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Old 12-01-2020, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Back! After some time away. I've been following the fortunes of MA over in Germany - whilst still keeping my Furion 450 and 6 in a serviceable condition.

With all this lock-down nonsense over here in the UK - I decided it was time to take the plunge and go for the Whiplash 730e. Here will be some pics of the kit and build.

A very quick - what's in the box!

MA Whiplash 730e - what's in the box! (4 min 28 sec)
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just one thing to note - the tail fin isn't painted up as in the webshop images - just has yellow neon vinyl stuck on.




Head parts




The swash has bearing retaining bolts top and bottom. The black anodising on some of the parts is great quality and the machining and finish is better than on the old Furion 6 I have.



80 or 90 Durometer o-ring dampener option for the head.






The completed head.
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Tail Parts

The tail case gears are already assembled at the factory with tail shaft.




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Old 12-03-2020, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome build! Thank you for sharing.

The quality of that rotor head looks superb. I'm so glad to see MA is still going strong.

I haven't flown in years, but getting ready to dust off and reprogram my "original" Whiplash heli when my new radio comes in. So much to catch up to.

I look forward to your progress and experience with the Whiplash.

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Great job on the build pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Looks like classic MA, right down to the towel! Very nice!
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Do you have photos showing how the batterys mount. Thanks
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Sorry the brakes got put on this, what with the new Covid restrictions here in the UK - looks like nobody in the World wants us anymore!

Here is the main frame etc. going together (will get some picks of the battery mountings)!

Just a quick side by side comparison of the frame size against Furion6




Frame Parts

The frame is the same width as the Furion6 and uses common supports (useful later), black delrin supports for the gyro tray to help reduce vibrations.


Also the low profile tuff strut landing gear.


Main shaft bearings (sealed and retained), this assembly also mounts cyclic servos.
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Mounting in the frame.


And just putting the whole thing together - got it sat on a mirror to make sure all straight before tightening up (the nice blue cap nut washers come with the kit).


Motor mount and shaft support bearing. The 'u' brackets connect these together, so all moves as one when adjusting the gear mesh.


Bottom tray and struts fitted.


The battery mounting is interesting and I see there is a conversion for the Furion6, which is the same except for the orientation. Hopefully you can make out the metal bracket, there is one of these top and bottom.


The batteries then strap to the carrier plate, which latches in and is held in place with velcro (would be around the batteries - but I haven't got any yet)!
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On to the gears and tail!

Bottom main shaft bearing and tail gear unit.


Sealed bearing with retaining screws again.


The tail gear comes bagged up together with the one-way bearing!


Some shims included to get rid of any play and adjust clearance. I didn't need to use these.






And everything mounted up in the frame.




The kit comes with magnetic front canopy mounts!


And the end that fixes into the canopy.
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