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Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Last week I had my elevator servo slide forward on a rough landing and when I relaunched it had slight down elevator. Fortunately, I threw at a slight upward angle (which I don't usually do, but I just might from now on) so I had time to pull up before it hit. I landed it quickly, packed up for the day and went home to change my underwear.

I had the servo screwed to a plywood tray in the pod and when I installed it I didn't realize that if a screw loosened even slightly that the servo could slide about 1/8" forward. A lightly dorked landing was all it took to do that. I consider myself VERY lucky to still have my brand new Predator II in one piece.

So make sure your servos are installed such that they can't wiggle at all.

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