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06-03-2010 11:16 PM  7 years agoPost 1
alvincfi

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Minnesota

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Just crashed my 500 yesterday when the tail belt broke after about 50 flights.
Seems pretty cheesy, never had one break with so few flights. Checked the tightness regularly and had the boom pinned. Anyone else have similar probs. Maybe I should upgrade to the TT.

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06-04-2010 08:11 AM  7 years agoPost 2
tacoturbo

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Kauai, Hawaii

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50 flights?! I actually think thats a respectable amount of flight time on a tailbelt. I've got about 40 total flights maybe a little less on mine and changed it out once after 30 or so. Everyone of my 4 heli's are belt driven and never had one break. Like alot of components on a heli there's no hard fast rule on how many flights require a change out. All it takes is a couple of fiber strands to start to fray and "snap". I honestly don't think that one snapped belt in 50 flights is enough to justify a switch to a TT unless you wanted to do the mod anyway. For me the simplicity and lower cost is enough to stick with belt drive. Good luck on your repairs.

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06-04-2010 04:28 PM  7 years agoPost 3
alvincfi

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Minnesota

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50 flights?! I actually think thats a respectable amount of flight time on a tailbelt.
I've had several tailbelt heli's including Hirobo's, and some raptors. Most ran over 100 flights without any issues. I've only had problems after a crash damaged the belt somehow.
Thats why, to me, its a bit premature.

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06-05-2010 05:08 AM  7 years agoPost 4
KCinNC

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Mooresville, NC

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i still use the belt on my 450's, i just keep an eye on wear and tension....no biggie

nothing to it but to do it

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06-05-2010 05:19 AM  7 years agoPost 5
Solmanbandit

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Tucson , AZ

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There is always the possibility of having that one belt that may not be the best.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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