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Old 09-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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Default Bracket-ology (No, its not March)

For those of us less experienced with servos and brackets...please explain how these install brackets work. I am thinking of buying the install kit for the servos so I can install now while the fuse is still pretty open. Problem is, I am reluctant to commit to any one manufacturer with the progress of experimental avionics changing at a blistering pace.

I THOUGHT I would fit Tru-trak servos until Garmin introduced a G3X package that is currently hard to beat, IMO. Is there a difference in mounting brackets between the two? Is there a difference between those brackets and any other manufacturer? ie Dynon, GRT, Trio, MGL.

If they are the same, I suppose it comes down to who offers the most complete install kit and at what price.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:48 PM
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Garmin, TruTrak and (I am pretty sure) GRT are all interchangeable with regards to brackets (not wiring). I haven't used Dynon, Trio, or MGL servos, so I can't comment on those.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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Default Not quite...

The Garmin roll servo in the -7 wing has a different aft bracket than the TruTrak. The pitch servo can be mounted with a few extra washers.

This was my experience anyway. YMMV.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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What Mel said times two!

Tony, given that you have the same wing as I...

Anyways, I found this out because I have already installed the TT bracket and my Garmin servos won't fit it!

sooooo...

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:31 PM
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Strange - our's bolted right in - but it was an under-seat bracket for roll.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:45 PM
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My -8 is the newer revision and looks like this.


I stole this pic from Matt Dralle. Is that mounting bracket a kit or did he make that? I don't want to cut the "wings" off my rib angles so I would want something like this set-up.

Also, I think I would be doing the under seat servo like this.


Same brackets?
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:46 PM
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These brackets - all manufacturers - are not hard to install late in the game. Just pull lots of wires now.
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