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06-30-2016 02:29 PM  4 years ago
jackp332

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Thank you guys for all the input- I think I've decided to go the zenoah route after reading all the opinions. As of now I have a few options from other reputable members on engines I'm considering. Both are very close is price so it is more a decision on what would be a better engine for my needs. The first is a NIB stock unmodified g270rc. The second is a used stock g230rc. For the record, when I said something I could be more rough with, I guess I should have said more rough than you can be with a scale fuse (which is veeery gentle). I am just a sport flier with no 3d aspirations as of yet. I am still undecided on the airframe but am currently weighing a used Whiplash I have found against the Helibug conversion for my Raptor. Again, both of these airframe options work out to a very similar price.
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06-30-2016 03:05 PM  4 years ago
jharkin

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Jack,

If you go for the used Whiplash, make sure to order this replacement OWB from MA Germany:

https://www.miniatureaircraftusa.co...sprague-bearing

email them for a shipped price, when I got mine it was $34 plus $5 or 6 to ship.

This will not last forever but you will get more time out of it than the stock bearing. The stock bearing might start slipping intermittently from day 1, this replacement will be smooth as silk for a while but one day after 100 flights or so might start to slip - if it does AUTO down and replace it - once it starts to slip sooner or later it will lock up and grenade your maingear. (I got around 80 flights on my first one, Raja has gotten 100-200 flights on them. The special oil they offer may help longevity - the one I had fail at 80 flights I had lubed with Redline ATF)

Other than that the Whiplash is a great flying heli. Very precise and more locked in feeling than the TRex and Raptor conversions. Auto performance is OK but a little less floaty than some other 700s.
-Jeremy
Whiplash-G
Helix 700G
T-Rex 450 fbl conversion
alot of planks
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06-30-2016 04:45 PM  4 years ago
fastflyer20

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I would opt for the G270, nice all around engine.Tom
CAUTION - my posts are based on my experiences, yours may be different.
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07-01-2016 03:36 PM  4 years ago
jackp332

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G270 it is thanks to OuttaControl for a good deal.
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07-01-2016 03:43 PM  4 years ago
rbort

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Make sure you send that motor to get modified, stock is not good to run as is. There are different price points, there is a pro plus or a 3D max, pro plus will be perfectly smooth and cheaper to do, just not cylinder port modified for increased power.

-=>Raja.
MA 1005 Hanson 2703D, 4393 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3455 flts
Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1982 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 907 flts
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