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Old 05-03-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Pros/cons: 450 PRO belt or direct drive tail ?

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What are the pros and cons of direct versus belt drive for the tail-rotor on a 450 PRO ?
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: Pros/cons: 450 PRO belt or direct drive tail ?

The gears on the torque tube drive are quite fragile. If you are a rank beginner I suggest the belt drive as there is a little forgiveness in the system and none in the torque tube drive. I have spent a lot of time with both on different helicopters including a HK450 clone and HeliMax Kinetic and could have bought another helicopter with the repairs from torque tubes.
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