|09-11-2007, 04:55 PM||#41|
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I don't think 600' of grass will be a problem at all.
On Phoenix I, the flap, rudder and aileron cutouts were designed for mini sized servos. I used Hitec 5245's. The elevator cutout is designed for a standard size servo. I used a Hitec 5625.
However, I discovered that the 5245's on the flaps could not handle the load if they flaps were dropped while still going fast. They eventually burned out. So I replaced them with Hitec 225MG's and they worked fine. If the flaps were dropped while going to fast, the would just blow back, unlike the digitals which wanted to get where they were supposed to be no matter what. After the switch, I had no further problems with the flaps.
The 5245's and 225's had to be slightly modded to fit the plastic servo holders provided as they are just a bit longer than other mini sized servos. I had to shave off about half the mounting lugs on one end (the mounting lugs slide into slots with a bar across the side.)
On Phoenix II, the flap and aileron cutouts had been changed and were designed for standard size servos, so I used Hitec 5625's. No problems with those at all.
The 5625's were a loose fit in the servo holder slots as they are slightly shorter than other standard size servos, but that was easily fixed with a bit of wood. Also, all of the servos had a small stiffener between the two lugs that had to be cut out so that the servos would fit in the servo mount slots.
There is a bit of a clearance issue with the elevator servo, but that can be solved with a bit of tweaking on one side of the bar that holds the servo in place. This will occur with any standard size servo.
Hope that helps,
|09-11-2007, 05:20 PM||#42|
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Yes that helps - standard size servos all around is easy if they fit. I already have a bunch of the (older) 5945's w hich are excellent servos and have been in at least 4 of my planes. If I can use them thats less to buy.
I really like the new scheme out for the PHoenix. Its #1 right now on my list of potential models for 2008.
Thanks again for the info!
Andrew Coholic -MAAC #26287L
1/2A to giant scale, IMAC, SAM, R/C sport, turbine jets, Heli's...
if its got a wing or two and an engine - I like it!
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