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I bought a used Raptor 30,to make flybarless. But I have been getting it dialed in before I start on that. At any rate,the motor died on me. And about 10 feet up I just knew I blew the auto,changing the pitch too soon. Low and behold,I came down to about two feet. It came out to be the prettiest auto I have ever done. Actually it ranked pretty high up there in landings also. It still had the red tail drive gear that quits driving the tail when the motor stops.
My other 30 I changed over the autorotation gear. I did it because the general consensus is you lose tail control with the red gear. While that may be true to a certain extent. Tail control doesn't do you much good if your blades stop spinning and you slam into the ground. I am going to put the red gear back on my other 30 and start working on autos.
I always wondered what Ron Lund was talking about.
Driving that tail kills headspeed in a hurry. In my opinion changing your auto gear on a .30 is bad advise.
Raja on the gasser forum made a video of a Torque tube heli vs a belt heli. While the deck might have been a little stacked the torque tube heli rotors clearly outspun the belt drive by a landslide.
I'm just sayin if you changed over your 30 you might want to change it back