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Dec 29, 2009, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rcHeli101
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.


Regards,
Eddie
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Dec 29, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by AzHeliCrasher
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
Dec 29, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by AzHeliCrasher
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.

jeff
Dec 29, 2009, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Eddie
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
It's just the opposite !!! of what you say in your above statement
Dec 29, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Eddie
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.
Dec 29, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AzHeliCrasher
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.
Dec 29, 2009, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesppp
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!
Dec 29, 2009, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rcHeli101
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.
Dec 29, 2009, 08:11 PM
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Thanks James!
Dec 30, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jdr43
It's just the opposite !!! of what you say in your above statement
Yep! I fudged that post up! Sorry!

Regards,
Eddie
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!!!!
Jan 01, 2010, 10:01 AM
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yea too bad it died upon landing,as jeff was the pilot.
Jan 01, 2010, 10:25 AM
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nope... I don't kill them like you do
Jan 01, 2010, 10:28 AM
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lol.
Jan 01, 2010, 12:25 PM
Mark 12:30
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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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