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Old Apr 20, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Spoiler servo install for Houston Hawk

Video & photos of Hitec HS-55 servo installation for spoilers in Houston Hawk wing. Carbon matte was applied to underside of spoiler stock for increased rigiditiy and warp resistance:
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Sweet setup.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 10:19 AM
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I am going to use this on my next bird. Nice simple install.
Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I am at a point in my build of a different plane that I need to consider mounting the servo and stuff. Looking at your video it looks like you installed the servo in a way where once the plane is finish there is no way of replacing the servo if need be.

Is this how you do it normaly or because of the nature of this model.
Old Apr 28, 2012, 09:19 AM
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If you mount the servo on a 1/16th thick piece of plywood that you screw onto the bottom of the wing, you can gain access to the servo by removing the plywood plate.


The pictures at do not show the plate but do show another example of the same type of installation that uses magnets at the spointer's tips to keep them down flat
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:50 PM
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That's exactly how this spoiler servo is mounted, just glued to 1/16" ply mounting plate which is screwed flush to a custom made "frame" on the lower surface of the wing. Good access to the servo as you suggest.
Old May 01, 2012, 08:56 AM
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pics above
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 10:01 PM
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I like that setup. I am building a Windlord flying wing (build log at I am going to use your installation method for the spoilers. If the Hitec-55 is sufficient for Hobby Hawk spoiler, it should be enough torque for the Windlord spoilers.

The blue Hitec HS-55 looks cool. But, due to the brown laser cut edges in my partial kit, I am going with opaque covering. So, I may use Futaba S3114 servos since they are about the same weight with a higher torque rating, albeit $5 more per servo.

Futaba S3114 - .21 torque, .28 oz weight
Hitec HS-5 - .1527 torque, .27 oz weight

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