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03-16-2009 02:48 PM  8 years agoPost 1
jeff1

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Ottawa, Ontario,​Canada

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Just about ready to pull the plug on a Rave 450 to replace by Outrage g5 (which is for sale if anyone is interested), but I want to know what spares I should buy at the same time. I know what regular parts to get due to my experience with crashing Trex 450s (main gear, main shaft, feather shaft, flybar, etc), but I'm wondering what extras to get for the Rave 450 due to it having a shaft drive tail. Obvious ones are the tail boom input gears and the tail output shaft with gear, but what about some of the other gears associated with the shaft drive? What parts are people breaking regularly in a crash that are attributable to the shaft drive? Also, any other parts I should order that are regularly broken in a crash?

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

(This was also posted on HF site, but there seems to be more activity on runryder for Rave 450s)

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03-16-2009 04:20 PM  8 years agoPost 2
caseyjholmes

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Portland, Oregon

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I would stock up on these, as far as tail gears go.. (Second part on the page, tail gear set) This comes with the replacement gears for the entire tail. Then maybe some booms and an extra inner carbon torque tube.

Stock up on 350's too cause they're harder to find if your running the bigger setup.
The rest I'd suspect is the normal..
I have not crashed mine yet but I did pop some tail gears. The link above would solve most light tap tail incidents.
You are like me, like to be prepared so you don't have to wait to fly again after a crash!

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03-16-2009 04:20 PM  8 years agoPost 3
MarshallB

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You pretty much have it covered.. The two tail drive shaft gears are the same. Other than maybe keeping a verticle tail fin set on hand sounds like you have a handle on it.


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03-16-2009 04:35 PM  8 years agoPost 4
caseyjholmes

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Oh yeah,
on my light tail tap I also replaced the tail hub just in case.
It is of good design, but a type of design that can take some damage in a crash and bend, leaving you chasing down vibes if you don't replace it. It's not the type you can simply replace the screws and it's fixed. I had a tail hub similar in the lepton that had to be replaced just about every crash to be sure it was still running true. It's a good design though, it won't throw a screw on you and has a solid bearing seat for the tail grip bearings to ride on.

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03-16-2009 09:16 PM  8 years agoPost 5
JSX

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France

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I had a big crash this saturday. Boom was bent but Torque tube was ok.
For me parts to have in stock are front bevel gears set, bevel gears, and landing gear which tend to broke too easily to my taste, like a Trex250 landing gear.
By the way, I work on a low profile gorilla gear adaptation, and add an angle to elevate the tail for better protection of gears. Pics soon.

Edit: the best way to avoid TT gear stripping is to switch thro hold at one meter of the ground, and then auto nicely and land. This kill HS so gears are protected from grass and stones.

~¤°Rave~4S/350¤Trex250°¤~

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03-16-2009 11:28 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Awesome

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Ireland

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I agree with Casey on this.

Get the ND-YR-AS026 Tail Drive Gear Set Complete.

I just stripped a gear on mine today. Easily done. No other suggestions really apart from the obvious.

Kieran

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03-17-2009 01:22 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Carbon Copter

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extra inner carbon torque tube
I would not worry about this one. I posted the same question regarding crash parts and Curtis posted and said he has only broken one of those and he has test crashed it a lot (obviously). Let me dig up his post with what he breaks.

Actually, I forgot, it was a few days after my post someone else (JSX) posed the same question and here is Curtis's response.

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Some will take me as biased but you can take my experience for what it is. I have crashed the Raves more than anyone else up till this point. I have only broken the torque tube once. I accidentally did a blade stop with the Rave at a demo in Mexico. The blades folded back and when I turned the motor on it cut the tail boom in half. That broke the tube drive.

But in normal, even hard crashes the torque tube does not tend to break. If you strike the tail blades on something hard like a rock, or wind up the tail blades in thick grass stopping the tail with power on, you strip either the front or back tail gears. These tail gears take only a few minutes to swap in new ones and you are back in the air again.

In normal crashes I tended to damage the main shaft, cross shaft, tail output shaft,landing gear, flybar, tail gears and carbon fins. In that order. Most metal parts hold up well to crashes. You might strip some teeth off the main gear if you hit the ground with full power on.

I hope this helps,

Curtis

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03-17-2009 11:57 AM  8 years agoPost 8
jeff1

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Ottawa, Ontario,​Canada

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Thanks for everyone's help. Rave kit and parts have been ordered. Now just need to wait for it to arrive.

Going to be using the power system from my Outrage G5 - scorpion h2221-1620kv and 6S-1300mah batteries with the 13 tooth pinion that comes with Rave kit. Think I may have to go up to a 14 tooth pinion with that motor/battery combination to get about 2600 RPM at 100% throttle. Thoughts?

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03-17-2009 03:03 PM  8 years agoPost 9
GScott

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Lewis Center, OH

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Are all the bevel gears the same? I noticed a nice 4 pack of just the bevel gears but since I don't have mine yet I'm not sure which ones the pack replaces.

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03-17-2009 04:40 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Buzzin Brian

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College Station,​Texas

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ND-YR-AS026 Is the set that contains all of the tail drive gears. No they are not all the same, there are 3 different types of bevel gears in the tail drive system and 2 flat gears.

I hope this helps.

Brian

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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03-17-2009 04:46 PM  8 years agoPost 11
caseyjholmesrrElite Veteran - Portland, Oregon - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I noticed a nice 4 pack of just the bevel gears
Yes, they have a four pack of just the bevels that go inside the boom.
But, there is also a transfer bevel from the main gear to the boom bevels that you need and a tail shaft bevel that comes on the tail shaft. In my light tail tap, I broke the transition gear bevel too.
I believe these are the three types of gears you will mostly need.
From left to right,
Tail shaft,transition bevel, boom bevel

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