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Old 10-03-2018, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone tried the Zeal VariPro 273mm blades?

If so, were shims needed?
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If like most Zeals in this size range, they come with shims. I know the 287s do.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The new 273 Zeal vario blades are NOT a direct fit on my Blade 270CFX.

The 273 bolt hole/bushing has an inside diameter of 2mm. Too small for the 270CFX stock main blade (M3?) bolt.

Zeal did include four aluminum shims/washers with the 273 and the 287.

Compared to the Blade 270 carbon blades, the Zeal 273 is a little thinner at the root, as well.
Zeal 273 is 4.5mm
Blade 270 is 4.75mm

Both blades are nearly identical in length.

The Zeal 273 is approximately 5mm skinnier than the Blade 270.

I have the M3 bushings from crashed blades. Not sure if thatís something I want to mess with, or just run the 273 vario on a stretched Oxy3 (as designed).


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