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sly the dogman
09-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Is there a great difference between a belt driven tail
rotor and a torque tube tail system.
Looking at a site that Chronic sent, sn hobbies.com
pretty cool helis. Flasher 450 and PE 450, can't complain
about the electronics, I put in what I want.
09-25-2009, 11:12 AM
I suppose a belt won't get damaged if the boom gets bent whereas the TT will. But can;t think of anything else :confused:
Hopefully someone who knows about these things can put us right :thumbup:
sly the dogman
09-25-2009, 11:38 AM
Ok, but wich one might be better,
for effectiveness and precision.
Just out of curiosity.
09-25-2009, 11:51 AM
The torque tube must be a more efficient way of transmitting power to the tail sly. ;)
09-28-2009, 05:18 AM
I was actually surprised this weekend while rebuilding my K3. I never realised that the belt is simply twisted slightly inside the tail boom. Personally, If I had a heli that could use it, I would prefer a TT. I would say that a TT would be more precies and probably react faster than a belt. But that is merely an assumption ;)
09-28-2009, 06:20 AM
I would say that a TT would be more precies and probably react faster than a belt.
I'm sure you're right, but I'd think the difference would be marginal. A stronger faster tail servo and better gyro would make a lot more difference. The tail on the King will never be very fast due to it's design ...but it does the job :)
King V1 came with Torque Tube.
with tube when you hit land on tall grass etc where tail can get caught, you will have a lot of damage.
10-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Thanks zaw - good pont :)