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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Brace servo slack takeup system

Eureka!
Went to look for springs to pull on the servos to provide the tension for slack takeup. Thought I would end up just going back to using bungee because all the "pull" type springs were too strong, wrong size, etc
But then the lightbulb went on....use a compression type spring to "push" the servo to provide the tension. And the spring now is completely out of the way and an integral part of the slide system.
Found a spring that just fits over the 7/32 tubes and seems to be about the correct tension. Had to stretch the spring about 10% in length to provide tension over the full servo travel.
Tube slide system is now nice and clean and compact.

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