Help mounting tail servo - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopters > Newbies: Tips and Information


Newbies: Tips and Information Section of HF, specifically for Passing along info to newcomers to the hobby. Setup, tweaking, orientation practice, etc.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2010, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Caribou Me
Default Help mounting tail servo

Guys,
I am a new heli owner and I am doing my first 450 build and lovin it. Watched all of Bobs videos (Thanks a million Bob!!). But I am having a problem with the tail servo. I have an SE V2 clone and I bought a Hitec 5084MG servo for the tail. The issue I am having is with the mounting of the servo. I know on my planes I would use the grommit and mount it via the wood screw but on the tail of the heli the screw will slide right though the mounting hole w/o grommit. I mounted the 65mgs without grommits and they fit like a charm. I know this is a very basic question but can I use the robber grommit and the brass insert with a longer bolt? Or is there a better/different way to mount it to the metal servo holder?
Thanks
Jeff
maineflyer is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-12-2010, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 5,393
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas DFW area
Default

I just put a washer on the screws when this happens.
Some do use the rubber and brass insert. I would do the washer thing.

Craig
Ozz58 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2010, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Negaunee, Michigan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozz58 View Post
I just put a washer on the screws when this happens.
Some do use the rubber and brass insert. I would do the washer thing.

Craig
+1

I mounted mine using the rubber grommets and brass inserts. But in order to get a good and tight squish on the rubber, you have to shorten the brass insert 2mm or so on the end without the flange. This will allow you to tighten the mounting screw more before the insert bottoms out mount. Make sure to use locktite on the servo mounting screws.
__________________
):>
Bob O is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2010, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Caribou Me
Default

Thanks guys. I would try to mount it rigid but the hole for the screw is huge. The servo came with some brackets that look like they would work good but they orient the servo in a different direction. I will try the grommits and cut them down some.
Thanks again,
Jeff
maineflyer is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Negaunee, Michigan
Default

Jeff,

The hole in the brass insert is definitely big, just use a washer under the servo mounting screw that is the same size or larger than the flange on the insert.
__________________
):>
Bob O is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2010, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Caribou Me
Default

Bob,
I just finished remounting it rigid. I used a couple of washers and a nut to mount the servo. I would twist the tail trying to move it now.
thanks for the help!
Jeff
maineflyer is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1