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 Fourteen

 
 

Step Fourteen Tail Boom Assembly

  • This step is on page 13 of the Instruction Manual.
 
Parts bags for this assembly. Parts bags for this assembly.
Parts for the tail boom assembly. Parts for the tail boom assembly.
The right half of the tail unit housing has a plastic pin molded in that engages a hole in the tail boom. The tail unit housing has a plastic pin molded in that engages a hole in the tail boom.
Feed the tail rotor drive belt into the tail boom before adding the tail unit assembly.  Add the tail unit assembly and place the belt over the tail pulley. Feed the tail rotor drive belt into the tail boom before adding the tail unit assembly.

Sight down the tube to make sure the belt isn't twisted.

Add the tail unit assembly and place the belt over the tail pulley.

Add the tail idle pulley. Add the tail idle pulley.
Insert the bearing into the left tail unit housing. Insert the bearing into the left tail unit housing.
Place the left tail unit housing on the tail boom. Place the left tail unit housing on the tail boom.
Hardware to bolt the tail unit housings to the tail boom. Hardware to attach the tail unit housings to the tail boom.

Note that the two left-most bolts are longer than the other four.  The vertical fin is attached by the two longer bolts.

Press  into the recesses in the left tail unit housing.  Use the four shorter hex bolts to bolt the tail housing together on the tail boom. Press four lock nuts into the recesses in the left tail unit housing.  Use the four shorter hex bolts to bolt the tail housing together on the tail boom.
Press two lock nuts into the fin and bolt it to the tail unit housing using the two longer hex bolts. Press two lock nuts into the fin and bolt it to the tail unit housing using the two longer hex bolts.

If you plan to use the included decals they are easiest to apply before the fin is attached.  The same is true for the stabilizer fin.

Insert the four tail support rod ends into the two tail support rods.  Use the self-tapping screws to secure them. Insert the four tail support rod ends into the two tail support rods.  Use the self-tapping screws to secure them.

I suggest that you do not glue these into the rods as it isn't necessary.  If you use CA and the glue sets up before you get them inserted in the proper position you'll have a problem.

At this point the instructions indicate the stabilizer fin should be attached to the tail boom along with the two tail support rods.  The rods will be in the way so we're going to add them later.

 
 

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