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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Yep, you need a stiff tail for hard flying or the tail rotor will cone out just as the main rotors would. In my experience cf tail rotors are worth the money. Plastics have always exploded on me with a little tail contact. The one set of cf's I used took a tail strike and only scratched the tips, but that energy was transfered from the blades to the shaft and bent it. Same reason I never upgrade head components to metal, the energy just pushes though like a newtonian demonstrator and damages components further down the system. Cheaper to replace a blade grip than a servo or swash. However, with a high speed hs, you shouldnt use plastic head componets anyhow.
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