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Gas Powered Thoughts Advice for Gas Helicopter Success from Carey Shurley


View Poll Results: Would you Buy One of These
I want one! 125 78.62%
I already have a Fury 55, I'd rather have a gas conversion for it 13 8.18%
Not Interested 21 13.21%
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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No real rush. Anytime before the end of 2012 will be fine

What's left to do anyway?
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #42 (permalink)
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no new updates. There may be some work done on it over the winter
Saw a prototype at IRCHA this year. Looked "very" interesting. I've been flying my Fury 55 nitro lately. I haven't flown it in a while and honestly, like the way it flies and performs with a YS56. The YS has always been a consistent performer for me but after spending the past summer flying by Bergen Gasser, I'd forgotten about the mess nitro makes. Talk about greasy!

If they do offer the Fury 55 gasser, I hope they also offer a conversion kit. If they do, I'm in for sure!

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Well, I just got off the phone with Josh Heli wholesaler and we talked at length about this.The model is going to be my priority real soon. The prototype has a few things that need to be addressed and I am going to be taking care of that.
I will tell you that I am extremely excited to working again on this project.Production on the whiplash has been the main reason it has taken a backside. I should have a revised version with some of changes I asked for in the next couple of weeks. I conversion will be available if the model is to be built at all.This is going to rock. Peace, Al
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #44 (permalink)
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+1 for both a gasser version and a conversion kit. I would buy one right now if it was available
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:01 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Al,

Will you just be targeting a 3D monster or something useable for mere mortals?
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With anything I do I will target the widest variety of styles I can. Sport is easy, aggressive is more of a challenge. Peace, Al
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Al,

Will you just be targeting a 3D monster or something useable for mere mortals?
The only real difference between a "3D monster" and something us "mere mortals" fly is simply the setup. I'm not a 3D pilot by any stretch. My Fury 55 flies well and is quick on the controls, "to ME," but it's not anywhere as quick and crisp as the Fury 55's I've seen fly at IRCHA. Part of that, I'm sure, is the nut on the sticks, but the rest is just how the bird is setup.

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The only real difference between a "3D monster" and something us "mere mortals" fly is simply the setup. I'm not a 3D pilot by any stretch. My Fury 55 flies well and is quick on the controls, "to ME," but it's not anywhere as quick and crisp as the Fury 55's I've seen fly at IRCHA. Part of that, I'm sure, is the nut on the sticks, but the rest is just how the bird is setup.

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I understand what you're saying - set the control surface throws to suit your liking.

But it was the engine I was talking about.

In my mind, if an engine is tuned to perform at a certain rpm, then that same engine may need a gear ratio change to perform its best between head speeds that are significantly different. Or, for a given gear ratio, the engine would need to be designed to operate at a distinct speed for a desired headspeed.
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I understand what you're saying - set the control surface throws to suit your liking.

But it was the engine I was talking about.

In my mind, if an engine is tuned to perform at a certain rpm, then that same engine may need a gear ratio change to perform its best between head speeds that are significantly different. Or, for a given gear ratio, the engine would need to be designed to operate at a distinct speed for a desired headspeed.
This is true. If you want to keep the engine in it's sweet spot at all times, a gear ratio change may be in order. When I learned to fly, 10:1 was a very common ratio and it worked well because most didn't spin things beyond 1,700 rpms or so. As flying styles became more aggressive, that has gone up so gear ratios have changed as a result. OTOH, if you're a first timer and not doing much beyond hover, basic forward flight, and even basic aerobatics like loops and rolls, then it's not necessary to keep the engine screening at the top of its power band all the time. It just depends on what you're looking for.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #50 (permalink)
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What is the realistic likelihood that a gasser conversion kit for the Fury 55 will be made available by MA?

I've found what seems to be a very good used FBL Fury 55. Just wondering if I should bite the bullet and get it in the hope the G conversion will reach the market.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:05 AM   #51 (permalink)
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What is the realistic likelihood that a gasser conversion kit for the Fury 55 will be made available by MA?
Good question. It doesn't seem like they're saying yet. I'd be surprised if MA isn't aware of the interest. As with all business decisions, they've got to determine if enough of us are showing interest to justify the expense of putting the kit or conversion into production.

I've stated that I would be interested in a conversion kit and maybe even the full kit but if MA put both out on the market tomorrow, it would still be a while before I'd be ready to spend the money.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Any further development here?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:08 PM   #53 (permalink)
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there are a couple of different avenues being explored to get something into production.....stay tuned (yeah I know its been a long time)
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #54 (permalink)
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As they are still having a hard time keeping current production models in stock, I can understand them putting effort in to filling current orders.
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any news from miniature aircraft about the gas version fury55? or rc format for the 1005?
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #56 (permalink)
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nothing on the RC format for the 1005

I don't think the 55G is going to go forward in the format shown, although that doesn't mean that there won't be a gasoline option for it
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #57 (permalink)
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I don't think the 55G is going to go forward in the format shown, although that doesn't mean that there won't be a gasoline option for it
To bad I would like a 600 size gasser.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:24 AM   #58 (permalink)
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The Fury55 would make a terrific platform for an OS GT15HZ, with purpose designed Hatori muffler, and Whiplash clutch arrangement.

This engine really needs the support of a heli manufacturer who can sink some serious effort toward developing a complete package.

Can you do any lobbying Carey?
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I have the parts to make one, don't know what customization may be needed at the moment, its second on my current project list
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[QUOTE=brw0513;4532858]The Fury55 would make a terrific platform for an OS GT15HZ, with purpose designed Hatori muffler, and Whiplash clutch arrangement.

Now that is a great idea.
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