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06-03-2009 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 1
MattHarper

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After much deliberation I decided to bite the bullet and go for a V2 200 instead of a trex-250. My previous experience of models of this size was a FP hornet followed by a Hummingbird 3D-Pro which nearly put me off small electrics for life. First impressions are that the quality of this thing is amazing, it's built more like a watch than a heli, all CNC and carbon except for the usual consumables. I've gone for Inolab servos, which should be arriving shortly, plus CSM560 micro gyro (from another model) I can't wait to get it in the air

Are there any do's, dont's or gotcha's to look out for during the build ? The manual seems pretty bad where it comes to ESC governor mode. Is the headspeed set by the throttle high travel limit like Castle Creations ESC's ? Is governor mode recommended ?

Thanks

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06-04-2009 04:33 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Buzzkill2

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Congratulations! I hope you like it when you get it in the air, I know I do!

Personally I don't use governor mode. I run a flat throttle curve (90% idleup 1, 100% idleup 2) and have never heard of anyone running govenor mode on a 200 but, if you do let us know how it is!

One "got ya" to look for is making sure the pitch slider doesn't bind on the bell crank support arm. Just make sure your limits are set correctly on the gyro and you'll be fine.

Another thing I'd recommend is forgetting about a pitch gauge or degrees of blade pitch. I'd fly it and adjust it so it doesnt bog or cause the tail to kick. Just my $.02

The biggest "got ya" to look out for by far is spouse abandonment, crazy grins and loss of income due to buying multiple Gaui 200 helicopters. Leave a note for friends and family so they can find your favorite flying spot, in case of emergency, It helps

Happy flying!

Gaui. Good people, Great helis.

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06-07-2009 03:12 PM  8 years agoPost 3
jjh23

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great britain, south west

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hi, i have the V1, its great, im useing the hs-45 on cyclic, a CSM420 micro gyro with a futaba 3154 tail servo, it holds very well,

i was also warey about buying 1 of these due to its size due to previous small models (honeybee CP2) but the gaui is amazing, i love it.
i fly mine with a flat line throttle at 85% im not doing any 3D with it yet though

let us know how you get on

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06-07-2009 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 4
MattHarper

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Thanks for the encouraging replies, I've started "building" it up after watching the Finless videos of the build. I can't get over the size of the parts, it takes forever to strip and check all of the tiny screws for thread lock. I've just installed Inolab servos and adjusted the swash to servo linkages according to the manual but something is seriously wrong. The swash has about a 20 degrees forward on elevator but alieron is perfectly level I'm going to ponder this for a while. Can't wait to get it flying

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06-07-2009 10:53 PM  8 years agoPost 5
jjh23

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sounds odd have you set all the servo arms 90% to the main shaft at center stick???

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