Scale Tail Rotor Question

Scale Tail Rotor Question

Post by Kinniburg » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Anyone know if it makes a difference when making a scale (or stand-off
scale) model which normally has the tail rotor on one side and the mechanics
of the heli has it on the other side... do we flip the mechanics side or
make the scale with the tail rotor on the wrong side?

Stu

 
 
 

Scale Tail Rotor Question

Post by FlyBar0 » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Anyone know if it makes a difference when making a scale (or stand-off
>scale) model which normally has the tail rotor on one side and the mechanics
>of the heli has it on the other side... do we flip the mechanics side or
>make the scale with the tail rotor on the wrong side?

>Stu

"flipping" the mechanics is not as easy as it sounds due to rotation, servo
location, control linkage, etc, Some times you just have to deviate from scale
and hope nobody notices.

 
 
 

Scale Tail Rotor Question

Post by J. Michael Elli » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Hi,
I flip em over all the time.  Some of the manufacturers offer a conversion kit to
swap from one side to the other.  If room permits in your fuselage just run the
push-pull control on top of the tail boom.  Believe me, at the rotor speeds the
models fly at the rotation will make no difference, just make sure you have enough
"throw" on the "power pedal" side.

J. Michael Ellis

Quote:

> >Anyone know if it makes a difference when making a scale (or stand-off
> >scale) model which normally has the tail rotor on one side and the mechanics
> >of the heli has it on the other side... do we flip the mechanics side or
> >make the scale with the tail rotor on the wrong side?

> >Stu

> "flipping" the mechanics is not as easy as it sounds due to rotation, servo
> location, control linkage, etc, Some times you just have to deviate from scale
> and hope nobody notices.

 
 
 

Scale Tail Rotor Question

Post by Adrian Appleyar » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I have just finished a Vario Tiger which needed the tail switching over.
The model looks right but I am having trouble in setting the tail up so it
feels good and responsive.
Changing the linkage from the standard snake type to a push rod via a bell
crank  and fitting a 5 kg servo to give it some power will I hope help.
Any suggestions would be welcome.

Adrian.

Quote:

>Hi,
>I flip em over all the time.  Some of the manufacturers offer a conversion
kit to
>swap from one side to the other.  If room permits in your fuselage just run
the
>push-pull control on top of the tail boom.  Believe me, at the rotor speeds
the
>models fly at the rotation will make no difference, just make sure you have
enough
>"throw" on the "power pedal" side.

>J. Michael Ellis


>> >Anyone know if it makes a difference when making a scale (or stand-off
>> >scale) model which normally has the tail rotor on one side and the
mechanics
>> >of the heli has it on the other side... do we flip the mechanics side or
>> >make the scale with the tail rotor on the wrong side?

>> >Stu

>> "flipping" the mechanics is not as easy as it sounds due to rotation,
servo
>> location, control linkage, etc, Some times you just have to deviate from
scale
>> and hope nobody notices.