Control Linkages

by FliteTest | March 26, 2012 | (33) Posted in Tips

In this episode of Flite Test, Chad and David tell us about Control Linkages. Watch this Fast Tip to learn more.


liveyourdreamsRC on October 26, 2012
Great fast tip! we now know what out there
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feiji on August 21, 2012
I use bicycle spokes.
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Esd on May 14, 2012
I like these short vids. Very instructive. Thanks Chad & David. One thing I would like to write regarding "screw locks" is be carefull if you intend to use thread locker on the screw... thread locker eat the plastic... Small linkage (like the one provided with the Bixler Airframe) will eventually "snap" if thread locker comes in contact with the linkage. Also, is you use zip ties to secure platic clamps...make sure the zip tie will not get loose and obstruct servo movements. I think a better choice by far is silicon tubing or... why not? "heat shrink tube".
A guy who lost a Bixler ignoring these warnings...
thx again Chad & David!
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versonova on May 9, 2012
Throw is distance of travel right. but how does torque and throw come into the design?
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infiltrator on August 7, 2012
I think this is a good start but I'd like to see an in-depth article about servo setup for 90 degrees, control horn hole configurations, rod length, trimming and getting everything setup appropriately before first flight. Would be helpful for beginner pilots and builders.
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ksmith108 on January 9, 2015
i agree with infiltrator....
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Control Linkages