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HelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 50 › Titan SE tail belt problem
04-08-2011 07:39 PM  6 years agoPost 1
johnbs8

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I flew my SE yesterday and noticed after landing that my belt was riding the tensioner. It frayed the belt a little bit but nothing major. I reseated the belt checked the tension all was good. Next flight the belt snapped in air and i had to auto it in. needless to say the damage was the belt of course and a cracked front skid. I'm getting better at autos Anyone had any issues with their belt acting up like this? i have no idea why the belt would have rode up on the belt tensioner like that. I'm assuming that it did the same in flight and thats why it snapped. any ideas?? TY John

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04-08-2011 07:47 PM  6 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Was it riding up or down? If down then that usually happens when you tension the belt without loosening the boom clamp when tensioning the belt.

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04-08-2011 08:10 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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Never had any issues with the belt on a raptor even after numorous crashes with same belt. I gave my spare belt away after selling old reliable.

I have seen someone twist it once and it still spooled up just fine, but had no power at all and made allot of noise. So if anything was done to the tail since the last flight it could be a possible.

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04-08-2011 08:17 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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A slightly bent tail boom can cause the belt to ride on the lower shoulder of the tensioner pulleys. A hard landing from am auto could cause a slight bow in your tailboom.

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04-08-2011 10:13 PM  6 years agoPost 5
johnbs8

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thanks for the replys guys. yes the belt was riding the lower end of the tensioner. i did and always tension the belt with the boom clamp lose. I did have an emergency auto last year when the tailgrips poped off the tail slider so maybe the boom is slightly bent. gotta pull it off anyways so well see what the deal is. will report back tonight.

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04-09-2011 01:14 AM  6 years agoPost 6
johnbs8

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A slightly bent tail boom can cause the belt to ride on the lower shoulder of the tensioner pulleys. A hard landing from an auto could cause a slight bow in your tailboom.
Thats what had to of happend. i just checked the boom and yes it does have a slight bend in it. you wouldnt have noticed it if it wasnt removed. Jeff, you hit it dead on. Nice call !!

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04-09-2011 02:31 AM  6 years agoPost 7
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Glad you caught it early. The belt can damage the frames if the belt jumps the tensioner.

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