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dickwolff
 Post subject: Electric Flaps
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:50 am 
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I was at Pricess Auto on the weekend (my new favourite store) and saw these nifty 12V linear actuators. I thought to myself, "Self, these would be perfect for flaps!"

They are quite light, strong, nice looking, cheap, compact, and available in a variety of lengths from 2" to 12". Also available is a three position controller, aluminum billet-machined bracket, and wiring harness extension.

http://www.princessauto.com/search-prod ... r+actuator

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Electric Flaps
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:47 pm 
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Mucho write ups on these elect flap puppies ! NL articles galore with pics. Not sure if this actuator was used. Tom Hunter did a nice write up, several others also had inputs with their set ups and pics.

RB


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leewwalton
 Post subject: Electric Flaps
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Here's one in action ...


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Bill Williams discovered these a while back. He says there's something even better out there now ..

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Electric Flaps
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Right in line with my KISS principle ! Very nice set-up, but can it dance ? [:0]

RB


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Norman W. Pauk
 Post subject: Re: Electric Flaps
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Looking at redoing my current electric flap actuator system into a lighter weight installation. With that in mind I recall one of our members had developed a "bracket or fitting" which connected the two flap torque tubes in the mid fuselage area. Tis "bracket or fitting" also permitted the attachment of a small DC linear actuator for flap operation. Can anyone point me to the hidden information that tells the complete story on revised electric flap operation?

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