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Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:48 PM
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For the servo tray....

If you are using epoxy to mount it to the fuse make sure to rough sand the fuse so you get a good bond. The nose of a DLG is under a tremendous side load during launch, especially with a NiMh battery in the nose; the servo tray actually serves as a reinforcement if it's fit well.

I prefer shoe goo for the job.... When the fuselage distorts during launch the shoe goo allows some flex while at the same time keeping the servo tray firmly in place. I have found that servo trays done with epoxy can break loose after a while. Also, if you have a servo issue or desire to change servo types the shoe goo is easy to cut free with an exacto blade.

Some guys use hot-glue, but beware; if you park it in the sun it will soften. Maybe OK with a pushrod system, but I have had hot-glued trays slip back from pull-spring tension.
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