|11-03-2011, 07:06 PM||#1|
I am: Tyler
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Canmore, AB
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Switch to torque tube?
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I am thinking of converting my Trex 500 to torque tube. Just wondering what other peoples opinions on this are? Is it worth the money to make the switch? My 600 has a torque tube and love how little friction there is when free wheeling, but as i have never had a belt drive that size so don't know if its the size or the tube that does it.
Any input would me greatly appreciated.
|11-04-2011, 05:02 AM||#2|
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I am: Jeremy
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kentville, Nova Scotia
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Re: Switch to torque tube?
Love the torque tubes! The 500 system is pretty rugged. I have had the occasional tail strike and have yet to break an umbrella gear.
I find the torque tube gears on the 450 Pro are pretty soft and, where the tail rotor is often right down in the grass, I keep a couple of spares on hand for that machine. And it is always the one in the bowels of the 450 beast that drop their teeth.
I like the sounds of the TT systems as well. They have a "Terminator" machine whine that you can't beat.
Plus of course no loosening up of the belt.
And , no hassle getting the tail off, especially on scale projects.
Hasta la vista
Pm if you want to know where to get them at the best price for the 500 - co-incidently ordered a 500 TT kit last night - weird seeing your post today.
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