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Old Sep 12, 2006, 02:42 PM
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LA Heli MaxiR Standard Kit Full Build Thread... Lots Of Photos and Full Text

Here I go.......

My Standard MaxiR kit arrived today from Pete at ElektroRc.com. Great place to do business with, Pete's a great guy and cares about his customers. Here's a pic of the kit box along with the upgrades I plan on installing. The upgrades include:

Aluminum Swashplate (silver)
Aluminum Rotor Head (silver)
Auto-Rotation Gear
Carbon Fiber 3D Paddles/Short Flybar
Carbon Fiber Main Blades
Carbon Fiber Tail Blades

Additionally I'll be installing one extra bearing in the tail boom, this requires the purchase of part # Y0424. These are small plastic "cups" which adapt the bearings OD to the ID of the tail boom.

Here's a pic of the kit box and upgrade parts:

BTW: I Purchase all of my kits done in my reviews(so far) as well as upgrade parts. No freebies here.

DISCLAIMER: This thread documents how I build MY heli. If you find the information here useful that's great. But I assume no liability for anyone else or their heli or any other aspect of their lives that chooses to follow this thread as an instruction manual. Build and fly your heli's at your own risk. And always fly safely.

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 02:47 PM
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Hey Ken,
Is this the one your going to use with the fuse?
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 03:28 PM
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Yes it is....

hey how's it going???? LTNS
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 03:31 PM
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Ken

Although I believe MJP stopped making them, you should try and get your hands on a carbon frame set. Pete was able to hook me up a carbon base plate my first crash, even though they were sold out on the site. check with glen also, those CF frames look great on this thing! can't wait to see the finished product!!!

Fletcher
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 03:39 PM
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Why use carbon frame if it's only going to be covered by the fuse?

MJP does not make the carbon frames anymore but you can get the LA Heli ones now... unfortunately I got the last set Pete had yesterday I would assume he will be getting another set in on the next order from LA though.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 03:54 PM
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What's this fuse you speak of?

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oooohhh

"fuse"-lage

<-- dum dum
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 03:56 PM
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Frame assembly Part 1.......

Part one consists mainly of installing the two main shaft bearings in the Upper and Lower Main Shaft Housings, and assembly of the Battery Holder Plate and the small white Battery Plate Clips which secure the Battery Holder Plate to the Undercarriage Rods on the front of the frame. The other thing you do in step one is install the Swashplate Lead(anti-rotation device).

For each step that requires installing bearings, I set the bearings for that step on a folded piece of paper towel and put one drop of tri-flow oil on each bearing. At the same time I check for bad bearings, if a bearing is even slightly gritty feeling, REPLACE IT! A bad bearing will give you nothing but problems.

NOTE: Since I'm installing the metal swashplate upgrade, the Swashplate Lead Pin is not installed in this step of my build, the metal swashplate uses a different anti-rotation device: Cyclic Plate Guide which is secured with a screw.

Here's a pic of the parts needed in step one of the build:

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 03:57 PM
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It's a really nice Fibre Glass fuselage, somewhat FAI style, very sleek....I'll post a pic in a few

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:12 PM
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Pics of the Fuselage......

Ask and you shall receive...

There ya go...
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:18 PM
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Yep keep em coming...
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:18 PM
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They certainly are!

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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:23 PM
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Step one completed.....

This is what you should have after completing step one.......

Coming up...the start of the frame assembly.....

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 04:25 PM
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The easiest way to install the small white Battery Plate Clips is to grasp them with a GOOD pair of needle nose pliers, squeeze the open end together and push them into the openings in the Battery Holder Plate....open end first

Ken
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Frame Assembly Step two......starting on the actual frame....

Here's a pic of the parts you'll be using in step two. Mostly you'll be working with the right side frame plate, installing the Undercarriage Triangles, Servo Holders and Upper and Lower Main Shaft Housings. Leave the main shaft housing screws loose until you have the main shaft in place and aligned properly. You also need to install the two Electronics Plates.....

In the next post I'll show the completed step two.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 06:17 PM
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Frame Assembly Steps One & two completed.....

Combining the sub-assemblies from step one and the parts for step two you should end up with this........ As I stated before; leave the Upper and Lower Main Shaft Housing screws loose for now. I'll tighten them up after the main shaft is installed and aligned. Here's a couple pics after step two of the frame assembly is completed.....

Ken
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