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05-06-2005 05:01 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Blade-X

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I was thinking about using my tailboom supports again, although the truth is that they may only add weight when mounted as per se the instructions.....

Looking thru Duzi.cz.... I found this

wif this

Is it a good idea? would a hard bang on the skids destroy the boom? I've seen this way of mounting boom supports on Eco 8s only. They all say it helps a lot than without it. But all the crashes destroy the Cf booms or bend the alu booms... what say u?

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05-06-2005 08:12 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Lowell Foo

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Run the boom supports for sure. I've found that the right hand boom support will take the hit from the blade and save the boom. You want to make sure the CF rods bolt on at each end (like HeliUp) so there's enough strength, and running a horizontal fin helps too.

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05-09-2005 04:54 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Blade-X

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Lowellm

What I'm concerned about is whether there's a better way of bracing the boom. I've placed boom supports before and it did like u said-prtotect the boom and took the hits. But the stock position mounting at the front area of the boom seems to make the whole thing about boom supports useless in terms of 'making the boom stiffer' or more rigid... although i've been thru 10 flights without the boom supports, I'll like to fly knowing that the tail boom is extra rigid from bracing.... but this isn't the case with the stock boom support mounting. U can tell because after a few flights the carbon rods get loose from the links and by eye , u can flex and bend the rods around a bit even when they are mounted.

The supports are so close alongside each other and the angle at which they slant seems so much lesser compared to supports on other helis....

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05-11-2005 03:25 AM  13 years agoPost 4
tjn

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I have the new Revolution graphite and aluminum frame on my H2 and don't use the boom supports. Your right, the supports slide too easy with the horizontal fin support. I installed a MicroHeli clamp for both the vertical and horizontal fins and no longer have any CA glue holding anything together on the ship.

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05-11-2005 05:18 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Blade-X

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How much heavier is the REvolution frame?

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05-11-2005 10:51 AM  13 years agoPost 6
tjn

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I have not weighed the two frames but I would say that the Revo frame is a few grams heavier. It is a lot stiffer and there is no flex in the servo mount area. Everything just bolts together. The servos are mounted useing angle brackets and can easily be removed or adjusted. I also have a lot of Duzi parts on it and the inner gear option for the AXI motor mounts easily.

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05-11-2005 01:34 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Blade-X

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No thanks..

i took the tail boom supports off in the first place so i cud have a few grams off.. I need to know if they make any difference, because for me, it's a painstaking task to put them on. Thanks

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05-11-2005 03:13 PM  13 years agoPost 8
MJWS

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They don't make any difference at all. Leave them off.

Mike

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05-11-2005 09:40 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Lowell Foo

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No difference really, as long as you don't crash.

Has anyone tried a stretched Hornet? Maybe use 280mm Zoom CF blades.

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05-13-2005 02:20 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Blade-X

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I'm gonna try a method i saw yesterday- Long boom supports. Then a cross-bar /carbonrod joining both supports together... And to increase the angle of the slant, I'll mount the front of the supports to below the rear landing skids.... Just a matter of screws, nuts and balls.

No.. not yet

It'll be like flying the Zoom at half its AUW!!! Imagine the even lighter rotor loading!!!!
But it is a pain trying to get Zoom blades to fit. I'd opt to try the foam blades though... ( My LHS just brought in some aftermarket Hornet 2 foam blades... yes! Hornet 2 foamies .... will let u know how it turns out)

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