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KRYPTO316
05-24-2011, 11:29 PM
Can anyone tell me what the differences or advantages between these 3 kits?

lazor 22
05-24-2011, 11:45 PM
G10 is G10 (not sure what G10 is though, I have heard graphite and I have heard fiberglass), Sliver is Silver weave fiberglass, and CF is Carbon Fiber. I like G10 the best since it's durable and cheap, but they are only making CF from now on which I can understand since essentially every other heli is CF and I guess anything that isn't is looked down upon by the gp. Look at MSH and Mikado, they have good plastic material but they are converting to CF too.

KRYPTO316
05-24-2011, 11:54 PM
thanks. I have a Gaui 425 and am considering selling it and buying a o550 or a Fuion 50. Cant decide, leaning to the fusion 50. :confused:

Slyster
05-25-2011, 12:07 AM
Whatever you can find the cheapest! All are good. I don't like the look of the silver myself.

lazor 22
05-25-2011, 12:11 AM
The fusion is a nice machine but if you like belts go with the 550.

backburner1955
05-25-2011, 12:30 AM
I don't like the look of the silver myself.

Nobody asked your opinion on :quoteslooks:quotes...:rotf Just kidding Pete...:thumbup:

I like it, but I may change one over to CF.

http://www.helifreak.com/picture.php?albumid=4750&pictureid=55440

G10 is Garolite, a fiberglass like material, like what circuit boards are made of, silver is Silver Texalium Weave, and of course like Lazor pointed out, cf is cf.

G10 Garolite (http://www.spambutcher.com/parts/garolite.html)

Silver Texalium (http://www.carbonfibergear.com/colored-carbon-fiber-is-usually-texalium-but-what-is-texalium/)

DominicD
05-25-2011, 08:57 AM
Nobody asked your opinion on :quoteslooks:quotes...:rotf

LMAO, ouch, that was a low blow :)

backburner1955
05-25-2011, 09:34 AM
LMAO, ouch, that was a low blow :)

I hope Pete takes it with a laugh too...:thumbup:

Slyster
05-25-2011, 10:35 AM
Im actually scratching my head.. I don't get it.

Winfred
05-25-2011, 11:22 AM
LOL! :rolling

KRYPTO316
05-25-2011, 10:06 PM
Thanks guys for the input. Still not sure which heli to choose or to go fb or fbl.:confused:

lazor 22
05-25-2011, 10:30 PM
fbl :Bang

KRYPTO316
05-25-2011, 10:30 PM
How well does the O550 autorotate with a belt drive tail. And is there a TT upgrade?

lazor 22
05-25-2011, 10:38 PM
It autorotates very well. The TT upgrade would be to buy a fusion 50 and use 550mm blades. But I prefer a belt. A lot less complicated and doesn't eat up tail gears.

KRYPTO316
05-25-2011, 10:57 PM
Ok, now to sell my gaui.......

velocity90
05-25-2011, 11:07 PM
:wow2:It autorotates very well. The TT upgrade would be to buy a fusion 50 and use 550mm blades. But I prefer a belt. A lot less complicated and doesn't eat up tail gears.

+1 great hangtime , thus autorotation. So good, sometimes Im just to early with pitch up :D

@sly, I think its the way your helis look :cheers:cheers:banana:cheers:banana:cheers:wow2:

Slyster
05-25-2011, 11:08 PM
Ah.. but Bryan made the canopy! Double crossed! :rotf

TowPilot
05-26-2011, 01:27 AM
Ah.. but Bryan made the canopy! Double crossed! :rotf

Sounds like another opinion!!

(Or is that the sound of an empty drink glass?)

freewheel510
05-26-2011, 06:00 PM
Ah.. but Bryan made the canopy! Double crossed! :rotf

Which just goes to show, that with enough additional garish colors, even the most attractive canopy can look, um, well, garish.