Fuel tank straps
It is important to insure that your fuel tank straps
are properly secured to the frame so that they do not slide.
This next photo shows how much the fuel tank had
slid down the frame rail in one hour of hovering.The plumbers tape
was added by the owner to try to hold the chain bath lid down so
that the oil would not leak all over the drive belts. I am so glad
to see the chain bath go. If you still have it, you should consider
replacing it with the new cog drive that the factory is selling
The photo below shows a
bracket that the builder welded to the frame to bolt the tank strap
to. The cog drive pictured here is not a factory approved unit.
You can see that there is no belt tensioner on this system. The
Rotorway factory cog drive is the only system that I reccommend
and many of my students have asked me to assist them in installing
Don't neglect this important
area of your helicopter.