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 Eighteen

 
 

Step Eighteen Receiver/Gyro Installation

  • This step is on page 15 of the Instruction Manual.
Although this step includes mounting the receiver switch, for simplicity we mounted it in the last step.
Wrap the receiver and battery with latex foam rubber.  Secure it to the servo frame using a provided rubber band. The instructions indicate that you should mount the receiver, receiver battery and gyro amplifier using foam mounting tape.

I think that is a really bad idea particularly if you are a new heli pilot.

The tape doesn't absorb much vibration and it offers no protection at all to your equipment if you crash.

Do yourself a favor and wrap lots of latex foam rubber around your onboard gear to protect it.

Insert the antenna tube into the molded in clips under the right side of the landing gear. Insert the antenna tube into the molded in clips under the right side of the landing gear.
Without some modification, the antenna rubs against the edge of the canopy. Note that the antenna rubs against the edge of the canopy.  This is really bad.  The last thing we want to do is saw off the antenna.
I used a piece of fuel tube attached to the end of the antenna tube to lengthen it. I used a piece of fuel tube attached to the end of the antenna tube to lengthen it.

The other end of the fuel tube was forced into one of the unused radio wire clips.

The antenna is protected by the fuel tubing. The antenna is protected by the fuel tubing.  If the tubing starts to wear through all you have to do is replace it.
Gyro mount. This is normally where the tail rotor gyro will mount.  Clean the area thoroughly with alcohol.  Be meticulous.  If the gyro comes loose in flight your helicopter will spin wildly out of control and crash.
The gyro is attached using foam mounting tape. The gyro is attached using either the foam mounting tape included with the gyro (preferred) or the foam mounting tape included with the helicopter.
Attach foam tape to the bottom of the gyro and trim the tape to size. Clean the bottom of the gyro with alcohol.  Again, be sure it is really clean.  Be careful not to get alcohol inside the gyro case.

Attach the foam tape and trim it to size.

Remove the paper backing from the foam tape and press the gyro firmly in place. Remove the paper backing from the foam tape and press the gyro firmly in place.
Secure the plugs using tape or a strong thread such as dental floss or fishing line. The rudder servo plugs into the gyro.  Secure the plugs using tape or a strong thread such as dental floss or fishing line.

Do the same thing for the plug from the battery to the receiver switch.

Run the gyro wire back to the receiver using the molded in clips to secure it and keep it away from the helicopter mechanics. Run the gyro wire back to the receiver using the molded in clips to secure it and keep it away from the helicopter mechanics.
Neaten up the wiring using zip ties to keep them away from servo linkages and mechanics. When everything is plugged in, neaten up the wiring using zip ties to keep them away from servo linkages and mechanics.  Don't strain the wires or plugs.
 
 

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