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05-05-2005 09:29 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Chas

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Anyone know of a shop etc that is supplying/stocks ally washout mixer bases for the Zoom?

Cheers

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05-06-2005 08:47 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Heloaddict

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He's talking about the washout base, that the mixers attach to. I'am curious as well. So far the only place I know of is flyinghobby.com but they are out of stock all the time. Any help?

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05-06-2005 04:49 PM  12 years agoPost 3
wildstallionuk

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I thought about getting one but I use the stock alluminium shaft and I think a metal one would wear it down really fast.

Check out the items I have for sale in the clasifieds including a CSM 420

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05-06-2005 06:26 PM  12 years agoPost 4
MattJen

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Hi all

i asked this in a post a while back, at the moment in the Uk you cannot get one, they are due to be realeased soon,

At the moment you can only get it from the states, which peees me off as shops in the uk are quite happy to sell it!

you can get the mixer washout set from

http://www.helihobby.com/html/zoom_400_upgrades.html

PART#Z400-O505 $35.00

philpop - no that isn't the part that is being asked for, those are the mixer arms,


It is annoying though as the t rex you can get the metal washout everywhere, but upgraded parts for the zoom are only available at midland hellies, and the flight box,

and the annoying thind witht he upgrades they are not fix on and go fly, some require modification, of the frame, and ball links, cos the upgrades from hellibits are Eolo bits, and the ball links are larger in size than the zoom standard parts, and the balls themselves are a different size to ones on the standard zoom swash plate, and the belt upgrade that requires alot of modification to the frame.

but once done it does really make a difference to the model performance

All The Best

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05-07-2005 08:34 AM  12 years agoPost 5
wings

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I heard of a guy in asia that had these items but i could not get any from him. I have tried to get some manufactured in the uk without success yet but i am still trying, the component looks something like this:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/twenty.../photos/Hub.gif

anyone know where to get them from or a good manufacturer in the uk please post.

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05-07-2005 05:48 PM  12 years agoPost 6
t707w

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05-13-2005 09:16 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Chas

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Wings

Didn't like the hobby shop one so I've made my own, with a brass centre bush/bearing.

Have just about finished one (just the polishing to do), and have one more slot to mill on a second one.

It's those pitch slider slots that take the most time to machine(due to setting ther lathe up for milling operations, and the size of the slot)

Once I've finished the second one I'll also try and find a firm that can CNC it then see how much they would charge per unit (dependant on number ordered etc).

Like you I'll post back if/when I find a firm and to check to see if anyone is interested in one.

Chas

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05-13-2005 09:50 PM  12 years agoPost 8
wings

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Good work chas, yep its the slots that are causing me trouble in finding a manufacturer too. Unfortunately (or fortunately) i've just got a new job (teaching inventor and pro engineer) and bought a new house so i'm busy as hell right now. I'm still very interested in seeing how much it will cost per unit if you find a manufacturer. I have looked at importing some from asia so it would be good to compare costs.

please let me know how you get on. i think there is a market for these components, i'm surprised HU or MH haven't produced them. At the very least i believe that my heli could use one!

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05-15-2005 07:33 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Heloaddict

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Count me in too!

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05-16-2005 07:58 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Chas

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Aluminium Washout Base - Photos Uploaded

Hi

For those interested, I've finished making two mixer bases and have uploaded a couple of pics.

Unfortunately I'm a better flier than photographer but I think you'll get the general idea ok.

I already had the heli-up mixers fitted to the stock washout base, which was a sloppy fit even when new, and found the play in the stock base was causing unwanted pitch changes/drifting particularly when flying in gusty conditions. The other down side of the stock one was that I wasn't able to Loctite/really tighten up the mixer arms to a point where I was happy (went through 3 plastic ones).

Tested my one over the last couple of days in both dead calm and gusty conditions.

Now we're cooking with gas!. She now sits nice and steady in the hover with no unwanted/un-demanded pitch changes and handles gusty conditions far much better with less imputs, but also leaps in the air like a scolded cat the instance I whip the stick full up.

Next version will have a thinner centre bush so I can make it even smaller/lighter.

Now to start looking for a firm that can CNC it at a reasonable cost.

Will keep you posted.

Regards

Chas

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05-30-2005 12:39 PM  12 years agoPost 11
amphip

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CNC Washout base

Chas

Did you everr get to production stage with the CNC Washout base....

Amphip

Takeoff - Optional....Landing-.Mandatory

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05-30-2005 05:14 PM  12 years agoPost 12
helimeister

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Mr. Chas

I am very much interested in your cnc washout base. Please keep us posted where and when we can get one. It looks like you did a great job with the prototype!

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07-10-2005 01:24 PM  12 years agoPost 13
YZY

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Hi Chas

Still selling these washout bases?

ZY

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07-16-2005 04:06 PM  12 years agoPost 14
YZY

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?????

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07-16-2005 06:00 PM  12 years agoPost 15
vinrx7

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I would like some info on this also, thanks

STUPID TREE!!!

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07-18-2005 05:44 PM  12 years agoPost 16
OICU812

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Yes I would love to get my hands on a few of these as well, anyone...............???

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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08-26-2005 01:06 PM  12 years agoPost 17
YZY

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Hmm any update? im still interested

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