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Making a paper servo lead tube!!

How do you glue yours?

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Kevin Fairgrieve02/03/2011 14:10:49
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I will shortly be covering a small I.C. powerd plane with a servo at the tail end.
I need obviously to get the lead from the back end to the radio bay, and decided a paper tube would be best.
 
So once you have rolled your tube, how do you glue it? Not to the airfame but to itself so that it does not unroll?
 
Superglue.. Messy and likely to glue myself to it.
 
PVA.. long cure and dry time. Or is it?
 
Pritt stick. Would it stand up to the environment?
 
Anything else.
 
Your thoughts and sollutions, greatly appreciated.
 
Kev
Augusto02/03/2011 14:24:50
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Hi Kevin,
 

I use to make mine with brown paper which I roll on a allu tube using PVA. Dries in minutes and hard enough to the function.
 
Cheers,
 
Augusto
 
PS: you add glue as you roll it on. 

Edited By Augusto on 02/03/2011 14:28:05

Edited By Augusto on 02/03/2011 14:28:31

ken anderson.02/03/2011 19:09:56
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hello kevin......sellotape along the join?
 
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Mowerman02/03/2011 19:16:23
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Plain white printer paper /PVA, glue as you roll. 3 layers.
The glue softens the paper so it dosnt unroll itself. Use rubber bands to be extra sure,
Best to let it dry overnight.
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator02/03/2011 20:57:06
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Rizla
 
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Lima Hotel Foxtrot02/03/2011 21:29:43
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 02/03/2011 20:57:06:
Rizla
 
BEB

Kevin Fairgrieve03/03/2011 11:31:57
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 02/03/2011 20:57:06:
Rizla
 
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No good.
 
Non smoker...

Kevin Fairgrieve03/03/2011 11:33:23
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All the other`s are good simple idea`s. So why did I not think of them?
 
Wood and trees.
 
Thanks.
Mowerman03/03/2011 17:27:46
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Most of the above are rolled round wood dowels or metal tubes/bars to gine an even shape.
What would you roll rizlas round that would hold its shape?
Oh sorry constable its for private use only!
Phil Claridge04/03/2011 18:47:25
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rizlas is a weedy idea
Peter Miller04/03/2011 19:29:41
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The system that I use was told to me by an Australian friend and it is so simple and easy.
 
Forget gluing paper round formers and all that mess.
 
Take your paper and roll it round a 1/4" dowel. Insert it up through the holes in the wing and then allow it to unroll.
 
Apply glue where it touches the ribs and along the join. Job done. you can slide your leads down easily

Edited By Peter Miller on 04/03/2011 19:30:11

Kevin Fairgrieve04/03/2011 20:06:00
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Great for a wing, with an open fuselage structure not a viable option.
 
Big open spaces.
 
Tail mounted servo.
 

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 04/03/2011 20:07:59

Eric Bray05/03/2011 00:16:44
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Dare I suggest - balsa cement - dries in a few seconds.
Steve W-O05/03/2011 04:38:08
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PVA is ideal, and won't move after a very short time.
 
What about an ordinary glue stick? Easier to spread and dry almost straight away.
Peter Miller05/03/2011 08:53:46
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You don't NEED paper tubes in that fuselage, the leads can just hang loose, they do on my Slingsby T31M

And that is a lot longer than your model
Ady Hayward05/03/2011 09:38:00
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Hi, I find that the round tubes do restrict the passage of the connector over other cables. I prefer to have square tubes the width of the connector + a bit. They can lay in square apertures through the structure with exit holes on the underside so the connector falls out as it is pushed along. Ideal for wings with two servos each side.
Plummet05/03/2011 09:52:56
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You can still get that gummed brown paper tape - (Butterfly Brand?) I would think that you could make a useful tube using that.
 
Plummet

 
fly boy305/03/2011 19:21:54
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Hi Kevin, does the plan state the servo must be at the tail position. If not ,could it not be moved to the other end of the fuz. then you would not need a tube.If you go down this route please re check the Cof G position. cheers FB3
Kevin Fairgrieve05/03/2011 20:11:49
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The plan, is a reworking of Vic Smeed`s popsie.
 
All laser cut and digitised. The servo is shown in the tail position, and the throttle an rudder are on a tray in the main cabin area.
 
There is no reason why it could not be moved. Food for thought.
 
 
 
fly boy305/03/2011 20:14:47
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On second thoughts Kevin, Vic Smeed, and Popsie are classics. Who are am I to interfere with genius. Cheers/

Edited By fly boy3 on 05/03/2011 20:16:02

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