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01-13-2009 06:02 AM  9 years agoPost 1
kee660

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Hi,
Anyone can tell??
which Tail Unit is better for Trex 600N.
Metal Tail Belt Unit?? Or Metal Tail Torque Tube Unit????
Why??
Which last longer??

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01-13-2009 06:08 AM  9 years agoPost 2
JetFire

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I favor TT. They are better for autos and maintenance free for the most part. However, they are not beginer friendly. By that I mean.. if you get a boom strike you will strip gears in which you could walk away from in a belt unit. The downside to TT is that it's more prone to vibration.


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01-13-2009 06:09 AM  9 years agoPost 3
JRjoe

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Both work great. If you crash a lot then use the belt. It's one less thing you'll need to replace.


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01-13-2009 06:19 AM  9 years agoPost 4
kee660

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Thanks guys..

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01-13-2009 06:29 AM  9 years agoPost 5
llamont

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Align Trex 600N, Metal Tail Belt Unit Or Metal Tail Torque Tube Unit
Hi,
Anyone can tell??
which Tail Unit is better for Trex 600N.
Metal Tail Belt Unit?? Or Metal Tail Torque Tube Unit????
Why??
Which last longer??
Hello

Torque Tube or Belt, which is better? I've had both and I currently fly with the TT. After a approximately 100 or so flights on my belt driven 600E, I lost orientation and stuffed my helicopter. Everyone was raving about the TT so I decided to rebuild with the TT tail drive. The unit frees up the main gear a little, but I'm not getting anymore flight time and I don't notice a significant performance gap. To answer your questions, I must agree with JetFire and JRjoe in their responses to the topic. The TT adds the bling factor to the helicopter, however, a less than stellar landing with the TT driven tail will send you to running to the LHS looking for new gears and possibly a new TT to replace the damaged goods on the wrecked TT unit.

People get hung up over the TT vs. Belt issue without knowing anything about the true and accurate facts. Unless you are wringing the snot out of your helicopter, either of the options will work well. Belt driven tails are more forgiving concerning patchy landings and crashes. Not to mention, they fly very well and can be adjusted to flying style through tension control. If you look at the high end F3C models ($2,000+/kit) you'll notice that they come with belt driven tails.

Anyway, I'm on my third glass of wine and I feel as though I'm beginning to babble. Good luck with your decision and safe flying to all.

Loren

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01-13-2009 10:58 AM  9 years agoPost 6
itsjojo

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My thoughts exactly,
Belt for the beginner (more forgiving) If you're dragging your tail or banging it - the belt is for you.
TT for flying in the air. I love my TT. I've only stripped gears 2 times. Very easy to fix in the Trex 600Nitro Pro. 15 minutes at the field. (once you know how)

The torque tube is the best tail control I've found.... With the help of the 401 gyro is awesome. My Spartan Ds760 is still on the shelf waiting for when it's needed.

JoJo
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01-13-2009 12:22 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Frank Bostwick

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TT sure has some advantages IMO
No static issues
No tension issues
or re adjusting your Tail P/R
If your TT is a double dog bone set up (DB on each end) it can survive thru some pretty harry crashes.
Easy set up.
Wont wear out or need replacement unless crashed.
Tail gears on my Raven are like $5 and take 10mins to replace in the field.

RIP ROMAN

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01-14-2009 12:24 PM  9 years agoPost 8
RMedlong

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tt
i recommend tt. 2 reasons 1 no more adjusting belt tension. 2 set the tail blade pitch for locked in hover once. when you adjust your belt tension the tail blade pitch is also moved. yea if you crash you will probably have to replace it but the performance an maintence free is worth it to me.

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01-14-2009 01:45 PM  9 years agoPost 9
kee660

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all these really help, thanks..

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