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08-08-2007 08:39 PM  10 years agoPost 1
jaxrotor

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I made this little mod to the elevator servo mount,Its kinda rough but works well. The canopy doesnt rub anymore.A nicer mount could be made.

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08-09-2007 12:24 AM  10 years agoPost 2
grimthenoble

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how does it rub in the first place? I have no problems with rubbing. but good idea keeps weight more centered! Nice Idea

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08-09-2007 02:03 AM  10 years agoPost 3
MattUKrrApprentice - Lancaster, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hi jaxrotor

When I was assembling my 600N I was thinking the same thing, and tried a few mock ups with some spare mounts.

Seems like a good idea to put the servo into the main frames out of the way...makes you wonder why Align never did this, their must be a reason?

I thought of doing it this way, keeping mount size and weight in mind....not sure about support though - maybe a long mount on the other side would be best method..like yours jaxrotor.

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08-09-2007 02:29 AM  10 years agoPost 4
cbflys

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Same question here. I actually have rubbing with the front swash servos, not the rear one. I've even shimmed the canopy bumbers out, but it still rubs.

I'm guessing the output shafts on the JR servos are a little higher than the others.

None the less, a nice solution to your problem.

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08-09-2007 02:32 AM  10 years agoPost 5
cbflys

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Matt,

Sandwich that servo between two sets of those standoffs and I think you'll have a winner. Not only will it eliminate the moment created by only supporting it on one end, but it will double as a frame stiffener.

Hey Mr.3DX - you seeing this?

Chuck

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08-09-2007 11:23 AM  10 years agoPost 6
jaxrotor

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Matt.. I had the the same thoughts as yours as to what the mounts should look like,but using the longer mounts allows the round servo wheels.I was hoping someone would make a nice cnc alum mount that would be alot lighter.Ive seen several mounts on rc cars and trucks that are real close to what I was looking for. It does make a cleaner look without the servo hanging out of the frames.

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08-09-2007 11:50 AM  10 years agoPost 7
colsy

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Spiffing idea 'Boys'.

So can someone make a mount, perhaps 3DX might step in here.

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08-09-2007 03:21 PM  10 years agoPost 8
helibird

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...makes you wonder why Align never did this, their must be a reason?
Just my opinion but why complicate something that works fine. Mine doesn't rub at all. One of the big points of the 600N is weight, everyone was so excited about how light it was. It wasn't out more then a week and people are strapping header tanks to it, adding additional frame supports, thicker frames, gyro mounts, servo stand offs, etc. All these little things add up and next thing you know your back up to an 8 lb heli. Again just my opinion.

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08-09-2007 03:45 PM  10 years agoPost 9
kingair

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I agree with Helibird, less is more. The weight isn't much but add up all the "not muches" people think are "must haves" and soon I'd be up to my raptor weight. Lighter weight is one of the main reasons I switched in the first place. I've only read about the rear servo hitting the canopy once, on this thread. Even with the narrower standoffs and 9451's I'm no where near rubbing the canopy but that's just me. People are pretty clever designing their gadgets though. Nice art work!

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08-09-2007 04:19 PM  10 years agoPost 10
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The rear servo doesn't rub unless you use the shorter rear canopy mounts on some setups.

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08-09-2007 05:17 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Ozydego

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I got the shorter canopy mounts with the gyro plate and mine does not rub... neither do my front servo arms in fact after the switch. I am using JR 8717's and the align servo wheels...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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08-10-2007 12:07 AM  10 years agoPost 12
rcmarty

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One benifit would be the servo lead on a 9451 would reach the rx without an extension , and not be around the aileron levers (moving critical parts).

I made some standoffs similar to those. Mine were plastic and did flex a bit so i reverted back to stock with an extension. It's hard to find a 4" ext in my parts , and a 20g one .... even harder

I like the drawing. I also agree to go frame to frame as it would stiffen up the mounting of the servo.

If you make them , let me know.

Martin

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08-10-2007 01:42 AM  10 years agoPost 13
MattUKrrApprentice - Lancaster, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I have no issues with the current servo position, just seems better in my mind if the servo is mounted inside the frames like the other servos are? I dont like the way the servo has to be wired too...rather close to the lever.

I am perfectly happy with the standard layout as it is...at the moment, as always I'm just curious to see if the elevator could be mounted inside the frames without too much effort and over complicating things, or as some smart ass will prob say..

"a solution to a problem that does not exist" ..lol

Dont quote me on these pics in detail, I'm just trying to give ideas.

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08-10-2007 01:50 AM  10 years agoPost 14
cbflys

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Matt,

Your last set of drawings looks good. To simplify though, you could use 4 identical short pieces (as in your original drawings) and sandwich the servo in-between them.

Chuck

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08-10-2007 02:03 AM  10 years agoPost 15
jaxrotor

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Very nice now if you can "BLING" it some,lighten it up...
maybe something like this

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08-10-2007 02:08 AM  10 years agoPost 16
MattUKrrApprentice - Lancaster, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I had though about this, it might get complicated with different servos, mounts thickness, rubber and grommet sizes would be different from servo to servo.

Matt.

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08-10-2007 09:20 AM  10 years agoPost 17
RotorHead486rrKey Veteran - England - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hey Matt,

Very good idea you've got here, i think the below image is probably the most logical, like you say with this one you cater for most of the servos out there with any complicated issues.

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08-11-2007 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 18
rcmarty

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I agree , then the servo grommets and associated stuff (heights) doesn't factor into the mounting.

Mount servo into mounts then into heli.

Nice drawing's by the way , a picture is worth a 1000 words.

Anyways , any plans on making them ?

Martin

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