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How to make cheap pushrods? .055in music wire?

Old 07-11-2013, 05:40 PM
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Default How to make cheap pushrods? .055in music wire?

would this, .055in music wire, be strong enough for the main part pushrods?
(some .055 for servo horn and then control horn and put thicker in the middle?)

its a 3d foamy 31"x31" and with it locked and loaded it should weight about 250g

Old 07-11-2013, 07:17 PM
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I have seen thin wire rods supported along the way by sliding them one half of a couple 1/2A nylon hinges where the pin would normally be. I assume this is a profile type fuse.
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Here's how you test if your pushrods are strong enough. Mount everything up, then hold the control surface still while you push your control stick to full deflection. If your holding the control surface keeps the servo from moving, then you're good. But if the rod gives and lets the servo move, your rods aren't stiff enough or supported well enough for the amount or torque your servos put out.

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