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11-05-2004 08:59 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Enright13

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Does anyone else notice play in their Zoom's washout base?
If I twist my blades then it seems to transmit right the way down the pushrods to the washout base and wiggle it and the arms about. Surely that can't be right!

Could it be a symptom of a dinged mainshaft with the slot having opened up a bit?

Is it worth upgrading to a CNC one, and does anyone have any recommendations for places to shop for such an item, or experience of doing such an upgrade?

Ta!

BCingU
En ];-)

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11-06-2004 12:04 AM  13 years agoPost 2
BlakeMcBrayer

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The stock alum shaft is junk! Ditch it!!! The CNC shaft is not worth the $$. The Upgrade HP shaft is more than enough. The CNC shafts will give you more avaiable pitch as it states, but the 8 or 9 degs you can get out of the HP shaft is more than you need. Much more than 7 degs and you will have a hard time keeping your headspeed up. Here is a link to the HP shaft.

http://store.xtremercproducts.com/evo165160.html

The EVO prt # is: EVO165160

Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

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11-06-2004 01:33 AM  13 years agoPost 3
8AxleEd

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Think about this for a moment. If your shaft were slightly bent, wouldn't the washout base have a little more difficulty moving around the bend? There would be less slop and it wouldn't move freely if it happened to be bent right there.

When you hover the model, do you see it shake at all? If there is no shake, then the shaft isn't bent.

The washout base is fairly snug on my model. Do you think the plastic piece the goes through the slot was somehow damaged?

Does the slot itself look square?

I don't think the stock aluminum shaft is junk. It might not be as strong as a hardened shaft, but it works fine for me. I would probably replace both in a crash, so I don't see a need to spend the extra money. The energy of a crash has to be absorbed, may as well have a part that is going to break anyway absorb that energy. If it doesn't absorb that energy, some other part will, and that other part might break too. With that in mind, the weaker shaft might have an advantage.

Don't buy an upgrade unless you really need it, or if you just want to be flashy. Be concious of which way you choose and be aware of why you are doing it.

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11-06-2004 02:11 AM  13 years agoPost 4
BlakeMcBrayer

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Stock alum shaft, part #165140 cost $6.99
Stock HP upgrade shaft, part #165160 cost $12.75

The route I personally chose was to spend $5.76 more and be able to survive a minor crash or tip over without having to buy another $6.99 shaft every time a minor incident occurred.

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11-06-2004 02:20 AM  13 years agoPost 5
8AxleEd

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Has it paid off? Any minor crashes to mention?

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11-06-2004 02:28 AM  13 years agoPost 6
BlakeMcBrayer

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WAY TOO MANY to admit! In my case it has paid off. My thumbs don't always do what my brain ask them to. Doh!!!!

Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

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