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Old Jan 18, 2003, 01:32 AM
gillandro312
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bouncing parts?

I have a texan and was wondering how to keep the fuel tank, battery,
and receiver from bouncing around in the fuselage and causing probs
for the push rods for the servos.
Old Jan 18, 2003, 01:42 AM
Don Hatten
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Re: bouncing parts?

velcro and foam rubber

"gillandro312" <siplacek3@aol.com> wrote in message
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> I have a texan and was wondering how to keep the fuel tank, battery,
> and receiver from bouncing around in the fuselage and causing probs
> for the push rods for the servos.



Old Jan 18, 2003, 09:02 AM
B\(\)_b
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Re: bouncing parts?

In any model it is a good practice to have something protecting the
receiver, battery etc.

My method is to get a large sponge and cut it up to be approx 4x the volume
of your receiver, then make a cut-out that neatly accommodates the receiver,
and has an exit point for servo/battery cables.

Use a sheet of foam for the battery

Wrap it all up with a few rubber bands, and put them into the fuse. Use
some additional pieces of foam if necessary to obtain a reasonable fit in
the available area.

Once you have confirmed the COG, then a scrap or 2 of balsa can be glued in
(little glue in case for when you need to access radio/battery) to keep them
away from the moving parts.

HTH


B()_b




"Don Hatten" <hattend@starband.net> wrote in message
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> velcro and foam rubber
>
> "gillandro312" <siplacek3@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:dd9389aa.0301172220.7e8f1bb6@posting.google.c om...
> > I have a texan and was wondering how to keep the fuel tank, battery,
> > and receiver from bouncing around in the fuselage and causing probs
> > for the push rods for the servos.

>
>



Old Jan 18, 2003, 09:32 AM
Ed Forsythe
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Re: bouncing parts?

*and* always attempt to mount the Rx/servos aft of the battery pack or place
the battery under the Rx/servos - hopefully less damage in a crash.
--
Happy Flying,
Ed F.

"B()_b" <BravoOscarBravo@norcom.net.au.remove.me> wrote in message
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>
> In any model it is a good practice to have something protecting the
> receiver, battery etc.
>
> My method is to get a large sponge and cut it up to be approx 4x the

volume
> of your receiver, then make a cut-out that neatly accommodates the

receiver,
> and has an exit point for servo/battery cables.
>
> Use a sheet of foam for the battery
>
> Wrap it all up with a few rubber bands, and put them into the fuse. Use
> some additional pieces of foam if necessary to obtain a reasonable fit in
> the available area.
>
> Once you have confirmed the COG, then a scrap or 2 of balsa can be glued

in
> (little glue in case for when you need to access radio/battery) to keep

them
> away from the moving parts.
>
> HTH
>
>
> B()_b
>
>
>
>
> "Don Hatten" <hattend@starband.net> wrote in message
> news:Qw6W9.757$ET1.247533709@twister2.starband.net ...
> > velcro and foam rubber
> >
> > "gillandro312" <siplacek3@aol.com> wrote in message
> > news:dd9389aa.0301172220.7e8f1bb6@posting.google.c om...
> > > I have a texan and was wondering how to keep the fuel tank, battery,
> > > and receiver from bouncing around in the fuselage and causing probs
> > > for the push rods for the servos.

> >
> >

>
>



Old Jan 18, 2003, 11:32 PM
Bill Archibald
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Re: bouncing parts?

Not sure how big the available space is in your Texan, but my general
approach is the following:

Fuel tank: sitting on a shelf to locate it at correct height in
relation to carb. The fuel tank compartment is fully fuel proofed. The
tank itself is held in place by any combination of foam, styrofoam and
wood;

Receiver is wrapped in foam to protect from vibration and fastened to
the fuse or a shelf by use of small hooks and rubber bands. About four
hooks are screwed into the fuse or shelf at a spacing best for the Rx
and then small rubber bands looped onto the hooks and over the Rx.

Battery pack is Velcroed where ever best to help balance the plane.
Some believe battery should be isolated from vibration, if this is
your preference, do the same as the Rx.

-Bill



On 17 Jan 2003 22:20:51 -0800, siplacek3@aol.com (gillandro312) wrote:

>I have a texan and was wondering how to keep the fuel tank, battery,
>and receiver from bouncing around in the fuselage and causing probs
>for the push rods for the servos.


 


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