solentlife
1. I think we all build up a box of useless servos .... and their arms.

Price of servos today for most parkfly stuff are so cheap as to not be worthwhile repairing ...

An idea has been crossing my mind at times when I pick one up and think - what to do with it ?

Arms are easy ... I create hatch locks ... tailwheel supports ... control horns .... etc with them.

But what about the servo itself. Most servos fail on same gear stripping ... or the electronics blow.

The following idea hasn't been used yet - BUT its running around my head how to do it ...

The output gear and top case may be suitable to create tail wheel mounts that freely turn / castor. I'm wondering if a reasonable size output can be drilled to have tailwheel leg soldered into it ... then the servo arm itself can be used to create control link. The case part provides the mount.
Maybe there are other areas such can be used to provide a pivot point ?

2. Split pin paper clips - the type you pass through a hole, then spread the legs apart to fix. They have a flat head and provide excellent metal tabs for hatch magnets. Unlike screws etc. that have poor contact. The legs also provide excellent anchorage for the clip.

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Wildthing
On my large scale A10 I used one for a pivot point for the rudder. 
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solentlife
Wildthing wrote:
On my large scale A10 I used one for a pivot point for the rudder. 


Can you describe ?
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Wildthing
Before and after, With the single servo and 2 rods going out to the rudders  there was a little bind causing flex on the horizontal when the rudder was used so I took a bad servo and it then became my pivot point inbetween the 2 rudders. 1 rod to the pivot and then from there to each rudder and flex is gone.  
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solentlife
Tks ... got yer now ... 

Yes - that's sort of idea I had for old servo ... 
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Wildthing
I should take it out for it's re-maiden after the rebuild before the snow comes in. My lazy part is that my truck box is full of equipment and it all has to get unloaded for me to fit it into the truck box. 😉
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