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Old 08-30-2013, 04:42 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get hold of pictures/plans for a Whiplash Launcher?
I've been relying on a good mate to launch my Whiplash for many years but he no longer comes to the field. I really need a launcher.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:36 AM
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Who's/what model whiplash do you have ?
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:30 PM
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This worked for me when I was flying my Whiplash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVJwspCKH8
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You can launch your standard size (large wing area) green Diamond Dust all day long like that, but I don't think I'd try that with Whiplash that nearly weighs twice as much. Most wont have much luck.
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That is how I always launched my Jett 50 powered Whiplash. It was never a problem for me.
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Contact Dan Gill at details4scale. He is the designer and builder of the Whiplash. He can probably help.
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somewhere I have a launcher but it may not be complete, got it second hand. as i recall the was a box and a bunch of carbon fiber or fiberglass rods. I did not get the instructions and thought it to be incomplete.
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Originally Posted by scoeroo View Post
Who's/what model whiplash do you have ?
Apologies for the delay in replying. I have the ACM Whiplash
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Originally Posted by Jack Holland View Post
Contact Dan Gill at details4scale. He is the designer and builder of the Whiplash. He can probably help.
Thanks I will look him up
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Originally Posted by Crazy4Flight View Post
somewhere I have a launcher but it may not be complete, got it second hand. as i recall the was a box and a bunch of carbon fiber or fiberglass rods. I did not get the instructions and thought it to be incomplete.
Would you be willing to part with it?
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Originally Posted by rconabudget View Post
Apologies for the delay in replying. I have the ACM Whiplash
You will enjoy it - I flew one of the ACM whiplash - X with a jett FIRE 50...... it hauled arse !!!!!
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Originally Posted by rconabudget View Post
Would you be willing to part with it?
send me a private message or email for the launcher,
1st I have to find it and the pieces, then get a shipping quote.
over the years I had 4 Whips 3 had JETT .50 on them
1 shot down, 1 wrecked servo failure, 1 lost to radio failure, the last one sold on RCU with JETT FIRE 50
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Originally Posted by scoeroo View Post
You will enjoy it - I flew one of the ACM whiplash - X with a jett FIRE 50...... it hauled arse !!!!!
I've had about 20 flights on it but had not flown it for about 6 years. I got 1 flight a couple of weeks ago but would liek to get rid of the stress of the launch.
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I never used the launcher... a buddy gave it a throw holding the bottom center and balancing the left wing tip up about 10 degress since it will want to roll to the left.
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Originally Posted by Crazy4Flight View Post
I never used the launcher... a buddy gave it a throw holding the bottom center and balancing the left wing tip up about 10 degress since it will want to roll to the left.
That's the method I used before but my long time flying buddy no longer flies and everyone else wants to throw the plane. That, usually, means the first few seconds are hairy!!
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