Gaui Hurricane 200

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Gaui Hurricane 200
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Manufacturer Gaui
Class 200 size electric
Build ARF
Blade size195mm
LevelBeginner to Advanced
Frame
MaterialCarbon fiber
TypeStacked
Servo to swash linkageDirect
Servo sizeSub micro
Rotor head
GripsMetal
Head blockMetal
LinksBall
SwashMetal
Control120° CCPM
Tail
Drive systemShaft drive
Auto drivenNo
Tail pitch sliderSingle
Tail blade gripsMetal
Tail caseCarbon fiber / Metal
Boom strut materialCarbon
Gearing
Main rotor to pinion ratio1:8
Main rotor to tail ratio1:3.5
Weight
Empty weight4.2 oz. (119.5g)
Fully loaded weight8.1 oz (220g)
Dimensions
Height6 in. (150mm)
Canopy width1 3/4 in. (44mm)
Landing gear3 1/4 in. (85mm)
Paddle to paddle diameter6 5/8 in. (170mm)
Main rotor diameter16 7/8 in. (428mm)
Tail rotor diameter4 in. (105mm)
Length15 3/8 in. (386mm)

The Gaui Hurricane 200 V2 (aka Gaui EP-200) is a 200-sized electric helicopter available in a number of almost ready to fly variants:

  • Gaui Hurricane 200
Basic version with alloy head and partially alloy tail.
  • Gaui Hurricane 200 V2 SE
Upgraded version with higher quality alloy head and tail
  • Gaui Hurricane 200 V2 FES
Flybarless alloy head, together with GAUI virtual flybar electronics; all alloy tail.
  • Gaui Hurricane 200 shaft drive
Shaft driven (rather than belt driven tail rotor).

Compared to the Gaui Mini Zoom (EP-100), the EP-200 has a better designed frame allowing better servo placement, and a longer tail boom allowing the helicopter to run longer main blades, giving a rotor diameter of 428mm compared to the EP-100's 340mm. The decreased disk loading allows the helicopter to run lower head speeds and adds to the helicopter's stability.

The longer tail boom and blades can also be retro-fitted onto the EP-100.

Reviews and articles

  • RC Heli magazine scorecard (reviewed in the September 2008 issue):
    • Instructions - 4
    • Parts quality/Fit - 4.5
    • Durability - 4.5
    • Tunability - 4
    • Overall performance - 4.5
    • Value - 4

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