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Old 01-23-2018, 06:58 PM
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I am installing mgl autopilot servos in my rv4. I have looked threw all the threads on autopilot install but cannot find one simple thing. Is there somewhere I can order the clamp that people use for the roll servo that clamps onto the push tube in between pilot and passenger stick? I used the dynon install kit for the pitch servo and that worked perfect but looking for best way to install/attach roll servo. thanks.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:07 AM
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My (former) RV4 has a GRT roll servo mounted as you describe - under the floor, connect to the roll tube. GRT sells a servo mounting kit for this on their website: www.grtavionics.com.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:12 AM
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Or just fabricate a control horn:

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Old 01-24-2018, 06:21 AM
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Vlittle i think i saw that picture but wasnt sure how it worked as it didnt seem like it would rotate properly. I was really looking for the roll tube clamp as that seems the easiest way.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:41 AM
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I am installing mgl autopilot servos in my rv4. I have looked threw all the threads on autopilot install but cannot find one simple thing. Is there somewhere I can order the clamp that people use for the roll servo that clamps onto the push tube in between pilot and passenger stick? I used the dynon install kit for the pitch servo and that worked perfect but looking for best way to install/attach roll servo. thanks.
I ran into the same problem a few months back with my roll servo and just cut a tab out of 4130 and tig welded it on the bottom of the control tube betweeen the seats. Works great but a pain for sure. A nice clamp on tab would be great but sourcing it got tough. Good luck.
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:56 PM
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Isn't it this?

Dynon 100866-000
RV6 Roll Bracket

https://www.dynonavionics.com/includ...ions_Rev_F.pdf

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Old 01-24-2018, 03:06 PM
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that is the mounting bracket but does not include the attachment to the control tube. I ended up making something similar to vlittle so we will see how this works out.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:15 PM
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Or this https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/21...92066230149458
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:21 PM
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I have that mount but it still doesn't help because they don't give you that clamp with the mount. that was the problem.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:45 PM
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IT is the same clamp used on the RV8. When I installed the TRU TRAC roll servo on an 8 the clamp at that time was part of the kit. Maybe Try Trac will sell you the part? https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/21...61252192108417
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