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Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 06, 2014 @ 08:29 PM | 1,598 Views
Ordered the KBAR FBL unit
Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 05, 2014 @ 10:24 PM | 1,145 Views
Version Two of the Gaui X3 for RealFlight now available!
http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...=file&id=19648
Posted by BladeScraper | Mar 31, 2014 @ 07:37 PM | 1,086 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Mar 25, 2014 @ 10:50 AM | 1,101 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Mar 22, 2014 @ 03:49 PM | 1,558 Views
Its here!!! Got the motor installed already but I'm keeping the ESC put away until I get my board back from MegasMicros.

Woooohooooo I'm so excited

Posted by BladeScraper | Mar 18, 2014 @ 02:49 PM | 1,126 Views


Gotta love it


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Posted by BladeScraper | Mar 08, 2014 @ 11:22 PM | 1,351 Views
It's finally here! The long awaited Gaui X3 for RealFlight 6.5 and RealFlight 7!

This heli was modeled and tuned from the ground up to be a total smack machine! With an incredibly high power 6s power system and a specifically tuned VBAR this heli is an absolute joy to fly both in real life and in RealFlight!

Months of work have gone into this model, and it wouldn't have been possible without Anthony Donzella.


-KDE Direct 450XF 1750Kv
-YGE 40A ESC
-Pulse 1350mAh 6s LiPo
-VBAR FBL System
-New Halo 360mm Blades (which technically don't exist yet)

Canopy can fall off with the CH.6 Knob, turn it all the way to the right.

There are several camera angles. Press F4 and F5 to explore them (must be in a 3D field)

Headspeed is 2700 in normal mode, 3000 in stunt 1, and 3200 in stunt 2.


Enjoy!
http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...=file&id=19514
Posted by BladeScraper | Mar 01, 2014 @ 11:34 PM | 1,912 Views
Cano is almost done! Just need to add GAUI and X3 Labels

Posted by BladeScraper | Feb 22, 2014 @ 08:13 PM | 1,665 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Feb 15, 2014 @ 10:59 AM | 1,780 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Feb 14, 2014 @ 06:39 PM | 2,548 Views
This Hurricane makes the X3 look like a 250!


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Posted by BladeScraper | Feb 05, 2014 @ 02:50 PM | 2,296 Views
Some work on the X3 for RealFlight



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Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:32 PM | 2,238 Views
Blade 300X 3D Flight (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 20, 2014 @ 04:12 PM | 2,129 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 15, 2014 @ 07:13 PM | 2,303 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 10, 2014 @ 07:11 PM | 2,448 Views
More Progress.
Added Battery, Tail Boom Supports, Tail Pushrod, Tail Pushrod Support, Battery Tray, ESC Tray, Lower Bearing Block, Motor Mount, and Washout Arms.




Current Poly Count: 1688

Still have a long way to go, but I'm really liking it so far! Blade grips, canopy, and tail grips are gonna raise my Poly Count a lot.
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:40 AM | 2,814 Views

Starting to be a heli now!
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 09, 2014 @ 07:18 AM | 2,202 Views
I'm designing a Gaui X3 for RealFlight. Here's what I have done so far.

Anthony Donzella helped me get started, and we used TeamViewer so he could see my screen and control my computer if I needed help.

I feel accomplished
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 08, 2014 @ 05:31 PM | 2,139 Views
Ok, so the flight in 29 degrees went well. This thing is AMAZING.

Turning the cyclic pots down to 10 o'clock on the 3GX did the trick, no more cyclic wobbles, just crisp easy movements. This thing is SO stable!

However I do still need to sort out the tail wag, it even wags at 60% and a pitch pump really gets it wagging.

By the end of the flight my fingers were so cold I felt like I wasn't even touching the transmitter stick and it was hard to move my thumbs. I was scared to land since if I messed up and accidentally moved the cyclic stick back, the tail could hit the ground and strip a gear! I ended up just going a bit forward and landing with throttle hold on the street rather than try to land in the grass/snow-covered sidewalk.

Definitely a winner! Even with that 'crappy' Align 3GX
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 05, 2014 @ 09:23 PM | 2,312 Views
Finally took her up while on vacation to Texas. It's a bit warmer there (65 degrees vs. 9 degrees with wind chills of less than -20 degrees...) so I figured I'd take her. The maiden was by a lake. It was a very short maiden, only a few seconds to make sure she actually flew. The real maiden was at a park. I have a video coming soon.

It flies great! There are some cyclic wobbles from high cyclic gain and a bit of tail gain, but those are issues that will be tuned out over time. The motor does get pretty darn hot, but I'm not surprised. It's not the X3's fault...

Pulse 2250 65C pack comes down cold to the touch. I'm glad. That means it won't be puffing for a while because if it does it won't fit in the heli

It's also pretty quiet in terms of drive train. However, my motor bearings suck so that alone makes it super loud. The motor is also out of balance. I will be replacing it soon.

Definitely glad I got the X3. It flies just as good as everyone said it would!