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Old 10-18-2010, 02:54 PM
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Hello, I have a Dumas Drag'n fly with a K&B 3.5 outboard, do I need to use a pull/pull for my steering? Last night I epoxied in a servo tray with 2 side by side servo's thinking a standard airplane setup was ok, not sure if I can use it this way or not. I do not have a steering bracket that allows pull/pull on the engine. I also need to rig the throttle, exhaust type, and I believe there is a bracket for attaching the outer pushrod housing? Something must be there so the throttle setting does not change in a turn, correct? And lastly, what is the best online hobby shop for boat supplies, brackets etc? We have no supplies here in Reno. I think Mecoa might have the brackets I need but I need other supplies also, thanks boys. JH
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Forgot to add this in my post, is there a website or book or DVD that explains all the different types of boat classes, racing, and how to's on construction, installation etc?
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There are a couple of books that John Finch(if I remember right) has written on R/C boating that cover a lot of the basics. As for class information, you would almost have to go to the NAMBA or IMPBA websites to get the rules
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Default RE: Steering/Throttle Question

You're in NAMBA territory mostly so I'm look up the rulebook on their site, www.namba.com .
You can run a single 4-40 rod on the right side for steering as if you plan on racing, have the servo set up to pull right.
You don't need more than one servo, go up a step or two up from a standard duty one. A Hitec HS-645MG will more than do the job.
I think that I gave you a link before to Joe Monohan's 707 Specialties site. He's got what you need and you don't have to deal with K&B/MECOA.

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