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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Another thing when it comes to servos and control surfaces: To get as much leverage as possible, set up the controlhorns and servohorns to obtain mechanically as much throw as you need, but not (much) more. Eg. if you need 10mm throw, set up your link to get 10mm throw with the servo at (near) 100% deflection. If you instead set your links to obtain max 20mm, and then electronically limit it to 10mm, you end up with the same throw but less torque. Using long servo horns and/or short control horns gives large throws, but requires more torque, meaning that the servo works harder.

Setting up heaps of throw mechanically, and then adjust down on the transmitter may be convenient, but doesn't utilize the servos optimally.
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