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Old 12-14-2015, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

This is my 1st time building a Gaui. I will be posting my progress here. Love the NX7 looks.

My 1st question is: are you guys redoing the loctite on the parts that comes pre-assembled from factory?



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I rebuilt all assembled parts and relock tight then.
better safe than Sorry
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Paulo, glad to see you got one too, buddy! I just finished my build and only have some electronics stuff to do. I can say that I was impressed with the level of pre-assembly that they did. Everything that I checked had been loctited properly.

I tend to take most of it apart anyway just to be certain that there are no issues, but they seem to have done a good job. The build was fun and went together easily. Can't wait to get her maidened. Maybe this weekend if the weather breaks? We'll see...
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ill be honest, I didn't even check my pre assembled parts. Just slapped them right on there
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Thanks Justin and MotorG for the feedback. I fully understand the safest thing would be to check them all. Just wanted to get some feedback. Bearing blocks were rock solid with loctite. Meaning the locking screws, not the actual bearings lol.
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Page 8 Done.
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Found a little glitch with the instructions or one of my parts was CNCed "inverted" page 7 and page 9 part 6 - #073223 (Tail boom clamp)







I had to switch the screws from one side to the other.
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Maybe the bearing blocks need to be flipped.
My m3x20 screws went In from the left side.
The screw threads into The same threads as the m3x5 on the other side but tighten the boom in place.
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Maybe the bearing block just have to be flipped.

My m3x20 screws went In from the left side.

The screw threads into The same threads as the m3x5 on the other side but tighten the boom in place.

If I flip it the flange will be pointing to the wrong direction.

The side where the m3x20 screws from (entering the clamp), does not have a thread. It uses the thread from the second 1/2 of the clamp (sorry if that is not clear). Which I think is fine, it just did not match the manual.

Edit: I am not home right now, but looking at my own pictures I think you are right Hawk, I could flip the clamp. Kicking myself in the rear If that is the case :/
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Open heart surgery...

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Nice!!!!!
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Yep, you can flip the clamps. My M3x20's also go in on the left side.

By the way, I figured I'd share pics of mine. Here she is...almost ready!

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Hope the surgery goes well haha.
When you get to the tail gears box check the mesh on the umbrella gear that goes in the
Torque tube,I had a lot of in and out play. I used one of the shims from the main shaft under that gear.

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@Justin - looking good!!! Are the electronics in already?

And yes kicked myself a bit, you guys were correct. I just had to flip the clamps. But I got over it haha

The surgery was a success! See picture below!

Nothing better than being able to share the stories and builds with our heli comunity.

Here are more pictures.





PS. That tank brace thing with the 3 little rubber mounts was super painful to put together.
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Yea they can be tough. I ended up trimming mine to make is easier lol
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Paul. Looking good. Your moving way faster than me. I just started mine last night. I could no longer just let it sit in the box. Is that an OS91 speed motor in there? If so I have the same one in my Rave and absolutely love it. I hope the OS 105HZ-r that I bought for my NX7 works as well. Thanks for the pics of the build. I'll use them if I get stuck somewhere. Good luck on maiden.
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Paul. Looking good. Your moving way faster than me. I just started mine last night. I could no longer just let it sit in the box. Is that an OS91 speed motor in there? If so I have the same one in my Rave and absolutely love it. I hope the OS 105HZ-r that I bought for my NX7 works as well. Thanks for the pics of the build. I'll use them if I get stuck somewhere. Good luck on maiden.
Hello Faceman!

I could not stop it yesterday. Every little few minutes I had I would sneak away into our garage and work on the build LOL. I am enjoying it.

It is a OS91, yes. The donor parts is my T-Rex700N.

So Ikon, OS913D Speed, Cyclic JR 8917HV and Tail MKS HBL980 are all parts being donated from her.

I still need to order throttle servo and fuel tubing.

Thanks for the compliments. And good luck with your build as well.
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Update,

I assembled Pages 17 and 18 without loctite for now. Since this is my 1st NX7 build, and having no reference from other builders, I foresee having to dig into the frame again to accommodate wires, fuel tubes, etc.

Once that is done I will safely loctite everything nice and neat.
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Paulo, I did the same thing. Once I started I just kept going... All in all, it went together in about four hours...one of which was balancing the clutch stack.

I'm finalizing wiring and programming now and the weather is looking decent this weekend, so there may be a maiden in my near future.
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Hello Faceman!

I could not stop it yesterday. Every little few minutes I had I would sneak away into our garage and work on the build LOL. I am enjoying it.

It is a OS91, yes. The donor parts is my T-Rex700N.

So Ikon, OS913D Speed, Cyclic JR 8917HV and Tail MKS HBL980 are all parts being donated from her.

I still need to order throttle servo and fuel tubing.

Thanks for the compliments. And good luck with your build as well.

Paul:

I'm in the same boat with you. They are hard to stop tinkering with once you start. I gave in at 11 last night. I do my builds the same way you were talking. I assemble everything that I can get to on the outside of the frame hand tight. Then once heli is upright on its skids and I don't think i'll be going back into it. I pull each screw out, clean it with alcohol and Loctite it back in. Pretty excited about this heli. Really got into my nitro stuff last summer mainly cause of how much flight time it offered. Something about the smoke pouring off is cool too.

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