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09-19-2009 12:26 PM  11 years ago
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naked painter

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Furion crash costs!! Do I get a new kit or replace the parts? Advice please thanks
Just had a crash, costed all the parts: £150 plus!!! Admittedly I needed new blades and a 65 mg servo, surprised at the amount of damage to the c/f & ali components though considering it didn't go in too hard.

Has anyone else had a crash with the furion and was it this expensive?

Thanks.
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09-19-2009 01:45 PM  11 years ago
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Made a post hole digger out of mine Tuesday and I'm at $284 in damage.
Haven't checked servos or bearings yet. Will be a rekit.
This will be my third rekit.
Crash didn't look as bad as others but just drew the short straw on this one.
May look for a 450 that is cheaper to crash but I don't think I'll find a better flying heli.
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09-20-2009 10:46 AM  11 years ago
naked painter

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Hi

Total bill would have come to £189.

Considering a T-rex 450 due to part prices etc... But doubt it will have the performance.

Shocked at how much damage can be sustained from a minor"ish" impact.. Thought initially it would be just mast and spindles, the head takes a hammering and so did the cf frames. Just not prepared to have this bill each time it has a bump.

Oh well....
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09-20-2009 09:33 PM  11 years ago
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Unless you need a bunch of alum bits I haven't found the Furion to cost much more than a trex to fix, and it is worlds better in the quality, fit and finish departments.
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09-21-2009 02:29 PM  11 years ago
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Guys:

I bought a Furion for Xmas, and definitely, would like to know more about its crash cost. I know performance cost, but if the average cost of a crash is high, I then believe the Furion is not for me.

David
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09-21-2009 02:31 PM  11 years ago
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Hey Jason: (Just a short off topic comment for Jason, guys)

Got the Futaba 3156's for my Blade 400: Fit was fine and the servos are working very well. I'm very satisfied with them.

I also installed a GY520/S9257 combo, and with the tail stock, it's rock solid.

David
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09-21-2009 02:38 PM  11 years ago
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Unless you need a bunch of alum bits I haven't found the Furion to cost much more than a trex to fix, and it is worlds better in the quality, fit and finish departments.
Jason:

I believe a stock Furion come with many aluminum parts, so there is no choice on that I guess.

David
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09-23-2009 10:15 AM  11 years ago
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Quick update:

Managed to save some of the carbon fibre parts by gluing/ wicking the delaminated sheeting back together, also mamanged to straighten out the ali bearing blocks. All components checked for straightness etc..

I re tapped the head where the bolts had pulled out and used slightly longer bolts. There's was plenty of room to do this.

Managed to get the cost down to around £50. Blades and servo on top though.

I did notice a lot of wear and replaced the main mast bearings & belt drive gearing.

The frame appears to have held up well so far as I've test flown it recently.
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09-24-2009 01:26 PM  11 years ago
davehour

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Ok, great you was able to save some bucks.

It would be great if Furion 450 pilots post how much they average in crashes.

Hey, I know this is a fabulous machine (that's why I bought one) but crashing cost still matter at least for me.

Thanks in advance.

David
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09-25-2009 08:07 AM  11 years ago
naked painter

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Hi David

This was the first major crash I'd had with the Furion. It had had over 300 flights so it wasn't too bad.

What I have noticed is that I would have replaced the main bearings, tail belt, tail belt gears anyway. It's worth checking the little ali tail belt pully for wear.

What did surprise me was the undercarriage and canopy surviving a nose in crash. Hardly any damage. Amazing.

It's a cracking little heli though.
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09-25-2009 08:24 AM  11 years ago
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yeh! An normal Ion crash was about about 1/2 of what the kit cost! it hits hard huh?
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09-25-2009 10:15 AM  11 years ago
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misskimo

You're right, looking back, the crash cost including blades and servo was about 50% of a Furion.
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09-25-2009 11:41 AM  11 years ago
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Hi Nakked painter:

Thanks for your comments.

Is the crash you mentioned above the one that was half the cost of the Furion?
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09-25-2009 12:51 PM  11 years ago
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Hi David

Yes it was.....

It's a tough little bird I'll give MA that.

I'm going to use every crash to strip it completely and check for wear.
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09-28-2009 05:52 AM  11 years ago
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I crashed my yesterday, I switched the throttle hold before she hit the ground. Damage parts were Main Shaft, Main Gear, Spindle Shaft and Blades. Looking at about $20 for parts.
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10-17-2009 10:30 PM  11 years ago
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$20 dollars are you missing some zeros??
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10-17-2009 10:58 PM  11 years ago
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furion 450 crash cost
Tuan Tran is right, almost. About $25 for parts plus blades.
Jim
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10-18-2009 10:34 AM  11 years ago
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I like to refer to my furion as the "mini stratus".

hence doing anything beyond basic flying around is out of the question for me.

simply enjoy the fact that it does not fall apart or break often like other 450 size machines of lesser quality.

everything i crash is always completely destroyed.
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10-21-2009 11:46 PM  11 years ago
Tuan Tran

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Yes. it's was only main shaft, spindle shaft, strip main gear and a pair of main blade. Furion parts are not that much than a Trex 450 Pro. it's really depend on how it hit the ground. A bad crash for a Trex 450 pro can go up to $150.
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10-22-2009 02:17 PM  11 years ago
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A bad crash for a Trex 450 pro can go up to $150
And for a Furion?

David
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