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Old 06-13-2006, 04:48 PM
flaXen flaXen is offline
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Engine instead of Tail Rotor for a Heli?

I'm trying to setup a simulation of a micro heli (the Blade CP -- see attached pic) that uses a separate ESC+motor and fixed-pitch fan on the tail instead of the usual belt/gear-driven variable-pitch setup. In all my attempts so far, replacing the tail rotor component for a rotated engine at the end of the boom has failed horribly. The engine-driven fans just don't generate any power (rarely even 1lb of thrust) -- never enough to fly straight... what could I be doing wrong?
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