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Old 08-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Gaui 425/550 reference links and setup info *LOOK HERE FIRST*

This thread will be used to house links to threads that answer some of the most common questions about how to build, equipment to use, mods that can be done, etc.. along with the other sticky threads, look here first to see if your question can be answered. I will do my best to keep this thread as up to date as possible. If you have a link to a site, thread or resource that you dont see here, please PM me and I will add the link.

also feel free to add your electronic setup in the thread below, like I have
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here are some useful liks to other threads:


Stock info from Gaui:

The parts manuals links that were here originally were moved. here is a link to the Gaui page that has all the manuals that are still available. I figured rather than linking to them separately, I'd link direct to the site with all the manuals available.

http://www.gaui.com.tw/html/download.asp?darea=3&cat=90


How To and Instrucions:

Hurricane 550 Build Videos Bobs how to videos, lots of good info here
Expanded 425/550 HS calculator good HS calc to help you with gearing your heli
new kid on the block (INSANE motor) build thread for installing a larger diameter motor (4020 size in this case) and extending the pitch/roll arms to compensate.
Step by step guide to rewinding your 1100kv/1500W motor! a good how to cool off those HOT stock Gaui motors if you are up to the task.

Tips and Tricks:

Tip for getting 0 degrees pitch
Understanding Gaui 550 Head Programming
Sleeving the pin (tip for keeping the tail gear pin in check)
A little extra... (tip for getting a little more cyclic range when running over 11º collective)




Mods:

Compatible parts between 550 and X5 (Vas will be updating this for cross compatability)
550 tt hack??? making your 550 into a torque tube heli with 550mm blades
TT for 550's Toranas excellent 550mm blade tt how to mod
spot the mod (DIY 425/550 Spindle Sleeve) use this tip to make your head more rigid
Swash plate part broken/missing - solution found! (Tip to replace a broken AR pin so you don't have to buy a whole AR bracket if it breaks)



Aftermarket upgrades:

Non-Gaui parts gunkle's thread compiling a list of commonly used aftermarket parts.
Sonix Main and tail grips this post has links to the popular Sonix main and tail grips.
VXB OWB upgrade
Headhunter Heli's Ben's (and now Scott's) site for the popular Head Hunter frame, bearing, and motor mount upgrade
Head Hunter frame photos great post with detailed pics of the HH frame.
Robinson Racing 0.8M Pinions 12t-25t source for aftermarket 0.8M pinions, also with more size choices.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a list of the most commonly used websites to get parts for our birds please PM me if you have a site you dont see listed here:

www.empirerc.com
www.anythingheli.com
www.infinity-hobby.com
www.flying-hobby.com
www.allerc.com
www.helidirect.com
www.hobbyking.com
www.aircraft-world.com (Japan)
www.cnchelicopter.com (aftermarket upgrades)
www.hobby-lobby.com
www.modefosheli.com
www.rchobbiesandmore.com
www.heliflightcenter.com
www.rcdumbthumbs.com
www.rotortech.ca
RCHeliCanada.com
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lots of people ask things like "what servos are you using" or what is a good motor/esc, etc... feel free to post in this thread about your setup. please post only a list of the electronics that you have in your heli. this way others can see what hardware works well on these birds.

Just fill out the form like this, and copy paste into your own post:

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MOTOR:
GEARING:
ESC:
BEC:
CYCLIC:
TAIL:
GYRO:
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll start us off:

PLATFORM: Gaui 550 cf frame (550mm blades)
RX: AR6110e
Motor: Scorpion 4020-910Kv
ESC: Hobbywing 80A OPTO
BEC: Hobbywing 5A UBEC
CYCLIC: Hyperion DS20FMD³
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GMD¹
GYRO: Quark (pre-release)
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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FRAME: Gaui 500XF (500mm blades / 425XF frame)
RX: AR7000
Motor: Z-Power 980kV
ESC: Gaui 50A
BEC: SportsBEC
CYCLIC: Spektrum DS821 x 3
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GMD¹
GYRO: None - flybarless Beastx
Blades: Carbon Fibre Z-weave 500mm
Gearing : 15 / 50 / 20 / 61

FRAME: Gaui 550XF (550mm blades / 425XF frame)
RX: AR7000
Motor: Gaui 850kV
ESC: Gaui 50A
BEC: SportsBEC
CYCLIC: Futaba 3001 x 3
TAIL: Futaba 3151
GYRO: HK G401B
Blades:Thunder Tiger 550mm woodies
Gearing : 15 / 50 / 20 / 61

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Old 08-24-2010, 05:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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PLATFORM: Gaui 550 CF frame
RX: AR9000
Motor: Scorpion 4020-910Kv, 24T/60/20owb/61
ESC: Align 75A Opto
BEC: Dimension Engineering SportBEC @ 6V
CYCLIC: JR DS821 x 3 @ 6v
TAIL: MKS BLS 980 @ 6v
GYRO: Futaba GY520
Blades: BBT Maniac 503mm CF wides, Align 600 CF paddles, 400mm FB

PLATFORM: Gaui 550 plastic frame
RX: AR7000
Motor: TonicX Z30 1110, 15T/50/20owb/61
ESC: Align 75A Opto
BEC: Dimension Engineering SportBEC @ 6V
CYCLIC: JR DS821 x 3 @6v
TAIL: MKS BLS 980 @ 6v
GYRO: Futaba GY520
Blades: BBT Maniac 503mm CF wides, Align 600 CF paddles, 400mm FB
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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PLATFORM: HeadHunter Frames
RX: Spektrum AR6200
Motor: Scorpion 4020-1100
ESC: Castle ICE 100
BEC: Built-in 6.2 volts
CYCLIC: Hyperion DS20xSMD
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GMD
GYRO: Spartan DS760
Blades: Edge 553 Flybar, T-Rex 600 flybar/paddles
Gearing: 15-20-50-61

And in progress:
PLATFORM: HeadHunter 550 Flybarless
RX: TotalG,. two satellites
Motor: Scorpion 4020-1100
ESC: Castle ICE 100 Lite
BEC: Built-in 6.2 volts
CYCLIC: Align DS610
TAIL: Align DS620
GYRO: TotalG
Blades: Edge 553 Flybarless
Gearing: 15-20-50-61

Added Gearing just for the fun of it. Don't forget http://gauihelicoptertalk.proboards.com.

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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PLATFORM: Gaui 550 CF Frame with Gaui full CNC head and Sonix full CNC tail with thrust bearings
RX: AR7000
Motor: TonicX Z30 1110kv
Gearing: 15-20-60-61
ESC: Align 75A Opto
BEC: DE SportBEC @ 5V
CYCLIC: JR DS821 x 3
TAIL: Futaba 9254
GYRO: GY401
Blades: 550mm SpinBlades
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Excellent Nexgen.This is brilliant work.Keep it up everyone this way we all learn.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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PLATFORM: Gaui 550 CF (500mm blades)
RX: V-Bar with 2 Spektrum sat receivers
Motor: Tonic-X Z30
ESC: GAUI 75A
BEC: Hobbywing 5A UBEC
CYCLIC: Spektrum DS821
TAIL: Futaba S9254
GYRO: Mikado V-Bar with separate sensor (black)
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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FRAME: Gaui 550 CF with Torque Tube
RX: Futaba RS6008
Motor: Z-Power 800kv on 12S
ESC: CC Ice HV 45
BEC: Western Robotics Hercules super bec
CYCLIC: MKS HV787
TAIL: MKS BLS980
GYRO: Spartan Quark
Blades: Edge 553's Flybar
Gearing : 14/ 61 / 20 / 61

FRAME: Gaui 550 CF
RX: Futaba RS6008
Motor: Z-Power 1470kV
ESC: CC Pheonix Ice 100
BEC: Esc
CYCLIC: Hitec HS-5625MG
TAIL: MKS BLS980
GYRO: Spartan Quark
Blades: Gaui carbon white 500mm
Gearing : 14 / 61 / 20 / 61

FRAME: Gaui 550 plastic fantastic
RX: Futaba RS6008
Motor: Z-Power 980kV
ESC: Gaui 60A
BEC: Esc
CYCLIC: SSD 150MG
TAIL: Logitech 6100
GYRO: Logitech 6100T
Blades: Gaui carbon 550mm
Gearing : 15 / 50 / 20 / 61


in progress
FRAME: Head Hunter
RX: Futaba 6008
Motor: Scorpion 4020-910
ESC: Kontronik Jazz 80
BEC: Esc
CYCLIC: (still sourcing)
TAIL: Futaba BLS 251
GYRO: Spartan Quark
Blades: Edge 553 flybar
Gearing : 24 / 61 / 20 / 61

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Want to convert your 425 to a 550 ??

If you want to convert your 425 to a 500 / 550 then these are the parts that you need ...

475mm / 500mm conversion kit : part 204662
http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?products_id=5022

550mm conversion kit : part 204663 http://www.allerc.com/product_info.p...oducts_id=5023

Paddles : part 204534 http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?products_id=3254

Tail blades : part 204 554 http://www.allerc.com/product_info.p...ts_id=3274

Then you need some blades and to sort out the gearing
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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FRAME: Plastic 425/550
RX: AR7000
Motor: Z-Power 980kV
ESC: Gaui 50A
BEC: SportsBEC
CYCLIC: Spektrum DS821 x 3
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GMD¹
GYRO: GY401
Blades: 500mm woodies
Gearing : 15 / 50 / 20 / 61
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So I went ahead and got me a 24t robinson and I gotta say I'm ready liking it. The high headspeed really makes her hum, and everything comes down cool.

FRAME: Gaui 550 cf frame
RX: AR6110e
MOTOR: Scorpion 4020-910Kv
GEARING: 24/60/20/61
ESC: Hobbywing 80A OPTO
BEC: Hobbywing 5A UBEC
CYCLIC: Hyperion DS20FMD³
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GMD¹
GYRO: Quark (pre-release)
BLADES: X5 500mm cf



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Old 10-11-2010, 06:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Gaui 425

Frame: plastic
RX: Ar6100
Motor: Turnigy H3126 / 1300kv
GEARING: 14/50/19/61
ESC: Align 60A
CYCLIC: DS821 ³
TAIL: Align DS520¹
GYRO: Align GP750
BLADES: SAB 430
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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FRAME: Plastic Basic 425
RX: Futaba R617FS
Motor: Scorpion HK-3026-1400 kV
ESC: Align 75A
BEC: CC 10A UBEC
CYCLIC: Hitec HS-5485HB
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GCD
GYRO: GP750
Blades: SAB Red Devil
Pinions&Gears: 13,14T & / 50 / 19
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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adding the 10mm main shaft mod thread here (cant edit the top post)

What I really want is...
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:21 AM   #19 (permalink)
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FRAME: Stock Plastic Gaui
RX: Futaba R617FS
MOTOR: Z20 980 kV
GEARING:61/20/50/14
ESC: Gaui 50A
BEC: Gaui Stock
CYCLIC: Futaba S3152
TAIL: Futaba S9257
GYRO: Microbeast FBL
BLADES:[/QUOTE] BBT Manic 503mm

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Heres my latest config:


FRAME: Gaui 550 cf frame
RX: Satellite RX/BeastX
MOTOR: Scorpion 4020-910Kv
GEARING: 24/60/20/61
ESC: CC HV-85, gov set RPM 2200, 2300, 2400
BEC: CC BEC Pro, set to 6v
CYCLIC: Hyperion DS20FMD³
TAIL: Hyperion DS20GMD¹
GYRO: BeastX
BLADES: X5 520mm fbl cf
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