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Old 01-18-2020, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So this isn’t my first rodeo, but it is my first Gaui. I’m putting together my X5v2 belt, and it’s going pretty smooth. I have the frame built up, edges sanded and all. but now moving on to the Head & Tail assemblies.

It seems that they have been assembled at the factory. Loctite and all. this is a first for me.

Oxy May assemble some parts but the manual directs to re-assemble with lube and Loctite.

Is it recommended to pull it all apart to verify everything is on the up and up, lubed and such?
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes I would still go through the head even though it might be pre-assembled from factory. My X3L head came "assembled" and super tight without loctite I had to basically destroy the spindle to get it apart. Another user had an issue with his grip assembly not sure if there is some new workers at the factory who are going overboard with the assembly. I would double check.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Jim, have built tonnes of Gaui's, 99% ok from factory...…
But just grab a tool and double check.... not tightening but loosening, If you apply good force and they feel tight.. there ok.
If in dought. Take apart clean and re-assemble....
Only issue I've seen is "I want more grease in the bearings" And I deal with those at the end of the season when I break the head/tail down for service
I have yet to have an issue with these machines.. there built tough... and I don't play nice with them lol

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Old 01-20-2020, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I generally test factory assembled parts by trying to unscrew the screw.
if they don't let go until the point I would go (without preheating or risk stripping out the head)
I'm fine with it. it it moves then all are redone.
I do this check for typical parts which do not need to be undone in regular maintance or crashes. => like ball end's , swash bearings , oneways , other bearings which are press fitted and stuff like that.

I don't do this for pieces which are a given in a rebuild or maintenance ( tail assembly , head assembly , I like to take it apart before flight. Since its as good as time as any to do its correctly assembled for next RUD and you then at least know if your swear because you can't get a screw undone , its your fault )
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did put a wrench on the spindle bolts with no luck. If they don’t have locktite then I need to get to the gym. I think I’ll let the head go for now. Was a little worried about breaking the bolts pulling them out.

Thanks for all the comments! Can’t wait to see it in the air. Hopefully we’ll get some warmer days before spring.
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