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11-02-2004 03:23 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Woketman

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I received my HS-56HB servos tonight for my Shogun. I have never dealt with tiny servos before, certainly not in a heli. There are no grommets. Am I supposed to simply bolt these down, hard-mounted, to the heli frame? Or must I use grommets for vibration absorption?

Also, the Shogun frame is set up for one screw on each servo end, but the HS-56 has two (like a full size servo). Is it acceptable to just use one on each side, diagonally?

Thanks.

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11-02-2004 03:37 AM  13 years agoPost 2
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thats correct. you dont need the rubber grommets for these helis. very little vibration if any. you dont need to use 4 screws either. just like you said, 2 screws per servo diagonaly. I actually had to drill a hole in the heli frame for the servo screw locations.

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11-02-2004 03:47 AM  13 years agoPost 3
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hope this helps

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11-02-2004 03:50 AM  13 years agoPost 4
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Thanks. Great, that was exactly what I was contemplating doing. Is this what just about everyone does? No unusually high servo failure rates due to vibration damage?

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11-02-2004 04:09 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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yeah, thats what most everyone has done to fit that servo. i have not had any servo problems and have not heard of any servo failure due to vibration on the shogun. maybe someone else can give another opinion here. oh, what servo are you using for the tail?

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11-02-2004 04:38 AM  13 years agoPost 6
car4az

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What about the hs 50 for the tail? Mine rubs the main gear pretty badly. Did you trim the frame to get the servo to clear?

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11-02-2004 05:17 AM  13 years agoPost 7
czechyour6

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Just double stick the tail servo to a shelf at the base of the boom and run a carbon rod directly to the tail, works great and is cheap if you do it yourself its cheap! You can make a servo shelf out of those Zip Tie bases at home depot or other stores, or use two of the boom support/tailfin mounts together and face em flat towards the ground. I will throw some pics in my gallery soon, email if you want em sooner!

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11-02-2004 12:35 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Woketman

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Vinrx, I am using the HS-50 for the tail.

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11-03-2004 02:18 AM  13 years agoPost 9
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my hs50 just barely clears the gear. also, the main gear tends to move upwards in flight which is away from the servo. I had to worry about the main gear and frame rather than the servo.

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11-03-2004 03:53 AM  13 years agoPost 10
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I just flew the Shogun for the very first time. I was in my 20' x 20' garage (with a good 3 foot of crap on each side, so 14' x 14' clear area) as it is storming outside. AWESOME!!!! I have not flown a heli in years, but it all came back immediately and I had no problems. Got the thing trimmed out and it was quite stable. The stock 400 motor got quite hot though, I was surprised. Perhaps I will transition to the Himax sooner than expected. I had almost nothing set up right (just rushed it to try it out), so I have to get pitch curves, throttle curves, take slop out of tail linkage, etc...

I really love it! Thanks all you guys for all the help!!!!

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11-03-2004 04:52 AM  13 years agoPost 11
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Hehe, my first hover with my shogun was in my living room in an area roughly 5 feet by 6 feet. I couldn't beleive how stable it was! I actually felt comfortable doing piros in a 12' X 12' area in a shop. Never would have dreamed of doing that with my hummingbird. BTW, I too run an HS-50 tail servo, tail mounted, but HS-55 on the rest, no grommets. The brushless is awesome too! Crazy climb rate!

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11-04-2004 01:41 AM  13 years agoPost 12
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im glad you got it flying good. yeah, hovering (espacially indoors) will get that stock 400 motor pretty hot. make sure you run the th curve at max with the stock motor, even in a hover. high headspeed is the key with these birds.

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