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04-03-2009 08:43 PM  9 years agoPost 1
davejoyce2000

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Which method is the most durable and reliable for long term use, belt or gear drive? Do gears ever break and do they require less replacing than belts? What are their advantages and disadvantages?

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04-03-2009 09:00 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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For long term and durability I have to say a belt drive. In a crash or tail strike normally you will take out a gear or two, with a belt normally it won't break. The TT. is a little more efficient than a belt drive, but more maintenance because of the bearings on the toque tube.

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04-03-2009 09:30 PM  9 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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I just wrecked all the gears in my torque tube drive last night.
Just barely hit the ground.
Belt drive,,,my blades just folded out of the way usually.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-03-2009 10:13 PM  9 years agoPost 4
jweitsjr

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I had a Boom strike on my Blade 400 and all I needed to replace was the boom and blades!

Too soon old, Too late smart

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04-03-2009 11:32 PM  9 years agoPost 5
McKrackin

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I have all the belt drive stuff that I kept for spares but I just installed it and I'm going to keep the torque tube stuff for spares.
At least until I can stop hitting the ground.lol.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-04-2009 01:16 AM  9 years agoPost 6
jweitsjr

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Sounds like safe bet, and cheaper.

Too soon old, Too late smart

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04-09-2009 06:38 AM  9 years agoPost 7
mchammer

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belt will take more abuse.

Peace Through Superior Firepower!!!

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