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04-27-2010 12:50 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Coolpowered

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My buddy just purchased a 500 md body for his raptor 60, the problem is where the rear landing gear goes threw the body the markings for the cutouts dont match from one side to the other, the one cutout mark is maybe 3/16 from the rear corner panel line of the heli where the other cut out is almost 3/4 inch from the rear panel line, so I dont know which cutout mark is correct or if both are wrong. So I am wondering if anybody cant check there rear landing gear and reply back with a measurement. Thanks in advance for any help.

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04-27-2010 02:09 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Flyenrw

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Hi there Coolpowered,
I just looked at the on-line manual of the build and in step 9 , I see there is caution regarding the marks as suggested reference.
If I'm correct, the fuselage does not use a wooden platform to attach your mechanics to, so, unless the main mast is exited out of position, I would measure it's centering, where it should exit the fuselage and use that to measure the landing skids exiting location out of the fuselage.
The main mast will dictate where the skids exit, if the skids are attached to the frame of the helicopter, as it appears they are.
If you first establish the skids exiting the fuselage, it may throw off the centering of the main shaft.

I hope this helps!

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04-27-2010 08:46 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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Flyenrw, thank you, the problem is that the landing gear sits about 4 or so inches inside the fuse, so its almost impossable to figure out where the holes should be, even if you line the heli up with fuse, because of the angle of the landing gear going up through the fuse. I had this body a couple of years ago and crashed, wished I would of kept to get the measurements.

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04-27-2010 02:55 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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Hi Coolpowered,

( 1 ) Try marking a center line inside the fuselage from fore
and aft.
( 2 ) Now, without the skids attached, place the mechanics centered to that line, resting on the bottom of the fuselage, positioned, so that the main mast exits where needed.
( 3 ) You can now mark a perpendicular reference line on the inside fuselage, centered, where each skid attachment tab of the mechanics rest in contact with the fuselage shell inside.
( This is for reference only in this step ).
( 4 ) These perpendicular lines will show the distance between the skid frames and their location for and aft.
( 5 ) Without the skid frames attached, place the mechanics inside the fuselage. Lift the mechanics, to the necessary finished height and temporarily block the underside until satisfied with the position and height.
You may need the boom attached for this fitting.
( 6 ) Now measure the distance below the mechanic frame skid attachment tab, to the inside fuselage shell below each, done for each of the four attachment points.
This gives you a suspended height measurement, which is the distance up from the bottom of the fuselage to the underside attachment fitting of each skid.
( The two rear distance measures taken, should be averaged to come out equal distance as should the front. This keeps the manchanics up-right and not slanted.
Due to possible fiberglass misshaping, also use your eye to see that all runs perpendicular.
( 7 ) Now trace an outline of each assembled skid frame on a piece of cardboard. Use a protractor for the correct angles of each skid, as this cardboard will accurately represent the skid shape.
( 8 ) From the top of each cardboard skid outline, where the skid would attach to the mechanic, mark the distance down, measured from step ( 6 ). Now draw a parallel line across the width of each cardboard skid from left to right. You should now have a trapezoid.
( 9 )When finished, cut out each cardboard skid.
With your cuts made, you should have a trapezoid shaped cardboard, where each will show the specific distance, width and point of exit of each skid when resting across the fuselage, in line with the perpendicular lines drawn to the center line.
It's kind of like a mechanical X-Ray drawn on cardboard with a half view, where the skid that would exit outside the fuselage, will not be included in the finished cardboard cut.
( 10 ) Where the widest point of each cardboard trapezoid skid shape contacts the inside fuselage on the perpendicular lines drawn for each skid location, drill a 1/16 hole threw the fuselage.
This is your skid exit point. Detail cuts can be made from the outside to finish a clean and accurate exit for each skid.

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04-28-2010 01:34 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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Flyebrw, I really appreciate the help, thank you very much. Oh yeah, thanks thunder tiger quality control team for making this kit so difficult because you didnt check the quality on this one before you shipped it out.

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04-28-2010 02:54 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Flyenrw

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Your welcome, Coolpowered, I hope it helps.
Any questions along the way, just say hey. I'll look forward to your completed project.

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