Bought in 2012. Has probably had 10 gallons of fuel ran through it.
Flown hard... but rich.
It HAS had a lean run or 2 in its life- it was smoking good but burned up the glow plug At least twice. Not sure why it happened but I Just gave it 1/4 turn rich and moved on with my life.
It was on my fury55 when it slid on asphalt one time... pipe IS scratched..
Also.... the last time is ran 3 days ago- it was involved in a 150’ vertical drop onto regular ground... while in IDLE.... blades NOT turning.... auto gone bad... engine was running smoothly in throttle hold after crash. She’s fine.
Pipe is also scratched from fiber glass cowling.
Over all though.... it’s a Freaking Power house and was my Pride and Joy for many years in my Fury55.