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Old 02-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Let's see em!! I will add mine as soon as I have some to add.


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Old 02-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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me too when mine shows up, 3 days and counting, and yes ill be at the window waiting for it untill then.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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I think most of us are waiting. Lmao. I'll have mine tomorrow, I thank Mullen for being located relatively close to me. I'll be building Friday!

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:21 AM   #4
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Here is my X7!
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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Ok got a later start than I had hoped, but here she is so far.

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And look what Dave at anythingheli.com hooked me up with.

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Now if I can just track down the fabled x5 bag Vas teased us with.


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Old 02-11-2012, 01:20 AM   #6
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Just finished my build. Wiring is a challenge, but once it's done, it's clean as hell. 11.52 lbs AUW. The only thing I omitted for now was the 3rd motor bearing support, the 4035-560 shaft doesn't reach. I'm waiting for the XL shaft.






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Old 02-11-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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Rob, whats the weight without the lipo's? I have a couple 5100 voltz 65C packs that are the lightest 65C 5000 packs I have found. they have been working good in my 700E and love the light weight. They run 795G each. 3.5lbs for both. wondering where I will be with these packs. I will be starting my build in the next couple days when I find time..
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:48 AM   #8
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Nice job Rob, anxious to see it fly! Maybe I can take two videos Sunday.

How are you weighing it? I have a "gram scale" and a "human scale".. but nothing that can measure a whole heli.
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Rob, whats the weight without the lipo's? I have a couple 5100 voltz 65C packs that are the lightest 65C 5000 packs I have found. they have been working good in my 700E and love the light weight. They run 795G each. 2.5lbs for both. wondering where I will be with these packs. I will be starting my build in the next couple days when I find time..
Dave, the Gens 5300 are 750g each, so 5250g-1500g=3750g or right around 8.25lbs. The only difference between our setups will be the YGE120HV in mine, which is 120g.




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Nice job Rob, anxious to see it fly! Maybe I can take two videos Sunday.

How are you weighing it? I have a "gram scale" and a "human scale".. but nothing that can measure a whole heli.
Pete, I have a gram scale that goes up to 10 lbs, so I can weigh without packs, and just add pack weight.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #10
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Looking great guys!!!
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #11
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here are some photos w/ the whiplash. I like the looks of the x7 better but until i get a motor that fits the x7 I wont know anything about the flight characteristics.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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here are some photos w/ the whiplash
Nice dude! The X7 looks like a Formula 1 racer up next to a NASCAR.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #13
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I can see why it is so light
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The whiplash is lighter even though its bigger.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #15
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oh. Seems the frame is twice the size in the photo.
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It is but it's very high-quality, super stiff very light and I think i see probably 11 layers of carbon fiber through a magnifying glass and There is very little aluminum its all cf bolted to aluminum standoffs and there is very little to it super simple design. The aluminum on the ma is also milled out in the middle to lighten the aluminum parts. Cant wait to fly the gaui to see how they compare in the air.

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #17
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amazing the whiplash is lighter... Looks substantially bigger!
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #18
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OK Just finished my build. All in all, a very smooth process. I did have 1 link break while adjusting the swash, but I replaced it with a quick UK and it's all good.











I wanted to compare it to my E7. The X7 is SIGNIFICANTLY shorter but about 2.5 inches longer.






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Old 02-11-2012, 10:32 PM   #19
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From main to tail shaft its about an inch longer than the whiplash.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #20
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OK Just finished my build. All in all, a very smooth process. I did have 1 link break while adjusting the swash, but I replaced it with a quick UK and it's all good.
Hmm, not sure I'd be happy about that.

Great comparison photo's, thanks. It has a long boom!
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