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07-20-2002 05:58 PM  16 years agoPost 1
voclain

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OK, forgive me for being stupid and asking such a dumb question, but YOU GUYS know this ship WAY better than I do.

LET'S say you have to take the engine out for what ever reason.

IS THERE a fast way to do it???

OR do I have to take the servo tray off, then remove the left side, then pull the engine shroud, then pull the engine???

Yours,

Kirk Voclain

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07-20-2002 07:48 PM  16 years agoPost 2
vetrider

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Daleville, AL (Ft.Rucker)

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It's not too bad.
You can leave the servo tray on, just remove the screw to that riv nut on the LH side frame and the other 6 or so screws Including engine mount and pull the side frame. This is after you've removed the muffler and the screws to the LH side of the landing gear. Oh and the lower fan shroud screws too. Much easier to take if off with the engine.

It gets easier after 6 or 7 times!!!!!

Nolan

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07-21-2002 03:10 AM  16 years agoPost 3
Vance

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York ,PA

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Well this engine removal procedure seems almost as fun as the GPH. One of the reasons I like the Raptor so much is that with just removing the four engine mount bolts you can remove the whole thing out the bottom. If you slot the frame at the bolt behind the muffler you can even let the muffler on and remove the whole lot out the bottom, remove three bolts, loosen the fourth and pop the throttle linkage and Bingo, Bango, Bongo, it's all out.
It never fails that you are pressed for time when you have to work on your heli. I just think that it is so much easier with the raptor. Yes, I know you're gonna say something about all the clutches breaking, but when assembled correctly I have experienced only one clutch failure in the last two years. The raptors that I help setup haven't broken one either but they don't have as much time on them as mine.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Hawk/raven/falcon helis, they are real quality machines now and they fly like it. Everyone has issues on a heli that are important to them, easy engine removal just happens to be one of mine.
Vince D

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07-21-2002 03:37 AM  16 years agoPost 4
ncostes

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Va, US

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If the frame set is the same as the hawk IV, there is a quick way...

Remove the 4 engine mount bolts

Remove the 2 cap screws on either side of the shroud at the bottom (the ones with the recessed nylon nuts).

Remove the 2 self threading screws fromthe middle part of the shroud (through frame & shroud).

Remove your ctrl rods from the top 3 servos.

Now the servo tray tilts up, and you can slide the engine towards the front and drop it out.

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07-22-2002 12:39 AM  16 years agoPost 5
Darkstar

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Remember, this is the 1st version of the Raptor and the third version of the Falcon. The first version of the Falcon had a PLASTIC clutch bell. In a minor tip over, the bell would melt, the clutch would break and then you had to disassemble the heli to fix it. The Falcon had other major problems as well, although most are now fixed in the SE II.

Sorry, just tired of the Raptor anomosity. I guess that happens when so many have been sold and is so popular.

luv 'ya,

Tim.

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