Servo Frame Installation Notes.

Due to the molding process, one batch of frames may not be exactly identical to the next. This is not to say that the servo will not fit the frame, but it is possible that the thinner sections on some frame types are not completely straight. Not a huge concern but it helps to be aware of this during installation. So before installation of the frame verify that the servo will drop to the bottom of the frame without being obstructed by the thinner upper and lower pieces. This could possibly cause a problem when installing the servo after the frame is mounted if it is screwed down hard. If clearance is not sufficient the frame can be relieved a little, the thin sections are more for alignment than strength.

It is recommended that if the frame is to be used in a hollow molded wing, that the servo be mounted in the frame when it is installed. This is because the bottom of the frame and servo as a unit are flat, and the wing inner surface is most likely not. If the frame is allowed to conform to the wing skin, it will be pulled straight when the servo is screwed in and cause a slight deformation in the skin. Not a structural concern but it can be a bit of an eyesore especially on that brand new shiny wing.

Actual installation is simple. Scuff the mounting surface of the frame with sandpaper, and ensure both the frame and the receiving surface are clean and dry. Install with a good quality epoxy resin, using just enough that glue is evident squeezing out around and through the holes in the frame. Some people have also used CA and silicon adhesives with good success, though it is not recommended that they be used together......


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