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Coaxial Tail Rotor Review (2)

Tail Drift:

Tail drift makes sense when you realize one thing about vertical tail rotor: it is in all ways similar to the rotor blade of a single-rotor heli, RC or real. Thus, it creates a torque effect when it spins, just as a real heli’s rotor blades do. However, unlike a single-rotor heli, it has no side-mounted tail rotor to correct for this (Coaxial have a different way to fix this problem; see How they fly in Coaxial Quirks). Thus, when a forwards or backwards command is given, the tail rotor will spin and create a torque effect which is not corrected for by anything except the gyro.

July 7, 2014 This post was written by Categories: RC Helicopters Tagged with:
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