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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:54 PM
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To keep from having to holding the joysticks, I removed the joystick centering springs from the sail control sticks. If you then wrap a piece of fuel tubing around the stick axis, it will provide some friction to the stick so that it stays in place. It will take some experimenting to find how much friction you like. Or, for some tx brands, you can add a ratcheting bar, like on most throttle sticks (left stick up/down).

There is fair amount of force on the masts during a gust. Rather than glueing the mast foot to the servo, how about letting the mastfoot rotate in bearings (at foot and at deck). Then, run an arm off the mast to your servo horn, similar to the way you'd rc an airplane's rudder.
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