Thanks, but it looks like my luck just ran out. I had to remove the tail rotor in order to get the tail boom into the body. Now I don't get it back on. The belt is not the least bit flexible and if I pull any harder I will certainly damage the body or bend the tail rotor shaft. And how I'm supposed to tighten the screws while pulling is yet another big question. Any ideas?
If the belt is so tight that you are at risk of bending the tail drive shaft then it may be too short. To get the correct tension you shouldn't have to pull the boom out too hard at all. With practice it gets easier to set the correct tension.
To set the tension I agree you may need to grow an extra arm/hand What I do is tighten the screws so the boom is a tight sliding fit, pull out until correct tension, then tighten screws fully, when all the screws are tightened (as you noticed, be careful not to over tighten or they will strip) then recheck tension.
Its not too difficult when you have done it a few times, my helicopters are all torque tubes now though, that's one way to avoid this particular hassle.
Good timing! I was just looking in. I have had problems with the tail ever since I got the heli. AT first it was flying well. Then I found out that the previous owner did not believe in securing screws. One blade holder of the tail rotor came loose and was never seen again. Landing with half a tail rotor was not much fun and I also had to replase the wheel that connects to the main whel and drives the belt.
Ever since then the tail has been waving back and forth slowly and several attempts to tighten the belt only resulted in broken screws at that part which holds the tail boom. Now I have replaced the eight screws with four longer screws which go all the way and now the tail boom really can't move in or out anymore.
The belt of my Blade 450 is more flexible and has made no such problems up to now, even if everything is cheaper and more plastic.
So I may be pulling the belt too tight. Ok, good to know.
Vibrations may very well be part of the problem. I removed the receiver and the gyro. I wanted to replace them By a Spectrum AR7200 BX and put on a flybarless rotor head. The main rotor shaft for the new head did not fit well and I had to put in the original receiver and gyro again. After all that the tail wag was not entirely gone, but much weaker. It could have to do with the new pad I used to attach the gyro.
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Entropy isn't what it used to.
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Their accounts are hacked, because these people are not tech savvy, or iCloud isn't secure.
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