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On a non driven tail this is correct. When you are turning your mains clockwise, you are not turning your main gear so your tail drive will not move. You can manually turn your main gear by hand and you will notice that now your main blades and tail rotor will both be driven in the correct direction. You have to turn the main gear to simulate flight because your engine and clutch will be engaged and turning the main gear as you are doing by hand. With this setup, when you loose an engine in flight your tail drive will slowly stop while the inertia will still keep your main blades spinning. It is very possible to auto a non driven tail but when you have a flame out in flight you just have to get it to the ground a little quicker.
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