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Old 08-11-2007, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Folks!

I have a zoom, actually it's a Falcon 3D (a SE version) and I managed to reduce a lot the slops and I thought I would share it with you guys.

1. When I bought it it was verry sloppy, actually I was afraid to fly it. The problem was that the guys who assemble it in China didn't even screw all the parts right. They were loose. So I took apart everything spep by step and tightened it well and at the same time I loctite-d every screw. I even had to replace some screws because the engineers in China thought it would be cool to put some countersunk screws over the bearings x(. So I put some flathead screws (found them at my local store) and managed to hold the bearings and parts better, tightened more, less sloppy.

2. Well...after I did Part 1 i managed to reduce the slops but I noticed there was still a lot of slop caused by the low quality ball links. Solution: Replace ball links. So I bought some Raptor "Socket Link Ball Screw Set (Long) 12 pcs" (see pic /// I used 3 packs and got a few left) and the Ball Link Set for T-Rex (see pic /// I used 2 packs and got a lot left). Theese balls don't quite match so you will need a Ball Link Reamer (see pic) and resize them till they fit and move freely. I replaced all these except for the ones integrated in the flybar cage and the ones on the swash that connect with the 'A' Arm Lever because you cant resize those.

I made this mod on the falcon but as falcon is a copy of the Zoom/Shogun it should work on that too.
After I replaced all the ball links I could i can hardly get a slop. I am testing it tonight. I can't wait to see how she flies .
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You got a very nice tool. I wish I had that. What I did to free slop in bal links was heat up the ball with iron temp adjustable (reloctite), move the plastic part around, and quickly dip it into cold water. With trial and error I freed up friction in all ball links, and no slop at all after that.
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