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Dago Red Elevator Mod

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:20 AM
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Default Dago Red Elevator Mod

I know the Dago Red is a popular model. I was wondering how others have modified the elevator setup to be y'd.

Could anyone who has performed this mod comment on the steps they followed.

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Old 04-20-2008, 10:02 PM
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Default RE: Dago Red Elevator Mod

Well if your talking about the WM,not much room. On my Midget, I widened the servo slot, put the rudder servo in the middle and separate elevators on each side.

I have a few of the regular 40 size P-51s. I just get a high torque servo, a decent dowl and make myown and run a "Y" out the back. Works fine.
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OK. Cool.

I ended up pulling out the tube for the one sided elevator pushrod and then drilled a hole on the opposite side in the same location. I picked up some Dave Brown fiberglass pushrods and made the Y using 2-56 rod. I ran string through the holes and out the wing saddle tied the string to each y end and pulled on the string as I slid the pushrod into the fuse so I could spread and feed the wire out of the fuse exit holes. I slide the elevator servo as far to one side as possible so the pushrod runs down the center. I just need to finish off some final touches but this appears to be a solid setup that is going to be much stronger than the original setup.

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