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Heli-Log 4:16:2013

Posted 04-16-2013 at 03:17 PM by rcnut

Sunday…60 something degrees, winds 25+ mph gusting to 35+!

Bob and I went over to friend’s house for a little show and tell…my Whiplash Gasser! Jerry has several gas heli’s (2 MA 1005’s, an older Hirobo, and a Vario, from what I saw). Jerry was interested in seeing my Whiplash from everything Bob had told him earlier in the month. When we showed up, the first things out of Jerry…did you bring your Whiplash and are you going to fly it?

We spent an hour looking over the...
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Heli-Log 4:8:2013

Posted 04-08-2013 at 10:55 AM by rcnut

Sunday, 62 degrees, winds 5-10 mph North to Northwest…very Sunny!!

I spent 2 hours Friday night starting the repairs to my Whiplash, then 6 hours Saturday to finish. But Saturday was crappy weather, heavily overcast with constant threats of pour down rain…and windy –> 25 mph with 35-40 mph gusts. So it was a good day to wrench on heli’s.

The rebuild was straight forward. Damage was at a minimal this time, compared to other crashes I’ve had in the past, hidden damages....
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Heli-Log 4:3:2013

Posted 04-03-2013 at 02:18 PM by rcnut

My Whiplash motor...a closer inspection

I took a look at my TRM270TT (Zenoah) motor last night. I removed the muffler and spark plug. The piston, ring, and cylinder wall looks great! No scaring, scratches, burns, etc., it looks brand new inside, well the piston and cylinder wall. The top of the piston looks great for running rich. It has a slight brown/black tint to it. It looks as if it was run, but not long.

The rest of the motor (the case) is in great shape, no cracks...
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Heli-Log 4:2:2013

Posted 04-02-2013 at 10:13 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 09:59 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.

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