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boatmadman

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Control rods
« on: August 28, 2008, 08:35:08 AM »

I am looking for a flexible control cable/rod that runs in a plastic sleeve, the type used in model airplanes for linking between the servo and control surfaces.

Trouble is, I havent a clue what they are called or where to find them. I have tried googling, but not knowing the product name I have had no luck.

Can anyone help?

Ian
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 08:58:16 AM »

Bowden Cable
Sullivan Snake

Google push rod.

I got one last year.
I think it was from A Model World or Westbourne Models, not 100% sure.
But if you ring them youcan discuss it with them and order.
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 09:17:52 AM »

How long do you need? I have a length of flexible plastic rod in a sleeve. Let me know what length you require and I'll measure it. If its long enough you can have it.

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Re: Control rods
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 09:19:55 AM »

Ian
Just to add to what TT has said, Bowden cable is stranded steel cable which runs inside a plastic tube, while the Sullivan Snakes are like a star-section length of plastic tube which runs inside a larger one. Don't forget to check out what sort of fittings you require to make connections to each end; Mark W will know the score, as he has a number of model submarines which have identical connections in them.
BTW I reckon TT must win the prize for the furthest distance travelled to get to a model boat show - Shanghai to Ellesmere Port!
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 09:53:15 AM »

Ian
Just to add to what TT has said, Bowden cable is stranded steel cable which runs inside a plastic tube, while the Sullivan Snakes are like a star-section length of plastic tube which runs inside a larger one. Don't forget to check out what sort of fittings you require to make connections to each end; Mark W will know the score, as he has a number of model submarines which have identical connections in them.
BTW I reckon TT must win the prize for the furthest distance travelled to get to a model boat show - Shanghai to Ellesmere Port!
FLJ

You can add 600 miles to that.
 :o
Zhengzhou to Shanghai first  :D

A long way to travel to buy some ACTion goodies. O0
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 10:55:27 AM »

Thanks fellas - bowden cable is the stuff - found and ordered some.

Ian
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 11:28:32 AM »

Barrie,

My apologies for not acknowledging your generous offer, as soon as I saw Bowden cable in TT's post I went off at a tangent and ordered some, came back and saw your offer.

Thanks anyway

Ian
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2008, 12:51:41 PM »

No problem - I don't have much anyway.

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Re: Control rods
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008, 01:04:14 PM »

Barry at Mainly Models has sullivan Snakes for sale, which are complete with all connectors, one is already attached
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Re: Control rods
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008, 02:23:41 PM »

for end connectors you can soft solder a bent paper clip on the end of the inner cable.
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