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12-10-2008 11:51 PM  8 years agoPost 1
LaurenceGough

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Hi guys,

Got some questions with my Gaui 200 just before I order some parts later on tomorrow.

The main blade grips, they seem to be a V shape when looking at them coming from the main shaft. It's the same angle both ends. I've checked the spindle inside and it's 100% straight. I've also checked the screws that go into the grips and both are 100% straight. Is it meant to be like this or is there something wrong?

The feathering shaft screws, if I do these anywhere near tight it slows down the flybar travel, I've used the washers as the manual says. It's okay if I keep them just a little loose, I presume this is normal or is there a way around this?

Thanks in advance!

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12-11-2008 12:53 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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I had the same thing on a TRex 500 - just do them up touch-tight but make sure you have loctite on the threads and leave them overnight for the loctitie to cure!

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12-11-2008 01:12 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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yep... just snug them up. Those little feathering screws bend VERY easy. I have bent them by cranking down on them too much Also I got a bits bag that had a few that were already slightly bent. Good luck with it....it's a great little bird.

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12-11-2008 07:56 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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Ah, there you go, I done them up tight until it stopped (less than working on my 450) but I guess too much.

I will loosen them up and replace the screws, cheers guys!

Yes I will use loctite thanks, don't worry .

You've both helped me a load . Yeah she looks like it's gonna be fun, replacement parts are expensive though (more than my 450!!).

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12-11-2008 09:46 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Eagle2bravo

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Really!? Here in the US, Gaui parts are dirt cheap compared to the rex 450. Anyway have fun with it....

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12-11-2008 12:15 PM  8 years agoPost 6
LaurenceGough

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Humm .

Well, I done the main grips up looser and replaced both screws with brand new ones, I'm talking just until resistance is felt then nothing more, very loose IMO. It's still a V shape, no idea what's going on there... Everything is 90 degrees so I have no clue where the V is coming from.

Although it might be less than before, but I think that's just in my head...

Perhaps it'll straighten in flight. Wish the manual didn't suck so bad lol...

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12-12-2008 12:31 AM  8 years agoPost 7
LaurenceGough

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Just had another look, found something interesting. The grips can actually be wobbled in all directions slightly both sides (not the actual pivot). There is no lateral play (in and out).

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12-15-2008 12:44 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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Yeah... the stock dampners suck, very soft IMO. Sounds like you have done everything right. Mine has the same amount of play and I had a slight v shape as well. I had to check a few of the feathering screws before I found two that were straight. Roll them across the table to verify. How is flying? Hope this helps....

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12-15-2008 01:15 AM  8 years agoPost 9
LaurenceGough

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Does yours fly okay with the slight V shape? Has me worried slightly but as you say nothing else you can do about it.

The screws are straight I checked them by rolling along with the feathering shaft in the middle.

Nice to hear that someone else has it (not in a bad way!).

Still waiting for a few parts before I can fly, but 95% done.

Thanks!

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12-17-2008 02:44 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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mine is flying great. I bought a new set of wood blades and one is longer than the other. (by 3/16 of an inch) I threw them on anyway; seems fine.... sheese...thats got to be a first.

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12-17-2008 09:25 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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Wow, that's great to know, thanks Eagle! Whoa, really... Lovely quality control hehehe. How can it fly well like that . If it does though might as well fly it .

Cheers!

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12-22-2008 12:39 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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Well it seems to be flying fine other than the tail which is not the best I've seen.

There's a lot of slop in the tail pitch slider, and overall there isn't much pitch to play with!!!

Guess I might as well upgrade to the new V2 tail system. Does it come in a shaft drive version too? And does anyone know if it would fit my Gaui 200 SD V1?

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12-22-2008 03:48 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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gaui V2 tail for shaft drive

gaui does make a tail for the V2 shaft drive. i don't know if they are available in the states yet though.

if you look on their websight, you can find it.

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12-22-2008 04:43 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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Thanks rotorhead, yeah I did have a quick look on a website after posting it does appear that there is a V2 in shaft drive.

Readyheli has them in stock so I might as well place another order from them.

Something tells me there's a lot missing from this list to get it to work... Wish they could make a upgrade package...

203665 CNC Aluminum Tail Gear Case With Double Joint Tail Slider (Shaft Drive)

203598 CNC Double Joints Tail Slider Set (W/Double Bearings)

203596 CNC Tail Pitch Link Set

203085 High Performance Tail Rotor Blades Pack (does anyone know if these blades are longer or a better shape?)

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12-22-2008 05:19 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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V2 tail blades

i have a set of V1 and V2 tail blades in front of me now. they are identical in shape, but are different color. maybe they are stiffer, it's hard to tell. the word on the street is that the align 42mm tail blades are the cat's ass.

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12-22-2008 05:40 PM  8 years agoPost 16
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Wow, thanks rotorhead! I was hoping for someone to have both.

I won't bother in that case I have plenty of V1 spares, I will pick up those Align blades then at the same time . Thanks again!

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12-22-2008 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 17
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align tail blades

just keep in mind that an increase in tail blade size is going to change the way the tail acts. watch the blade to ground clearance also. i like using walkera 53#1 landing gear set. pm buzzkill. he is running this set up now.

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12-26-2008 06:51 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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...

Which is better, the shaft drive or the pulley?

It seems the shaft drive version is considerably more expensive than the pulley, but I would think the pulley a better option?

Anyone know why they went to shaft drive?

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12-26-2008 10:58 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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The question is why not shaft drive? If you're past the stage of crashing and don't crash very often then I would recommend shaft drive.

It'll never slip in the hardest tail moves, it'll always be direct and not change tightness depending on weather or how old it is, no static, and IMO for sport/3D flight more efficient.

Only problem is if you crash as I said, it can get expensive. Also some people say if you have a minor tail touch in the grass etc it can strip gears, well I've done this with my Gaui and my 400 shaft drive heli and both are fine with 0 damage, maybe lucky but I don't think so.

You have to set the correct gear backlash.

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01-13-2009 09:46 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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Yup, you are just lucky. I don't know how much money I've spend on stripped gears. May be you are just a better pilot. Even a crash seems like a soft landing. lol. It sure gets real expensive with the gauis. I think they charge too much fro something that breaks so easily.

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