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Old 01-06-2008, 10:48 PM
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Default Side Mounted Aileron Servo

I am looking for designs for aileron servos mounted in the wing to where only the servo horn is exposed. Any pictures or drawings would be appreciated. Looking to do this in an Ultra Sport 60. thanks.
Old 01-06-2008, 11:14 PM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

I use the RA200s from Hobby Lobby quite a bit: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/servomount.htm
I have also built them from ply and blocks.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:30 PM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

The ones I've seen are plywood hatches with hardwood blocks for the servos.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:04 AM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

that's just what i was looking for also.......
thanks
Old 01-07-2008, 11:37 AM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

This is how I did my Citabria

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:50 AM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

sscherin has a very good method. I use a different method and bury the servo and linkage inside the wing on larger aircraft.
Old 01-07-2008, 12:02 PM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

I do it like sscherin does it for several reasons. It makes changing out servos easy. It make covering the wing easy. It is neater than many other methods.
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

All of the methods shown previously are good methods.

Me, I'm too lazy to go through all of that. I just dig out a cavity and mount the low profile Hitec or JR servos in their places with their tops sticking outside. I know, no class. Oh well. <G>


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Old 01-07-2008, 09:49 PM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

Thanks for all the responses. I will pick one of those methods. How thick of plywood do you use for the base?
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

I use 1/16" aircraft ply and bass wood servo mount lugs mounted like Sscherin showed. I've use that method on six planes now and am in the process of replacing the tortion rod linkage and single servo in my Quickee 500 with two mini servo, one in each wing. This is after I found that the left aileron was being locked by the throttle servo when I had full idle. Going to the small servos in the wings will clean up in the champed fuselage quite a bit. That mounting is the only way to go. I use the Dubro button head screws to hold the plate in place. It gives a nice smooth look. These mounts are extreamly tough also. I've destroyed three planes that had them and I was able to salvage the mounting plate and servos in all of them.

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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

I use 1/16" aircraft ply and bass wood servo mount lugs mounted like Sscherin showed. I've use that method on six planes now and am in the process of replacing the tortion rod linkage and single servo in my Quickee 500 with two mini servo, one in each wing. This is after I found that the left aileron was being locked by the throttle servo when I had full idle. Going to the small servos in the wings will clean up in the champed fuselage quite a bit. That mounting is the only way to go. I use the Dubro button head screws to hold the plate in place. It gives a nice smooth look. These mounts are extreamly tough also. I've destroyed three planes that had them and I was able to salvage the mounting plate and servos in all of them.

Don
Old 01-07-2008, 11:05 PM
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

This question has been answered very well. Here is a link to a .pdf file for the aileron install I just completed on a BTE Venture. http://www.btemodels.com/Downloads/vt_dualaileron.pdf One word of advice. When you fit the hatch mounts, don't forget to make allowance for the covering that will be two or three layers deep(depending on your hatch covering style). It doesn't seem like much, but it will make your hatch not even with the mounting surface.
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Default RE: Side Mounted Aileron Servo

I used the 1/16ply method to mount the servos in the wing of my latest build a Top Flight P-47,a couple of spruce rails will hold the hatches in place,the model is glassed and painted theres no difference in level between the glassed wing surface and the non glassed painted hatches,its a system used in most 60 size ARF planes just like the method that has been detailed in the earlier posts,not nearly as nice as sschern but they work well in all my 60 size warbirds.
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