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12-02-2005 07:22 AM  12 years agoPost 1
timsmith

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Hi

Im just trying to put together a carbon frame for my Zoom and Im having a few problems.

Ive been emailing Corrado who has so far been helpful but I found another issue last night which I thought Id ask here.

I finally got around to dismantling my old zoom and transferring the bits across and I cant find anywhere on the carbon frame to mount the pivot for the aileron control rods from the servo.

Am I missing something obvious ? Ive tried to find some pictures but so far drawn a blank. The only bad thing Ive found about teh HeliUp stuff is the rather poor instructions.

Tim

Edit : Just had another look and think there is a hole in the right place on the frame. Do I need to use one of the metal bushes that they provide to step the original plastic piece away from teh frame ?

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12-02-2005 08:43 PM  12 years agoPost 2
timsmith

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Hi Rudy,

Havent got that far yet Im afraid. But as soon as I get a minute, I will measure the space available for the battery and maybe that will give us all some idea.

Thanks

Tim

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12-02-2005 08:45 PM  12 years agoPost 3
gixxer6

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Hey Tim,

I have a couple of pics of my shogun in my gallery.
You can see the lever location in those.
As far as the stock plastic lever goes. You are correct you have to use a spacer or bushing.

Jeff

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12-04-2005 06:12 AM  12 years agoPost 4
timsmith

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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for that.

I really like these upgrades but the instructions are shocking for something that costs a lot money.

Out of interest, when fitting the two alu. mountings that hold the elevator rocker in place, did you find that the lip of the "bigger" one (right hand side looking from the rear) didnt fit inside the hole on the frame ?

I asked Corrado about this and he said it was probably a machining burr, but the hole seems to be about 1mm too small. I ended up mouting the piece with the lip facing out.

Seems to work but I interested whether anyone else had the same problem.

Tim

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12-04-2005 02:29 PM  12 years agoPost 5
gixxer6

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Hey Tim,

Yes it is a very nice upgrade. And the instructions could use some work as well.

I had the same problem with the rocker plate when assembling my frame. I also flipped it around with the lip outside. I contemplated on drilling it to size. But it functions just as well.

How did your plastic aileron lever work out? When I installed mine it was a bit on the wobbly side having to use such a large bushing.
I ended up buying the heliup lever. It seems as though it should be included with the frame kit. With the stock one not fitting properly.


Jeff

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12-05-2005 10:39 AM  12 years agoPost 6
timsmith

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Hi Jeff,

Ive not installed the aileron lever yet - too much else to do which my wife thinks is more important (she's probably right !)

Im glad that someone else found that same thing with the elevator lever as me - that makes me more confident that Im acutally putting this together correctly.

With the aileron lever, I havent checked the clearance yet, but I was assuming that I would bore out the hole in the plastic piece to fit over the narrower part of the bush. Obviously this is dependent on the clearance of the elevator mounting bracket.

My main confusion over the upgrade however is that there seem to be various bits and pieces that arent used to unclear as to where they should be used (mainly washers).

I also figured that I need to turn one of the two servos at the front of the heli around. Previously (in the plastic frame) one had the spindle at the front, and the other towards the back. Using the rod supplied with the belt kit, both spindles must be towards the back. Maybe this is dependent on the servos being used ????

Did you also have to cut down the motor pinion ?

Anyway, Im getting there....

Thanks

Tim

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