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  • 1FINAL ASSEMBLY GUIDEFEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:

    The EvoFlight Shogun 400 EP heli is distributedexclusively by Global Hobby Distributors

    18480 Bandilier Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    All contents copyright 2004, Global HobbyDistributors Version V1.0 April 2004

    Kit Product Number: 163100

    The EvoFlight Shogun 400 EP heli is not intended for first-time helicopter pilots. Although it may be possible to learn to flyusing this helicopter with an experienced instructor, the Shogun 400 EP heli is designed for more experienced pilots.

    l 90% Factory-Assembled w/Balanced Main Rotor Blades

    l Fiberglass Composite Main Frame

    l Strong, Lightweight Aluminum Tail Boom

    l Ball Bearing-Supported, Carbon-Shaft Tail Rotor Drive

    l Rotor Head/Collective Pitch Control (Bell-Hiller System)

    l Drive Gear w/Included Autorotation

    l Complete Ball Bearings Set - 17 Ball Bearings Total

    l Length Overall: 630mm (24.75 Inches)

    l Main Rotor Diameter: 635mm (25 Inches)

    l Tail Rotor Diameter: 130mm (5 Inches)

    l Weight RTF: 530 grams (18.5 Ounces) - Depending on Equipment Used

    3 D - C A PA B L E , E L E C T R I C - P O W E R E D H E L I C O P T E R

  • 2INTRODUCTION

    WARNING - PLEASE READ BEFORE PROCEEDING!

    This R/C helicopter is not a toy! If misused or abused, it can cause serious bodily injury and/or damage to property. Fly only in openareas and preferably at a dedicated R/C flying site. We suggest having a qualified instructor carefully inspect your helicopter before itsfirst flight. Please carefully read and follow all instructions included with this helicopter, your radio control system and any othercomponents purchased separately.

    l Just because the Shogun 400 EP heli is powered by an electric motor doesn't mean that you shouldn't exercise caution when flyingand operating it. You must use the same amount of caution during use as when flying and operating a glow-powered helicopter.

    l We strongly suggest that when you first begin flying the Shogun 400 EP heli that you perform only basic maneuvers, such as hovering,until you are more familiar with the setup and flight characteristics of the helicopter. This will give you time to feel comfortable with theway the helicopter reacts to control inputs and power.

    l You must be cautious when plugging the flight battery into the helicopter. Unlike glow-powered helicopters that use a clutch assemblyto allow the engine to idle without the rotor blades spinning, an electric helicopter features no such clutch. You must be sure that yourtransmitter is turned on and the power/collective control stick is in the full idle position before plugging in the flight battery. This willprevent any chance of the rotor blades spinning and harming you while plugging in the flight battery.

    The recommended flight battery for the Shogun 400 EP heli is an 11.1 volt 3 cell 1400Mah Lithium Polymer battery. This flight batterycan ONLY be charged using a battery charger that is designed specifically to charge Lithium Polymer cells. The flight battery mustnever be charged at more than 1.4 amps and the voltage output on your charger must be set for a 3 cell battery.

    l The flight battery can explode. DO NOT overcharge the flight battery. DO NOT charge the flight battery if it's hot and NEVER chargethe flight battery while unattended. We suggest charging the flight battery outdoors and checking the temperature of the flight batteryevery five minutes to ensure that it does not overcharge and/or overheat.

    l In case of excessive heat during the charging process, disconnect the flight battery from the charger immediately and place the flightbattery in a fireproof container or in a fireproof area.

    l Long before a Lithium Polymer battery fails it begins to swell. If the flight battery swells even a very little, DO NOT use it. Disconnectit from the charger immediately, let the flight battery cool, then dispose of it.

    l DO NOT over discharge the flight battery. When flying, if any power drop is felt, then it's time to land and check the condition of theflight battery.

    l DO NOT solder directly to the flight battery. If you change the plug, be careful not to get the flight battery hot.

    IMPORTANT WARNINGS ABOUT THE RECOMMENDED FLIGHT BATTERY

    The best-flying 3D micro heli, period. That's what Shogun 400 EP heli owner and pilot Paul Anderson will tell you. The hover stability,speed and 3D performance is impressive. And just because it's a micro heli doesn't mean that the Shogun 400 EP heli can't handle thewind. It can! The shaft-driven, geared tail rotor and Bell-Hiller collective-style main rotor provide amazing precision, too. The Shogun400 EP heli flies every bit as good as its larger glow-powered cousins, but does so in a smaller space and without the noise and mess ofglow power. Its 400 size electric power system and lithium polymer flight battery provide tons of power, and at 500 grams, it's a true3D-capable outdoor micro heli.

    SHOULD YOU NEED TO CONTACT US FOR ANYREASON, PLEASE USE THE INFORMATION BELOW:

    Global Services18480 Bandilier Circle

    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    Phone: (714) 963-0329 Fax: (714) 964-6236

    Email: service@globalhobby.net

  • 3ITEMS NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR SHOGUN 400 EP HELI

    This section describes our recommendations to help you in deciding which types of accessories to purchase for your Shogun 400 EP heli.

    FF

    FF

    F IMPORTANTFF

    FF

    F When choosing accessories for your Shogun 400 EP heli, such as servos, ESC, receiver and other relatedaccessories, it's very important to take the weight of these items into consideration. Remember, the lighter the overall weight of thefinished helicopter, the better the helicopter will fly.

    WHAT RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM SHOULD I USE?

    Hitec Eclipse 7 Transmitter or Equivalent(Should Feature Throttle/Collective Mixing & Throttle Hold)

    6 Channel or MoreHeli-Capable Transmitter

    RequiredHitec HS-56HB Micro Servos or Equivalent

    (Should Be 8-10 Grams and Feature Ball Bearings)

    Cirrus MRX-6 FM Micro Receiveror Equivalent (Use Micro Receiver Only)

    Cirrus MPG-6 Micro Gyro or Equivalent(Use Micro Gyro Only)

    WHAT FLIGHT BATTERY AND CHARGER SHOULD I USE?

    WHAT OTHER TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES DO I NEED?

    EvoFlight 20Amp Heli ESCor Equivalent**

    **We recommend the EvoFlight 20Amp Heli ESC because it's designed for use with electric helicopters and specifically for the LithiumPolymer flight battery designed for the Shogun 400 EP heli. This ESC features an on/off switch, smoother start and acceleration, nomotor cutoff and an ultra-bright red LED to indicate when it's time to land. It's got a small footprint and is very light, too.

    EvoFlight 3 Cell 1400MahLithium Polymer Flight Battery

    AstroFlight Lithium Chargeror Equivalent

    Double-Sided Tape

    Velcro Strip

    X-Acto KnifeNeedle Nose

    Pliers

    Nylon Zip Ties 2.5mm Hex Wrench

    Small PhillipsScrewdriver

    Scissors

    FF

    FF

    F WARNINGFF

    FF

    F It is very important that youunderstand the flight battery warningsprinted on the previous page. Please makesure to read and understand them beforecharging the recommended LithiumPolymer flight battery. The recommendedflight battery can only be charged usingchargers speci f ica l ly designed forcharging Lithium Polymer cells.

    P/N 759264

    P/N 444509 P/N 165020 P/N 443536

    Receiver uses Cirrus singleconversion FM Crystal (not

    included).

    P/N 165060P/N 518916

    Dean's WhipAntenna

    (Optional)P/N 625112

  • 4BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH THE SHOGUN 400 EP HELI

    Use the photo below to become familiar with the main components of the Shogun 400 EP heli. Also included, but not shown, is the bodyand canopy assembly, and the decal set.

    Now that you're familiar with the main component-parts of your new Shogun 400 EP heli, it's time to get started finishing it. There's reallynot much to it. Below we outline the main steps for your convenience:

    l Install Your Servos

    l Install Your Gyro, Electronic Speed Control & Receiver

    l Install Your Flight Battery

    l Install Your Servo Arms & Connect the Linkages

    l Install the Main Rotor Blades

    l Install the Canopy

    l Apply the Decals

    l Test Controls for First Flight & Set Up Your Transmitter

    SHOGUN 400 EP HELI FINAL ASSEMBLY SEQUENCE

  • 5INSTALLING YOUR SERVOS

    l Install your pitch and roll servos into the servo mounts at thefront of the main frame. Both servo output shafts should betoward the front of the main frame.

    l Install your tail rotor servo into the mount on the left side of themain frame, directly below the main gear. The servo output shaftshould be toward the front of the main frame.

    l Install your collective servo into the mount in the center of themain frame. The servo output shaft should be toward the bottomof the main frame.

    l When installing your servos, use the rubber grommets thatcame with your servos, but be careful not to overtighten the servomounting screws. You don't want to completely crush thegrommets.

    l Make sure that the servo output shafts are orientated as shownin the photos or else the linkages won't line up properly whenthose are connected later.

    l Temporarily run the servo leads down through the battery mount.

    IMPORTANT For the best control responseand reliability, it's important to make surethat you use high-quality, ball bearingmicro servos. We don't recommend usinginexpensive bushing-supported servos, orcontrol response and reliability will becompromised.

    INSTALLING YOUR GYRO, ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL AND RECEIVER

    l Mount your g