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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:10 PM
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GP F-86 aileron servo

Having an issue with my GP F-86. Aileron servo makes a lot of noise but very little movement. I'm assuming it's a stripped gear or something like that, but, how do I get to the little bastage? Start sawing body parts?

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:03 PM
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I haven't had to get to my servos yet....knock on wood... but have seen others report in the GP F86 thread on doing so by cutting away the fuselage bottom for access. Didn't look too terrible.

Post pictures of your progress.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Well, I dug out the aileron (not pretty!) and found it has a stripped gear. Of course, in the process of getting to it I managed to slice the connector wires. Fixed that (boy those wires are tiny!) only to find I need a new aileron anyway (unless I can turn the gear around to a better spot). Sounded so simple when I started . . . .
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Decided I had nothing to lose, so opened up the servo. 13 gears! Yikes! Noticed that one of the gear shafts was bent out of line . . . hmmmm. Took the gears off to get to it, straightened the shaft and reassembled. Works, so far! Keeping my fingers crossed, but seems ok. Flew two batteries through it, still adjusting CG and trim, but looks to be ok.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 12:29 PM
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Some days it is just better to be lucky. And you were!

Happen to take any pictures of the servo guts?
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Didn't think of it at the time. There were so many of the little buggers perched in there I was more concerned with keeping track of what I'd taken out!
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