PDA

View Full Version : Support for 425/550


oldgrandpa
05-31-2010, 12:25 PM
Will Gaui still support the 425 / 550 now that the new X5 and 255 are for sale? Checked lots of places for spare parts and most places are out of most parts:confused::arggg:

M.Huerta
05-31-2010, 02:56 PM
Will Gaui still support the 425 / 550 now that the new X5 and 255 are for sale? Checked lots of places for spare parts and most places are out of most parts:confused::arggg:
they will definetely still support the 425

eDeK
05-31-2010, 03:55 PM
I don't think Gaui will stop to supprt these models as they are still pretty popular and are great helis :thumbup: Don't worry.

evlknvl
06-01-2010, 04:27 AM
They have put alot of time/advertising/promotion etc on the 425/550 recently to stop the parts backup now. You would think alot of their monthly turnover now would would be 425/550 parts mostly. There has been a big flux of ppl buying gaui 425/550 kits for quite some time now. There is even a thread here about the sudden increased traffic in the gaui section of HF which is obviously signs of increased sales. They would be crazy to pull out on the parts support now, they would lose millions. :thumbdown:

WillJames
06-01-2010, 04:34 AM
I think they have sold so many machines and parts they are still ramping up to meet the new higher demand. I would not worry to much about availability of parts, I know Empire is working hard and dedicated to keeping up as I speak with Jack Burnside on occasion.

adam crosby
06-01-2010, 06:30 AM
Hey Will
thanks for your support and hf!

newhelliguy
06-04-2010, 10:00 AM
If you need parts for the 550 just buy the 425 kit for 79.00 and send me all the 425 booms and belts and the 2 piece canopies. You will come out ahead.

smccrory
06-04-2010, 12:14 PM
If you need parts for the 550 just buy the 425 kit for 79.00 and send me all the 425 booms and belts and the 2 piece canopies. You will come out ahead.

... except with you need the 550 booms and belts :popcorn

Epoweredrc
06-04-2010, 01:06 PM
If you need parts for the 550 just buy the 425 kit for 79.00 and send me all the 425 booms and belts and the 2 piece canopies. You will come out ahead.

WOW you can buy a 425 kit for $79.00 where at who got them? then you just need electronics? servos,gryo,esc,motor.

TunaBlue
06-04-2010, 01:40 PM
http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=5017

Epoweredrc
06-04-2010, 03:51 PM
http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=5017

Thanks, I don't know why I asked, i did a google and found a few sites.
I am confused does that basic kit come with a canopy one site was reading it kinda sound like it don't and there high $35.00 or so.

Thanks

Mikej
06-04-2010, 04:21 PM
You have to glue the canopy together from 2 pieces

Epoweredrc
06-04-2010, 06:25 PM
You have to glue the canopy together from 2 pieces
but it does come with it in the basic kit?
BTW you know where the finless videos of putting this thing together is? i looked but do not see it

spootman
06-04-2010, 07:06 PM
You use the 550 build videos ( same thing ). As for the kit, all you will need to complete it besides the electronics are a set of main blades. Yes the canopy is included, most people don't care for it, I like it but gluing it together is a bit of a pain.

newhelliguy
06-04-2010, 09:40 PM
Yes I taped it together from the inside with scotch tape and then spread canopy glue in the joint. I had a major crash that ripped the canopy off the frame but it did not come unglued. Also Hobby-Lobby has a very nice Carbon Fiber canopy for 25.00 or so. It says plastic version but it is CF that fits the plastic frame. They also have the kit for 79.00.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/h425_white_canopy_plastic_version_rc_helicopter_sp are_part_272938_prd1.htm

spootman
06-04-2010, 10:58 PM
I thought those canopies were fiberglass? The one marked carbon was for the carbon frame and the one marked plastic was for the plastic frame?

Jerrymac
06-04-2010, 11:17 PM
I thought those canopies were fiberglass? The one marked carbon was for the carbon frame and the one marked plastic was for the plastic frame?

You are correct. I got the FG canopy for the plastic frame from AlleRC. I think it was about $25.

Epoweredrc
06-05-2010, 07:48 PM
You use the 550 build videos ( same thing ). As for the kit, all you will need to complete it besides the electronics are a set of main blades. Yes the canopy is included, most people don't care for it, I like it but gluing it together is a bit of a pain.
I can't find the 550 build ones either lol... ha ha I will search for 550 Gaui build videos I guess.

spootman
06-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Here ya go (http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=31211).

I can't find the 550 build ones either lol... ha ha I will search for 550 Gaui build videos I guess.

Epoweredrc
06-05-2010, 09:40 PM
Here ya go (http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=31211).
Thanks. I do not know my way around the Gaui threads yet lol.