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Servo mounting plates. Marine Ply?

Started by e-flite_rules, July 31, 2019, 20:43:21 pm

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e-flite_rules

Need some assistance please!

I'm looking to add some servo mounting plates onto some EPP/EPO planes so that I mount my servos using screws into the mounting plates.  Rather than gluing the servos in.

In the past I'd have used "marine ply" as a high quality material that wouldn't split when a screw was driven into it.  However it seems that no model shop sells that any longer.

So what material do you experts recommend?  Needs to take a #1 woodscrew or self tapper.  I'd re-enforce the thread using cyano.

Suggestions please!

Thanks.

C

pheasant_plucker

I usually just use liteply with liteply doublers where the screws go in.
I have never had a servo pull the screws out in the last 40 years even after a subterranean landing :''

Gerry
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Quote from: pheasant_plucker on July 31, 2019, 20:48:16 pmI usually just use liteply with liteply doublers where the screws go in.
I have never had a servo pull the screws out in the last 40 years even after a subterranean landing :''

Gerry
Same method for me Gerry. I used to use aircraft grade 1/16" ply as I was able to gather up all the off cuts where I worked at weekends on vintage restoration projects.All gone now though since it has been more than 10 years since I retired.
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British Victory

If you must use ly, visit slecuk.co.uk theres birch ly there which is every bit as good as the marine stuff
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paulinfrance

I still use 'bio' fruit boxes, from gliders to 20cc petrol's for servo fixing,, cheap ply.jpg
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British Victory

Quote from: paulinfrance on August 01, 2019, 08:50:05 amI still use 'bio' fruit boxes, from gliders to 20cc petrol's for servo fixing,, cheap ply.jpg
How the hell do you get them in the fuselage  :ev
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paulinfrance

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rbp28668

Must be bloody big servos if you need a box that size....
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paulinfrance

Quote from: rbp28668 on September 03, 2019, 21:46:35 pmMust be bloody big servos if you need a box that size....

I can't afford servos on my pension, $%&  so it's going to be control line when my wife
has finished using the washing line,, :co
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OakleyMos

Nothing wrong with the control line! haha