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03-10-2010 01:06 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Hokie_Steve

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I've been looking for one because I like the way the belt tension remains more constant with varying temperatures, plus I just think they look better. I found one that I think will work so I ordered it today. It's a little long because it's for a Vigor 60 but I can cut it down to size. Most of the others I've found that are the right diameter are too short. I'll let everyone know how it works out when I get it.

http://www.heli-world.com/SearchRes...N2126V&All=True

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03-17-2010 08:02 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Hokie_Steve

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Got the carbon boom put on and flew it last weekend. It worked out fine. I had to shorten it by about 3" with a dremel cutting wheel. I also cut the alignment screw notch on the front with the same tool. When I tried it on, the fit was overly tight in the front boom clamps and the tail box, so I used some 220 grit sandpaper to take off a little of the heavy clear coat until I could rotate the boom in the clamps without much trouble. I used masking tape to prevent dulling the clear where it would be seen. After inserting the boom in the front, I installed the tail box and lined it up with the frames and used a drill to make the two holes for the vertical fin bolts. Due to the thickness of the clear coat, the original pushrod guides wouldn't quite go on, so I used some from a Raptor 50. Came out looking great and got a little weight off of the tail also. I was able to zero out the 2 clicks of forward cyclic I had been using.

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03-18-2010 08:41 PM  8 years agoPost 3
dasd

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I just finished my conversion to the carbon boom, too. I used JR Vibe tail rod guides. They work very well. The new boom looks great and is definitely lighter.

Formerly SunFunFlyer.

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03-18-2010 09:55 PM  8 years agoPost 4
JohnDa

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Did you both use the same boom, they're nott avaiable in the UK, wonder if there's alternative.

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03-18-2010 10:20 PM  8 years agoPost 5
dasd

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I used the same one as Hokie.

Formerly SunFunFlyer.

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03-18-2010 10:45 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Hokie_Steve

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Here's one in France if it doesn't cost too much to ship:
http://centuryheli.fr/jws/product_i...ad2ae70d86563ac

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03-18-2010 11:12 PM  8 years agoPost 7
JohnDa

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Thanks for that, the one in france costs without shipping more or less £50 sterling, that's double the cost of the on in the US, Hmmmm might have to stick with the metal one for now

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03-19-2010 12:47 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Hokie_Steve

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I'm not sure how the taxes and stuff work there, but the boom is super light and might not be that much to ship from the US. You'll basically be paying for the weight of an empty cardboard box. I ordered by phone and they gave me the shipping charge when I ordered. Not sure if their website has a shipping calculator or not when ordering.

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03-19-2010 01:02 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Hokie_Steve

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I did find Century has a distributor there. They don't list the CN2126V boom on their site, but they list dealers all across the UK. Here's their contact info if you'd like to give them a call and see if they can get one. Might be worth a try!
http://www.centuryuk.com/Footer+Links/About+Us

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03-19-2010 09:02 AM  8 years agoPost 10
JohnDa

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Thanks Steve, I was going to give them a try.

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