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08-02-2007 09:19 PM  13 years ago
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pumba15t2f

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torque tube
Is their a torque tube upgrade for the T-Rex 450? I heard that a torque tube would help somewhat with autos. Thanks
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08-02-2007 11:26 PM  13 years ago
docjoe

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No, there is no current torque tube upgrade. The best things for autos on the T-Rex is optimizing the stuff you can do:

Belt tension just right.
Lubed bearings.
Good blades (I use the White ALign CF and the Hyperion-like Helidirect ones)
Big balls
Practice, practice, practice.

You really need to practice this. I generally will go very high (more than 100 feet up) and drop it like a rock, usually with some forward speed. There is very little room for error so you need to flare at the last second. It really takes a lot of practice. My suggestion is that when it's too windy to fly comfortably, take it up and do autos into the wind. The wind will help it auto down softer.
Joe
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08-03-2007 01:18 AM  13 years ago
Thefig781

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You might as well...
...forget trying to auto a 450. The blades do not have enough weight
to auto very well at all. The best that most can muster is a
controlled crash from about 6 feet up. Just enjoy the other fine
assets of the 450 and unless you have deep pockets, forget the autos.

Jim
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08-03-2007 01:35 AM  13 years ago
S76 Mech

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08-03-2007 02:07 AM  13 years ago
Bryguy17

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there are people (finless bob comes to mind) than can auto a 450 just as well as a larger heli. i know he shoots his from a few hundred feet up with no problem and still land on a car floor mat. it can be done, but like docjoe said, it takes lots of practice and lots of balls

on another note, maybe ill make myself a torque tube and see how well it works
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08-03-2007 02:12 AM  13 years ago
xtreme

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impressive!!!!!!!!Lean Is Mean
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08-03-2007 02:37 AM  13 years ago
OICU812

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wow this is one repeated topic isn't it?? A TT in a micro is useless, it can stay with the 50 sized helis. If you ever owned a Shogun you would understand why a micro sized TT is a pain in the a$$....Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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08-03-2007 03:01 PM  13 years ago
FBaity

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I auto my 450 all the time. As said here a little wind is good, climb up to 100 ft. or so downwind, carry some speed back into the wind and hit the switch, maintain the speed to the flair and concentrate on tuching down with zero airspeed...it can be done. GG landing gear system is prefered.

Frank
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