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10-16-2010 04:01 AM  8 years agoPost 1
justme101

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Just need any info on fury heli any good or not worth time

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10-16-2010 04:05 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Chuck Bole

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They were The heli to have several years ago.. They do have alot of parts, but i believe they are still supported very well.. You might go to the Miniature Aircraft section and ask. You'll probly get quite a few replys..
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10-16-2010 04:11 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Bob Wales (RIP)

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If this is your first model this is not the one as it has a very high parts count and is extremely difficult to setup

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10-16-2010 04:21 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Fury's will last a long time.

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10-16-2010 05:15 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Bob Wales (RIP)

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Would you recommend it to a newbie ?

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10-16-2010 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I assume we're talking about the original Fury? The .90 sized which was also knows as the Tempest? If so, then it might not be the best for a newbie. The original Fury is probably best suited to someone who likes a precise helicopter and who does not crash very often. A newbie learning on a Fury might get expensive.

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10-16-2010 07:18 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Bob Wales (RIP)

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I personally like the precision of Mikado myself that's where I have gone but not knocking Align as I still fly them without any problems you mention

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10-16-2010 09:44 AM  8 years agoPost 8
FlytilyaDrop

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Here is my take on the fury, I own 7 of them and have flown them on and off for many years, they are the caddy of the sky and last a long time. They where the heli to have back then and are still loved by many. I can almost put a fury together without looking at instructions as I know them well. Today technology has come a long way and I now own a velocity 50 that in no way compares to the quality of MA but to me its the closest to it. To me if I was helping a newbie I would start him off on a 90size more stable. I have a 90 velocity on order and if it is any thing close to the 50 I have I'm looking to convert half of my fleet to velocity.

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10-16-2010 12:13 PM  8 years agoPost 9
fastflyer20

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The Fury 55 is different from Furys in the past. It is easy to set up, the pinion to main gear is pre-set and has a lower parts count than a Trex. The quality is very good, but I agree, it is not a good starter heli. Parts are expensive, the manual is better than in the past, but not for a first timer and routing wiring and electronics is not as easy as compared to other heli's.

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10-16-2010 01:37 PM  8 years agoPost 10
broggyr

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I still fly them without any problems
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10-16-2010 01:45 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Gyronut

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I have owned 2 of them and both were great flyers..

They also will cost you a fortune to repair if one takes a dirt nap..

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10-16-2010 02:02 PM  8 years agoPost 12
chopper63

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The new Fury 55 and Six do not have large number of parts, are easy to assemble and part costs are inline with other manufacturers and readily available. Go over to the freak and ask the guys from Orange County, CA. There are currently 6 or 7 Fury Six flying in this group of local pilots.

You can be a newbie and fly the Fury Six. I've one at the shop waiting for me.

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10-16-2010 02:45 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Are we talking about the Fury 55 or the old Tempest/Stratus/Fury?

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10-16-2010 02:49 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Rob43

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Sorry to disagree with FastFlyer, but I think the Fury 55 is a great heli for a newbie looking for a first nitro heli. The flight character is less poppy, and flows smoother through forward flying maneuvers. It is very steady, and hovers extremely well. It is not as fast cyclic as stock. As stated, parts count is low, but I don't think the parts are much more expensive than Align. Belt tail is simple and very effective. Almost none of the parts damaged in typical crashing are CNC or carbon. Alum boom, plstic grips. And it's so easy to work on to get at things that need replaced or adjusted. Nice clutch too, which doesn't engage at a high stall speed. Just my experience. For reference, I've only owned two nitros. An Align T-Rex 600 Nitro Limited Edition, and the Min Air Fury 55. I found it to be a real plus that I could talk to Jeff or Brian at Min Air in Billings when I had a question or two. They will go out of their way to help anyone with their MA product, or installed components.

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10-16-2010 10:06 PM  8 years agoPost 15
justme101

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Thanks guys

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10-17-2010 03:29 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Bob Wales (RIP)

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No one asked about the 55 I thought he was talking about the older fury

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10-17-2010 03:48 AM  8 years agoPost 17
fastflyer20

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Fury Parts Increase (2 weeks ago)

Tail Plate was $3.99 now $7.99 50% increase
Canopy was $74 now $92 20% increase
Vertical fin was $6.99 now $9.95 30% increase
Tail Boom was $10.99 now $12.99 15% increase
Flybar was $ 5.49 now $6.49 15% increase
Belt was $15.99 now $18.99 15% increase

Note if Align packaged more than 1, it has been divided to a individual piece price
---------------Align T600---Fury 55
Flybar---------$3-----------$6.49
Landing skid---$5.99--------$13.95
Main Shaft-----$6.50--------$11.49 ($8.65/3 pack)
Tail Boom------$6.50--------$12.99
Boom Support---$11.99-------$24.99

I just bought a used MA and it had a few problems that I found by it hitting the dirt. Finally got it flying and it is awesome, but they are not cheap to repair. If someone staring out has unlimited funds then yes, it is a great heli. But more experience pilots are doing someone a dis-service if we say the parts are around the same price as Align.

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10-18-2010 01:31 AM  8 years agoPost 18
Rob43

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Fury 55 vs Align 600 parts
I would suggest the OP do his own research on spare parts and decide for himself. I have bought most all of the part FastFlyer mentioned, except that I found most of the MA parts packages also included (2) sets as well. For example, in the boom struts, there are (4) in a pack from MA for the $24.99 price (Heliproz.com). The $12.99 he mentioned for Align is for (2) struts. Since July, I bought these parts for both models, so I know first hand. $12.99 also gets you two booms from MA as well. The parts description doesn't clarify this, but I have the second boom still in package to prove (purchased also from Heliproz). Decide for yourself if crash parts are significant to you, and then contact MA to clarify if the parts are two in a package. I've been amazed how competively priced they've been by comparison once I actually had a need to buy them. I would not want to be accused of doing a "dis service". A friend of mine always bad mouthed MA's parts. I was new to the hobby at the time, and he owned an Ion X2. I think MA's older models have pricey parts, but I feel the Fury 55 flies so much more steady, and the parts count is so much lower, in the end, it's less costly to own. I will teach flying really well with it's great manners.

Rob

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10-18-2010 02:16 AM  8 years agoPost 19
MinAirUSA

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The topic starter asked about his Fury helicopter, he did not start a typical "which model is better" thread.

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10-18-2010 02:32 AM  8 years agoPost 20
junkpilot

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Fury
Of all the people that have come on here and said negative things or for that fact anything about Min. Air. Furys Have you ever even flown one? Or even Seen one? This forum has gone insane with "experts" with no knowledge of anything! If you have reached a title of Runryder professor it only means you've wasted a ton of your life tapping out rubbish for the rest of the world to figure out! It clearly doesn't mean you know the first thing about helicopters!
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