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Old Mar 03, 2014, 12:20 PM
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4 in the pod?

Hi again, is anyone having luck with four servos in the pod/fuse?

I believe I have finally recovered from the sound of "pristine DLG meets granite at 70mph" so I'm in the building mode again. I have two new pod designs and I don't like either. Once again I am contemplating trying to stuff all my servos in my pod, even if it means yet another design. I can't help thinking it could shave hours off the build process, omit the wiring harness and make changing wings easier. Someone must have tried this right? Please help persuade or dissuade me.

This years new resolutions/wisdom? are 1. no switchjack 2. charge battery regularly, even if it is a 1400mah.

Here's a picture of my latest, 11oz ,oops

Thanks, Dirk
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Old Mar 03, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Blaster, Snipe, XXLite, TWEagle, Fireworks, all use 4 servos in the pod.
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Old Mar 03, 2014, 01:26 PM
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Welcome back Dirk.

4 in the pod has become quite common since your last build and rightly so.
You better get something going, that young man of yours should be about ready for some DLG action
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Old Mar 03, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Should I just scour the build threads? Is there a preferred or common aileron/pushrod connection technique? Does the pod or just the access hatch need to be huge? Are pull/spring tails still cool? thanks guys
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Old Mar 03, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Yes, Pull strings are also pretty common.

One very cool method of keeping things clean with 4 in the pod is used on the snipe.
Kind of like a extended Taboo style pod with all the linkages for the wing within the pod

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=83
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Great, thanks Jeff, I guess I'll study up.
My 8yr old Storm is flying a nearly indestructible foamy now, he and my girlfriend are just getting the hang of a rudder.
Problem is I can barely keep myself with an operable DLG, I have too many bad, inverted, 3d foamy, simulator, antic/habits.
Your pod/fuses must be near perfect by now, huh
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The XXLite does it differently from the Snipe. The linkage is entirely inside the fuselage with an access hole on the bottom to get at the wing end of the linkage.

It's all in the XXLite build manual linked to in the first post of the XXLIte thread

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1531670

I've used both and the Snipe is a bit easier to deal with but both work fine.

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Old Mar 03, 2014, 02:59 PM
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See my Skinny Pickle thread and the two Japanese threads referenced.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1853766

My next step is a wider mold to hide the linkage inside, in process now.
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thanks Frank.

As I suspected, all these connections are different.
It seems like a lot of work to conceal the connection in the fuselage, I guess a little drag from the pushrods tucked in close to the pod can't be much worse than the top mount method that I have been using.
If I enlarge my hatch cover I think I can work it all out. I think I can ditch my 45g 3000mah 18650 battery/ballast too!
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thanks G,
The Japanese is a bit tough for me, but I get the idea. The less skinny pickle is what I was thinking. I may just use what I have in my dlg junkyard and introduce my brain to the 4 in the pod and pull/spring tail concepts.
What lb test fishing line or beading wire do people use?
I appreciate the feedback. I am kind of alone in the dark up here, but it seems like I'm on track.
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thanks Frank.

As I suspected, all these connections are different.
It seems like a lot of work to conceal the connection in the fuselage, I guess a little drag from the pushrods tucked in close to the pod can't be much worse than the top mount method that I have been using.
If I enlarge my hatch cover I think I can work it all out. I think I can ditch my 45g 3000mah 18650 battery/ballast too!
Yeah, the Karisma has the servos in the pod and it just pokes the aileron pushrods outside. Works fine too.
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Yeah, the Karisma has the servos in the pod and it just pokes the aileron pushrods outside. Works fine too.
A local put the Karisma Wing on a XXlite fuselage and everything is inside. A fiend now is flying it down in Southern Cal.

It was originally flown up here near Reno and did great.

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There is a thread about what beadalon wire folks are using. Many folks are sticking with pushrods. I like how 4 in the pod alleviates the need to cut out parts of the wing in the most critical root stress area.
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4 in the pod is worth 2 in the wing??? ;-)
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I did it, what a pain!! 273 grams ready to go with 900mah. The pull /spring set up was surprisingly easy . Cramming 4 servo in a tiny space and making the arms avoid each other was very tedious and difficult. I'm not very proud of my aileron linkage either, but I did it. Time to fly
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