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Old Dec 07, 2014, 11:25 PM
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But I can't remember where I saw them; these are what I would really like to use, but these actuators are programmable??

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Bruce,
They are programmable IF you use their boards, sort of. If your Tx can handle it, the actuators will perform EVERY action a standard servo can do.
'Pipe', I only listed the L12's for reference. Also why I put the PDF spec sheet file up to show the actuators capabilities. The downside of the Firgelli's is their size as compared to the LADO actuators. I spent way to many hours trying to find a replica of their actuators on the web with no luck.
Assuming I read the specs correctly,the L12-50 will generate around 17 Newtons/3.8lbs of force @ 300ma for my Hawker. But I'd have to agree with PIPE to use the L16's because your weight and possible side loads.

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Old Dec 08, 2014, 07:08 PM
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COOL THANKS FOR THE INFO Dan


Okay...No work on the PBY today went to see the surgeon today
I need total shoulder replacement surgery but I should be myself once again by summer
Still haven't set the surgery date yet.
I'll will still be able to build RC planes while healing
only out for a few weeks at most.

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Old Dec 08, 2014, 08:37 PM
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Hope it all goes well.
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Old Dec 09, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Thank you Rick; Me too ...I won't be down for long this has a great success rating and good/ fast recovery time.

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Old Dec 09, 2014, 08:51 PM
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Damn Bruce - good luck. Hope all goes well.

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Old Dec 09, 2014, 08:58 PM
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I need total shoulder replacement surgery but I should be myself once again by summer
Best of luck with the surgery Bruce. I will be interested in your recovery as I too will be going through the same procedure at some point. In fact I need to have both of my shoulders replaced but I am putting it off as long as humanly possible!
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Old Dec 09, 2014, 09:53 PM
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Best of luck with the surgery Bruce. I will be interested in your recovery as I too will be going through the same procedure at some point. In fact I need to have both of my shoulders replaced but I am putting it off as long as humanly possible!
Chad they say it's not a bad recovery but I'll let you know; don't think I would want to two and def. not at the same time.

If your in pain I do recommend the cortisone shots into the joint; I had one yesterday pain is greatly reduced today; but this is only a temp. fix

I've made up mind and I'm going forward just after the first of the new year.

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Old Dec 10, 2014, 11:28 AM
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Unfortunately the Cortisone quit working for me quite some time ago. The first few times it worked really well but not so much after that. At this point nothing helps other than the narcotic pain medications. I had both my knees replaced a couple of years ago and did them both at the same time. Worked great for knees but I don't think it will work for shoulders. I would be pretty helpless without any functional arms! I don't look forward to the surgery nor the recovery process but if the results are as good as with my knees then it will certainly be worth it. I wish you the very best with your procedure Bruce and when it's all done you should be in good shape for all the sanding you need to do on your projects! Sanding can be tough on bad shoulders for sure.
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Thanks Chad....That's what I thought w/ cortisone shots; so I'll get it done 1st of the new year insurance permitting that is, good luck w/ your shoulders.
And yes after building the canoe w/ all of that sanding it was time to do something about this pain.

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The cortisone shot is not working any more like it was at first SO I'll be making a phone call to the Dr Monday to get the ball rolling.

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Don't think I told you...I've got TWO hip replacements!

Dear splinterz25:

The PIPE Here...sorry to hear about your need for SHOULDER replacement joints in your body...I didn't even know those existed!

As for myself, since I was born at ten pounds weight and "not enough room inside my mother" during a natural childbirth early in 1958, "something HAD to give" while I was growing within her before birth — and it was my HIP joints that were the part of my skeletal system that suffered the most, with the tops of each of my femurs having voids and fissures within their "heads" that wore out in my 40s, and necessitated my right hip's replacement in 2000, and my left hip in 2006. The same surgeon who now heads Newton-Wellesley Hospital's orthopedics unit, just west of Boston, did EACH of my hip replacements while he was still with New England Baptist Hospital, and with both of my hip replacements made of titanium with polyethylene hip-socket liners (NO "metal-on-metal" replacements in yours truly!)

I remember HOW sore EACH of my hips got just before I had them replaced, so I do know something about that level of pain...I never got cortisone injections for those, though!

Just BE sure to get those new shoulder replacements in (hope your orthopedic surgeon is as least as good as Dr. McCarthy was with each of my hips!)...best of luck with all that work in 2015!!

Yours Sincerely,

The PIPE....!!
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Thanks for checking in PIPE....NOPE no metal on metal; titanium & chrome cobalt steal w/ some space age poly socket. I had a radial head cut out in my left elbow when I was 19 or 20 The most painful thing I've ever had done; SO I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS, BUT I ONLY HAVE 10% USE OF MY RIGHT ARM.
So this has to be done I'm only 54 and God willing I have a few more years left on this earth.

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