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07-16-2002 07:51 AM  16 years agoPost 1
r2160

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Hi All

thinking of a new machine and have pretty much decided on a fury but which model.

60 expert or extreme.

I have a YS61STII or an OS91 to use.

Is the Extreme worth the extra.

What are the differences?

Only sensible replies please

kind regards
Glenn

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07-16-2002 08:02 AM  16 years agoPost 2
Ken B

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Guess it would really depend on your abilities. Can you wring a heli out or are you just bearly into FF? Some where in between?

Ken B

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07-16-2002 01:47 PM  16 years agoPost 3
GM1

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Extreme vs Expert
I have both, an Expert with a YS 61 and an Extreme with a YS 80. For general sport flying, I think the Expert is the most bang for the buck on the market. The 61 has plenty of power for 3D and I can do everything with it I can do with the 80 model, it just takes a little longer to climb and change directions. It has all the features like constant drive for aerobatic autos, metal head black, servo reinforcers, carbon tail boom, and probably some more stuff I forgot for a lot less money.
The Extreme accepts any current heli motor and absorbs the power pretty effortlessly. It has a long tail boom that allows the use of long main and tail rotor blades. There are 4 bearings on the main shaft which basically reduces the stress on each and they now last pretty much forever barring subterrainean exploration by the model. The same model with a 91 becomes amazing with all the power and agility and, of course, you can upgrade an Expert to Extreme status at any time. The cost of the upgrade is more than the initial cost of the Extreme but can be done a little at a time to spread out the expenditures so many have been done that way.

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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07-16-2002 08:25 PM  16 years agoPost 4
RappyTappy

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I'd say which model you chose is partially dependant on your flying. I fly the expert hard and I feel that I might one day go to a 80, but if you can fly a 60 hard and manage the less power the more skilled you are. I'd say go with a 60 at first and slowly upgrade. I still have my 60, but I've already upgraded to the 3rd bearing block and the upper double bearing block. The metal tail box is the next upgrade. I also will change the head to a Extreme as the thrust bearing are HUGE compared to the Expert and I've heard it really makes the Fury fly a lot better in FFF. I won't change the boom out for a longer one. I think 700's would run beautifully with a 80 or 90 and they auto great. The main gripes I have with the 80 and 90 is the excessive fuel consumption. I already am still getting used to the guzzling 60, compared to my fuel sipping 30 that I moved up from. Instead of a gallon lasting me almost a week, two gallon last me almost a week on my 60.

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07-17-2002 12:26 AM  16 years agoPost 5

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Don't waste your time....
And get the best of the model... Fury Extreme. I have been in many situations where I just wish I went all the way. Whether you are an expert or not, you will not be pissing at yourself later see someone fly a better looking ship than you.

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07-17-2002 01:15 AM  16 years agoPost 6
Heli-Driver

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I was going to get an expert too but I stumbled onto a Fury Extreme 91 for a very good price NIB and went for it and I don't regret it.

A new 91 doesn't cost much more than a 61. It's over 2 ounces lighter, has 1/3 more power and should run fine on 15% nitro instead of the 30% that I've been running in my 61/70 engines.

I can buy a gallon of 15% CP locally for 12 bucks a gallon, 30% is over 18 bucks a gallon. I figure I'll use more fuel but I will pay much less for it so I may even save money in the long run. I won't have to work the engine as hard either so it should in theory, last longer than a 61 which has to work much harder and at higher RPM's.

The new Fury Extreme is..... extreme, the kit is awesome and when you look at the upgrades over the Expert it is still quite a bargain. The trick is to build'em right. I'm in the process now and I can't wait to get it in the air but I'm going to take my time building this thing right the first time.

All you have to do is see a Fury Extreme fly to you'll see how much fun you'll be having flying the over powered beast from Florida.



Raymond

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07-17-2002 08:37 PM  16 years agoPost 7
RappyTappy

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Only reason I won't buy the Extreme kit is because I don't want the longer boom.

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07-17-2002 09:31 PM  16 years agoPost 8
Steve Campbell

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Raymond, is that a hobby shop or "brother-in-law" price? If the former, what shop? I ask because I never miss an opportunity to shove my LHS ridiculous fuel prices up a certain orifice in the owner.

The problem is, too many guys around here either don't know any better, don't mind getting raped without benefit of lubrication, or are too lazy to find alternate sources; even when one is handed to them. So he keeps shuckin' and grinnin', and the idiots keep paying $18 for a gallon of Omega 10%; $19 for CP 15%. Two years ago, just before I switched back to 15%, he quoted me a price of $26 a gallon for CP 30%; and that was in case lots!

The best price I've gotten semi-locally (from a shop an hour's drive away) is $14.75 a gallon for CP 15%, buying six or more cases at a time. I think I'm gonna start blending my own; this is getting ridiculous.

Steve

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07-17-2002 10:18 PM  16 years agoPost 9
Slider

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Waukesha, WI

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Graves (http://www.gravesrc.com/) sells CP 15% for $13.50 and CP 30% for $20.99. Hope that helps

-Mark

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07-18-2002 04:00 AM  16 years agoPost 10
Heli-Driver

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Arlington, TX

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Steve,

I bought a gallon of CP 15% today from my LHS. Roy's Hobby Shop just east of Ft. Worth (HEB area). I paid $12.50 a gallon walk in retail price, I know the guys there but I don't get any discount, this is what it sells for here. I have purchased 10% CP there a few months ago for breaking in a new motor and it was only $11.00 a gallon, plus tax of course and this was for one gallon, not cases!



Raymond

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07-18-2002 11:28 PM  16 years agoPost 11
r2160

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By the way

With the extreme, instead of the carbon fibre boom, can you use a 33" aluminium boom instead, one way to keep the crash cost down perhaps.

thanks
Glenn

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