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Old Feb 06, 2013, 06:53 AM
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Don't overlook the forces on the servo. Back in 2009 when we were playing with these, I had a ship with the pivot point around 15% by mistake. It flew great until it "locked up" and went in from altitude. The elevator servo was unresponsive and hot to the touch after the crash... so hot I could feel it through the fuselage when I picked up the wreckage. My assumption was that the pivot point was too far forward and the servo was working far harder than it should have been to maintain center. It should be noted that I was using a cambered horizontal.
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