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How to put Servos in the Tail?

Old 02-20-2002, 09:05 PM
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Default How to put Servos in the Tail?

I hear of alot of folks puting servos in the rear of their fuselages in order to eliminate pushrod flex and put the weight towards the rear rather than add lead.

My question is: How do you set it up?
Just cut a square hole to fit the servo and drop it in?
Do you have to glue a hardwood or plywood mount?
or do you just CA or epoxy the wood to strenghten it, etc?

Any tips would be appreciated.
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You described it exactly like I do it. I have just finished a World Models Cap 232 1.20 size this way.

My steps are as follows :

1) Trace the servo where you want it
2) Use your exacto or similar to cut the holes
3) Cut some ply a little bigger than the servo
4) Again, trace the servo onto the ply
5) Cut the holes in the ply for the servo
6) Trim covering where the ply will go
7) Cover the ply with your choice of covering material
8) Use some epoxy to secure the ply in place
9) install servo with mounting screws
10) Hook up your linkage


At least this is the way I did it. For anything bigger than a 1.20 I would certainly reinforce the fuse where the servo is to go with some ply or similar. Works well for me.


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