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hshfwb 03-06-2003 04:08 AM

Servo Mounting
 
I would appreciate some of you fellows givening me you opinion on mounting sevos. Do you use the plastic servo tray that comes with the radio or do you prefer to use wood rails?

MHawker 03-06-2003 04:20 AM

Servo Mounting
 
Most of the installations I've seen or done use either wood rails or wood plates with blocks for the screws to bite into. You can get as fancy as you want, just make sure it's nice and stable.

Do you have a particular plane in mind?

Mike

hshfwb 03-06-2003 04:26 AM

Servo Mounting
 
These servos are going into a sig kommander.

MHawker 03-06-2003 04:35 AM

Servo Mounting
 
If you haven't done so already, run a search on Sig Kommander and see what you come up with. You may find people with pictures of their installs!

Good luck!

Mike

Damnathius 03-06-2003 05:07 AM

Servo Mounting
 
While you're at it, 86 those silly screws that come with servos and radios, and use #2x1/2" socket head wood screws w/washers. With a ball driver, it is a lot easier to install the screws when in a difficult to reach location than with a Phillips head.

:)

patternwannabee 03-06-2003 05:24 AM

Servo Mounting
 
I second Damnathius.

They're available at Microfasteners

CafeenMan 03-06-2003 06:11 PM

Servo Mounting
 
if you haven't built the fuselage yet, put rails on the sides and get them as parallel as possible. I always use wood rails or a plywood plate. The plastic trays take up too much space, but they are adequate if you prefer them.

MHawker 03-06-2003 06:24 PM

Servo Mounting
 
I third the socket or cap head screws. Check your local hardware store. We have Marshall's here in San Diego. They have all of that type of thing. They are SO much better. I stripped too many screws on a cowl and finally went down and bought some of those. Ahhhhh. What a difference.

Mike

CafeenMan 03-06-2003 06:30 PM

Servo Mounting
 
Also, don't tighten them too much. Just until the grommets start to bulge. If you tighten them too much and squash the grommets, then the vibration absorption properties will be destroyed.

FLYBOY 03-06-2003 06:32 PM

Servo Mounting
 
I haven't used the plastic trays that came with the radio in year. Usually use 1/4 inch square spruce and make the rails from that. Has been working as long as I have been around.

MinnFlyer 03-06-2003 10:16 PM

Servo Mounting
 
Ditto. Those rails never seem to place the servos where I need them.


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