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11-29-2005 08:18 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Esprit 88

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Hi everyone,

Has anyone tried a stretched boom mod. on the Shogun (Zoom). I know that you can buy Easton brand aluminium arrow shafts in the correct diameter for the boom, but is there a longer drive shaft available?

I know Align made an stretch kit for the original Trex kit that enabled the use of the larger 335mm? blades. It would be great to be able to use larger blades on the shogun.......does anyone have any ideas??

Howard

London U.K.

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11-29-2005 10:11 PM  12 years agoPost 2
DTM

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I've made a longer boom by joining two pieces with a sleeve of cf tube. Same thing applies to the driveshaft, take two halves and join them using a carbon tube. (cut at 3/4 and don't forget to install the bearings before you glue) Run T-rex blades and a 9 t pinion on the standard (brushless motor) . Works fine and flies a lot nicer.

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11-30-2005 02:26 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Esprit 88

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Hi DTM,

Can you tell me how long your stretched boom is, and also the size of Trex blades you are using?

Many Thanks.

BTW ....you don't know when the Zoom XL will be available do you?

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12-01-2005 01:06 AM  12 years agoPost 4
OICU812

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Cheapest easiest way to either replace a boom, extend a boom is buy arrow shafts, much cheaper, any color in the rainbow and of course cut to your length.

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

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12-01-2005 03:18 AM  12 years agoPost 5
wedge

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I ve been thinking about this, but where would I get a belt from? Use a Trex one.

Victoria BC, Canada, Century Swift,Trex SA 450, Hummingbird V3.

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12-01-2005 03:27 AM  12 years agoPost 6
OICU812

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No the spacing in the belt is different. I can not recall at the moment but there is a place in the USA where you can buy any length and size of belt real cheap as well. If I remember I will post back........there should be somewhere in Vancouver like that...no? If you measure the pyshical distance in the cogs that will tell you belt spacing then for example if you wanted one as long as the t-rex then just get that length in your belt cog spacing......if any of that made sense or was helpfull, lol.

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

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12-01-2005 07:33 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Rob_T

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Shogun belts are 0.080 pitch also known as MXL size. You can get them from SDP/SI . Many widths, lengths and material variations to choose from. The stock belt is 371 tooth and 3mm wide.

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12-01-2005 08:06 AM  12 years agoPost 8
DTM

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I've enlarged the boom to 38 cm total lenght and I am running 315 SAB blades. MB 2040-H brushless motor with 9t pinion. I am also running lightweight carbon paddles for improved response. (Protech ones are quite expensive but work really well.) Lately I found that lighter wooden mainblades of 315 work even better.
I can do confident flips and rolls with mine now and even autorotations with a safe margin of error.
If you PM me your e-mail, I'll send you some pics.

I am waiting for the final production sample of the Zoom XL which should come in one of these days. Can't tell you a date of release though.

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12-01-2005 04:15 PM  12 years agoPost 9
gorn

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Please keep us posted on the progress of the Zoom XL. Dying to hear about it.

For the love of the hobby

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12-02-2005 12:14 AM  12 years agoPost 10
OICU812

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Shogun belts are 0.080 pitch also known as MXL size. You can get them from SDP/SI .
Yes SDP thats the place I was thinking of, thanks! GL Wedge!

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

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12-02-2005 12:16 AM  12 years agoPost 11
OICU812

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I can do confident flips and rolls with mine now and even autorotations
I'D love to see a vid of the autorotations, I never did do one on my Shoguns when I had them, I always felt I lost to much inertia,,,,maybe with the longer blades though.......

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

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12-02-2005 04:41 AM  12 years agoPost 12
wedge

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Hey guys thanks allot for the info.

Victoria BC, Canada, Century Swift,Trex SA 450, Hummingbird V3.

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12-02-2005 04:59 PM  12 years agoPost 13
DTM

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Belgium

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The blades make a big difference in the autos, stock blades are very tricky, with the longer ones it's easy. You can expect about 1 sec hangtime with the sab's.
If I have some news on the Zoom XL, I'll post it here no doubt...

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