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#1 Kevin Kisling

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:38 AM

Hey Everyone!

 

I've done some looking around, but didn't find what I was looking for.

 

I was wondering how far you can upgrade arms and sleds while still using the zephyr vest? I understand you'd probably have to get a larger socket block.

 

Could you pair the vest with a G-50x/G-70x/pro arm and a Shadow/Archer/pro sled? 

 

Thanks!


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#2 Isaac J. E. Garcia

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:07 PM

Hello Kevin, I have a friend who had the zephyr vest, g70x, and a zephyr sled that worked very well. I am not one hundred percent about a bigger sled, but I imagine you would be fine!

Hey Everyone!

 

I've done some looking around, but didn't find what I was looking for.

 

I was wondering how far you can upgrade arms and sleds while still using the zephyr vest? I understand you'd probably have to get a larger socket block.

 

Could you pair the vest with a G-50x/G-70x/pro arm and a Shadow/Archer/pro sled? 

 

Thanks!


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#3 Kevin Kisling

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:34 PM

Thanks! Yeah, like, I'd like to start looking down the road for upgrades! And picking a place to start, and if the arms/sled don't work with the vest, then I know I'd have to start at the vest. but if I could get a new/used arm and sled that could fly over 23lbs, that the zephyr is rated for, then I'd do that and upgrade the vest later. 

 

I just don't know if flying a G-70x arm and shadow sled with a zephyr vest would be a bit ridiculous? And could cause failure from the vest... is that a thing?

 

I might have answered my own question. I might just start with the vest.


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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:05 AM

Kevin,

 

The Zephyr vest is very capable. You'll find that with heavier loads, it will tend to flex more than a more robust vest, but as long as that doesn't feel uncomfortable, it will be OK until you can upgrade.

 

All the best,

 

Chris


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#5 Kevin Kisling

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 12:38 PM

Thanks Chris! I really appreciate it. 


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#6 Chris Van Campen

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 01:26 PM

Ya know, for not a lot of money, you can add cross back straps to a Zephyr vest. I did it to mine, and it helps a lot with its side to side stability.

 

Probably would help even more with bigger payloads...


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