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10-18-2010 02:35 AM  8 years agoPost 21
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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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!
I'm the only RR Prof in this thread. I suppose I don't know the first thing about helicopter then? Your comment is not very helpful.

I personally really like the original MinAir Fury line, especially the FAI Fury Tempest. This was indeed the "king of bling" when it comes to helicopters a few years ago--and I like bling. My only point was that with the Fury series, it probably wouldn't be good for someone who has never flown a helicopter to start with one. I just can't imagine someone standing 10 feet behind a hovering Fury with a YS90 screaming in a slightly lean run with big whiffle balls strapped to dowels on the skids--and not knowing the first thing about setting the crown gear mesh correctly. Can't you agree?

Start off with a little electric craptastic Align helicopter, and as soon as you realize the problems with Align helicopters (e.g. they have cheap bearings and develop slop everywhere) then you are ready to buy a Fury. If you already own a Fury, put it on the shelf for a little while until you learn how to fly, and then enjoy it to its fullest potential.

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10-18-2010 12:20 PM  8 years agoPost 22
kcordell

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Instead of steering him towards the Align, why not a Fury 60? Probably not available as a new kit anymore (there may be some out there still), but plenty of used around. It won't be screaming as much with the 60 in it, and flys very well. As a beginner, it would be more than enough helicopter to do anything he wishes. Then if he really likes it, upgrade it to a Fury 90 with the conversion kit or get something else new.

BTW, the rrProfessor comment, see Dr.Ben, he is a full practioning veterinarian and still finds time to fly at a very high level in the AMA Class III (takes quite a bit of practice and time to be very good), and still finds time to test equipment out, both models and electronics, and be a very valuable help here on RR.

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10-18-2010 03:21 PM  8 years agoPost 23
Ron's RC Helicopters

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Corpus Christi, TX

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Holy cow. This is turning into a slugfest. The guy didn't even say he was a beginner. He just asked about the Fury.

Great helicopter...by the way.

Ron Lund

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10-18-2010 03:25 PM  8 years agoPost 24
Shawn Behrens

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Devils advocate please elaborate.
If the fury and (or any min air) machine is so great please explain
1. What makes them so great?
2. Why we see so very little of them at fields and fun flys?

Thank you
shawn

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10-18-2010 03:44 PM  8 years agoPost 25
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Assuming we're talking about the original Fury:

1. What makes them so great? The parts are manufactured to extremely high tolerances such that bearings do not develop slop and wear out. The Fury line is built to last.

2. Why we see so very little of them at fields and fun flys? One this is that the Fury is discontinued and can only be bought used or built from spare parts. The other thing is that they are relatively expensive. When you buy American and when you buy quality, you're going to pay a premium for it.

We live in a new day where all anyone wants to do is fly 3D. Low and fast stick banging is the norm, and so people want a helicopter as cheap as possible. They figure they will put the helicopter into the ground before any parts wear out. This is why the majority of people at the fields these days are flying cheap Chinese helicopters.

The Fury is made for someone who likes to fly a very precise helicopter. It is best for someone who does not crash often, and they want a helicopter which will fly well for many years. There are still quite a few of us who like a helicopter which fits these characteristics, but not everyone wants this. A lot of people could care less about precision--they just want something as cheap as possible.

Perhaps a third reason why we don't see more of the Furys at the field is because people just are not familiar with Miniature Aircraft.

In my opinion, the VERY best thing about the Fury line is(was) the multiple options it offers(offered) you. Want an FAI style tail? It is available. Want a 3D style tail? It is available. Want a CF boom? They have one of those as well. Want to put the tail rotor on the right? Just flip the frames around. Want a solid tail fin? You can order one of those. Want taller landing gear? Those are also available. The MinAir Fury line took a-la-carte to the extreme.

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10-18-2010 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 26
kcordell

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Well said!
I am still flying a Fury 80 Extreme. Yes, 80, made before the 90 motors were available. Flys great.

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10-18-2010 07:10 PM  8 years agoPost 27
Mr.Green

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The Fury is an excellent choice for an experienced pilot. I would steer a newby towards something a bit cheaper to start out with. The fury parts are more expensive and they are more complicated to build. Once he isn't crashing very often would be better time to make the investment in a Fury.

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10-18-2010 07:31 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Check out this Fury in action:

Watch at YouTube

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10-18-2010 09:14 PM  8 years agoPost 29
broggyr

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Naugy, CT

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Holy cow. This is turning into a slugfest.
This is RR. I could say "I like new socks" and someone would find away to turn it into a brawl.

By the way, I like new socks.

I love that Fury! Maybe it will be my next...

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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10-29-2010 04:09 PM  8 years agoPost 30
Bob Wales (RIP)

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Lebanon CT

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I would like to make one last comment as I was contacted by MinAir personally wanting to know what my opinion was based on.
Yes I have owned one of your machines but it was the second one I had ever owned and one of your former sponsored pilots recommended that I not fly this machine as it was pretty pricey to repair than others and not easy to setup.
I never attempted to steer him to any other brand of helicopter.
I thought he was talking about the older furys which are not easy to setup for the beginner.
You mention the furry55 I have no experience with this and was not commenting on it.
I have answered your questions you could have at least dignified it with a response seeing as you felt it was important enough to email me.

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10-29-2010 04:54 PM  8 years agoPost 31
lfalsetto

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COLORADO

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Justin,
Great flying, I also like the music. I will have to jump in and say the Fury is still one of the most solid heli's I have. When it spools up it just sounds solid.

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10-30-2010 09:37 PM  8 years agoPost 32
alfred

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The Fury is NOT hard to set up, as the manual is very precise step by step and requires no more effort then any other heli.
It has only one issue compared to the newer helies, which is that the forward mounted tank causes a larger change of CG from full to empty tank.
I still fly a Fury Expert with a YS80 and maintenance is limited to checking the backlash on the tail gear box and once a year clean out the Maingear one-way bearing oil and refill with fresh oil.
By the way....my personal opinion is that the Fury/Stratus series has to this day still the best maingear/autorotion unit in the market.

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10-31-2010 02:42 AM  8 years agoPost 33
Bob Wales (RIP)

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Read my post completely Alfred I never said it was junk I just don't think it is the right machine for anyone starting out.

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10-31-2010 04:23 AM  8 years agoPost 34
alfred

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Read my post completely Alfred I never said it was junk I just don't think it is the right machine for anyone starting out.
Then please read mine properly.
Where exactly did I say you claim it to be junk?
What I disputed was your argument that they are hard to set up.
The Fury is no harder to setup then any other heli.
Now if the person is a complete beginner, then I would suggest an ARF heli anyway, unless he can call onto external help from a more experienced Modeler.

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11-04-2010 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 35
lfalsetto

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I will say that the Fury is easy to set up. More parts than some of the newer heli's but by far worth the time. I hope MINair will continue to support them for parts.

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