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 Ten

 
 

Step Ten Main Frame Assembly - Part 4

  • This step is on page 10 of the Instruction Manual.
 
Parts bag for Step 10. Parts bag for this assembly.
Parts needed for part 4 of the main frame assembly. Parts needed for part 4 of the main frame assembly.
Use the four socket bolts to secure the engine to the engine mount. Use the four socket bolts to secure the engine to the engine mount.  Use Loctite on all the bolts.

Note that the engine goes toward the back of the mount.

Another view of the engine mounting. Another view of the engine mounting.
Slide the engine into the frame and bolt in place. Insert the engine through the bottom of the frame.  It should slide into place easily.

Slide the tapered flat washers onto the socket bolts, apply Loctite and tighten the engine to the frame.

A glow plug extension. A glow plug extension isn't absolutely necessary, but getting to the glow plug is awkward without one.
Attach the extension to the glow plug. Attach the extension to the glow plug.
This glow plug extension had to be reworked to mount properly to the heli frame. Most extensions are single wire which means the other end has to be grounded to the engine which limits your mounting options.

Mine had to be reworked slightly so that I could mount it.

The extension is mounted using one of the engine mount bolts so that the extension is grounded to the engine. The extension is mounted using one of the engine mount bolts so that the extension is grounded to the engine.

This step also shows the engine muffler being mounted but that's premature.  The throttle linkage will be attached in a later step and the muffler will be in the way when that time comes.

Now is a good time to go eat a meal.  The next step is probably the most complex and it's easy to make mistakes, so take a break before starting on it.

 
 

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