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06-02-2013 12:04 PM  5 years agoPost 1
DavidLD

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I've sold off my last nitro and am down to just a trex 450 at the moment. For my current circumstances, I think a 600/.50-sized heli is perfect - powerful, large presence in the air, and more economical to own than a 90/700. I absolutely love electrics and am sure that they will make up the majority of my fleet from now on. I loved my Aligns (700, 550, 450) and think that they are great for what they are, but I want something that is top-notch in quality/performance. So in addition to a couple of other heli brands, I am looking at the Furion 6, considering MA's reputation for quality.

Just a couple of questions: The Furion 6 is getting to be an older design (compared to, say, the Logo or Synergy updates). Is there any rumor of an updated 600-sized electric on the horizon from MA? I'd hate to buy an F6 and then 6 months later see a press release for a Whiplash 6 lol.

I have no doubt the F6 is high quality, but I've noticed that there have been a few issues with the belt. Have these been sorted out? I'm no fan of belts at all and would much prefer TT. However, I'm willing to give it a shot if it works well. I just never want to buy another heli that requires an upgrade or fix out of the box.

I'd appreciate any thoughts you'd like to share. Thanks.


Dave
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06-02-2013 03:53 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Scott1115

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David, I am sure there is a newer 600 in the works. When it comes to market? Who knows. My guess it will be a TT too. The Logo is an older design. The Logo's have static issues with their design and have an anti static kit to "cure" this. The Synergy started as a belt and was changed to a TT because the norrow boom was not playing well with the belt they supplied. People used the Logo belt to get around this to some degree.

There is no issue with the belt. Too loose and too tight have shown to be the "possible" issues. Look back through the threads, you'll find most belt issues were not the belt but minor mis alignment of the boom, clamps, etc. Belts suffer wear and tear like any other part.

Unlike a TT, the belt driven tail is more forgiving if you tap the tail; you do not get the oscillation of the tail/boom that you sometimes get with the TT.

Logo, 7HV, Diabolo, Hirobo's, goblin, etc....all have belts and people buy them and fly them. If you are unsure of the belt, google piro Pete and Rob Ables, Art Hughes - they don't have an issue. My belt failed. I believe it was wear and tear. The heli was used and I put 60 plus flights on it afterwards. Who knows how many flights it had. There were many parts on my particular heli that had wear when I bought it. I never thought to change the belt. Now I know to check it once and a while.

All designs have their pros and cons.

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06-02-2013 04:44 PM  5 years agoPost 3
DavidLD

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Thanks - good info.


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