Gaui 500X with DJI Wookong-M

Since the Carbon Y6 didn’t feel right for me, I decided to try out the DJI Wookong-M on a quadcopter instead.

I happened to spot this Gaui 500X frame from a local hobby store whilst I was there on other errand and decided to try it out.
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The kit and the optional landing gear.

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Everything in the box.

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The frame is made from 1mm thick grayish-black glass fiber.

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Inner boom clamps in place.

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outer boom clamps in place as well as the frame stiffeners.

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Middle frame done.

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Motor mounts.

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Screwed together.

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I’ll be using T-motors on this quad. The model I’m using is the 2216 800KV.

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Fits nicely.

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Perfect match.

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All motors screwed in.

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Booms inserted and clamped.

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Arms in place.

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ESC’s soon done

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After testflying the 500X I thought it was a bit to ”small” for my taste. So I decided to stretch it using some 22mm helicopter tail booms.

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The 22mm booms didn’t really fit though so I had to cut 4 slots with a dremel to reduce the diameter slightly.

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This is the gimbal I used in the Y6 build. I thought I would try using it in this project as well.

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Drilling holes to mount the gimbal.

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Rubber vibration mounts in place.

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Gimbal in place.

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Now I need somewhere to place the battery.

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Bigger is better

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Battery tray in place.

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Works good enough.

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Unfortunately I don’t really have any video of or from the quad except when I flew it over the Niagara falls:

The reason I don’t have any more videos is that I could not get the gimbal to work properly. It was always twitching and vibrations amplified in the construction. Also I didn’t really liked the 500X frame. The folding mechanism wasn’t really to my taste as well as a couple of other small little things. However I liked how the quad flew so I’ve decided to start design my own. Stay tuned!

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