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Old 10-09-2012, 10:16 AM
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Looking at the control rods on my 60 Stick, I noted that the control rods had the usual adjustment threads on one end but on the end that goes into the servo, just the two 90 degree bends. The Avastar trainer has little safety clips etc. Are the plastic clips a good thing, necessary etc? Don't really see how a wire could come out of the hole. The rods are 1.4x450mm, would not know where to look for them. No close hobby shop here. gphil
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:21 AM
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Z bends are common, the threaded end gives you an adjustment point that is accessable w/o digging around in the fueslage.

Clips are nice but plenty of people run Z bends w/o them.

Dubro has a host of pushrods in different sizes, threaded on one or both ends etc.
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Ditto!
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YES !!! The clips are needed if you only have the 90 deg bend . Believe me the wire will slip out. If you use a Z bend you don't need the clips. DuBro has the clips, you can get them from Tower if you don't have a shop close by . ENJOY !!! RED
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As noted Z bends are great and one of my favorites how ever ninety degree bends at the bottom of my list and I always avoid them. The trouble with those are it forces you to position the push rod far out on the servo horn or they are guaranteed to bind at full control actually forcing the rod into a bend.

Now if you think about it for trainers and new folks this is exactly where its best to start out closest in at the servo (or middle hole) and furthest out at the surface but ya can't do it at the servo because of that hugh plastic 'Wart' on the servo arm.

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As noted Z bends are great and one of my favorites how ever ninety degree bends at the bottom of my list and I always avoid them. The trouble with those are it forces you to position the push rod far out on the servo horn or they are guaranteed to bind at full control actually forcing the rod into a bend.
Iagree with John. A good Z bend is an excellent attachment method. The L and Nylon clip combois OK, andEZ Connectors are, IMHO, to be avoided. Ijist bought a G-44 Widgeon ARFthat has Z on the control surfaces and relies on EZ Connectors at the servos. Iam seriously considering Z bends at both ends, relying on computer trimsand just snipping the music wire if it ever needs replacing.
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