Flying a VBar on your Whiplash? Here is some great info from Team Pilot – Ron Deleos!

I posted the information below when the Whiplash was first released and might help you out with some or all of your issues:

While the stock Whiplash geometry will work with a Vbar, a few minor changes to the stock setup will allow the vbar to work within the optimum values.

IMPORTANT NOTE on tail setup with Vbar: Use MA recommended 14mm from center on the servo arm. Traditional Vbar setup would have the tail setup to have maximum throw. In the Whiplash this would require a longer servo horn and/or ball further away from center. Mounting a ball further from center to provide maximun throw will cause the Vbar to overshoot the tail because of too much pitch (blade stall) causing wag and/or inconsistent non holding tail. Again use the recommended 14mm from center on the tail servo horn.

Mikado Recommended Vbar Geometry Values (measured in points):

Cyclic Ring: 80 – 100 points
Collective Travel: 80-100 points @ 12 – 14 degrees collective pitch
Cyclic Throw: 80 – 110 points @ 8 degrees Cyclic Pitch
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Option 1: (13 degrees MAXIMUM collective pitch, links from servo arms to swash @ 90)

Replace the stock outer swash ring balls to part # MA0109 (comes in a pack of 3) and mount balls on servo horns 17.5mm from center.

Vbar settings:

Cyclic Ring: 81
Collective Travel*: 100 (13 degrees collective pitch @ 100 pts. Reduce pts to reduce the amount of collective pitch
Cyclic Throw: 100

*In order to compensate for the differential between +/- collective pitch, the end point / ATV within the TX will need to be increased on the lower side
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Option 2: (13+ collective pitch, links from servo arms to swash will be slightly off from 90)

Replace the stock outer swash ring balls to part # MA0112 (comes in a pack of 3) and mount balls on servo horns 18mm from center.

Vbar settings:

Cyclic Ring: 81
Collective Travel*: 98 (13 degrees collective pitch @ 91 pts. Increase or reduce pts for more or less collective pitch)
Cyclic Throw: 94

*In order to compensate for the differential between +/- collective pitch, the end point / ATV within the TX will need to be increased on the lower side

Setup:
-Whiplash FBL Electric
-Vbar Fullsize Blueline ver 5.2 pro
-Hobbywing Platinum 120A HW ESC (with Hyperion phase sensor)
-Western Robotics SuperBEC HV
-Scorpion 4035-500
-BLS252 Cyclic
-BLS251 Tail
-Mavrikk 690mm FBL main blades
-Mavrikk 105mm tail blade

Source: MA Team Pilot Ron Deleos via Miniature Aircraft USA

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