Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: control rods


  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Elberton, GA
    Posts
    175
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    control rods

    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

  2. #2
    Moderator BarracudaHockey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    19,317
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: control rods

    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.
    Andy - Helicopter Forum Moderator
    AMA 77227 Leader Member- Contest Director
    www.JaxRC.com

  3. #3
    acerc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lithia, Fl
    Posts
    5,631
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: control rods

    Ditto!
    Robert
    Cub Brotherhood #3\\ Ryan STA Brotherhood #4
    Corsair Brotherhood #56\\ Waco Brotherhood #184

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Zephyrhills, FL
    Posts
    1,917
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: control rods

    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

  5. #5
    JohnBuckner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Kingman, AZ
    Posts
    9,219
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: control rods

    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.

    John
    \"Keep your controllines tight\"

  6. #6
    Charlie P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Port Crane, NY
    Posts
    4,863
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: control rods


    ORIGINAL: JohnBuckner

    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.
    Charlie P. (NY) "Gravity is weak but persistant".

    AMA 747089/IMAA 30723


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:29 PM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.