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Bending Servo Rods

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  • Bending Servo Rods

    Iíve been playing around and practicing bending servo rods out of 1/16Ē brass and a pair of needle nose pliers. Iíve also seen pictures of David M. using a specialized tool to get consistent, small Z-bends to hook onto things like servo heads and control horns. Is that something thatís commercially available, or is it a custom made tool?
    Dead men tell no tales...

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    • #3
      Great source for that tool, Peter. Here are some shots of how it's used to achieve Z-bends and how the Z-bend is used to retain the pushrod end to the servo/operating shaft bell-crank:

      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


      • #4
        Or try:
        I love my z-bender pliers.
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


        • #5
          And that, gentlemen, is why you guys are awesome. Hobby King is now $12 richer and I'll soon stop mucking around with pliers.
          Dead men tell no tales...