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11-28-2005 06:28 PM  12 years agoPost 1
u.k. sailor

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Hi guys,
can you furnish me with some information please.
I have an extreme and would like to know whether a conversion to the stratus is going to give me good bang for the buck.
Also what is included in the conversion as I have an original fury so do you get just the frames or does it include items like the new fly bar cradle?
also is the heavy duty clutch a worthwhile upgrade and does any body have a part number for this please?
thanks

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11-28-2005 06:35 PM  12 years agoPost 2
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Haveing failed to get the min air web site up can any one also give me the part number for the complete stratus fly bar assembly?

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11-28-2005 07:13 PM  12 years agoPost 3
PPLON

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for extreme
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12-02-2005 10:05 PM  12 years agoPost 4
pinoy

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UK sailor,

Convertion kit will save you money just like what I did with my tempest 3D. But unfortunately, in the convertion kit it doesn't come with the new flybar carrier. The head in your heli will be the exact assembly that you'll have once you're done with the convertion. Plus if you don't have the new HD clutch assembly then you have to order those also. The convertion kit cost anywhere from $315.00 plus s & h. and the new Stratus kit will cost you anywhere from $1050.00 if you can get them. For now it will be hard to find the full kit since everybody wants them and MA can only produce so much at a time but give it some time and I'm for sure they'll have more than enough to meet the demand. I was just lucky enough that I got my name in the list and I got mine about three months ago. If you're not in a hurry and you can dispose or sell you heli then I'll get the full kit but other than that the convertion kit is fairly good deal if you'll ask me...... Pinoy....

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12-03-2005 10:12 PM  12 years agoPost 5
I3DM

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ANyone who converted to a Stratus that i know of isnt looking back !! we all love ours.

www.liorzahavi.com

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12-04-2005 07:41 AM  12 years agoPost 6
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Thanks for the replys I have looked throught the manuel already so think I am fairly familiar with the way it is put together.
The problem I have with it at the moment is that the fury has not been flown yet since a full rebuild including frames, and still awaits the omi mod to come back from james. So having spent the money this was more cost verses benefit if the frames get broken again, and I am wondering just how much difference there is in the flying of the two, as I assume the benefits are relatively small, and amount to a small decrease in weight with a small decrease in the moment of inertia in the roll axis.
The other problem for me, is that I have been following some of the threads about problems with the stratus, and it does appear that it is more effected by vibration. I am unclear whether this is to do with the metal ladders or that the models is just stiffer than the fury.
My model was one of the original fury's and still haaas the plastic tail box and I read somewhere that T Bennet says this doesn't cope with the 601 gyro very well, so although I now don't use this gyro I assume that the new open tail box is better becase of being stiffer, but don't know if the output shafts for this are now reliable as so many people have lost or damaged models with tail failures.
So as I see it to convert in a worthwhile way requires a stratus conversion kit, new flybar carrier, heavy duty clutch, and open tail box.
With the advent of both the Avant and synergy whether to convert is being a tough one.
13DM has allready been helpfull here because of his experiences with models I haven't flown.
Last factor for me would be to say if I lived in the USA where MA parts are probably 30% cheaper is pushing me towards models that give less of the feeling that I live in rip off Britain
thanks for the input any further thoughts are welcome

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12-06-2005 02:20 AM  12 years agoPost 7
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If you are running the OMI C SPEC you already need the HD clutch.
The CNC gearboxes work fine, the open boxes are safe now, just had growing pains. It's not really necessary, but it is easier to check the lash by nature of being open. ( No more greasing either)
You can remove the bearing block on your older clutch and replace with the Tempest bearing block and re-use the old clutch if you choose.
The other thing that comes to mind id the tailrotor pinion block has changed since your model was released, it's now a one piece unit.
As far as pros and cons for the machine;
Yes, they are stiffer (pro) and transmit vibration from any unbalanced item (pro/con both)
It is all Carbon fiber, and hence conductive, RF can be an issue.
it's lighter by nearly a pound, makes the power appear amplified, but does not penetrate wind as well in an auto.
I wouldn't trade mine for ANYTHING!
If you can get the kit, you get all new parts. The conversion requires you to use your used bearings, head, and links from swashplate up.
If you replace any questionable parts, it will fly for a ling while.

*gravity SUCKS*

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12-06-2005 11:07 AM  12 years agoPost 8
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W_Brown - i agree with every word.

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