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Old 06-07-2006, 02:24 PM
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I was wondering if there a market for a Whiplash like replacement? I have the time, I think the ability, and need the money. Is there a market, or is it just five guys that love the things? Mine wouldn't be a copy, it would be a full moldy with the size and shape of a DD/Whiplash, but with my take on the delta theme.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:14 PM
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Rich- To me there is a market... I have had 3 Whips and love them. I will never be without one if I can help it. WildsideRC was making a Whiplash copy called a Voo-Doo so you may want to check that out also---

Is it expensive to get started?

I want to at some point try a DD but prefer the stronger composite delta like the Whip, even if it is a bit heavier---

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I was told the Voo-Doo will be about $225.00

If composit-ARF would make one it would be much cheaper and 3-4 paint schemes to choose frome.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:12 PM
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Paint scheme choices would be great since I am no artist.... I do shaker can paint jobs- [X(]
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:36 PM
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Rich,

I was teh Australian agent for the Whiplash and know that there is a market here fro them. I sold as many as I could get. I could sell them here if they were at the right price. I was selling the Whiplash at AU$350. If I could sell a replacementfor the same price or less, I know I could sell a good quantity. I looked at building them myself but do not have the time to go through the learning curve of working with carbon/fibreglass/etc.

If you do go ahead, I would be very keen to work with you. I also have some ideas on what I would like to see changed as I have around 200+ flights on my own Whips and have had a fair amount of feedback from other owners.

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Great news there Kerry for our "down under delta pilots"!

I am pretty un-sophisticated but I would like to see the servos mounted under the skin with only the arm exposed drag-wise. An enclosed fuel tank also--- I cannot complain about the Whips, I am always on Flea-bay and the marketplace on here looking for one Just to have for the future.

I HEAVILY support entrepeneurial (SP?) builders/designers such as yourself and promise to order at least 2 if they are in the $200 range or so---

Either way gie one a go and show pics!
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:44 PM
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I bought mine of Flea bay also, got a pretty good deal on it, but failed the test flight. I would love to have another shot at taming one, or something similar.
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My first one went in on the maiden... no idea what happened really- was not structural or anything. Second one flew great third one, well... I will tell you Monday!

The only thing I REALLY have a problem with are the STIFF elevons- VERY stiff! I used Hitec-645MG's (133oz @6V) which was fine and will be using Hitec-5645 Digitals (168oz @6V) so I should be good.... My first one I cannot remember what I used, maybe that was the problem? Along with my plastic spinner? I have my moments...

I have yet to deck one out with a Jett-50, West-50, or Nelson.... It will happen at some point though!
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Yeah I would be interested if it was in the more reasonable price range.


Most aircraft are quite expensive here out of the States, like the ARF Q500's, they are well over $300 Aus...[]

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OOOH!!!! Add me to the list too plz
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Default RE: Is there a market for a Whiplash like replacement?

Here is a pic I found of the Wildside guys take on the Whip replacement- I told 'em they need to put out info. pics whatever to help generate interest... We should not have to search them out and ask questions---

It looks good but if Soarrich can get one made I will buy it
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"Build it..... and they will come......"
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:26 PM
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I am pretty un-sophisticated but I would like to see the servos mounted under the skin with only the arm exposed drag-wise.
Razor, how about putting some ABS molded speed blisters over those servos?
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Old 06-13-2006, 11:00 PM
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Good idea there Tom! The Whip is pretty fast as is but enclosed servos would be a nice touch for those folks who are looking to design a delta! Combatpigg cowled his K&B and it looks sweet but would be quite a bit of work for a couple MPH.

Next time maybe you can camp out with us? I want to get some LED's for my E-foamie so flying can occur after dark also---
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Anybody know anything about [link=http://www.rc-on-a-budget.com.au/shop/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi]THIS[/link] place?
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im not sure about the web site there.... but I do know that ACM hasnt made a whiplash in about 2 years now.
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I was the Australian agent for teh Whiplash and was negotiating with ACM to build them here under license. I have not had a chance to change my website since I sold the last Whiplash that I had in stock about 2 months ago.

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Thanks for the update Kerry... much appreciated.
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My first one went in on the maiden... no idea what happened really- was not structural or anything. Second one flew great third one, well... I will tell you Monday!

The only thing I REALLY have a problem with are the STIFF elevons- VERY stiff! I used Hitec-645MG's (133oz @6V) which was fine and will be using Hitec-5645 Digitals (168oz @6V) so I should be good.... My first one I cannot remember what I used, maybe that was the problem? Along with my plastic spinner? I have my moments...

I have yet to deck one out with a Jett-50, West-50, or Nelson.... It will happen at some point though!
Razor...

I was wondering how the K&B engine worked out for you ?? Did it run fairly well with the UT muffler ?
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Oh yeah! Sorry... I only got one flight before one of my elevon servos stopped working, luckily it happened somewhere between picking the model up after flight #1 and trying to get ready for flight #2 Hitec-5645 Digital (if anyone is keeping track) good thing I live 20 minutes from the Hitec factory--- I did not tach the 48 as I had a 10x7 on there for the first launch and I was focused on the flight- It screamed for sure and idled real nice... I love that 48

My "modified" Jett-50 was loose on the firewall of my Patriot so I have now put that in the Whip until the Patriot gets fixed... I really dislike firewall work--

I got no money so I am moving things around a bit to make it interesting--- I will get the K&B on the test-stand and get some rpm numbers- I do not have the stock muff. to compare with though...

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