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06-02-2013 10:01 PM  5 years agoPost 1
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Put 3 flights on the Gasser today, I must say that this thing is awesome!
I had some issues with it and our clubs "Heli Whisperer" Did his magic on the Heli, (Thanks Dan). Now the heli flies near perfect, I'm getting at least 15 minutes of flight time per tank! Its running pretty smooth (except for the guy on the sticks), And the power is pretty good for a 700 Gasser.

How do you guy with the gasser tell how low the fuel is in the tank? Can't see the tank with the canopy on! I had the timer set on 5 minutes, now its on 7.5 minutes. I think 10 will be no issue at all. Just would like to be able to see the tank!

Bill Whittaker

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06-02-2013 11:15 PM  5 years agoPost 2
T Koffler

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Cayuga, NY 13034

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Some of the older MA canopies had a cutout in the side so you could see the fuel level.

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06-02-2013 11:17 PM  5 years agoPost 3
fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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I just set a timer on the safe side, with a few oz remaining.

Tom
CAUTION - my posts are based on my experiences, yours may be different.

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06-03-2013 12:55 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Rudy

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Houston TX/Bend OR

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I have my timer set for 10 minutes and land with at least a 1/3 of a tank left over.

Rudy Ackerman Houston TX/Bend OR

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06-03-2013 01:21 AM  5 years agoPost 5
moparherb

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Fulton, NY Syracuse Thunderbirds

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He flew it like a pro....even got close to earth a couple of times...just to wake us up. Good job Bill

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06-03-2013 01:57 AM  5 years agoPost 6
goof2

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Bristol,CT

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I just start my second gallon of fuel with the whippy and it gets better every flight. The TRM 29.5 pulls very strong.

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06-03-2013 04:04 AM  5 years agoPost 7
rbort

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Franklin, MA - USA

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My timer is set to 15 minutes
Sometimes I can make 17 to 18 minutes, other times I'm out at around 15 minutes. Depends on how hard I fly and if I auto much or not.

Either way engine out no worries for me I'll put it right on the carrier deck. But even if you don't auto, just come in and hover left side of the airframe towards you and you'll be able to see the bottom rear corner of the gas tank with no mods to the canopy.

If you see no air above the fuel, then you have at least 1/4 tank left, anything higher than 1/4 tank you're not going to see it from the canopy.

But the last 1/4 tank is very visible from that side, I just come in and look, if I see full blue I know I got at least another 3 minutes. I use it in conjunction of how much time has elapsed on my tx timer.

Make sure you use a felt clunk, my modified motor came with it and with the viton tubing that you should put inside the tank but only 4 inches long not 6.5 per the instructions. You'll be able to suck the tank dry with this setup, good til the last drop.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4210 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3300 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1590 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 437 flts

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06-03-2013 10:18 AM  5 years agoPost 8
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Thanks All, My biggest problem with this heli is trying to fly it for a long period of time, I am use to flying 5-6 minutes at a time with the electric helis.

Bill Whittaker

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06-03-2013 02:38 PM  5 years agoPost 9
rbort

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Franklin, MA - USA

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You'll get there
Eventually you'll get used to it and 15 minutes will come quick. Good news is that you will be getting 3 times the flight time uninterrupted. REALLY handy especially in winter where you can spend more time with your hands in the heated radio glove, whereas trying to constantly fiddle with swapping packs in and out will be brutal in the cold.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4210 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3300 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1590 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 437 flts

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06-03-2013 04:21 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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wrongrler, what engine are you running in the whippy?

S

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06-03-2013 05:25 PM  5 years agoPost 11
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Its a slightly modified Zenoah 270, I'm impressed with the power for a Gasser!

Bill Whittaker

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