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Old 11-26-2008, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MA Furion 450 build videos

450s seem less popular now - many have realised they're not the easiest to setup and fly - however those that are released have to compete with the enormously popular TREX 450 - Beam E4 is a high quality 450 and recently MA have released their offering the Furion. Like the Beam extensive usage is made of CF and high quality CNC components - first impressions show a high quality kit that goes together as it should

Found a Youtube promotion video which gives some good info and shots !

FIrst off "What's In the Box" and should get "Frame Assembly" up tonight !

MA Furion - Manual 6MB pdf

MA Furion - Parts Reference 1.7MB pdf

MA Furion - What's in The Box - 16MB wmv

MA Furion - Frames - 42MB wmv

MA Furion - Drive - 35MB wmv

MA Furion - tail boom - 30MB wmv

MA Furion - tail rotor - 34MB wmv

MA Furion - servo install - 21MB wmv

MA Furion - swash assembly - 21MB wmv

MA Furion - Washout and Mixer Arms - 17MB wmv

MA Furion - Grips and Head Assembly - 18MB wmv

MA Furion - Flybar assembly and Head installation - 45MB wmv

MA Furion - Electrics overview 23MB wmv
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome John!
Dang your getting as prolific as I am

Look forward to the build!

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looking forward to this one john.

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hmmm i wonder if there ever will be am MA furion 500
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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there better be because that would be a perfect brother for my Trex 500.....
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Posted third video on MA Furion - Frames - really enjoying this build - parts fit together perfectly and elegant design - next up Tail Unit and boom install !
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like a neat 450 size heli with some great features to the assembly

Keep up the good work

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Old 11-28-2008, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Enjoying the build. I was dead set on a Rave as my second 450 size heli, now I can't decide.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The Furion is a ballistic heli on 3600-3700 HS but if you are going to run these high HS you will have to buy the hardened main shaft.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The Furion is a ballistic heli on 3600-3700 HS but if you are going to run these high HS you will have to buy the hardened main shaft.
With the way I fly, I really don't need a 3D machine has crazy as this. It's the construction of it that has me so intrigued.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My only suggestion on the Furion is to use red loctite on the following

- Between the pulley and the BB inside the pulley, if the pulley slides of it will pull the belt down with it and trust me that wont end well

- On the two BB on the arm between the tail pitch slider and the grips, they pop out too easy with blue loctite.

P.S. On early Furion kits you can pull the sticker of the boom and it says bandit
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P.S. On early Furion kits you can pull the sticker of the boom and it says bandit
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My only suggestion on the Furion is to use red loctite on the following

- Between the pulley and the BB inside the pulley, if the pulley slides of it will pull the belt down with it and trust me that wont end well

- On the two BB on the arm between the tail pitch slider and the grips, they pop out too easy with blue loctite.

P.S. On early Furion kits you can pull the sticker of the boom and it says bandit
Good advice - I used Green Loctite on the pulley/bearing as per instructions and will carefully consider your advice on the tail !!
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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HI Mercuriell

Nice videos

I need such a MA 450 ASAP

What blades do you use?

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The Furion is a ballistic heli on 3600-3700 HS but if you are going to run these high HS you will have to buy the hardened main shaft.
My Furion 450 kit came with a second main shaft which was the hardened one for high RPM ops. No additional purchase required. This is good since the kit will drain your bank account all by itself.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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espirit has the best part prices on the Furion, typically they are 30% cheaper than Tower or RH.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks John! Good stuff.

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:03 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Posted two tail vids - on boom and rotor. Mostly straightforward - interference fits of some components and fine work Loctiting a bit of a PIA but end results worthwhile - simply the finest bit of tail engineering I've seen - all metal tail rotor with Chinese weight mods already built in ! Next up rotor head !

MA Furion - tail boom - 30MB wmv

MA Furion - tail rotor - 34MB wmv
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Up go installing servos using 9257 on the tail and 3156 on the cyclic and swash assembly - all straightforward and link geometry looks excellent

MA Furion - servo install - 21MB wmv

MA Furion - swash assembly - 21MB wmv
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