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Old Mar 29, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Jack
USA, ME, Ellsworth
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Here is a photo of the servo location used on SpaFFFnutz #1. The servos were moved out to mid span on the elevons to alleviate a flutter in flight problem. Servo extensions had to be added. Mounting ears were cut off of servos, pockets were routed in FFF to expose coro layer, servos were hot glued in place.

The damage on #1 that finally caught up with it. The occasional prop strike and brittleness in the cold started the cracks. Then they would run when it "came to a sudden stop" occasionally.

The final outrage was a full throttle nose first impact at the hands of another pilot that started a crack that ran along side the center filler almost all the way to the nose.

The plane was actually flown with that crack in it, it would not handle more than the minimum throttle or it would turn into a blur of flapping and fluttering parts. We let he limp past in review, rendered full honors, and then put her down. It was having to shoot you own dog. Sob!

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