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      Information - How to fit the tail blades to an Interceptor 400 CORRECTLY
I have been building these Interceptor 400's for a little while now, and they are great little helicopters, however just recently I got really worried because I had the tail blades "exploding" as soon as the helicopter lifted off the ground.

I tried everything I could think of, all to no avail, so I eventually returned to that good ole standby - the MANUAL.

To my abject horror I realised what the problem was......

Unlike most other helicopters, that have the tail blade holder connecting arm AHEAD of the blade itself (A LEADING CONTROL ARM), the Interceptor does NOT do so. IT MUST HAVE THE TAIL ASSEMBLED SO THAT THE CONTROL ARM IS BEHIND THE BLADE (TRAILING CONTROL ARM)

Don't confuse this with the main blade holders, which are almost always TRAILING.

My error was simple, I am so used to building different types of helicopters, all of which use LEADING control arms, that I just naturally built the Interceptor 400 the same way around, and THAT DOES NOT WORK.

I hope this tip helps other Interceptor 400 pilots to avoid this nasty little trap..... 

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