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#1 sebbe Oct 08, 2012 11:47 AM

servocovers ? custom made ?
 
Hi, is there a place where I can buy servocovers fitting my Viper F5D, BUT only3mm higher so I can fit a 12mm servo and still get the servocover on looking good.

Im not trying to buy something exactly for the Viper and my requests, but maybee there is some that could be cut down and fit ?

OR, if someone could make me a pair custom for a reasonable cost ? :)


the covers are 43 x 36mm to fit inside the small lip, but they can be larger on outside also, I can tape them against the wing,,


sebbe

#2 sebbe Oct 08, 2012 11:58 AM

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They need to be 3mm higher "bulb" sticking up then the original ones, making room for 12mm servos...

#3 VooDoo Child Oct 08, 2012 12:40 PM

Sounds like a job for Tim aka KRProton :D

#4 vespa Oct 08, 2012 01:17 PM

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12mm servo in F5D? Why?

#5 sebbe Oct 08, 2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by VooDoo Child (Post 22945369)
Sounds like a job for Tim aka KRProton :D

I hope so :D, and he also have a Viper, so should be easy testing them...

#6 sebbe Oct 08, 2012 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by vespa (Post 22945736)
12mm servo in F5D? Why?

GOOD reliable sloopfree servos in that range 10.5 to 12mm, easy to find..

I will go for that, you should do what you believe in.... :p

#7 sneu Oct 08, 2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by sebbe (Post 22945878)
GOOD reliable sloopfree servos in that range 10.5 to 12mm, easy to find..

I will go for that, you should do what you believe in.... :p

Try the new 8mm hitec 7115TH--with nice strong titanium gears.

Steve Neu

#8 sebbe Oct 09, 2012 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by sneu (Post 22947474)
Try the new 8mm hitec 7115TH--with nice strong titanium gears.

Steve Neu

Ive seen them, but the cost is astronomical :p

#9 henke Oct 09, 2012 04:33 AM

I can make in the 3D printer, about €20 for a pair 100% custom. + shipping in Sweden.

Not super cheap but atleast an option.

for my application they turned out like this. The black is epoxi paint which did't work well. Better just color them with a magic marker pen.
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/294/20120219161041.jpg

#10 sebbe Oct 09, 2012 05:51 AM

Sound ok Henke,, Have a few options/ideas making them myself also, I will let you know if my own works goes bad :)

Thanks..

#11 KRProton Oct 09, 2012 05:52 AM

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Mm, uh, well, here are the taller servo covers I made for my Viper. Suspecting aileron flutter a while back, I thought the culprit was the thin, flexible wing skin to which the servos were glued. So I then removed the aileron servos and glued 1/64" plywood to the inside of the wing skins to reinforce them before gluing the servos back into position. This, then required taller aileron servo covers which I vacuum-formed from ABS over molds I made from basswood. The covers are taller than required and I intended to shave the molds down a little and pull new, lower covers, but haven't gotten around to it yet. In the mean time the covers have performed perfectly.

Since taking the photos I've painted the covers to match my wing.

I suppose I could pull you a set sebbe, but how to send to Sweeden? I don't need any payment except to cover the cost. Maybe I could send, then you can pay me later after I get the shipping bill.

Tim

#12 sebbe Oct 09, 2012 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by KRProton (Post 22951988)
Mm, uh, well, here are the taller servo covers I made for my Viper. Suspecting aileron flutter a while back, I thought the culprit was the thin, flexible wing skin to which the servos were glued. So I then removed the aileron servos and glued 1/64" plywood to the inside of the wing skins to reinforce them before gluing the servos back into position. This, then required taller aileron servo covers which I vacuum-formed from ABS over molds I made from basswood. The covers are taller than required and I intended to shave the molds down a little and pull new, lower covers, but haven't gotten around to it yet. In the mean time the covers have performed perfectly.

Since taking the photos I've painted the covers to match my wing.

I suppose I could pull you a set sebbe, but how to send to Sweeden? I don't need any payment except to cover the cost. Maybe I could send, then you can pay me later after I get the shipping bill.

Tim

EXCELLENT :D, just what I want, exact that shape and size... Im sure they will be perfect, YES, make a pair please, tell me how much when done, choose shippingoption so they reach in normal time, (not the cheapest way, and not the most expensive either), something affordable and reliable...

THANKS man...just let me know via PM what the optins for shipping are.. this wil help me alot..

Sebbe

#13 sebbe Oct 09, 2012 06:08 AM

OH, how heigh was the wodd you put in between ? just good to know how heigh servos can be fitted....

edit: never mind, saw it now, 1/64 " but this is just like 0.4mm,,,, hmm, I would need the covers to be 3mm heigher then the original ones,,,,so a 12mm servo can be fit inside.. normally the original ones only take 9mm, right ?


Going to train now, will be back in 2 hours, I will check in then,,

#14 Andy W Oct 09, 2012 06:16 AM

I've found tape works nicely.
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#15 SB7 Oct 09, 2012 06:19 AM

If you have drawings and approximate sizes I could carve a plug and make a mould for them.

You're better off though just using the covers you have, getting some 3mm balsa, cutting to the right shape and using it to lift the covers a little bit.


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