Elevated tail

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A Century Swift with an aftermarket elevated tail

An elevated tail is one where the tail rotor is raised up in line with the main rotor disk.

Typically used only on scale models, an elevated tail presents difficulty in delivering power to the rotor. There are a few options:

  • Some people are happy using a motor driven tail.
  • A shaft drive can be substituted with "speedometer cable" style contained wire drive.
  • Belt drives can be used, run through pulleys or gears. The difficulty here is getting appropriate length tail belts.

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