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Old Dec 29, 2009, 03:18 PM
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It is recommended that beginners should set controls to 50% of the maximum possible or 25 degrees for ailerons and elevator. To achieve 25 degrees, should I move further out on the servo arm or should I move in to the inside hole on the control horn?

Jeff
For max deflection at the servo horn: Move pushrod inwards on horn.
For max deflection on control surface: Move pushrod outwards on the control horns.


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Eddie
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Hey all, what futaba servos would you recommend for the SSX?

I can't stand hitec's and would use either Futaba or hobbycity servos
Umm. I used HS55s all around. So whatever is equal to that.

S75s would be fine on a SSX
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Thanks, are they really $34.99 or did get them somewhere else at a better price? Or did they come with your radio?
They are $34.99 (slightly cheaper in places). The three that came with my DX7 needed new gears, so I bought three sets of gears and one new servo.

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Old Dec 29, 2009, 07:09 PM
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For max deflection at the servo horn: Move pushrod inwards on horn.
For max deflection on control surface: Move pushrod outwards on the control horns.


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Eddie
It's just the opposite !!! of what you say in your above statement
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 07:13 PM
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For max deflection at the servo horn: Move pushrod inwards on horn.
For max deflection on control surface: Move pushrod outwards on the control horns.


Regards,
Eddie

I thought that moving the pushrod in (closer to the control surface)gives you more control throw for the same amount of pushrod movement(max deflection at the control surface). And, the farther out on the servo horn, the more the control surface moves.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Hey all, what futaba servos would you recommend for the SSX?

I can't stand hitec's and would use either Futaba or hobbycity servos
The Futaba S3114 would be fine.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 07:57 PM
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I thought that moving the pushrod in (closer to the control surface)gives you more control throw for the same amount of pushrod movement(max deflection at the control surface). And, the farther out on the servo horn, the more the control surface moves.
You are correct!
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 07:58 PM
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Currently, the ailerons are at +- 17 degrees and the elevator is at +-15 degrees. I'm using JR DS285 Servos with a Dubro EZ Connector mounted 10mm from the center of the servo arm for all channels. Servo travel is set to 100% on my Spektrum DX7.

It is recommended that beginners should set controls to 50% of the maximum possible or 25 degrees for ailerons and elevator. To achieve 25 degrees, should I move further out on the servo arm or should I move in to the inside hole on the control horn?

Note that the elevator pushrod would not pass through the rear wing saddle pushrod guide if it were to move out further on the servo arm. Moreover, it seems that it might rub against the rubber bands as well.

Although I did not measure the incedence, I'd assume the rudder would get adjusted in the same manner as the other three channels, whether it be a longer control arm or moving the pushrod to the inside hole on the control horn.

Thanks for any insight!

Jeff
You can bend the rods in and then strait so you can go further out on the servo arms.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 08:11 PM
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Thanks James!
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 09:41 AM
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It's just the opposite !!! of what you say in your above statement
Yep! I fudged that post up! Sorry!

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Old Jan 01, 2010, 08:29 AM
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James, you'll be happy to know that the 1st plane to leave the ground in 2010 at Hodges field was a SSX!!!!
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Old Jan 01, 2010, 10:01 AM
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yea too bad it died upon landing,as jeff was the pilot.
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Old Jan 01, 2010, 10:25 AM
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nope... I don't kill them like you do
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Old Jan 01, 2010, 10:28 AM
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lol.
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Old Jan 01, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Rear saddle mount pieces.....

Flew in the new years with my SSX. IMC prevailed and a crash ensued due to spatial disorientation. All is repaired except for the rear saddle mount for the wing. Is there a print/diemension drawing that can be printed out ? I have some basswood and could cut some new ones. Can I order just the rear saddle-mount pieces ?
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