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03-06-2012 11:11 AM  6 years agoPost 1
JohnDa

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I've not heard a great deal of comments on the whiplash, other than a few CG issues, loadings the lipos can be a pain. What do the whiplash owners think about it now it's been out a while

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03-06-2012 11:30 AM  6 years agoPost 2
kcordell

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O Fallon, MO

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Loading LiPos: Depends on which ones you use. GensAce 5300's go right in on the sides without removing canopy. Pulse 5000's, go in from the back with or without the canopy on. Turnigy/Zippy 5000's, some go, some don't, bit of a squeeze.

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03-06-2012 03:02 PM  6 years agoPost 3
dchekas

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Farmington, CT

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FWIW, the Turnigy packs my buddy let me borrow were a tight fit in the frames. They were 6S 5000 40C packs IIRC.

My Thunderpower 6S 45C 5000mAh's slide in and out with ease.

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03-06-2012 03:15 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Wyorcflyer

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Cheyenne, Wyoming USA

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What do the whiplash owners think about it now it's been out a while
The Whiplash is a simple, rugged well made helicopter. It has a real presence in the air. The swash driver being part of the head is an important design feature to me as is the direct to swash servo linkage. I also like the simplicity of the spag on the motor, which eliminates the extra tail drive gear on the main shaft. I also appreciate the fact that you can change the batteries without taking the canopy off.

If you want a top quality 12S 5000mah design this is a great choice IMHO.

Now if winter would go away, the wind would stop blowing, and it would warm up, I could get more flying time on it.

Jack

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03-06-2012 06:41 PM  6 years agoPost 5
eddiscus

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Dumont, NJ-USA

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It does have a nice presence in the air. Batteries (hyperion 6S 5000 and Pulse 6S 5000mah) fit fine. Flies very nice. It has become my favorite windy day heli.

Only issues were CG which was easily corrected.

Loading of batteries at first seemed to be a pain but became a non issue as you develope a system.

Had a minor tail wag with the Vbar but was finally able to get it to go away.

Overall very happy.

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03-06-2012 08:49 PM  6 years agoPost 6
robv

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SoCal

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I've not heard a great deal of comments on the whiplash
That's because we're too busy flying and enjoying the Whiplash!

I fly mine with Gens Ace 5300 - In-N-Out! And like the burger, it's GOOOD!

Team JR | Gens Ace | YS Engines | Scorpion Motors | Pure Tech

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03-07-2012 01:55 AM  6 years agoPost 7
benben

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Taipei

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I think the landing gear is too strong with the 4mm screws. I crashed and broke the carbon frame last sunday when the CGY750 malfunctioned. I lost all cyclic control and the heli back flip into the ground. My whole tail section got chop off by the blade and still can't be found. Other than that, the heli is quite strong considering the severity of this crash. By the way, the struts where intact.

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03-07-2012 03:49 AM  6 years agoPost 8
AAVN60

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Enterprise, AL/ Westerville, OH

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Plain and simple, I love my Whiplash. It's the first MA heli i've owned and I have not had a better quality machine. Like others said, Simple, Rugged and did I say great quality?!!

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

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03-07-2012 04:22 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Kelly Fairbanks

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Twin Falls Idaho

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I have also had skids break frames they are just to stiff. I have went back to good ole tuff struts been working great!

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03-07-2012 04:47 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Mike Fortin

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USA

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The tough struts give the Whiplash a really cool look and work with minimal effort.

For the stock skids, you can try and trim down the nipple a little so it's not as tight of a fit going into the carbon. This way in the event of a crash it should just pull right out.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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03-07-2012 06:05 PM  6 years agoPost 11
BisonFlyer

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Winter Garden, FL

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I ran the tuff struts from the Stratus on my Whiplash for a few months last season with great results. They look great on the model and all you have to do is drill new holes in the skids and use longer m3 bolts to bolt them into the existing frame spacers on the Whippy. Great option for anyone looking for an alternative to the stock skids.

Art Hughes
SAB Heli Division~Byron Fuels~Mikado V-Team~Scorpion~Pulse~Xpert Servo~Kontronik Drives

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03-07-2012 06:57 PM  6 years agoPost 12
robv

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SoCal

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BisonFlyer,

Got any pics? I'm curious to see how it looked.

Team JR | Gens Ace | YS Engines | Scorpion Motors | Pure Tech

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