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New rudder servo installation in Slo-mo

Billing Boats - Slo-mo-shun IVPosted by xilsoe Nov 19, 2011 15:42:26
I finally got to make the new servo installation in my Slo-mo-tion IV. I made it in a way so it is rather easy to remove the servo if needed. I guess this is based on experience. I have learned that these kind of things should be accessible and replaceable for easy maintenance.

Here are some pictures of the servo installation:

I tried installing a 1,5mm brass rod to control the rudder. It seems that turning left will be OK, whereas turning right isn't OK. The rudder installation will block the servo when turning right.

I also noticed that the new propeller will be further back and may interfere with the rudder. For this reason I ordered a new rudder. The new rudder has water pick-up for cooling. At first I won't be using that. If it proves that the current pick-up won't work, I'll look into using the water pick-up in the rudder instead.

To make a better weight distribution I have decided that the ESC will be placed in front of the motor. I haven't started looking into that yet, but I know I'll need to remove the motor to get the ESC in that position.

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