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01-26-2012 07:49 PM  6 years agoPost 1
donnie170

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Decided to try the new tiger kit from RC Aerodyne. It came with new side frames and other misc. parts needed to lower the tail rotor drive in the fuselage along with a new angled gearbox that will eliminate the problems with the raised belt and flex cable drive systems used in the past. I will cover the buildup of the mechanics first then get into the assembly of the fuselage. From what I have seen so far the fuselage should go togeather rather quickly. It looks to be more of an assembly than a complicated build of the fuselage. All of the wood formers are preinstalled with nutplates for the gear and mechanics already installed and the access panel for the tail rotor pre cut and ready to use.
Here are a few shots of the mechanics, I will post some of the fuselage in a day or two.

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01-26-2012 08:42 PM  6 years agoPost 2
coptercptn

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I like the looks of that... lots of possibilities.
Are they using a T-rex Torque tube front drive?

It also leaves open possibilities for changing tail rotor speeds by using a different gear combo?

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01-26-2012 09:20 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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i like that
it flies well too.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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01-26-2012 09:44 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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coptercptn
It uses the front drive from the chaos with a longer input shaft. I took another closeup of the angle drive gearbox. It would be nice to see this available for sale without the fuselage, There are a lot of other raised tail fuselages that could be converted to this setup.

Donnie

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01-26-2012 10:03 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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yes they do need to offer just the Mechanics... I thought you could that already?

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01-26-2012 10:18 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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http://www.scaleflying.com/Torque-T...it-_p_2451.html

This has been recently added to their site.
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01-26-2012 10:40 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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Mike
I have one of those also. I am going to try to install it in my 600 size ec145 that had a tr failure at Dalton last year. The only issue with the adjustable gearbox is the size of it. It may be too large for some of the 600 size fuselage.

Donnie

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01-26-2012 11:01 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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Thanks for the info. I have the same drive you do and am toying with idea of swapping out the flex drive in my Seahawk with it. Just need to see how bad I'll need to trash the fuse to get it in.
Mike

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01-26-2012 11:12 PM  6 years agoPost 9
coptercptn

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I would be inclined to use both systems? use that setup to lower the output and then attach the Flex drive to it...

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01-26-2012 11:22 PM  6 years agoPost 10
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The only issue with the adjustable gearbox is the size of it. It may be too large for some of the 600 size fuselage
i thought it didnt look look it would fit the older fuses, and is why they were redesigned to accept it

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01-26-2012 11:39 PM  6 years agoPost 11
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I ordered one.... just..well because.. (It's an addiction what can I say?)

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01-27-2012 01:36 AM  6 years agoPost 12
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I got this same set up (with a 600 cf frameset that fits in the doghouse) for my UH-1N. The TT and tail gearbox are the same. I've got it attached to another 600 of mine to test the tail, motor, and scale head before I install into the Huey Fuse. I'll take some picks. It seems to work perfectly. I'm really quite happy with it and like others have mentioned, I'm going to try to order another complete TT and gearbox (and short section of TT for the upright) to install into my AH64 - instead of the belt set up.

Century Bell 47 III, RCA,700 UH-1N, Hirobo Lama, Logo 500, Logo 400, Trex 550e, HC3SX, Kontronic

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01-27-2012 03:52 AM  6 years agoPost 13
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Emile,

I saw you flying a Tiger by Aerodyne on youtube. Nice flying. What were your impressions of the fuse?

I really am impressed with the looks of this model. Keeps us posted on the build and video...please

"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?

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01-27-2012 04:00 AM  6 years agoPost 14
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the one i was flying actually belongs to Nick Creamer, i didnt do the build but i did get to paw the fuse a bit while he was putting it all together. the fuse like many of rca's scale machines are plug n play, you assemble the mechs drop it in and go basically. quality is pretty good and it looks nice in the air. i was impressed with the SK720's handling of the flight characteristics as well but not while its on the ground.

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01-27-2012 04:05 PM  6 years agoPost 15
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The mechanics are finished and ready for setup of the radio and the beastx. I am going to use the RC Aerodyne plug n play 4 blades head and a 3 bladed tail rotor. The mechanics went together quickly using the new sideframes with only a couple of exceptions. The bearing blocks used to lower the tail drive and frame braces supplied with the kit are 47mm wide and the chaos is 54mm wide, so I used some washers as spacers to make up the difference. Also the blocks do not have a retainer for the bearings like main shaft blocks do. This is not a probleum for the lower block as long as you install it so that the bearing opening faces down because the new shaft has a shoulder that will hold the bearing in the block. However for the upper block there is no way to retain the bearing in the block so what I did was use a 450 main shaft retainer to lock the bearing into the block. Here is a picture of what I did.

Donnie

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01-27-2012 05:03 PM  6 years agoPost 16
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good fix.. but items RCA should address?

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01-27-2012 05:09 PM  6 years agoPost 17
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Here are some pictures of the fuselage

Donnie

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01-27-2012 05:42 PM  6 years agoPost 18
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lookin good!!

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01-27-2012 06:05 PM  6 years agoPost 19
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Good looking fuse and I like the drop down tail drive. Very similar to their other unit that goes with the UH1N. The nice thing about the UH1N side frame set is that it puts the mechs in the dog house, so it frees up cabin space for detail or lipos.

The only down side is the bearing blocks. RCA shouldn't be sending kits to market before checking all of the little details. IMHO, this bearing block fitment issue really needs to be fixed. That little tab on the side of the block is there for a reason. It locks in the position of the block in the frame relative to the centerline of the main gear. So even if vibes loosen the screws, the block won't shift position. Just my .02
Barry

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01-27-2012 07:33 PM  6 years agoPost 20
donnie170

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Barry

The block issue could be fixed by including a spacer with the tabs on them with the kit or just include wider blocks with the kit. The bigger issue is the bearing not being held in the block. If the bearing comes out you will loose the tail drive. Some people use green locktite to hold the bearings in. I like some sort of a retainer. Again its not a big issue to fix just put a collar on the shaft to keep the bearing from moving.

Donnie

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