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 Six

 
 

Step Six Main Frame Assembly - Part 2

  • This step is on page 8 of the Instruction Manual.
 
Parts bag for part 2 of the frame assembly. The parts bag for this assembly.
Frame parts. Parts for step two of the main frame assembly.

Bushings from the 29 bearing kit with bearings to replace them.

If you have the 29 bearing kit and don't have the bearing upgrade you will use the bushings at the top of the photo.  Otherwise you'll use the bearings.

Parts for the elevator control arm Parts for the elevator control arm assembly.
The elevator control arm assembly. The assembled elevator control arm.  The pins slip through the elevator control arm links (black) and are a press fit into the elevator control arm (gray).
Press a bearing into each side of each aileron control lever. Press a bearing into each side of each aileron control lever.
Use a self-tapping screw to mount a ball on the end of each aileron control lever. Use a self-tapping screw to mount a ball on the end of each aileron control lever.
The shoulder on the ball is opposite the screw head. Again, note that the shoulder on the ball is opposite the screw head.
Mount a ball on one side of each aileron control lever. Mount a ball on one side of each aileron control lever.  The two levers should be mirror images.
Press a bearing into each side of the elevator control lever. Press a bearing into each side of the elevator control lever.
This is a handy tool made by Ace RC I believe.  They call it a linkage duplicator but it works just fine for making a single linkage of a specific length.
Use the M2 x 14 self-tapping screw to mount two balls to the elevator control lever. Use the M2 x 14 self-tapping screw to mount two balls to the elevator control lever.
Connect the linkage to the inside ball on the elevator control lever. The 66 mm linkage you make in this step connects to the inside ball.
Press a bearing into each side of the collective pitch control arm. Press a bearing into each side of the collective pitch control arm.
This is how the elevator control arm assembly is attached to the collective pitch control arm.

Note that the elevator control arm assembly must be inside the frame before it is attached to the collective pitch control arm.

Parts to mount the aileron control levers to the collective pitch control arm. This is why it's important to carefully screen your hired help.  My Shop Foreman was begging to let him help so I let him bolt on the aileron control levers which he did - on the wrong side.

The balls on the ends go toward the rear as shown, but the balls on the side are inside, not outside.

Mount the aileron control levers to the collective pitch control arm. Did I mention that Wermacht mounted these on the wrong side?

I could have removed the ball and moved it to the inside, but it was simpler to just swap the arms.

Place the elevator control arm assembly inside the frame. Place the elevator control arm assembly inside the frame.

The easiest way to do this is to tilt it about 45 and insert it from the rear.  When the shanks on the elevator control arm line up with the frame cutouts, rotate the arm into position.

Another view of the elevator control arm inside the frame. Another view of the elevator control lever inside the frame to help you forget that my stupid cat is about to mount the aileron control levers on the wrong sides.
Place the collective pitch control arm on the frame. Place the collective pitch control arm on the frame.

In case you haven't caught on yet, the aileron control arms are mounted on the wrong sides... next time I'm getting a dog.

Parts to mount the elevator control lever to the collective pitch control arm. Parts to mount the elevator control lever to the collective pitch control arm.
Place the long collar inside the elevator control lever, insert the M3 x 18 self-tapping screw, slide on a washer and then slide on the short collar. Place the long collar inside the elevator control lever, insert the M3 x 18 self-tapping screw, slide on a washer and then slide on the short collar.
Mount the elevator control lever to the collective pitch control arm. Mount the elevator control lever to the collective pitch control arm.

Mount the elevator arm parallel lever to the elevator control arm.  It should point straight down when the elevator control arm is horizontal.

Both levers go on the right side of the heli as viewed from the cockpit.

Attach the linkage to the two levers.

Mount the elevator control arm shaft to the left side of the elevator control arm. Mount the elevator control arm shaft to the left side of the elevator control arm.
Mount a ball on the forward most post on the front left side of the collective pitch control arm.
The left side of the frame. The left side of the frame.
The right side of the frame. The right side of the frame.
 
 

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