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Old 01-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default Installing tail on microheli frame

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I just got my new microheli frame and one of the wow hobbies brushless kits with the bigger tail motor

I am trying to install the new tail and can't quite figure it out. How do you get it to lock into place. I tried to tighten the 2 screws that are holding the tail mount on the frame but the tail is not locked in. Any tips?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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I found that the screw that clamps the delrin boom holder on the tail rod easily strips and then will not hold the tail. I drilled through the frame and boom mount and used a 2mm hex head cap screw with a nut. Holds real tight.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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The screws on either side of the tail mount only hold the mount to the frame. There is a 3rd screw that clamps the mount to the tail boom.
+1 to the above post. A corse thread screw or even better a through bolt works better than the machine screw that microheli supplies. I'm not sure what they were thinking when they put machine screws in plastic.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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I only see 2 screws on my plastic tail mount, is there usually a thrid?

Anyone else have any other tips?

How would you go about trying to screw through the frame? I'm still struggling to figure out how screwing through the frame will get the tail to secure in place? You would still need a way to tighten the plastic mount around the tail itself right?

Thanks for the help, i'm lost!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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Have a look at the exploded drawing (upper right) that comes with the frame. The tail clamping screw is a M1x4mm on my frames. It kind of sinks into a hole in the frame. Carefully tighten this screw but don't strip it out.

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I only see 2 screws on my plastic tail mount, is there usually a thrid?

Anyone else have any other tips?

How would you go about trying to screw through the frame? I'm still struggling to figure out how screwing through the frame will get the tail to secure in place? You would still need a way to tighten the plastic mount around the tail itself right?

Thanks for the help, i'm lost!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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I found some left over main board mounting screws give plenty of bite into the delrin mount, and on the side with the large hole in the frame i used a blade grip spacer as a washer.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #7
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Here are pics of the screw and nut I described above

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