Thread: Discussion What won't my Kestrel fly?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Kevin I cant be sure. I cannot duplicate the anomaly on the ground. I remember when I first installed this servo it seemed to have less travel than the other. I thought it might be a radio issue. Another thing I noticed today when preparing for glide test. The left elevator had reduced throws programmed in. This may have occured on the first test flight. Mike, set up the radio the way he thought would work best and he may have tried to match throws via the radio. When we switched from V-tail configuration to pure elevator the trim factor was not accounted for. I just don't know for sure, but I may change the servo. You can bet I will check thoroughly. I would hate to think all this is about a malfunctioning servo. I doubt it though. You had mentioned you would have chosen another airfoil for this bird. I am curious. What would you have used?
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