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F-111A John
Trash? What happened, Dingo? Hopefully you can at least salvage the servos, v-tail mixer, and maybe some control horns and hardware for the junk box.
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dingo
Yeah, got plenty of c/f rods out of it, and a few neat fittings to join rods to different rods at different angles. The motor has a gear box on the front and is swinging a ten inch prop, so that might be worth keeping. The radio was just trash, that is why it is GONE! It had mixer etc built into the reciever, esc was built in as well? Servos were very slow, and one stripped on "impact". They actually had 5 wires going to each servo? What is that about???

Anything salvageable is in pandoras box. Just waiting for the right project......
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sneakytouchy
Impact? So you crashed it? 5 wires per servo wth?
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dingo
Yeah the servos were way to slow I reckon. (and maybe the old fingers are out of touch too..) But it stalled at about 30 feet and didn't want to pull out again. It was repairable, but I decided it was more hassle than it was worth. The time wasted with it could be better spent building the E-300.
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F-111A John
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Impact? So you crashed it? 5 wires per servo wth?

Some very low end RTFs have five wire servos. I believe the five wires are two motor leads and three potentiometer leads. The "guts" of the servo are on the same main board as the receiver and ESC/BEC. Parkzone is famous for putting these in their low end RTFs.
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nayr311
my plane requires me to use one channel with a y adapter for the elevator. i need one servo to work the other direction but cant figure out how to do it. i trashed one of my metal gear servos trying to re wire it. every time i soldered a wire a different one broke in the process till i completely wrecked it. 9g servos are a little tight to solder in.

im new to all this and i think i pushed my skill level to a new learning curve doing a kit plane for my first
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F-111A John
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my plane requires me to use one channel with a y adapter for the elevator. i need one servo to work the other direction but cant figure out how to do it. i trashed one of my metal gear servos trying to re wire it. every time i soldered a wire a different one broke in the process till i completely wrecked it. 9g servos are a little tight to solder in.

im new to all this and i think i pushed my skill level to a new learning curve doing a kit plane for my first

Alright, you have three choices.

1) There is a dongle called a 'servo reverser' that you can plug into one of the servos to reverse it's direction. Here is an example of one that is a y-cord and reverser all in one (I've never used it, btw):

http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/Models/RadioControl/Expert/ExpertServoExtensions.html

B) You can buy servos that are pre-reversed. You can buy a matched set, one normal, one reversed. But they are relatively expensive and I haven't seen them in the 9 gram size.

III) You can buy a new radio with 6 or more channels and programmable mixing. Then you can mix the elevator channel onto an unused channel 5 or 6, and have the action reversed by the radio.

Personally, I'd go for III because you'll want the extra channels in the future anyway for things like flapperons. You could also do things like mix in some alieron to your dual elevators, if you're building a jet model like an F-16.

I personally like the FlySky/Hobby King radios which are cheap and work well.

Have a peek at the Turnigy 9X: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=8992&Product_Name=Turnigy_9X_9Ch_Transmitter_w/_Module_&_8ch_Receiver_(Mode_2)_(v2_Firmware)

I currently own the FlySky version of the Hobby King CT-6A radio, which is identical in all respects: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9042&Product_Name=Hobby_King_2.4Ghz_6Ch_Tx_&_Rx_V2_(Mode_2)

(Don't forget the programming cable, which Hobby King for some reason sells separately, but the radio is worthless without it. http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9043&Product_Name=Hobby_King_2.4Ghz_6Ch_Tx_USB_Cable_for_Win2000/XP )

But you could also go with a nice Spektrum, Futaba, or Hitec programmable radio as well, if you have the extra $$
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