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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > servo
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Newby7
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Forum Posts: 29
12th Dec 2018 13:21  
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Looking for ideas on how to attach a servo to a tiller arm as in the Africa Queen any help will be appreciated .
Rick

jarvo
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Forum Posts: 556
12th Dec 2018 22:18  
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HI Rick, long time since i have seen an Africa Queen, seem to remember that i used an aircraft flexi lead, this went round the stern and along to the servo.
They come in 3ft lengths and replace the pushrod.

Mark


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jacko
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Forum Posts: 19
12th Dec 2018 22:27  
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wire in tube sounds good to me

steve-d
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Forum Posts: 61
12th Dec 2018 22:29  
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Where is the rudder hinged? In some pictures I've looked at it appears to come up through a narrow section of rear deck. If so then hide a drum on the rudder post below that deck and wind control strings around it and routed to another drum on the servo.

Steve

Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 437
12th Dec 2018 22:44  
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Great idea Steve, I was thinking on the same lines as that's how my dad's 22 ft fishing boat was controlled using cables in tubes with pulleys in the corner and a forward steering wheel / helm in cuddy / cabin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 29
13th Dec 2018 05:20  
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Thank you all for the reply the boat I'm building is a Clyde Puffer with a tiller arm for the rudder so I used the Queen as an example of a boat with a tiller again thank you .
Rick