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Old May 04, 2003, 08:59 PM
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>>...the ability to set EPA to eliminate the binding/stall.<<

>>...assuming that travel is properly set and no binding?<<

All well and good until one leg gets a little bent when it hits a bump or the plane swerves badly on takeoff. Then it binds and 30 seconds later the BEC goes into thermal overload and the plane crashes. A single stalled servo may draw several amps.

Do you cycle your landing gear and check them after EVERY landing? You'd better.

The difference is (or was) that a retract servo knows it should only operate for a short time and turns itself off even if jammed badly. It's a shame there are not any micro retract servos. They would not be difficult to manufacture.

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