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12-03-2007 04:56 AM  9 years agoPost 1
heliron

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Overland Park, KS

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What is the best way to attach a stock tail rotor rod to a tail boom mounted servo?

(Only threaded on the tail rotor side)

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12-03-2007 06:48 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Lamar Cooley

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Houma,La.,U.S.A.

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Tail Mounted Servo Connection

Hey heliron
What up ?
This is why I decided to front mount my gyro servo.
I couldn't find a reliable way to make this connection other than putting a "Z" bend in the end of the wire.
Two problems: 1.) I wanted to use a metal servo horn and believed
the "Z" bent wire may or would have caused RF problems from vibration in the hole. 2.) Also I believed the wire would have caused
the hole in a plastic horn to wear causing excessive play over time.
I have some nifty servo horn connectors that are small pined brass blocks held in the servo horn with plastic or metal push on lugs.If I remember right they are made by "DUBRO"
Would have had to drill the block to the wire size. The wire is held in place with a set screw. I don't think the sizes I have would live up to the work load of a gyro servo.
The only other option is to use both wires that come with the kit Cut the "Z" bend out of the wire used for front mounting and cut the non threaded wire and use the splice collar supplied with the kit.
Thus giveing you two threaded ends. There may be other ways.
But my small mind could not grasp them.
Hope this may be of some small help
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12-03-2007 08:48 AM  9 years agoPost 3
GimbalFan (RIP)

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cut the non threaded wire and use the splice collar supplied with the kit. Thus giveing you two threaded ends.
That's what I did. Be sure to use Loctite on the collar's set screw threads and torque 'em down good.

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12-03-2007 02:07 PM  9 years agoPost 4
heliron

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Thanks

I will give it a try using the cut Z bend.

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12-03-2007 03:49 PM  9 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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Just leave it in the nose

Andy
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12-03-2007 08:47 PM  9 years agoPost 6
heliron

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Tail Mounted Servo Connection

Cant, have a push pull setup on my pitch.

Have to move the rudder servo to make it work.

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12-04-2007 01:46 AM  9 years agoPost 7
A. Gordon

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That's the way my servo is hooked up too, using the splice collar. It has been on for about a year and a half no problems, except back there you get alot of exhaust oil on the servo.

All for the spectators!!

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12-04-2007 08:55 AM  9 years agoPost 8
idigrc2

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Chico, CA

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Go to your LHS and ge a dubro threaded coupler part#695. then thread a ball link on it and place it next to the wire with your radio turned on and the tail centered.Next mark the push rod where it needs to be cut so that when the coupler is slid on every thing is 90 deg. Once the pushrod is cut to length take some sand paper and remove the black coating were the coupler is going to be soldered one. Flux everything solder the joint and your ready to go flying. The rod may have to be bent so that is sits on the ball with no pressure.

I once choked a smurf to see what color it would trun

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12-04-2007 03:24 PM  9 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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Leave the push pull off, you dont need it.

Andy
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12-04-2007 06:17 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Swoop

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Newark, DE USA

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Do yourself and your servo a favor and leave it under the canopy. You won't miss the push pull, and your servo will live much longer.

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12-04-2007 07:02 PM  9 years agoPost 11
TachyonDriver

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Chipping, Lancs, UK

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You won't miss the push pull, and your servo will live much longer.
I got my Raptor 30 secondhand, already equipped with a boom mounted t/r servo. Why would this servo location shorten its life? Is it that the exhaust residue craps up the inside of the servo? Isn't a bit of castor oil good for the gears?

I'm obviously missing something fundamental here Probably the funda part; got plenty of Mental LOL!

Tach.

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12-04-2007 07:25 PM  9 years agoPost 12
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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The hot oil bath isnt good for the servo and the servo is more open to crash damage back there.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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