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Nov 04, 2006, 11:52 AM
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Why would rotor slow down when you apply directional control?

Hey there,

I have a micron fp which is suffering from a severe slow down in rotor speed when I apply directional control... I can't find the source of the problem... Any suggestions?


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Nov 04, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Just a guess but maybe the main rotor slows down ( to reduce torque)to allow the tail rotors thrust to effect direction?

Nov 05, 2006, 01:08 AM
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On a real Heli, when you swing the tail in one direction, you have to add power to keep from sinking and in the other direction you have to reduce power to keep from rising.
So maybe the tail is robbing too much power from the motor. Butch
Nov 05, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Check for friction?
Nov 05, 2006, 01:21 PM
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Thanks guys,

I should clarify that it's swashplate control I'm applying... so yeah, I think it'd be a friction issue, just not sure where to look...?


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