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Old 12-04-2016, 02:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It does look like the belt conversion kit for the classic X3 has been discontinued.
Great. And I thought I had a heli that was "safe" from this bullcrap after having many Blade helis from Horizon and their discontinuing things every time you turn around. Never again.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:14 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Looks like there are a few left on amazon if anybody needs one.
Just ordered two of the three left in stock from NEXRC which was the only place I saw that had them on Amazon. One left for someone else.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
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How does it make sense that Gaui would discontinue the belt on an
in-production kit? What am I missing?
Is the boom belt specific also?
It's just an aluminum tube. It's very easily cut down if all we're eventually left with is the longer booms.
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:08 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Just ordered two of the three left in stock from NEXRC which was the only place I saw that had them on Amazon. One left for someone else.
Some people are saying you can use the Chase 360 belt, so that may be something to look into.
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Some people are saying you can use the Chase 360 belt, so that may be something to look into.
Maybe, but I'll take the real thing first if it's still available.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:27 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Maybe, but I'll take the real thing first if it's still available.
They seem to have the same part number, so it may be the real thing. Who knows

Either way I'm still a little disappointed.

Oh well, I guess this gives me a reason to switch to 380 blades and the X3L feathering shaft.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:50 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I got the last one from Amazon!

This is a stinker, some people don't want to go 380mm to be able to fly better in a smaller area, I don't want to go back to torque tube...

Hmmm, considering, will just go TT or use a longer boom with 360s, as mentioned, if I have to. I may even have a Chase belt or two as I fly that heli too.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:57 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I bought two Chase 360 belts from KDS and they are identical to the Gaui X3 belt. The length, the width and the teeth spacing are all the same. I put a link up earlier but here it is again.

http://www.kdsmodelsusa.com/Tail-Bel...kc-360-026.htm
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I bought two Chase 360 belts from KDS and they are identical to the Gaui X3 belt. The length, the width and the teeth spacing are all the same. I put a link up earlier but here it is again.

http://www.kdsmodelsusa.com/Tail-Bel...kc-360-026.htm
The picture is the wrong one, fwiw, but the other pertinent info is correct. As I didn't have an extra belt other than the one I just got from Amazon, we'll see if its the right one.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:15 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I bought two Chase 360 belts from KDS and they are identical to the Gaui X3 belt. The length, the width and the teeth spacing are all the same. I put a link up earlier but here it is again.

http://www.kdsmodelsusa.com/Tail-Bel...kc-360-026.htm
Thanks Larryu . That should keep us guys that don't want to extend the tail right now happy.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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That is good news Larryu I'm going to order the Chase 360 belt as well.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:08 PM   #32 (permalink)
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A happy ending after all. I was bummin' 'till I read Dave's (aka Mullen) intelligent explanation.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:17 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Great. And I thought I had a heli that was "safe" from this bullcrap after having many Blade helis from Horizon and their discontinuing things every time you turn around. Never again.


Unfortunately I'm gathering that nothing is safe any more. Just when a model gets all the bugs worked out and gets well established and folks grow to like them, they'll ditch it for something with more bling, or other, better, small-manhood-compensating features.


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Old 03-20-2017, 06:12 AM   #34 (permalink)
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The guy at anythingheli says the 1/2 inch longer belt and boom out performs the old one and thats why they did away with it. I had done ordered two chase belts before I learned that. I want to use up the two booms that came with kit first. I mean hell it performs good enough.
A longer boom definitely helps the Blade Nano's weak little tail after going brushless.

Ever heard of leverage? More leverage means less work on the main motor in the case of the X3 and the tail motor in the case of the Nano.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:13 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm all converted over to the longer 380 boom, even when running 360 blades, because you can run 68mm tail blades, which this heli needs.

I have a few booms, plastic tail blades, and at least 2 spare belts. If someone wants them, pm me, you can have them for the price of shipping.

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Old 05-12-2017, 11:01 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The guy at anythingheli says the 1/2 inch longer belt and boom out performs the old one and thats why they did away with it. I had done ordered two chase belts before I learned that. I want to use up the two booms that came with kit first. I mean hell it performs good enough.
A longer boom definitely helps the Blade Nano's weak little tail after going brushless.

Ever heard of leverage? More leverage means less work on the main motor in the case of the X3 and the tail motor in the case of the Nano.


A smaller tail pulley also helps the tail hold better on lower head speeds but without adding weight or length. My main motor doesn't complain about the work.

Whichever way one prefers I guess. I prefer the shorter boom for 360's. No tail holding issues here. I ordered as many belts as I could find when I first read this thread. Booms I can cut down easily.


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Old 06-13-2017, 09:15 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Can anyone measure the length of the 385 stretch belt boom? If I'm interpreting the AnythingHeli page correctly, this is the same boom that comes with the kit for the TT by default. Just trying to make sure I don't order anything that I don't necessarily need.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #39 (permalink)
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You're interpreting correctly. The TT boom is the same as the belted stretch. I can measure one if you'd like.
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this thread answers my question thanks guys
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