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Is a shaft or a belt driven helicopter? what is the ups and downs.
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dtribby
Shaft is more direct, less drag in the system, basically the more efficient system, but torque tubes always get bent in crashes. You've also got a moment of inertia in the tube that can counter certain maneuvers and affect handling. Belts introduce more drag, but are easier to fix after a crash. Belts also wear out (if they live long enough not to get broken in a crash ). For a beginner, I think belt is the better way to go.
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Pilot_X
I prefer belt, like the msh protos system, where you have a single belt driving the main gear as well as the tail, it's very quiet (in comparison with a coffee machine t-rex sound), also its very efficient, in case of a crash you don't damage any gears. it's like motor pinion -> belt -> maingear -> tailgear.
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JettaManDan
belt is better if you are not experienced.....it is more forgiving of mistakes....you can crunch a set of gears easily with the tail touching down hard....so i prefer belt...
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belt is better if you are not experienced.....it is more forgiving of mistakes....you can crunch a set of gears easily with the tail touching down hard....so i prefer belt...

ok so after i get my little walkera mini cp i tlooks like ima get a 450 size exi pro belt helicopter just needing to sell my car then i am good
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ima get a belt drive chopper when i get a 450
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JettaManDan
it is a better choice and allows for "mistakes" and not destroying the tail when you touch down the wrong way...
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judith222
It all about you experiance if you are beginner you must start with a belt.As it is the easier system to drive the tail,Less parts, lower cost & is efficient as kit is.
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Minfang Duan
you can put more power through a belt and its a lighter setup os belt is the ideal drive system for high power helis but they are not as efficient as gears and shafts.
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Andy4568
Although Lama 5.1 owing to the large distance between the upper carry rotor and the centre of gravity of the model, this helicopter has an absolutely stable flying behaviour and thus gives an unbelievably safe flying feeling.But i havnt much experince about it so i cant say anything more about it.But i can assure you that "Apache AH-64 'Feral-Beast' 4canales - 2.4GHz" is a heli which is perfectly form all aspects, and its price is also affordablel for you, which is just € 84.98.
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BarryMartin
Both work just fine.

The belts are a bit more forgiving when your tail strikes the ground or grass gets tangled up in the blades. They also will work if there is a slight bend in the tail. (You really should replace the tail if it is bent, but I am just saying.) They can cause problems with static. But this does not happen to everyone and it is easily fixed by grounding the tail boom.

Shafts are supposed to have less friction and no static. They are easier damaged by striking the tail to the ground or getting grass tangled in the blade. But it is not as bad as some make it out to be, or at least it has not been for me.
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james04k
Well both have their own pros and cons so it's up to you that which is better for you. But it is asked from me that what do you prefer and like then i'll just simply say Belts cause they are more efficient, durable and low cost.
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Andy4568
Hi james04k you are also almost right that its upto user that which type of plane he wants to use and want to have to fun with.

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