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HelicopterAlignT-REX 600N › Converting belt to torque tube.
02-15-2011 11:17 PM  6 years agoPost 1
kruuuzn

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Can somebody tell what's involved in converting my 600 Sport to a torque tube?
Thanks!

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02-15-2011 11:22 PM  6 years agoPost 2
helismash

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I think you can just buy the parts you need and make the change. If memory serves me, there is a kit you can buy. There is a thread on RC Groups with some info on this.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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02-16-2011 02:02 AM  6 years agoPost 3
swat310

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Its really easy buy the kit its cheaper then buying each part by them self. Just take parts off and put parts on. dont get much easier then that. Are you into 3d or easy flying?

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02-16-2011 02:07 AM  6 years agoPost 4
kruuuzn

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I'm more or less a beginner but I like the TT on my 450 Pro so I'm thinking I'd like to convert over my 600.
Who offers the conversion as a kit? I don't think I've ever come across that while looking around online.

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02-16-2011 02:14 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Anthony.L

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Align makes the 600 torque tube conversion kit. However they only offer it for the 600E, not the 600N. The good news is you can still use the electric kit. The only part that is different is the plastic rear tail boom case, which you can buy seperately. The nitro frame is slightly wider than the electric and thus the tail boom case is wider as well.

http://www.readyheli.com/H60118-1-T...0E_p_33349.html

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02-16-2011 02:23 AM  6 years agoPost 6
swat310

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^^^ +1 The only down fall to TT If you touch the tail on the ground a little you blow out all the gears. If you touch the groud with belt not much will happen.

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02-16-2011 02:24 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Anthony.L

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Good advice swat. Also note the front TT gears always go first. So after every crash closely inspect those front gears and make sure they are not missing any teeth.

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02-16-2011 02:31 AM  6 years agoPost 8
kruuuzn

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Thanks guys.
Yepper, it's the same with my 450. Touch the tail = replace the gears.
LOL

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02-16-2011 04:46 PM  6 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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I personally wouldn't bother, its not with the cost or gear agrivation for the few extra times the blades go around in an auto, and I can't tell the difference in flight.

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02-16-2011 05:12 PM  6 years agoPost 10
kruuuzn

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Thanks the input. I've been on the fence on this for that same reason.
What kind of maintenance do you do on your belt? Do they have a life expectancy?

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02-16-2011 05:42 PM  6 years agoPost 11
ScaleWars

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+1 for swat. I have touched my tail blades about five times, all resulted in the gears (inner) to be replaced. They are a pain in the ARSE to replace.

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02-16-2011 06:13 PM  6 years agoPost 12
swat310

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Belts are easy just run them. I check my belt before every flight. Make sure its still tight. After some flights they stretch a little. After you see it start fraying put a new one on.

Trex 450pro V-bar, 700E V-bar 550 V-bar 600N & 250

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02-16-2011 06:25 PM  6 years agoPost 13
kruuuzn

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I guess I'm getting off the original topic here but....

what's the proper tension on a tail belt?

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02-16-2011 07:49 PM  6 years agoPost 14
swat310

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Hold the tail and the main Turn the main till it makes a pop from the belt slipping if it pops one time its good if more then one needs to tighten

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02-16-2011 08:00 PM  6 years agoPost 15
kruuuzn

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Are you saying to hold the tail to keep it from turning and then turn the main?

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02-16-2011 08:08 PM  6 years agoPost 16
swat310

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Yup you got it If the belt clicks ones your good if its more like click click click tighten it

Trex 450pro V-bar, 700E V-bar 550 V-bar 600N & 250

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02-16-2011 08:17 PM  6 years agoPost 17
kruuuzn

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Allrighty.
So can it be TOO tight?

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02-16-2011 08:28 PM  6 years agoPost 18
BarracudaHockey

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Too tight and it robs power, too loose and it slips under load.

Loosen all the bolts, hold the heli by the tail and give it a shake or two, tighten it down using the weight of the heli to tension it.

Andy
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02-16-2011 08:39 PM  6 years agoPost 19
jackheli

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Wow. I converted my TT to belt on my brand new 600esp...

To each one its own.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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02-16-2011 08:57 PM  6 years agoPost 20
kruuuzn

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Use the weight of the heli.

Is that WITH or WITHOUT a full tank??

LOL Just kidding.

That sounds like a great way to set the tightness. Checking the tightness by pushing the belt sideways through the frame seems way too arbitrary.

Thanks!

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