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10-15-2005 01:37 PM  13 years agoPost 21
darrens

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I fly a Freya X Spec and the Evo looks real good and great value too. If you are still learning (will crash lots), that could be a good option as the parts are cheeper and you can upgrade to an Avant later.
If you can fly the arse off the Extreme then you already know that is the better machine, so buy a second hand one and you will end up with a good spares box.

He who dies with the most toys is the winner!

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10-15-2005 02:14 PM  13 years agoPost 22
ErichF

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I had a Fury kill itself twice in a month from radio glitches.

After the second time, I sold all the salvagable parts and bought a Freya X-Spec.

I regret nothing, except wasting my time and money on the second re-build of the Fury.

Now, I fuel and fly. I may even go to the Nats next year


Erich

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10-15-2005 02:21 PM  13 years agoPost 23
helishow

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I'm still learing(Aren't everyone ?), but I've been flying for about 3 year. I can do some hard 3D like pirolips, piroloop, 4-point tic-toc and stuff. I have crashed severale times before with my previous helis, but never with my extreme. I have never crashed because of pilot error, all have been mechanical errors.

I will look into the options of buying a Raptor90. After a while I can buy the spare parts for the extreme and new engine and radio equipment. And maybe at next fall I will have two complete helis in my garage.

The advantage with two helis is that I wil be able to get some flying if I crash or have some difficulties.

But the disadvantage is that I have to know how to fly two different helis. I think it is easier to be good with one heli, than two. And I have to learn to repair and service two different helis. I have minimum amount of time for my heli-hobby, so this time have to be used carefully.

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10-15-2005 02:32 PM  13 years agoPost 24
Tom DeWinter

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Ok, let me try to be serious.

I think one of the things holding back my flying is switching between too many heli's. I fly a R30, R50, R70, R90, & a Fury Extreme / YS80. Each fly differently, require different timings, etc.

It would be smarter to have two identical heli's tht fly pretty much the same.

That said, buy a used Extreme and piece the other back together as you can.

Regards,
Tom
(One year experience, repeated four times)

Quad Cities RC Whirlybirds -- FunFly July 12 & 13, 2008 Davenport IA
Plan Now to Attend!!!

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10-15-2005 03:36 PM  13 years agoPost 25
Laurens

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Keep the Extreme, after all you already have it and crashed just happen.

Edge rotorblades, Scorpion systems

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10-15-2005 03:41 PM  13 years agoPost 26
Yug

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I don't think it is such a bad thing flying different helis because you become a more flexible pilot.

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10-15-2005 04:26 PM  13 years agoPost 27
funkyflyer

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Griffith, IN.

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My solution
This is what I did. Fury Extreme for what I know I can do.

Evo .50 for what I want to try.
Just a thought. Why bang up a .90 learning, too expensive.

Wow, the ground was closer than I thought.

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10-15-2005 11:17 PM  13 years agoPost 28
classic

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Be like Marcus Kim and get yourself a Raptor 90 SE.

Markus Has nothing bad to say at all about the fury, it flew great for him, the switch he made had absolutely nothing to do with the machine.

Markus is a great guy, I wish him all the best, what ever he is flying, he will always make it look good!!

If you cant afford it, then try a cheaper bird, you will be more relaxed flying and your skills will improve faster if your compfortable with the machine your flying.
I would recomend the evo or century over the tt machine, I have owned them all and they all fly just a little diferant.
Cost on the evo is probably a little higher than the other two, century's bird is the cheapest to repair out of the three.

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10-15-2005 11:59 PM  13 years agoPost 29
Santiago P

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Be like Marcus Kim and get yourself a Raptor 90 SE.
TT Helis, are you serious? Since when?
This is what I did. Fury Extreme for what I know I can do... the evo 50 for what I want to try
I believe is one of the best compromises when we are learning and must keep a limited budget. Ironically, I spend so much time tweaking my R50, that now it performs better than my bigger, more expensive heli.

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10-16-2005 04:21 AM  13 years agoPost 30
classic

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Money pit,
Markus did switch to thunder tiger, they made him an offer he couldn't refuse
The kid's got incrediable skillzs

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10-16-2005 04:37 AM  13 years agoPost 31
tchavei

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Ouch... over 1000$ in two weeks... I would get a cheaper bird and keep the Fury

I have a sceadu 50 for trying new stuff and a blinged up Freya 90 for things I can do (which arn't that much for now).

Always better having 2 helis... if one crashes, you can fly while you waiting for spares.

On the other hand IT PI**ES ME OFF when my cheap plastic standart, analog servo powered, lazy built Sceadu flies better than my shiny metal/Carbon digital servo powered, balanced and dialed-in Freya

Be ready to find out that sometimes a obviously "lower end" machine will beat the hell out of your star and that you will find yourself comparing constantly both birds trying to make them feel the same when you already know they never will...

My two cents
Tony


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"Perfection and patience usually walk side by side..."

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10-16-2005 05:25 AM  13 years agoPost 32
TroyE

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Orlando, FL.

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may seem expensive but, just consider the other ventures that would be almost as fun like,,,,, drugs and hookers.
fur the time spent I think you got off cheep. KEEP flying and keep saving money.

I have 5 heli's 3 fixed wings and just ordered a TREX and my wife just loves it. oh and a 1/10 scale nitro 4wd bugie.

she just kissed me while i was typing this. life is great!!!!!!

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10-16-2005 06:22 AM  13 years agoPost 33
Nasscar][

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lol

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10-16-2005 03:28 PM  13 years agoPost 34
Eury

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Be like Marcus Kim and get yourself a Raptor 90 SE.
Be like MIchael Schumaker and get yourself a Ferrari.

Be LIke Tiger Woods and get yourself some Titleist clubs.

Be like Curtis and fly Wildcat.

MIke Fortin, that's the most bulls#!t reason to buy anything. The machine has nothing to do with how well you fly. Szabo could chaos an LMH.

Nick Crego

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10-16-2005 04:02 PM  13 years agoPost 35
upperking

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I WOULD JUST GO BUY A EFLITE BLADE !!!!

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10-16-2005 04:04 PM  13 years agoPost 36
EChapkis

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Tampa, FL

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Extreme
The MA are expensive to repair.

I fly only Hirobo for some of the same reasons people listed, I know them well.

I have a EVO 50, Freya 91, and an Avant. All 3 fly VERY different.

I loved my Freya until I got the EVO 50.

The EVO 50 was incredible until I got the Avant. Of the 3, my Freya sits the most.

If you know the Extreme stick to it or completely get away from it. Erich said it the best. Hirobo's are fuel and fly. My Freya is over 4 years old. Parts cost are reasonable on the EVO, Freya and Avant.

Evan Chapkis Tampa, Florida

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10-16-2005 05:57 PM  13 years agoPost 37
bellecrank

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I went to a Predator Max and found it flew as precisely as the Extreme, was as easy to build, is very low maintenance but the low cost of the heli itself (& I love the Carbom Fiber RT main and tail blades it comes with) and repairs are LOT less.

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10-16-2005 09:54 PM  13 years agoPost 38
helichulo

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$1370 is way too much in two weeks for the vast majority of people "in this hobby". Unless you are competing or something just get an Evo 50 or Raptor 50SE and save a lot of money and have FUN. I can't have fun thinking that if I put it in is going to set me back $600 "without the blades". That is the reason why we say "without the blades" because it's a little more palatable that way and it sounds like less money when in fact you have to add the blades. Another $ 100 to $ 125?

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10-16-2005 11:05 PM  13 years agoPost 39
DarkSideSimba

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I would buy another USED Extreem airframe from someone here and call it that. As everyone has seen them go from $500-$650+.. Then you have a parts back up heli to play with.. Though if you are looking for a new heli.. Get a Evo.. Hirobos have never let me down.. Or you can do what I do and stick any given X-Cell canopy on it and its almost like flying a X-Cell.. Well almost.. LMAO!!!!! Freezen was generous to give me a I-On canopy that I am mounting on my EVO 50 here directly.. Then you can have the sex appeal of a Super Model and the economics of a good old honest hometown girl that is happy with anything you give her for upgrades.. Just a thought..

DSS

Evolution.. Times Have Changed.. Has Your Heli??? Sceadu Evo.. Tomorrows Heli.. Todays Evolution

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10-16-2005 11:57 PM  13 years agoPost 40
Nasscar][

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A used X-Spec or a new Evo 90 kit would best serve this case. Hmmm . .yeah, that's what I would do.

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