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Old 05-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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As my Corsair build continues, I have had response about using dual servos in the wing tips for the ailerons. By opening up the wing and replacing the bell-cranks with servos, I'm guessing I will have a more accurate and stronger connection with the ailerons. 1) how should I mount the servo. 2) can I use low profile servos. 3) are digital servos the way to go. My plan is to mount the servo and linkage in the wing and have an access panel which can be removed for adjustment.
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Re: aileron servos

How big is your Corsair?

Usually you don't need digital servos on scale warbirds or civil models as most are straight flying planes.

Direct link from servo to Aileron or any other flight control surface is always better then old school bell cranks at any given day.

As for mounting, it all depends on the thickness of the wing where you want to mount the servo. I would say, try using one semi-hi torque servo. Look at my S Connie build, i am using ready made plastic self contained hatches for servos in my model's wings and tails, they are very easy to work with and you could take them out easily for any adjustments without any problems. I don't have much room to mount servos vertically so i will mount then sideways with arm coming out topped with fairing.

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Old 05-06-2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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Re: aileron servos

I just looked at your model build pictures, it more like 60-90sz model and therefore you have no need to use digital servos on the ailerons. Slightly higher torque servo, side mounted should work good for your model in my opinion. If you want to be fancy then use digital servos but you will have to turn there action speed down considerably as it is not a 3d acrobatic model. Yes you can use low profile servos if the space is tight for standard servos.

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
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Re: aileron servos

I mount the servos right to the inside of the hatch cover. Two spruce or pine blocks with the servos on their sides.
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