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Old 03-31-2011, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Freaks,

I am looking for some opinions about my next project.

I just finished up an HK500 build and the heli flies wonderful. I like the larger heli much better so I am thinking about selling my smaller trex450 and starting a new build on a 550. I was thinking trex because that is what I am familiar with but after reading the forums a bit I see there are some loyal fans of gaui. They look like they are well made so I'd liek to give one a go. I was looking at the gaui425 due to its lower price tag and the inexpensive way to make it a 550.

What do you guys think? Would it be ok to buy the 425 gaui and upgrade it to a 550 or should I just buy the H550 to start with?


thanks in advance for your opinions.

Paul
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Freaks,

I am looking for some opinions about my next project.

I just finished up an HK500 build and the heli flies wonderful. I like the larger heli much better so I am thinking about selling my smaller trex450 and starting a new build on a 550. I was thinking trex because that is what I am familiar with but after reading the forums a bit I see there are some loyal fans of gaui. They look like they are well made so I'd liek to give one a go. I was looking at the gaui425 due to its lower price tag and the inexpensive way to make it a 550.

What do you guys think? Would it be ok to buy the 425 gaui and upgrade it to a 550 or should I just buy the H550 to start with?


thanks in advance for your opinions.

Paul
If you like your 500 (425) you love a reall 500mm or 550mm heli , So much more relaxed, easy to see, stable and just basically excellent. The Gaui 425 / 550 is a very versatile, flexible platform. I started with a 550 with 550mm blades then tried it with 475mm, 500mm, and 425mm baldes (and with 3 different sizes of boom/belt) - my personall favourite is teh 500mm blades and the middle size boom

Go for it - you'll love it
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Thank you Mikej,

That was exactly what I was hoping to hear.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I have a 550 and she just floats along, really nice to fly and I even try flips with it.
my favourite heli.
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Cost wise, it is cheaper to buy the 425 basic kit and stretch it for either 500mm, or 550mm blades.

I like them so well, I have one of each, although the medium boomed one for 500mm blades is on a HeadHunter frame and is not quite finished yet. Love my 425 and 550 though.
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My Fav, is a 550mm boom, using 500mm carbon blades.

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Cost wise, it is cheaper to buy the 425 basic kit and stretch it for either 500mm, or 550mm blades.

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I prefer the 550mm blades, cause I do wide sports flying (more the scale-type of flying) to relax after work ... or during work
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