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How do you mount the other side of the servo?

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S. Karim:
This is a general question for all standard servos.

As far as the horn, you screw that onto the thing you're going to "actuate". However, the side OPPOSITE the one of the horn (the back of the servo), is perfectly flat, with sometimes 4 screws you can open to look at the built in chip. How do you mount this side to keep the servo body locked, and only allow the horn to spin W/O buying brackets? Say Im using plastic or metal to make my frame.

Any clever ideas? Glue might work...but its a bit messy.

If you're going to go with glue, go with the best- gorilla (if you want it to stay practically forever that is)
hmmm.. without brackets....
I guess- though its pretty ghetto- some paper and tape should take care of it!
(double sided sticky tape will one day rule the world)

S. Karim:
Not forever, I might just use something strong to stick to wood. Im trying to do this in the least ghetto-est way...maybe using screws or something or some sort of cheap plate thingy I can buy....

So, I may be able to help further if you could supply more information. There is always Elmer's wood glue. If you use it correctly, it could look quite nice.


you could make a little enclosure for the servo which is what I did with cardboard on my cardboard chassis. The spindle that the horn connects too has a slightly elevated base (about 1mm raised) and that raised spot is about 12.5mm in diameter and the spindle is about 3mm tall from that base. You could make a face plate 1-2mm thick with a 12.5mm diameter hole in it and use that for the face plate and then line that up parallel with another piece of your material that your using and then make 2 panels for its top and bottom (which would but its 2 side if you mount it the way that is shown in the tutorial) and have it so that that the 4 sides you just created all match up nicely....

Kind of a rough description but hopefully you get the idea... or at least got an idea of your own :-p

BTW, These measurements are all biased to the HS-311 Standard servo from HiTec


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