Servo cover / link fairing

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Cain
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Servo cover / link fairing

Post by Cain » 16 Apr 2019, 11:34

I need to make some servo covers with a fairing out to cover the aileron links for my swift. Has there been any coverage of this topic before? I was thinking of either making a fibreglass plug and moulding one (a lot of bother me thinks) or vac forming. Either way I have little to no experience and any one out there with a suggestion would be most welcome. I am covering 10mm thick wing servos which are in round holes cut into the veneered wings

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by Cain » 16 Apr 2019, 11:39

Sorry I dont have a photo with the servo installed but you get the idea
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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by Trevor » 16 Apr 2019, 13:48

If you have a friend with a 3D printer. . . . :D

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by terry white » 16 Apr 2019, 16:39

Hi Trevor,I have two solutions that may help.
(1) Phoenix Mp online,(Stan Yeo) has a number of A.B.S. vac formed in stock. Go to his web site, (Phoenix MP uk) Then to servo by brand, Then servo covers. Lots to choose from there. Next day delivery possible.

(2) Good friend of mine Mr Paul Watkins makes them for small money from A.B.S. I am sure he would make them to your requirement. Either P.M. him on this forum or reach him through me.
Paul's covers are much more substantial,but you may have to wait a little longer for delivery. Hope that helps. Terry

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by RobbieB » 17 Apr 2019, 10:53

Making fairings yourself is quick and easy if you fancy having a go - see: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22&sid=83281a66691 ... 7&start=40

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by Cain » 17 Apr 2019, 17:15

Thank you all! Will let you know what I decide!

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by catwok » 17 Apr 2019, 21:17

Hi Cain, I can make you some out of 1mm HIPS for a very small cost, PM me if you want any. Paul
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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by Elliot Howells » 17 Apr 2019, 21:51

ooh yes please Catwok, nudge nudge. xx

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by catwok » 17 Apr 2019, 22:26

I'll bring yours down to Carmarthen...

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Re: Servo cover / link fairing

Post by catwok » 17 Apr 2019, 22:31

Here are the covers on my DG800...
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