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03-17-2009 02:39 AM  8 years agoPost 1
davejoyce2000

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What is the life expectancy of the "orange color" drive belt on the Joker 3? Is it better to use all motor drive gears instead of drive belts for more efficient power and durability? Less chance for failure using all drive gears instead of drive belts?

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03-17-2009 03:04 AM  8 years agoPost 2
estrace

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Get a Joker 3 DDSD, it is all helical gears, one stage gearbox, torque tube tail rotor transmission, no belts at all, very reliable, very efficient.

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Serge

My other name is GLLOQ, that's why I fly upside down.........

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03-17-2009 07:02 AM  8 years agoPost 3
rroback

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gears can break too. I've never heard of a joker belt snapping.

Rhett..... I can't fly, but the Profi sure can.

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03-17-2009 10:21 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Gerd

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A motor belt has never weared. What you call orange is a Kevlar core.

Joker 1 had a two stage toothed gear. Problem in an electric heli was the noise of the first stage, especially with higher headspeeds (with the slow turning Maxi the sound was much lower). If course it was no problem for nitro pilots, but after some time of flying electric the high frequent noise was nervy. We have tested a helical gear (gear with angled teeth) in the first stage, but the noise was not really lower. Then one customer has tested in his Joker 1 a belt drive with a short belt and the sound was very nice with that. This was the impulse or me to design the Joker 2 with belt and it was a full success.

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03-17-2009 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 5
flyboy

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Very Very Nicely done Gerd. I will be ordering at least one shortly.

Best, FB

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