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Pushrods and Servo Placement?

#1
I noticed that FT puts servos on the fuselage sides with the servo arms away from the sides. A bend in the pushrod isn't conducive to easy and free movement. If the servo was mounted a bit further away from the side say on two thicknesses of FB the servo arm could be located on the outside and the pushrods would be straight(er). A 1/8" plywood plate with cutouts for the servos would also work. Put a slot in the fuselage doubler to mount the plywood.

Ideas and suggestions appreciated!
 

Bricks

Well-known member
#2
Not sure of which plane you are talking about but any FT plane I have built the push rods run straight. I have not built all of them so maybe there are a few. Many of my IC planes have servos mounted in the tail fuselage and they all run straight to the control surface..
 
#3
Not sure of which plane you are talking about but any FT plane I have built the push rods run straight. I have not built all of them so maybe there are a few. Many of my IC planes have servos mounted in the tail fuselage and they all run straight to the control surface..

Two that I am going to build are the Simple Scout and Simple Stick. Both of these have curved push rods if you watch the build videos. I built an Explorer with the express purpose of testing the Aura 5 Flight Controller, and in the boom, one servo push rod curves over the other one. I redesigned that so both run straight, but alas, I buttoned it up before taking any good photos. Maybe I'll make another boom so I can take detailed photos.