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06-07-2012 03:57 AM  6 years agoPost 1
JOLT

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Been flying the X5 FES with GT5 for a month. I really like it. I slapped on some Edge FBL 523mm main blades and KBDD Tail Blades: it flies locked in and solid. Tracks through the sky better than any of my previous helis.

I have been looking at some upgrades that might address weak areas like:

CNC Main Gear--to reduce noise
Better Boom Supports?
More Rigid and Wider Landing Gear?

Have you upgraded anything on this heli that you felt was really worth the dough and not just bling? (Specifics)

Interested to hear what has been a worthwhile add-on?

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06-07-2012 04:03 AM  6 years agoPost 2
jczankl

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Really the X5 doesn't need any upgrades. If you are looking to upgrade then the only thing I would upgrade would be the Main Gear and pinion.

I have tested the following on mine

X4 One Piece tail box

Helical main gear

I put the new style landing gear.

And the all aluminium boom supports.

However none of those are really necessary.

GAUI/Empire
Xpert Servos
PowerMaster Fuels
YS Engines
Graupner
Castle Creations
Scorpion Motor
VTX Blades

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06-07-2012 04:55 AM  6 years agoPost 3
JOLT

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I'm eyeing up the landing gear and the boom supports as needing a little bit more.

I'm looking for landing gear that is wider and gets the tail out of the grass a bit more. And I would like boom supports that are stronger.

Any suggestions that would fit the bill here?

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06-07-2012 04:32 PM  6 years agoPost 4
jczankl

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G-208371 Metal Boom Support Clamp

G-208971 GAUI X4/X5 High Rigidity Skid

G-208913 Helical Main Gear

G-208788-90 Helical Pinions

G-208372 CNC Boom Supports

Here is a list of part numbers for suggestions.

GAUI/Empire
Xpert Servos
PowerMaster Fuels
YS Engines
Graupner
Castle Creations
Scorpion Motor
VTX Blades

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06-07-2012 10:58 PM  6 years agoPost 5
JOLT

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Thanks JC!-Looking forward to trying some of the upgrades you suggested.

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06-07-2012 11:21 PM  6 years agoPost 6
jczankl

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Not a problem! ;-)

GAUI/Empire
Xpert Servos
PowerMaster Fuels
YS Engines
Graupner
Castle Creations
Scorpion Motor
VTX Blades

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