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Is there a clutch on the blades and gears of an Align 450?

Old 06-07-2008, 10:54 AM
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Default Is there a clutch on the blades and gears of an Align 450?

I am as green as the grass on this but I think there is either a clutch mechanism between the driven gear, rotor gear ,and blade mainshaft. If I hold any part steady in my hand I can turn all the others with some slight resistance. Is this normal or should they all be locked together?
Old 06-07-2008, 12:08 PM
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Default RE: Is there a clutch on the blades and gears of an Align 450?

there is a one-way bearing in between the main(big) and autorotation/tail drive gear(small). if you spin the blades, the main gear should stay still but the tail gear and tail should spin.
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Default RE: Is there a clutch on the blades and gears of an Align 450?

I'll go try that Thanks
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Default RE: Is there a clutch on the blades and gears of an Align 450?


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I am as green as the grass on this but I think there is either a clutch mechanism between the driven gear, rotor gear ,and blade mainshaft. If I hold any part steady in my hand I can turn all the others with some slight resistance. Is this normal or should they all be locked together?
No clutch. Direct gear drive to main gear and oneway to run tail gear. Think of it as a transmission. Just like Burntt32 said.

Have fun

Jim
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Default RE: Is there a clutch on the blades and gears of an Align 450?

Thanks it appears when I try that my Heli does what it is supposed to. At this rate it should take forever for me to figure out how to fly it but I'll have fun trying.

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