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Heli-Log 4:2:2013

Posted 04-02-2013 at 09:13 AM by rcnut

A deeper look into the damage on my Whiplash…

Starting with the head… The rotor head is fairly tough; I bent one control arm on the blade grip. The spindle/feathering shaft, dampers, blade grips, and head is fine. Mainshaft bent bad, mainshaft bearings (3) notchy, main gear trashed.

I pulled the motor expecting to find a mess inside…and I wasn’t disappointed! The pinion was glued onto the bell from the baked grease. The sprag bearing was heavily tempered, it looked...
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Heli-Log 4:1:2013

Posted 04-01-2013 at 08:59 AM by rcnut

Happy April's Fools day!

My Whiplash disaster...
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Saturday morning...57 degrees, sunny, light and variable.

Flight #29, Friday, I finished the gallon of synthetic mix at 32:1...per Toxic Al. Started a new gallon mixed at 40:1 with some bubble gum fragrance. I was somewhat surprised the motor ran rather well with a thinner oil mix. The flight went really well and relaxed some and just had fun.

Second...
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Heli-Log 3:29:2013

Posted 03-29-2013 at 08:30 AM by rcnut

Thursday, 48 degrees, winds light and variable, sunny…not a cloud in the sky!


Yesterday after work, I put in another 4 flights on my Whiplash. I leaned the high needle just a little and increased the throttle curve some. Now my Whiplash is rock’n! Most of the maneuvers I did didn’t bother the motor much except for full throttle climbs and side tic toc’s. I have a slight problem with collective management on side tic toc’s, and I need to look into an over-rev issue. Possibly...
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Heli-Log 3:24:2013

Posted 03-24-2013 at 11:20 AM by rcnut

Saturday...went out again. Temps 41 degrees, wind light and variable.

Did my normal routine...warmed up on the first flight, second flight I let it rip! Third flight I started in on my practice routine.

On the third flight, I turned the high needle in a blades width and that motor is just "smoke'n". It is making even more power! I went into my throttle curves and brought the normal down, it was too high...maybe 1900+ I'm guessing...(normal curve 0,23,38,50,100)....
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Heli-Log 3:23:2013

Posted 03-23-2013 at 12:58 PM by rcnut

Friday…35 degrees, winds South-southwest at 4 mph…Sunny!

The weather is slowly getting better! And I'm having a hard time deciding to stay home and get work done or fly my Whiplash...and freeze. Fly and Freeze it is! I decided to flip out the last 2-3 tanks worth of ashless fuel mix I had left...well transfered it to my other gas can for my weed wacker.

I found Coleman fuel at Farm & Fleet and Walmart. Walmart is a $1.01 cheape! Go figure. I bought a gallon and...
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