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 Seven

 
 

Step Seven Main Frame Assembly - Part 3

  • This step is on page 9 of the Instruction Manual.
 
The parts bag for Step 7. The parts bag for this assembly.
Parts for Step 3 of the Main Frame Assembly. Parts for Step 3 of the Main Frame Assembly.
The Main Rotor Shaft. The Main Shaft.
Making the aileron linkages. The aileron linkages should be 58 mm from center to center of the ball links.
The completed aileron linkages. The completed aileron linkages.
Apply Loctite to the Main Shaft Lock Ring set screws. Use Loctite on the two set screws for the Main Shaft Lock Ring.
Thread the set screws in just a couple turns. Thread the set screws in just a couple turns.
Slide the lock ring onto the main shaft and tighten the set screws. The lock ring slides down to groove cut into the main shaft.  When the set screws are tightened the ring will not be able to slide because the groove in the shaft captures the set screws.

When the collar is in the proper position, lightly snug the set screws.  The collar will be repositioned later.

Insert the Main Drive Gear Assembly from Step 4 inside the frame.

Slide the main shaft into the frame from the top through the two bearings inside the frame.

Socket bolt and lock nut that holds main shaft in place. The socket bolt and lock nut that holds the main shaft to the helicopter.  If you remove this bolt more than a couple times then replace the lock nut since it will be too loose to lock any more.

This bolt is the only thing keeping the main shaft from flying out of the heli, so obviously it's kind of important.

Bolt the main gear assembly to the main shaft. Line up the hole in the main gear assembly with the hole in the main shaft.

Insert the bolt and tighten the locknut.

Adjust the collar to remove play from the main shaft. Loosen the set screws in the collar.  Push the main shaft up and the collar down.  Tighten the set screws securely.
Slide the swashplate on the main shaft. Slide the swashplate on the main shaft.
Connect the elevator and aileron links to the swashplate. Connect the elevator and aileron links to the swashplate.
Another view of the linkages connected to the swashplate. Another view of the linkages connected to the swashplate.
Slide the washout assembly from Step 5 onto the main shaft. Slide the washout assembly from Step 5 onto the main shaft.
Connect the linkages from the washout assembly to the swashplate. Connect the linkages from the washout assembly to the swashplate.
 
 

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