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Old 11-25-2016, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tail rotor lever for Mikado Logo

I've converted a Logo 600SE into a Hughes MD500e using one of the bodies from Heli-Center Berlin.

As part of that I want to switch the tail rotor from the right side to the left. The only problem is that the tail rotor lever is "handed" for right side operation.

Is anyone aware of a solution for this? It's possible I could fashion a lever by modifying the existing part but I would prefer an off the shelf solution.
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what do you use for the push rod? If you use a flexible shaft like Gold.n.rod solution then you can simply route the push rod on top od the tail boom instead of on the bottom.
the simplest fix....

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Old 11-25-2016, 06:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what do you use for the push rod? If you use a flexible shaft like Gold.n.rod solution then you can simply route the push rod on top od the tail boom instead of on the bottom.
the simplest fix....

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Good idea but I have a CF rod from the servo to the lever. I want to keep it hidden for scale purposes. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Roger:

Just moving this to the section that covers this type of Q&A. Thanks for posting the question. I have also used a flexible pushrod for the same reason. Later, I used servo boom mounts and flipped the servo to the top of the boom in my MH-6 mechanics. I now have a solid rod from the servo running on top of the boom right to the tail. The doghouse of the helicopter body had lots of room for it so it was an easy fit. Take care.

Don

PS: Mine also uses Logo mechanics.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Roger:

Just moving this to the section that covers this type of Q&A. Thanks for posting the question. I have also used a flexible pushrod for the same reason. Later, I used servo boom mounts and flipped the servo to the top of the boom in my MH-6 mechanics. I now have a solid rod from the servo running on top of the boom right to the tail. The doghouse of the helicopter body had lots of room for it so it was an easy fit. Take care.

Don

PS: Mine also uses Logo mechanics.
Thanks. I can't mount the servo on the boom in this body there is no room. It has to stay in the main frame. I'm looking to try a Vario lever but if that doesn't work I'll fashion an arm to modify the existing lever.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I finally hit on the solution. I found a right hand lever in the Vario catalog. It needed spacing out by 5mm and a 4.6mm ball to substitute the 4.9mm Mikado ball.
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