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Old 04-25-2013, 05:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do we need the tail rod guide?

I just installed the dual point tail pitch slider "upgrade" on my V2 and I notice the control rod is being bowed just slightly by the rod guide. The guide is just a smidgen too tall. Given the rigidity of the carbon control rod, do we really need the guide?

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should try and even out the bend between the servo and the tail. The 2 arc in a different plane, so you have to make the best angles between the 2.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A few people use a longer ball on the tail slider arm and a few others like me does not use a guide at all with 0 issues
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A few people use a longer ball on the tail slider arm and a few others like me does not use a guide at all with 0 issues
+1 no guide
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Over 500 flights; no guide, no problems.

I should add that my pushrod is not stock but made by ElevatedRC (I think).
Back when I put it on the stock Align kits came with the bendy metal rod and multiple guides. I never liked that setup.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Over 500 flights; no guide, no problems.

I should add that my pushrod is not stock but made by ElevatedRC (I think).
Back when I put it on the stock Align kits came with the bendy metal rod and multiple guides. I never liked that setup.
Yeah, my 450 has the bendy metal rod and 2 supports. Don't like it very much. Ok gents, I may try it without the support.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, my 450 has the bendy metal rod and 2 supports. Don't like it very much. Ok gents, I may try it without the support.
Sorry for the OT but just as a point of interest I put a 3mm CF tube over the bendy metal rod on my 450 and threw away the supports. Bit of heatshrink over the ends. Now it is the same as my 550 tail control.
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