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DPRG: Splining Plastic Timing Gears.

Subject: DPRG: Splining Plastic Timing Gears.
From: Tim timdet at san.rr.com
Date: Wed Jun 9 23:21:06 CDT 1999

Hi,
	Sorry for such a basic question but I really want to know.
What is splining?  And what is a plastic timing gear?  This sounds
really neat if it is what I think, some different why of doing
encoders.?

Thanks,
Tim 
timdet at san.rr.com


Dan Miner wrote:
> 
> This has been confirmed.  I did not attempt to count
> "teeth" on the splines but it appears that Futaba uses
> more teeth than JR and neither control horn will fit
> on the opposite brand.
> 
> I do NOT know how any of the other brands compare.
> Just be aware that what works for one brand may or
> may not work for another.
> 
> So now the big question - What brand of servo are
> you guys using for this so far?
> 
>                                 - Dan Miner
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Miner [mailto:miner at centtech.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 7:38 PM
> > To: 'dprglist at dprg.org'
> > Subject: RE: DPRG: Splining Plastic Timing Gears.
> >
> >
> > I've been using servos for RC airplanes for >10 years.
> > One thing to watch out for is that all servo splines are
> > NOT the same.  In particular, I know that Futaba and JR
> > servos use a different spline.
> >
> > I can't remember the EXACT details whether they can still
> > be force fit or not.  (I'm at work, the servos are at
> > home - I'll try to get the exact details tonight.)
> >
> > Anyway, VERY good news.  This opens up some great
> > possibilities.
> >
> >                               - Dan Miner
> >
> > > From: James, Bill [mailto:w-james2 at ti.com]
> > >
> > > We can now attach plastic timing gears to hobby servos. Last
> > > night I drilled and splined some of those plastic timing gears
> > [...snip...]
> >

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