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Old Apr 25, 2010, 12:27 AM
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Help me decide which servos to use where.

Her is what I have:

1- Hitec HS-81mg
1- Hitec HS-82mg
2- HS-55
2- GWS S3002STD
2-CIRRUS CS-25BB

So which would you use where?

Building now so if you could suggest asap it would be appreciated.

Also- Did you guys put screw through the fuse and mount a box for the servos or just use 30 minute appoxy?

This is my first build. So I need some more advice.

Thanks
55's in the wing, 82 in the tail.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 07:52 AM
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55's are not good enough for ailerons.
You either need another 81 or 82 and put a pair of those in the wings, or use the 81 & 82 in the wing and 55 on the tail.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 10:09 AM
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55's are not good enough for ailerons.
You either need another 81 or 82 and put a pair of those in the wings, or use the 81 & 82 in the wing and 55 on the tail.
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I was just commenting on what he had. I went with 65hb's all the way around.

But I must say, I have never had a 55 crap out on me. I use them in most of my planes now, even a pylon.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 12:07 PM
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I was responding to Red5. HS55's are great servos, and yes, they are fine on pylon models as well, but the ailerons on the Siren are too big for the 55's.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 12:37 PM
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I avoid HS-55s like the plague :O

If/When I build the new wing for my Siren, it will have either HS-65HBs or Hyperion DS09s. This plane is more of a budget plane for me, so I used HS-81s for the ailerons. I wouldn't recommend this though, I would recommend better servos
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Is the 82 good enough for the tail? Did you guys use 2 part epoxy or did you build a case to hold the rear in place?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Is the 82 good enough for the tail? Did you guys use 2 part epoxy or did you build a case to hold the rear in place?
I have had good experiences with goop so far. Its what I used in my Siren, as well as my Escape pylon model. If you choose to use epoxy, I would use very long cure. At least 1-Hour epoxy, maybe longer

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Is the 82 good enough for the tail? Did you guys use 2 part epoxy or did you build a case to hold the rear in place?
install 2 small blocks of wood onto the tail servo,about 3/8 by 3/8 square is about right.then use 2 small wood screws through the fuse like on page one..
I didnt use any goop with this ,3 yrs and still good..Just make sure the blocks dont split and the screws bite soundly...
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 02:51 PM
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82 is WAY overkill for tail, and too heavy.

I blocked mine in too - this is covered in the review.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Unfortunetly, the first flight with the new setup didn't happen. The person I got to throw it messed up. I told him to throw it after I turned the motor on. I powered up and he moved like he was throwing it but then hesitated so I shut it down. He then wound up again and threw it right into the ground. The battery pack rammed into the back of the esc and ripped the capacitors off. I can't fix it because it also ripped the solder pads off. So back to castle it goes and more waiting.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Well I got to the field (20 minute drive), and I forgot my tools as well as forgetting to set the brake. Of course I could not remember all of the stick movement instructions so........... still no maiden. It will definitely happen mon, tues, or wed evening.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Guys, look at the video of my test glides to see how far this thing glides from a straight & level toss. Unless you absolutely trust the launcher, just do it yourself. As long as the surfaces are level, the model is just going to glide straight ahead until you get your fingers on the sticks!
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 10:51 PM
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I know it glides well as I have flown before on less power. I usually launch it myself but was nervous with the amount of power this setup has. I wanted to be ready on the sticks in case something happened. Next time, which probably will be about 2 weeks until the esc comes back, I'll most likely try by myself.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 06:12 AM
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You can launch it power-off, then light it up.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Won't it torque if launched without the motor on? The other setup I had was very low power compared to this one so I wasn't worried about it.
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