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Old 10-11-2011, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I figured I would start a build thread. The model goes together so well that there is not much to discuss . But for those people that sometimes breeze through the manual you may miss some items so later you have to unbolt stuff to put them at their proper place. .

So to kick things off I made a short video of things to take note during the build. and some pictures of the heli next to my 700E which will be going for sale.
I will add more to this thread as I complete the build.




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Old 10-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not a bird! It's a model, and a very fine one at that!
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It's not a bird! It's a model, and a very fine one at that!
After seeing the thread at the other forum about people calling it a "bird", I knew I was getting it. I really thought about reshooting the video because I said that, but lazyness kicked in.

Did you maiden yours Kevin?
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Any chance of getting a PDF of the manual?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The manual was already posted.

http://www.miniatureaircraftusa.com/...lashmanual.pdf
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Great Thread
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Got a few flights in on mine already. What a great flying model? (what else would you expect from MA?) Still a little scared to push the stick all the way forward as it is a rather quick model at 3/4 stick. Turning 2100 in idle1 and the model seems real happy with that.
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Got a few flights in on mine already. What a great flying model? (what else would you expect from MA?) Still a little scared to push the stick all the way forward as it is a rather quick model at 3/4 stick. Turning 2100 in idle1 and the model seems real happy with that.
How are your flight times or are you still breaking in the packs?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great video Zoomtt Any complaints thus far if any? can you post a pic of the two "birds" with the canopy on?
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Great video Zoomtt Any complaints thus far if any? can you post a pic of the two "birds" with the canopy on?
The only thing I can gripe about is there are not that many holes to put tie straps. I actually drilled some small holes just to accommodate tie straps for my wire route. It won't be an issue to other people. I am just a neat freak! Well at least while a model is new

I will take the pic when I get home tonight.
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5 minutes on 5000mAh packs.
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Almost done! just need to setup the Vbar and it is good to go. I mounted all my electronics inside. It is awesome. there is so much space. In a crash, the electronics have more protection.

Like I mentioned on my previous post, I drilled some small holes on he frame just to have tie straps hold my wire route. You can see it on the pictures, it is near the Vbar sensor.

There is absolutely, no filing, grinding, twisting, etc. on this build,. Every part went together perfect. I think this is the first time I built something that I did not have to modify something.

The Thunderpower 65C 5000mah packs are a little tight where the wires come out of the battery.You need to squeeze them in as you slide them. However, I am not worried about it since I can charge the batteries while it is on the heli ( I have a generator). Also, I wired up the heli where you never have to take the canopy off while powering up or charging at the field this will be great!

I will maiden it with Mavrikk 690 FBL blades an Mavrikk 105 Tails this weekend, I will come back with some feedback and hopefully a flight video when I get the vbar dialed.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Flying weight for my Whiplash 11.6 pounds.
This is using a BEC no Rx pack.

Here are the electronics.
R8917HV cyclic
BLS251 tail
Gryphone regulator for tail
Hercules Super BEC
Castle 160HV
Vbar full size
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However, I am not worried about it since I can charge the batteries while it is on the heli ( I have a generator).
I would be scared to charge lipos inside of the $3000 heli.
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Looks like a good score on the Health-o-meter!

Nice pics, should keep me going until mine arrives mid-nov/dec.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Sounds like 8.2 lbs dry. 11.7 - 2.52(Lipos at 1600g)
700E 7.8 lbs dry with very similar setup(8917, WR Super, YGE 160, Vbar

I would think the Whiplash would be lighter with Direct to Swash.
Better, Thicker Carbon?
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Lighter doesnt necessary mean better.

Id rather have a slightly heavier heli with better components (less wear), less flex in frame and less vibrations, over a lighter flimsy heli.

Especially with the power that electrics put out, I doubt an extra 500g or so isnt going to make much difference. ???
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I think it's only 200g. If it was 500g no way I would even consider it, it is very sigificant even with one of the new crazy motors, 4525 Ltd, Xera 4530. You can feel a big difference even if it's 200g on a 700 Electric. Stronger is no doubt better, but weight does matter.
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I think it's only 200g. If it was 500g no way I would even consider it, it is very sigificant even with one of the new crazy motors, 4525 Ltd, Xera 4530. You can feel a big difference even if it's 200g on a 700 Electric. Stronger is no doubt better, but weight does matter.
Really ?
I figured if you are running say a KDE 700XF-495kv or Xera 4530 which can do 10kw bursts , or the Scorpion Ltd Ed. 4535-550hv that can do 13kw burst, that 200g would be insignificant.

As long as the extra weight doesnt affect CoG, i personally can see how 200g with that sort of power would be noticed...
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Whats the ETA on a flight video? Your going to have to let me have a pull on that "bird" looks clean!!
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