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01-13-2009 05:31 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Buster0825

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On step 47 (Canopy Mounts), in the instruction manual for the Raven .50 it states to insert the rubber mounts into the canopy but there is no holes to do so. If you look very close at the canopy, you can see round makings, is this where you drill the holes for the rubber mounts and if so, what size bit do you use?

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01-13-2009 07:34 PM  9 years agoPost 2
canbarelyhover

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i think the little dots on the canopy were a little bit off. i tried the canopy on first(making sure the front latch is secured) and made a mark with a sharpie where there standoff posts met the canopy and drilled there.

i don't remember the drill bit size. i just did it by eye and tried to fit the mounts, if it was too tight, i just tried the next larger size drill bit. had to do this 2 or 3 times before i got a good fit that wasn't too tight. also put a little dab of CA glue to fasten the rubber mount onto the canopy - it should last much longer that way.

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01-18-2009 04:17 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Furious Predator

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^^^^ Yup, what he said.

i also put a drop of oil on my gromets. They still grip onw ell enough, but they slide off much easier, and wont wreck and pop out the gromets.

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01-18-2009 08:02 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Buster0825

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When putting the canopy on it seems that the muffler (CN3038A) pushes the font of the canopy to the one side. Do you need to trim the canopy so it does not go around the muffler?

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01-18-2009 08:16 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Furious Predator

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i have the same pipe on my raven, and yeah, its best to trim an outline around the canopy for the pipe to clear. if the pipe is touching the canopy, it will melt.

i trimmed mine with a dremel tool, leaving about 1/8" clearance around the pipe.

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01-19-2009 12:04 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Buster0825

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Do you remember the drill bit size that you used for the rubber mounts?

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01-19-2009 02:18 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Blade_Master1

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Drill bit size

Find a bit the same size as the stand off and use the next size up
worked for me

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01-19-2009 04:58 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Furious Predator

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a 5/16 drill bit should do just fine, if you dont have one, the next common standard size up is 11/32, the grommet will be a little looser, but should still be ok.

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01-19-2009 08:53 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Buster0825

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A 5/16 drill bit did the job. Thanks! Looks like I just have a few odds and ends and someone local is going to look over the bird since this is my first one then I will be ready to fly it. Heck, I am ready to fly it now but I think it would be best for me to wait till this guy looks over it.

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01-19-2009 10:53 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Furious Predator

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agreed, its always best to have someone with more experience to look over your machine. good luck

Shawn
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