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Old Mar 20, 2005, 05:59 PM
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looking for build thread with upclose photos

I am trying to assemble a levi-like model , I want to go 3 servo's but
would like this explained photogenticly a photo being worth a thousand words

other questions remain for me.

-how to configure 1 servo to control both ailerons
-what channels to use since I've only ever flown 3 channels
Thanks in advance
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 03:03 PM
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a good (or at least the best i know of off hand) illustration to show you how to do the ailerons off of one servo is here
http://www.gws.com.tw/english/servic...ane_manual.htm

its the manual from the gws a-10, which uses one servo in themiddle of the wing push/pulling
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 03:04 PM
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whoops, click on the A10, then click on P-8
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 03:36 PM
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ok thanks. I happened on some better photos after exhausting search on these threads. Wish there were a photo search!!!
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Old May 04, 2005, 08:15 PM
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HIGHFLYER,
So where is the links if you found better photos?
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Old May 04, 2005, 09:39 PM
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This was a while ago. I searched quite a bit and I happened on some that depicted what I was after. It isn't easy to have 1 servo to control both ailerons and get it just right!
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Old May 05, 2005, 12:14 AM
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2 rods bent into the ailerons, then run back to the middle of the wing, where there are little arms on the rods. then control rods come from the servo to the little arms. system was originally in a rare bear i had, that blew to pieces, so i recovered the rods and used them again. weee.
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Old May 05, 2005, 05:45 PM
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It helps alot to have adjustable rods instead of having to adjust the control surface in the primitive fashion I did. Is there a closeup version of that pic?
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Old May 05, 2005, 05:53 PM
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where the servo rods connect are little wood arms that are mounted on a plywood block. the block has a hole drilled in and the rod from the aileron is glued into it. but if i was going to do it the same way again, i would use pieces of small wood dowel, or maybe bamboo skewer pieces with holes drilled in. then attach the horn to said dowel. make sense?
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Old May 05, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Thank You for the posts
It is sometimes frustrating to look at all the searches and find a post with the right questions but no answers.
When I get my single ailerons setup I will snap some close-ups.

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Old May 06, 2005, 08:47 PM
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Here's my setup

I had to screw on servo arm extenders made from scrap plywood. Hope it holds!
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Old May 21, 2005, 04:46 PM
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That looks a little scary.
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Old May 21, 2005, 08:13 PM
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ok

It's seems to be working ok. my ailerons are being held on by tape alone. After a few crashes, the glue is adding to the weight.
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Check this out..

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