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02-07-2006 01:35 AM  12 years agoPost 1
yttutty

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Hello.

I having a trouble with century airwolf and Raptor50.

I am trying to put the R50 inside.

The problem is here.

Tail carbon rod binding with some balsa wood. I can't take it out the wood.

And one more...

I know it's mess. But is there any good idea bolt mechanic with fuselage?

Please let me know how to get airbone this beauty.

Thank you

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02-07-2006 01:38 AM  12 years agoPost 2
yttutty

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I tried installed tail boom and bolted. But tail binding slightly. So I just took the tail boom off and took a picture.

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02-07-2006 02:47 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Airwolf crazy

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Flip flop
Greetings,

One solution I have seen for this is to flip the tail rotor so it is on the correct side for a Bell 222 (Airwolf) thus placing the servo upsidedown and the push rod will run along the top of the tailboom.

If I understand the 30/50 class raptors you also have to twist the belt the other direction.

The only drawback to this is that the tail rotor will spin backwards. But, from what I have been told by people who do this you really cannot tell the difference.

Christopher

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02-07-2006 03:34 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Salty

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or put the wire pushrod with the retainers back on (century makes some good ones that are adjustable for different applications as well has hirobo makes some low profile ones as well)

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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02-07-2006 03:38 AM  12 years agoPost 5
yttutty

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I just assembled. I didn't fly yet. But the tail rod is still binding slightly.
Do you think that it's dangerous fly with binded a tail rod?

Can you tell me about flip the tail direction? I kind of confusing.

Thank you

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02-07-2006 03:54 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Salty

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Do you think that it's dangerous fly with binded a tail rod?
in one word, YES

think of it this way, are you willing to take the chance after the hard work goes in it, with laying it on its side and either writing it off completly or having to repair the glass and repaint?

As far as the flip goes, I've not ever had to do it, copter docter has and would be able to point you in the right direction as far as instruction goes....

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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02-07-2006 04:53 AM  12 years agoPost 7
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as far as scale fuses go, 9 out of 10 times,the wire rod in the plastic housing is the only way to go. i know in the 3d world that is taboo but in scale the word simple is a BIG DEAL!! i use the rod in the plastic housing and i use electrical tape to keep it alongside the boom. this way it wont snag on anything while you run the boom down the fuselage's boom. as far as flipping the tail, dont worry about it for now especially if it is your first time. dont get into complex tasks, the object is to get flying and get high on some fun first. the fuse is molded to keep the t/r on the side that it already is on the raptor so lets just keep things the same. at the end where the gearbox is, i usually use "Z" bends on the wire pushrod because it is the failest safe way to go. it is also the SIMPLEST. leave that fancy smancy carbon pushrod for the blinged out pod n boom mode.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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02-07-2006 12:39 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Airwolf crazy

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Greetings,

I tried to find you some further info than what is below but this should help. The link below is to a Rappy 30 build in an Airwolf. the tail rotor was flipped for this project too.

http://www.raptortechnique.com/funkey_airwolf.htm

If you look in the following image you can see the servo mounted on top of the tail boom.

Hope this helps.

Christopher

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02-07-2006 02:41 PM  12 years agoPost 9
rcadd1ct

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Stock wire rod with the servo in the front fits without rubbing.

You will need the weight in the front to get the CG right anyway.

Also, the wood provided is a ramp. It gets the angle correct for the boom to go through the fuse.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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02-07-2006 09:35 PM  12 years agoPost 10
red_sash

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tail
Ditto on the wire in the plastic tube, taped in a few strategic places to the tail boom. Helps keep the weight down too.

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02-09-2006 06:10 PM  12 years agoPost 11
yttutty

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Great idea. Thank you all.

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