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Posted by fasthigh28645 | Dec 16, 2012 @ 08:45 AM | 1,497 Views
BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had purchsed a Turnigy 50HP 50cc gas motor not long after it was released. I ran a tank of gas through it to let everything get lubed up and get it broken in before flying. Everything was good but on only the third flight, the engine popped, locked up, and died. This caused my $2000 plane to crash. NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT IT! Upon taking the motor apart I found the main rod bearing melted and in pieces. The needle bearings in this motor are made very cheaply and in no way will they hold up very long. I contacted the seller and Hobby King to try and resolve the issue. With the motor still being under warranty, they refuse to replace it and will do nothing about the plane, nor will they give me the contact info for Turnigy so that I may contact them myself. My advise is to stay away from this motor as the internal quality is very poor and customer service is vaccant! It is just like a ticking time bomb and only a matter of time before it explodes!