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Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 26, 2014 @ 09:32 PM | 23,345 Views
Blade 300X 3D Flight (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 20, 2014 @ 05:12 PM | 23,218 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 15, 2014 @ 08:13 PM | 23,383 Views
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 10, 2014 @ 08:11 PM | 23,504 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 @ 11:40 AM | 23,039 Views

Starting to be a heli now!
Posted by BladeScraper | Jan 09, 2014 @ 08:18 AM | 11,549 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 @ 06:31 PM | 6,370 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 @ 10:23 PM | 4,856 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!