 120

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01-31-2012 10:06 PM  6 years agoPost 5
billybob

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+1^ The rave is great, i've been flying it almost two years now, no wear, flys incredible, well thought out design. I'm using a 105 and it's a monster. very smooth and consistent

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01-31-2012 10:39 PM  6 years agoPost 6
MarshallB

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Give these vids a go.. This should help..

https://rc.runryder.com/t681729p1/


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01-31-2012 11:06 PM  6 years agoPost 7
AAVN60

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+1 for the MA Whiplash. I'm sure the nitro version will be as high quality as the 90e. You won't be dissapointed!

When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.

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01-31-2012 11:28 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Wyorcflyer

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I would suggest the Whiplash because of its simplicity.

I have really come to appreciate direct to swash servo linkages. I now have three machines that are set up that way, T550E, Fury 55 FBL, and eWhiplash. I didn't buy those machines because of that structure but the advantages of that structure are such that I am spoiled and would be reluctant to buy anything not so configured.

Setup is easier and crash repair is much easier with direct linkages especially if you are running FBL.

I also like the simplicity of the drive system on the Whiplash. With the sprag on the motor it simplifies the tail drive structure. Again less parts easier repair.

Both the Rave and Whiplash will fly great but the simplicity of the Whiplash for maintenance and repair attracted me.

Jack

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01-31-2012 11:31 PM  6 years agoPost 9
philip 01

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very pleased with the whiplash e.

here is recent video of the n.

https://rc.runryder.com/t681128p3/

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01-31-2012 11:55 PM  6 years agoPost 10
tracker640

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Can't speak on the Whip. I have been flying the ENV Nitro for a year now without any issues. Love the machine. If you go that route you won't be disappointed. It flies great and is a breeze to work on.

--"Flying is for The Birds"--
--“Rave ENV-N FBL, Hirobo EVO 90

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01-31-2012 11:55 PM  6 years agoPost 11
devious17

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I'd suggest the Whiplash as well....... if you can get your hands on them. I have given up waiting and re-installed Align 700N.

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02-01-2012 12:00 AM  6 years agoPost 12
Supercoolheli

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I have been flying the Rave for over a year and I really love it. Great design and it flies even better. I fly the electric, with a Scorpion 4525-520, and it's definately not short on power!

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02-01-2012 12:58 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Ejeremy

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Love my Raves...no upgrades needed just fly!!

Jeremy

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02-02-2012 08:20 PM  6 years agoPost 14
450wrecker

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Thanks for all the input everyone, I'm going ahead with the Rave ENV and the OS 105. So excited to get my first big chopper!! One question, I'll be getting the flybarless version, what flybarless unit is recomended?

Thanks alot, Devon

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02-02-2012 08:34 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Richardmid1

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Bit too late but when im choosing between 2 helis which are both very nice I always go with the manufacturer who has the most experience in designing helis.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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02-02-2012 08:42 PM  6 years agoPost 16
MarshallB

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You made an excellent choice. If you need any help along the way, there are many folks here to help. The Rave has been in the air over two years and it speaks for itself.


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02-03-2012 05:45 PM  6 years agoPost 17
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NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
get the Ys 120000000000000000000000000000

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02-03-2012 06:56 PM  6 years agoPost 18
rcnut

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I think the 105 will be a great choice.
One question, I'll be getting the flybarless version, what flybarless unit is recomended?
Either the Total G or the Beast X. I have and like both, but not sure which one I like better.

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02-03-2012 07:02 PM  6 years agoPost 19
Bob Wales (RIP)

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Mikado Vbar all the way!

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02-04-2012 06:51 AM  6 years agoPost 20
360Wings

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TotalG are rubbish.. I had one and it never worked well. I was sent a couple of firmware updates but the unit was very unstable. The unit would loose settings and the servos would randomly flutter and lock into a fix position.. Spent a good 1 mth trying to get it to work properly before i sold it..

Get either a CGY750 or Vbar pro..

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