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 Five

 
 

Step Five Washout Assembly

  • This step is on page 7 of the Instruction Manual.
 
Parts bag for washout assembly and twenty bearing upgrade. The parts bag needed for this assembly.

I purchased the kit with 29 bearings and purchased the 20 bearing upgrade separately.  I don't remember why I did that instead of buying the 49 bearing kit, but I think it was less expensive to do it this way.

If you buy your kit the same way then you can put all the bronze bushings from the kit with your spare parts.  You won't use any of them in this heli.

Twenty bearing upgrade. This is what you get for your $18.00.
Parts for the washout assembly. Parts for the washout assembly.
Press the bearings into the flybar control levers. Press a bearing into each side of each flybar control lever.
Thread a ball onto the inside hole of the flybar control lever with the ball shoulder against the lever. The flybar control lever has two holes at one end.

Use one of the M2 x 10 self-tapping screws to attach a ball to the inside hole.

Note that the balls have a shoulder on one side.  Throughout this build the shoulder will be on the opposite side of the screw head such that it spaces the ball slightly away from whatever it is bolted to.

Flybar control linkages attach to the flybar control levers using a press-fit shaft. The flybar control linkages are attached the flybar control levers using a press-fit shaft.

Note that the link side of the linkage is on the same side as the ball on the lever.

The assembled flybar control levers and linkages. The assembled flybar control levers and linkages.
Flybar control lever assembly is bolted to the washout base. Place a collar inside the bearings of the lever assembly and bolt it to the washout base.

Be careful not to strip the plastic in the base.

The completed washout assembly. The completed washout assembly.
 
 

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