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09-07-2006 05:04 AM  14 years ago
Chris Herzog

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OK, here is a pic of the stock raptor 30 mechanics sitting in the body. You can see that the collective arm is going to hit the top of the body opening and this is why they say that you will have to trim this arm. The aileron servo also will hit the top of the canopy when it's in place and the canopy is on.


The front of the mechanics will also hit the wood work in the front of the body when you try and line up the hole in the hatch with the main shaft.


This is what I cut off the front of the mechanics.


This is what I ended up with.

So now the aileron servo still hit and when I would move the collective the full range of motion, the push rods for the ailerons, the top of the servo, the front of the collective arm, the point where the collective servo connects to the collective arm all still hit the hatch when the hatch was in place.


I cut the hatch out for the collective arm but when I installed the servo I new that I was going to have to do some body mods. I did not want anything to stick out of the hatch so I cut the hatch away until nothing touched and I molded in some mods to the hatch to make room for everything to fit and not hit anything.

This is what I ended up with...

Again, my goal is to have -9,0,+9 for my pitch curve. That's why I'm doing these mods. With a -4,+4,+9 curve you may not have to do as much as I have.

Other than the hatch, everything else fits well with minor mods to the mechanics. The stock exhaust fits well and I have plenty of room for everything. As I progress I will keep adding pics to this post until I get air born with it. If I run into any other problems worth mentioning I'll post them as well. I do think that the rest of this will be down hill for me. I'm just waiting on some parts to come in and I'll get all the linkages dialed in then take it apart for paint. Unless I hit a brick wall, I should be putting paint down sometime in the next week or so.

Let me know what you all think so far!

Thanks,
C Herzog
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09-07-2006 09:13 PM  14 years ago
Chris Herzog

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Wow no comments? Does it look that bad

This may help to explain what’s going on under the hatch.

I wanted everything to be under the cowl and hidden. Once I have it all painted, I doubt anyone will even notice any of this.

C Herzog
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09-07-2006 10:00 PM  14 years ago
951_Powerstroke

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Chris it looks great!

I can't wait to see the final piece.

Jay


Of coarse I know how to fly this thing, but if you see me running try to keep up!!
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09-07-2006 11:57 PM  14 years ago
Tigerclaw

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Sorry man, saw this earlier, but didn't think it my place to pass any comments

I think it's coming along beautifully, you made a good job of those hatch mods! But do us a favour?

Get your finger out and finish it. I can't wait to see it when it's finished

It's really making me want to try myself, but I can't fly yet That's the heli I want ultimately, that or Airwolf. That's what I'm working towards, so I'm eager to see the end result.

Nice work so far, keep 'em coming
Raptor 30v1 O.S.MAX-32SX-H + JR9xII
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09-08-2006 04:04 AM  14 years ago
RadioFlyerMk

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Hey, Thanks for the pics and the input. Details is what i was after and you definately provided that. Is there anything your going to have to do with the tail boom, will the entire boom setup work as it is, stock? What about weight issues using the 30 mechanics with the retracts? Great job on the glass work you did there, I also think it looks good. What color scheme are you going to use?

Also, I have changed my mind again. I ended up, after ordering a fuse I could not use (jet ranger 30 size)so I sold that one and I ordered a 30 size long Ranger fuse to put my Hawk Pro in. This will be my first scale project. I am going to mess with making my own landing gear, and eventually I may do some lights. Anyways, my next project will be, as stated, a 50 size bell 222 with R30V1 mechs. and probably retracts. I want to make my own struts for it though.

More info. man!!! keep it coming....great so far....
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09-08-2006 05:12 AM  14 years ago
Chris Herzog

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I have the 30v2 Raptor and a 30 size Bell 222. The boom fits fine with no mods at all.

As for the weight, I'm putting three servos for retracts, the retracts them selves, the body and I just ordered a light kit. With paint I'm not sure what it's going to weigh but I have a 30v2 that I fly every weekend and when I'm finished with this build I'll put both of the models on a scale and let you all know what the different is.

I have not decided on the colors yet but it will either be Black and silver with red pin stripes or white and silver with blue pin stripes. I like the black but I want to make sure that I can see it.

I guess I'll decide when I'm there to buy the paint.

Thanks for looking,
C Herzog
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09-08-2006 07:48 PM  14 years ago
Tigerclaw

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Mmmm Black and silver or White and silver. But you need to able to see it, mmmm. Erm That's a toughy. Black would show up well against a cloudy sky, where as white may not. If the clouds are darker, the black may not show up too well.
What about a two tone metalic blue, dark on either top or bottom, and a few shades lighter on the oposite end. With a silver pin stripe? Or a "dart"? The sky is rarely a "dark blue" and the heli will still have an executive feel to it

Tony
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09-10-2006 04:52 AM  14 years ago
Chris Herzog

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Guys,
Just about done! I have a little body work left to do and install the lights....I ordered a light kit and I'm just waiting on it to come in...then I'm off to paint.

C Herzog
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09-12-2006 04:35 AM  14 years ago
Chris Herzog

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I got the light kit in that I ordered from Starwood....boy is that cool. Really simple to set-up, good directions and looks great on the heli. I still have to drill all the holes but I started doing some mock up stuff and turned the lights on and boy I'm glade I decided to go with the light.

Also finally got a receiver free so I could start adjusting all the retracts. Boy did that go smooth. When I was looking at the Starwood sight I came across a idem that they sell that reverses the servo direction and it goes in line between the servo and the receiver. Well, I hooked everything up and one wheel did just the opposite of what I wanted it to do. I installed this piece from Starwood...that's done.

Tomorrow, I get the lights worked out and then I'm going to start striping her down and hope to get it painted by the end of the weekend.

I'll keep you all posted.

C Herzog
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