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Old 12-25-2011, 09:40 AM   #21
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Guys, if you run short arms for the tail servo (13mm or less) isn't the rod to the tail slider bending a lot on the way from the servo arm to the first boom guide clamp?
Mine did, so I went for 15mm arm...
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #22
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Take a pair of pliers and put a nice little z bend in the tail rotor control rod...The rod doesn't need to be straight...
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:14 PM   #23
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As long as it moves easy, just leave it as it is. It will work.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:58 PM   #24
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Hmmm.. that video link doesn't seem active anymore. Any idea if it's available elsewhere?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #25
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I'm running 13mm and the ball on the outside.. I have installed 2 Savox 1290MG tail servos and all it took was about 1 minute on each servo with an x-acto knife to cut off the small flanges that prevent the servo from sitting flush with the frame..

Why would anyone remove frames or disassemble servos ????
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #26
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I just finished installing my 1290 and I did use a dremel. I took me about 10 minutes and I think this makes it the easiest way and gives faster access for repairs. I didn't have to cut the servo mounting tab in half and I just used a needle nose pair of pliers to hold it the while i got the screws started. A tip for installing them is to thread in the screw into the mounting tabs while holding it with a pair of pliers before you try to mount it. This make it much easier to get the screw started while hold the tab with some needle nose pliers.
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