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10-18-2004 06:37 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Evil_Homer

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Cubbington,​Warwickshire, United​Kingdom

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That is the question, looking at loads of pics of some of the top guys out there, a lot of them seem to use the tail servo back in the desinged position, up front with the rest of them, in the past i have mostly had my tail servos mounted on the boom - more rigid, direct, blah blah blah.

Is there any real benefit, these guys are not doing it - so -----

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10-18-2004 06:49 PM  13 years agoPost 2
orlee008

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same thing, only convinience is that when you remove your boom for transport you dont loose your tail settings.

orlee

Flying in Miami, FL (Kendall Area)

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10-18-2004 07:02 PM  13 years agoPost 3
SteveH

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You have already listed the advantages of the boom mounted tail rotor servo, but the down side is exposure to exhaust oil and more prone to crash damage.

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10-19-2004 02:58 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Phranque

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The only reason I put the servo on the boom was to adjust the CG due to a heavier battery up front (GP 3300). To be perfectly honest, I did not notice a difference in tail performance. I think it's more of a personal preference.

As Steve & Orlee have provided........ Do you want the convenience of being able to remove & replace the tail section without reconnecting & readjusting the linkage, or would you rather keep your servo protected???

Personally, IMO, if you can fly, and are less apt to crashing than a noob, I like the disassembly/reassembly convenience of the boom mount.
To help keep the oil out of the servo, I disassembled the case, and placed a very light "gasket" of silicone around the case joints. I wipe it down at the end of the day, and have taken it apart after about 25 flights (including inverted), and the inside of the servo case was oil free. Now, I'll let it go about 35-40 flights & check it again, to see what kind of longevity I'm getting out of the silicone.


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