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05-24-2007 09:21 PM  13 years ago
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ArmedForces

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Tail Control Rod
Hell there
Just wanted to show you all something and need your opininon I moded my tail control rod to eliminate any binding here take a look:

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05-24-2007 10:18 PM  13 years ago
HHawk

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It looks like you installed a carbon rod, and also mounted the servo on the opposite side as most. If it works, now that you have it in Heading Hold, then thats what counts! Nice flying with you on G3.5 Enjoy the Rex!
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05-24-2007 11:27 PM  13 years ago
Jon the Rooster

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I went overkill but, can't be topped using CNC ends.


Smothe as glass & a 0% failure rate.
and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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05-25-2007 01:31 AM  13 years ago
ArmedForces

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Nice man I like that, no CNC here to some midum ca and good tape it holds really good.
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05-25-2007 03:43 AM  13 years ago
n808

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To get back in the air, I glued the tail control arm with several layers of epoxy. It was broken and only available with a week's wait via mail order. The multiple layers of epoxy seemed to hold well when testing the arm on the ground. In the air, it worked. For a while. Then I did some piros, and suddenly no tail control. I should have throttle held, but managed to get down with the right side down, very hard though, taking out the blades, shafts, tail boom and skids. The control arm plastic material is ungluable. CA doesn't hold at all. Post crash inspection showed one part of the arm had just pulled out of the epoxy and left a neat pocket. So test your glue joint well, there's vibration back there, even in a perfectly balanced heli.
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05-25-2007 03:49 AM  13 years ago
ArmedForces

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Thanks for the imput it's apriciated . I will test it sever times.
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05-25-2007 04:30 AM  13 years ago
Tmblewd

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I put my push rod through a piece of 1/8 inch carbon tubing and as I was pushing the rod through it I was putting JB Weld on it to lock it in place. It's nice and sturdy now.
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05-25-2007 03:18 PM  13 years ago
lloyd

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electrics DONT need to auto
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05-25-2007 04:27 PM  13 years ago
ArmedForces

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That is a great idea why did I not think off that
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05-25-2007 04:42 PM  13 years ago
helimatt

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Hey, ArmedForces, you may want to swap the servo to the other side of the boom. Sooner or later you will have a main blade strike the boom, and the servo could be damaged. I had a "bad outcome" which knocked my new mini digital servo about 15' broke the case and pulled the wires off of the pc board.

Ditto for the gyro location- move it under the boom or within the frame. There are two classes of trex pilots with top-mounted gyros: those who have damaged a gyro, and those who will.
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05-25-2007 05:05 PM  13 years ago
ArmedForces

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Sounds good I will move my gyro location, and the servo. Thanks
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