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PZ Spit-giving up on aileron cables

Old 07-02-2008, 07:00 AM
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Default PZ Spit-giving up on aileron cables

I have been working on getting a little more throw out of the cables on my PZ Spit ailerons. The darn things are just too stiff, I even bought a higher torque servo and it still won't center without protesting.

I'm giving up and going with dual servos in the wings. I was thinking of mounting them on the top of the wing since it's a belly flopper, and running the wires through the wing to the bottom and using the slots for the cable to run the wires.

Any advice?
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:24 PM
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try jamming a bunch of dry graphite lubricant into the cable tubes. really work the stuff in there. also, make sure the cable ends are well-connected to the servo arms. i straightened the ends near the servo ans used a proper control-rod connector (rather than simply wrapping the cable around the arms)
i almost got rid of that single servo setup as well. but this gives my spit plenty aileron throw.

the HET Typhoon motor and 2200 mah pac doesn't hurt either
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:11 AM
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if the wing you have now is working so poorly, why not just buy another wing?
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DetroitHawk View Post
if the wing you have now is working so poorly, why not just buy another wing?
I would, except they are what, around 40 bucks, and then I'd have to hack it up to install the carbon rod. I wish they sold them in bare foam with no hardware for $20.00
Obviously the cables work for some people, but I think it is a weak system. There are a couple of factors against it. Somewhat stiff hinges and lots of drag on the cables.
I'm not saying it can't work, I think its just for me its less hassle and more adjustable to go dual servo. I have a Super Cub that runs dual aileron servos, and I'm fooling around with spoilers and flaperons.

I'm noticing all the new RTF stuff from ParkZone and ARF from E-flight have gone to dual servo. I'm wondering if thats because its cheaper to produce or they do it because it works better or is more reliable?
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:33 PM
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A possible solution would be to cut both ailerons free and use a couple of free moving metal pinned hinges per aileron instead.
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