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Old 08-08-2014, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Remove Elevator Servo Help

OK have a Visionaire with a bad elevator servo. How in the he!! do I get the old one out?

It appears to be glued in with silicon sealant like you would use to caulk bathroom tiles and right up against the rudder servo. it is buried deep into the foam body.
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Carefully with a knife.

Its common to glue the servos into foam models
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Removing some of those servos, make a person feel like some kind of surgeon.

If it were me, I would probably just cut the fuse in half as close to the servo as I could, because the right glue for the type of foam will be just as strong as it started out to be.

The servos do seem to be installed with a caulking type material, you may be able to cut out by cutting a tiny amount of foam, removing servo and glue at the same time.

If you need a small shim to fill a little larger servo hole use balsa or a piece of Popsicle stick or any thing else the glue will stick to.

Good luck, be careful with the knife, don't cut your self as I have done in the past.

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Yep a sharp exacto blade and cut around it to loosen it then wiggle it loose . After hooking up the new servo and testing it to make sure it works then i hot glue it back in with a cheap 3 dollar glue gun from Walmart . joe
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You could also use the hot knife tech. for easy cutting of the foam.
If you don't have a hot knife, use an old knife and heat it with a propane torch.
I use the latter method all the time.

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