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#1 Chris Heikel

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:39 PM

I wanted to see if anyone knew how I can adjust the socket block on my 3A arm (male side) so I can fly it on the right side and not have it pull me in every which way.

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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:10 PM

Chris,

If I understand your question correctly, you are able to swap the socket block on the arm okay and you are actually flying the rig on your right side, but you find the sled wants to shoot to one side????

When swapping sides (yuk), you need to adjust your side to side trim on the arm via the two rod end bearings on the male socket block of the arm (when using a FRONT MOUNTED VEST; if using a back mounted vest, you should leave these rod ends almost all the way in). This is done with a 1/4" allen key & is usually in the neighborhood of the top one being out 1 1/2 to 2 turns and the bottom one almost all the way in. I'm sure you learned this in the workshop and set up your arm for the left side, but when you swap, it needs to be redone. This is an individual setting and not everyone will be in the same spot.
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#3 Chris Heikel

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the reply Alec.
I did learn this in the workshop I took but they had the G70 and G50 arms there. I'm still getting used to my own gear and the ins and outs of it. I was just trying to use the wrong tool to try to make the adjustment.

Thanks again,
Chris (duh) Heikel
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