Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2

Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 Radio Control Helicopter

May 02, 2015



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Airfield Models (http://www.airfieldmodels.com/)Building the Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2 Helicopter Step Eight

 
 

Step Eight Landing Skid Assembly

  • This step is on page 9 of the Instruction Manual.
This is a simple step that I could probably skip, but in the interest of completeness I'll go ahead with it.
Parts bag for this assembly. Parts bag for this assembly.
Parts for the landing skid assembly. Parts for the landing skid assembly.
Hoops molded into the gear go on the right side of the heli. There is one hoop molded into the bottom of each brace.  These are to hold the antenna wire tube and go on the right side of the heli as viewed from the cockpit.
Insert the set screws into the braces only a couple of turns. Insert the set screws a couple of turns.  Do not use Loctite.
Bolt the braces to the bottom of the heli.  The gear is angled forward. Bolt the braces to the bottom of the heli.  The gear is angled forward.

After these four screws are tightened, insert the skids (pipes).  Rotate them until the forward curved portion is vertical.  Adjust them fore to aft so they are in the same location (roughly centered around the braces) and then tighten the set screws.

I used medium CA to glue the skid pipe end caps in place.  I popped them in with a piece of hardwood to get them in quickly before the glue set up leaving them half in and half out of the pipes.

 
 

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