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05-31-2012 02:26 AM  6 years agoPost 1
lawguy14

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Hi all, I need some help from the pros. I purchased a Trex 500 hybrid/clone from a buddy a couple months ago. I am taking apart the heli for shipping and I am stumped. It is a belt drive. I have the blades, and entire head out, and now it is time for the tailboom. I loosened the screws and got the belt off the pulley system, but now I can't remove the boom because the pulley system is one piece and I don't see how to get the belt from around the pulley system. Can anyone please help. I need to get this packaged and shipped before vacation.

Sorry if I sound like a moron, I am still new to helis

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05-31-2012 02:46 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Dave's Raptor

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Can you not just remove the forward boom block screws and leave the tail together as a complete unit? It should be easier than trying to seperate the belt and boom from the block and pulley. I hope that this helps.

Dave

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05-31-2012 02:47 AM  6 years agoPost 3
RaptorRob

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The boom is one unit don't take the belt off it is all connected to the plastic housing in the front you have to take out the 5 screws on the side frame and the unit will slide out

no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)

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05-31-2012 02:49 AM  6 years agoPost 4
lawguy14

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Thanks guys, I finally did just find a video. I didn't realize there was a front boom block that completely seperated from the frame. Looks like about 8 screws and I'm home free. Thanks for the replies.

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