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450 Gaui X3 Questions

Discussion in 'Helicopters' started by D.O.G., Dec 5, 2018.

  1. D.O.G.

    D.O.G. Well-Known Member Goblin 380 Supporter

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    Hey there. Recently my Gaui X3 had a tragic accident and now she can rest in peace :(. I'm asking Mrs Clause for the Gaui X3L :). I've notice that they have a conversion kit from X3 to X3L. Which way to go, convert or new? The X3L is newer model. Has a few things different from the X3 but alot beefer to me lol. If I decide to go with the conversion kit to X3l, most of my parts from the X3 will work on the X3L. GAUI X3 to X3l Frame Conversion Set (Kit A) - GAUI X3 / X3L they have a tail conversion kit so you can use 385mm blades on it. GAUI Tail Belt Conversion kit (for 350 to 385 blades) - GAUI X3 / X3L I'm already using a belt conversion kit on my X3 and using RJK 365mm blades on it. If I use the X3 to X3L conversion kit but not purchases the 3X to3XL tail kit and not purchases the tail boom cover, will my COG be to much off for me to adjust? Basically I'm taking all parts from my X3 and install them in the X3L frame and how will it effect my COG. Hope this makes sense.
     


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    I think @Geena is the person to ask on this one. Lets see if we can get her in here.
     
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    Hi D.O.G., I have a new Gaui X3 basic sitting under the Christmas tree so I was very interested in what your doing, apparently in a review that I just read with the conversion the battery no longer sits in the frame so you can use a larger battery and this fixes any CofG issues. I'll build the standard one first and then look at the conversion.

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    I would just go ahead and get the X3L kit and be done. It`s well worth it, and the X3L kit is not expensive. You can use the parts from your crashed X3, for repairs you might need to the X3L later. By converting the X3 to an X3L, the CG should not change much...nothing moving the battery slightly won`t fix.

    The only thing I dislike about the X3L though, is the landing gear. I absolutely HATE those little flipper style skids. They work great if you fly on a paved runway. But They SUCK for landing on grass. You`ll roll over after landing more times than not with those things. I put regular X3 (direct bolt on...no mods needed) on mine and it was problem solved.

    BTW, Tony. I`m ALWAYS here. I may not always speak, but I`m always watching. ;)
     
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    lol, I know you are always here, I see you lurking. It's all good. Times are a little slow right now but it's fixing to pick up. Have a LOT planned just need to get my new office done. Taking way longer than expected.
     
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    Thank you Admiral and Geena for your reply :). Admiral, that's the new X3 you have huh. Cool! I'll take Geena advice and get the 3XL then, " with real skids " and use the X3 for parts then.
     
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    PSST! The wife agrees with Geena too! Good on my end :).
     
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    If you have not flown with a boom cover yet then wait till you do. Your mind might change. I love it for the extra visual. That's why I fell in love with goblin. I love having that extra visual .
     
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    It's a standard basic X3 with the conversion kit the guy did a blow by blow review of the upgrade.
     
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    Hey URI. I here you. I rather fly without the boom cover. That's why I love my X3. My 500 has the Monster energy look IMG_3402.JPG which I can see well and I like tossing it around vs my 450 CoastGuard heli which I can see but not to far plus it's mostly show heli with lights. I seen this 3XL video without his boom having fun indoor. The onlything it's a tri blade set up.
     
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    Hey D.O.G check your inbox.
     
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    Yes I did and thank you for that Admiral.
     
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    I actually took the boom cover off of my X3L. Having it on did not give me any benefits as far being able to see it better, and it`s much easier to work on it and adjust belt tension without it.
     
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    Changing those skids is very important, if you fly over a grass field. Mine ( with the flipper skids) tipped over three or four times, even in the shortest grass on our field.
     
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    Thank you much Geena for that important information about those silly flipper skids. I never fly where pavement is so that will be a plus for me, Thanks Geena :).
     
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    For what ever reason in have had issues with locating the small boom. Maybe if I had painted the boom a brighter color. I tend to use the boom as a point of reference along with skids.
     
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    That's a great price the basic X3L no blades in Australia is the equivalent of US$259.66
     

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