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Old 07-28-2010, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I finally got all my woes worked out -- the clicking noise and loss of power -- then the pinions (3) locking up -- I get 5 flights on er and now the belt snapped in flight.
Man I love this heli but mechanically its getting expensive :0) Blew the tail case apart and that seemes to contain the dmamage to the tail and case. -- Time for the cnc heheheh


How many belts has anyone gone through?

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ooops.. Double post.
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How many belts has anyone gone through?

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None.

Original belt on both helis.

No pinion issues, and Ive never blown a tail case either.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I snapped a belt once after damaging it in a botched auto and not noticing it. Before then I had 400 flights on one belt.

It's likely you compromised it from a previous incident. That's part of the fun when doing repairs on any heli. Easy to miss things.
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Not counting the canopy and blades, I'm going to have to put $165 of parts to get it flying again...also need landing gear as well. With the blades and canopy, I'm as well off to buy another kit.
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I went through two in the first month trying to get the belt tension right. I still don't know if it's right but it hasn't broken on me for a bit (knock on wood).
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Flew hundreds of flights on my first few belts and only replaced them as preventive maintenance.
My recent experience is different, two broken belts in the last two months..... Its amazing that I was able to land each time under power with the belt like that. I say broken but actually the cords broke leaving the rubber backing still in place. It ends up making the belt about 5mm longer and very loose!
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Mentalic,
I like the shamu protos poking its head out behind your Trex in your avatar picture.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks fellas-- hopefully an isolated time -- 2nd belt in second season

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I like the shamu protos poking its head out behind your Trex in your avatar picture.
Little Shamu is at the the back of the line but he gets more flights!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thankjs for the responses fellas -- I had tightened up the back so possibly that put me over -- someone mentioned bad bearings in the tail also--- who knows lol

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