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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Yeah, I agree. SEFF and Nall are a must-attend for us all. But it is a bit different for us. I went to the FFAA get-together in November and there were 60 pilots there and maybe 150-plus planes, for a one day event that they scheduled two weeks in advance. All-out 3D and 90% giant scale... well one giant P-47 warbird that flew twice that was fun to watch too.
I could only wish we had a 3d crowd like that! The only local 3d guy I fly with is wamsy so that's fun but there really isn't a 3d crowd.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:29 PM
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I wish the Nall was in my radius of travel. It is the Mecca of events.
Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Using an 85MG with the long Durbo heavy duty arn, and the ball link on the second from the outside hole, you can get between 82-88 degrees. I did have one that I had to turn back because t had 91 degrees!
Doc,

Thanks for your answer. I posted a question about the three rates in the 48" Laser thread and Ducati Mechanic also gave a helpful answer.

Perhaps the 48" Laser EXP thread is the place to have this discussion.
Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I have a question that I have not seen addressed in any of the EF threads. Now that I think of it, I do not know if I have seen any reference to this in any thread I have read:

Would there be any benefit to adding some weight to the counterbalanced portion of the elevator (nearest the horizontal stab's leading edge)?

Would doing so lessen the load on my elevator servo? Or does it have the opposite affect?


The reason I ask is because of the constant buzz from my elevator servo is significantly more audible than the rest of the servos- when I put a little lead on the counterbalanced portion, the buzzing stops entirely.

So what do you all think?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Have you heard the trick about putting some fuzzy velcro between the stab and the counterbalance?
Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:13 PM
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I did, velcro quieted down all my other servos, had no affect on elevator.

When I power off, the elevator falls down with gravity (like pushing the stick forward); that is why I thought adding weight to the counterbalance might help.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:28 PM
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When I power off, the elevator falls down with gravity (like pushing the stick forward); that is why I thought adding weight to the counterbalance might help.
The falling down when the power is off is normal with digital coreless servos. The elevator is a big surface and the servos are very smooth so gravity wins out.
Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:31 PM
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The falling down when the power is off is normal with digital coreless servos. The elevator is a big surface and the servos are very smooth so gravity wins out.
I totally understand that- which is exactly the issue which led me to asking the questions to begin with:

Would adding weight on the counterbalance ease the workload of the elevator servo? Or would it be a greater workload on the servo?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:32 PM
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I did, velcro quieted down all my other servos, had no affect on elevator.

When I power off, the elevator falls down with gravity (like pushing the stick forward); that is why I thought adding weight to the counterbalance might help.
I think I'm following you. It sounds like a good idea, especially if you need tail weight anyway. But you should wait for the thoughts of the pros.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:35 PM
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I think I'm following you. It sounds like a good idea, especially if you need tail weight anyway. But you should weight for the thoughts of the pros.
I appreciate your input; I will definitely be weighting () for the advice from more experienced flyers.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Digital servos are supposed to fall like that. The buzz is because the digital servo is working to hold center while gravity pulls down on it. Once it's in the air, the pressure on the airfoil will make that go away, just like holding the control surface with your fingers will make it go away.

Most of what you see and hear are really not an issue. Severe jittering is another thing entirely, but the Velcro trick should take care of that. None of this should happen in the air, but what we see on the ground is like a fish out of water. I would never consider adding weight because that can cause issues where there may not be one to begin with.
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solid answer, thank you
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