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#1 Art_P May 05, 2012 11:08 AM

What good are tail boom braces?
 
Speaking about the Belt 250, I find that the screw (that tightens the bracket attaching the braces to the tail boom and guides the pushrod) cannot be tightened enough to keep the brace from sliding on the tail boom without clamping down on the tail rotor control pushrod, keeping it from moving. Also, the braces are too small in diameter to take much of a compression force and they are not attached in a manner to take a tension force. Therefore, are the braces just for looks?

#2 Parkflying May 11, 2012 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Art_P (Post 21526445)
Speaking about the Belt 250, I find that the screw (that tightens the bracket attaching the braces to the tail boom and guides the pushrod) cannot be tightened enough to keep the brace from sliding on the tail boom without clamping down on the tail rotor control pushrod, keeping it from moving. Also, the braces are too small in diameter to take much of a compression force and they are not attached in a manner to take a tension force. Therefore, are the braces just for looks?

they do provide modest support to the boom and are loose by design so as to come out of the holders during a light impact and not breaking the more difficult to replace holders on the boom and the frame or landing gear

Max
www.parkrcmodels.com


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