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Old 08-21-2006, 09:22 AM
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How much steering torque is necessary on .15 - .18 size vee hull?
Old 08-21-2006, 10:03 AM
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I would be looking at 75 inch ounce rated servos. It's probably more than what you actually need, but I'm one that would rather not have to worry about stripping out the servo's gears.
Old 08-21-2006, 10:13 AM
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Me neither...thanks.
Old 08-21-2006, 05:53 PM
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On my aqua jet the steering servo is rated at 65oz & it turns the boat with no problem.
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ORIGINAL: jdoug

How much steering torque is necessary on .15 - .18 size vee hull?
From testing I have done on AquaCraft products, a standard servo(and they're pretty inexpensive) will work fine for 15 -18 vee hull applications.

JD
Old 08-21-2006, 11:13 PM
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Default RE: Steering torque...

It could depend on what you're putting it in. I've been using Hi-Tec H81-MG's in my monos and 'riggers and they seem to do the job. Any standard servo will work fine if you're not worried about weight.
If you go small, use the metal geared servos as the plastic gears strip easily.
Old 08-22-2006, 05:11 PM
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My buddy has been using a standard servo in his 7.5 OB tunnel for over 4 years. He is able to turn just as good as my tunnel with 110oz's. But since it has been working for many years I can't argue.[&:]

I would go with a standard servo.

Ryan

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