05-01-2014, 08:54 AM
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Thrust vectoring with Pushers - ideas ?
OK .. I have TV on EDF .. it's ok .. its prone to create heart-attacks when first used ! .. but basically so far I'm not totally sold on it ..
BUT with a decent pusher set-up - I reckon it could really 'push the boat out' ...
Ideas of how to mount. I have a concern that high power as many pushers are could strain a servo .. or two.
In simple terms I've looked at single servo pitch vectoring. A ply mount plate with metal rod mounted across horizontal centre line pivoted at ends. A servo attached via rod to top or bottom of ply mount. Main thrust is taken by the rod axle ..
Any other ideas ?
One of the best uses I can think of .. some of us push the limits of models such as high power pushers .. and often we have trouble with thrust angles of the power unit. This could solve that by having a variable thrust angle that can be set via AUX channel to aid launch ... then reset to aid fast flight. We can play with it ON the flight line instead of on the bench adjusting shims etc.
mmmmm this is something I need to get into more ....
C'mon guys and gals ... thoughts ... please ...
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