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Nov 10, 2006, 04:33 AM
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Tail rotor terrorism

3300mAh battery
250mA charge
25 min
5mph wind from the North
44` clear

Did more nose-in takeoffs & landings. During this charge, reproduced the tail rotor failure from Sunday and it wasn't because of foam padding jamming the tail rotor.

The tail rotor set screws tend to loosen themselves during high tail rotor loads, like lifting heavy objects, making rapid left turns, and high wind. Once loosened, increased tail rotor input causes less tail rotor output since the set screws have to push harder against the friction of the tail rotor mechanics.

The gyroscope fights the diminishing tail rotor output with more tail rotor input, which reduces the output still more.
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