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05-01-2004 01:24 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Jesus nut

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a driven tail?

Colin.

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05-01-2004 01:47 AM  13 years agoPost 2
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Advantage - Control of your tail
Disadvantage - uses up rotor speed
(pretty much common sense!)

It is definitely worth it to have a driven tail. You do have to be more careful if you have a driven tail with the smaller (30) birds .

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05-01-2004 02:04 AM  13 years agoPost 3
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IMO the 30 is where a driven tail is needed the least. The only reason I can think of for a driven tail is for aerobatic autos, how many people have you seen doing aerobatic autos with a 30. I have to rap 50's they both have driven tails, but I don't think it's madatory.

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05-03-2004 09:15 PM  13 years agoPost 4
FBaity

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Driven Tail

Used primarly tail control in Auto.

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05-03-2004 10:01 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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Caliber 30

The Kyosho Caliber which is my first Heli has a driven tail, and even though I am not doing autos yet, most reviews, have given it a two thumbs up for the extra control. It takes some getting used to as it bleeds your head speed more, but all things considered it is a nice feature.
I am sure it also comes to personal preference, some might like it and other's not, but once you get into 60, and 90 machines they have driven tails so learning early with one, might help the transition a bit.

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05-03-2004 10:12 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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You may or may not know this, but it helps load the engine better on the raptor 32/39s.
We are talking about auto's.
When the clutch is engaged the heli doesn't know the tail is not driven.

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