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Quick Tip: adjusting servo arms mounted inside the wing.

#1
If you ever need to adjust the servo arms on any of the ft swappable a where the servo arms are mounted inside the wing, just take the correct size screwdriver and make a small diagonal passage approximately 1 inch out from the servo arm. (See image) image.jpg image.jpg
 

skeplin

Senior Member
#2
Good idea, but how do you keep the screw from falling into the wing? I ended up cutting two access panels on the bottom of the wing.
 
#3
@skeplin I screw it in slightly so that it does not fall out and then I slide the control arm sideways through the slot. In my case though; I have open wing tips so it is not the end of the world if the screw does fall in because I can simply tilt the wing vertically and it will slide out.
Would you mind posting a pic of your access cuts?
 

skeplin

Senior Member
#5
Here are a couple of pics of my "hatches". I cut them after the plane was completed because I had servo problems. I then applied a piece of clear duct tape (awesome stuff) to one side as a hinge and added a piece of scotch tape doubled over as a "handle". I don't tape them down since they fit snugly and have the hinge facing the leading edge of the wing.

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#6
Here are a couple of pics of my "hatches". I cut them after the plane was completed because I had servo problems. I then applied a piece of clear duct tape (awesome stuff) to one side as a hinge and added a piece of scotch tape doubled over as a "handle". I don't tape them down since they fit snugly and have the hinge facing the leading edge of the wing.

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They look great!
I was thinking of doing the same but I thought it would look messy. :/ it looks really neat.
Great job!
 

skeplin

Senior Member
#7
Thanks, I also covered them in extreme packing tape before I put them back on to keep the paper from de-laminating.