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Apr 02, 2018, 08:39 PM
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Ford Flivver - Servos for Elevator and Rudder


The Ford Flivver 268 plans place the tail servos behind the firewall. Thanks to incredible technology, I put the elevator servo into the tail. I kept the pull-pull but moved it just behind the CG in the center.

Note that the cables cross and go thru the fuselage in pre-cut holes. The holes are rimmed by matching blue stirring straws I brought home from an American Airlines galley. Thanks to a recommendation I kept the rudder bracket and the servo arms about equal.

The tail servo was epoxied into place. I missed that the extension cable would drape down right into the elevator cables. So I pulled the cable up and into the hulled-out long silver headrest and above the cross beams. It worked like a breeze. If I were into this build it would have saved time to put the elevator rudder into place before flying in the king headrest.

The urge to finish this build is strong!
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