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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:10 PM
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I'm trying to remember the last time I ever had a single issue with any FMS stock servos...They are pretty darn good based on my personal experience.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:36 PM
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I'm trying to remember the last time I ever had a single issue with any FMS stock servos...They are pretty darn good based on my personal experience.
Have 6 FMS frames and only one glitch - a flap servo stripped on this one. Pretty good track record I would say.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Elevator servo!
This was during my 3rd flight see post # 2344. Could have been a fluck.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Hay you painters, I have the low tack blue scotch tape and it is still pulling off the paint. Is there an other brand of tape that is less tacky?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Hay you painters, I have the low tack blue scotch tape and it is still pulling off the paint. Is there an other brand of tape that is less tacky?
There is not much of any kind of tape you can use that won't pull off the paint. the best thing you can do ...is take the low tack tape and rubb it across your pant leg (or a piece of cloth) a few time to make it even less tacky and then dont press it on the surface firmly either...just barely let it stick. that is what I've done.

the other way is to use a thin piece of tag board and rest it against the surface you don't want painted and use it as blocker and deflector
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:47 PM
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3M does make a white very low tack tape. #2070, low release masking tape IIRC.

However, the price paid is the increased possibility of paint getting under the edges if applied too heavily.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Thanks, guys.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Try wetting a piece of paper and laying it across where you don't want paint. I don't know for sure, but I think I remember reading that this works.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:03 PM
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Yellow Frog tape & stick it on your tshirt a few times to pickup some fibres. That will decrease the tack. Then dont press it down too hard. Probably need to be ready to touch up spots....
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 04:31 AM
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I have used posted notes from dollar tree , you can cut angles/curves . The problem is that you need to be ready to paint as they are so low tack they will fall off with room temperture changes . They also take a steady hand to get a good straight line but they will never ever pull your paint off .
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 04:33 AM
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wet/damp newspaper works well for me. Nice edge and it peels right off when your done
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Lots of good suggestions, thank you guys.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:31 AM
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You can also try using "Post It Notes on a Roll"

http://www.amazon.com/Post--Labeling...ords=2070+tape

Same adhesive as a Post It Note, just in a roll form. Wider so you an mask larger areas or usevt to cut curved masks.
About the same very low tack performancebas 2070 tape.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 12:43 PM
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ITC, nice find , thanks !!!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:39 PM
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In another episode of Aros Follies, after a great flight with a blue sky and puffy cloud backdrop, I brought her down for landing. Apparently I must have stalled her about 3 feet off the ground because she suddenly stopped flying and sank right into the dirt...One of the retracts gave way. From my vantage point I thought the retract was toast.

Turns out, just like before, the housing simply popped out. I had to give the strut a twist and it popped back into place, the oleo shock still worked, everything was fine, just the housing needed to be glued back into place.

I epoxied it back together and she's good to go.

The point being...More evidence that these stock retracts are TOUGH.
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