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Dec 24, 2001, 12:14 PM
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What does "Gear Stripping" means?

non metal gear servo tends to strip. So what does it means when the gear strip?
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Dec 24, 2001, 12:28 PM
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Gear stripping is what I just did to my Stearman. It's when you total a plane in a crash and strip the gear out of it to put in another plane.

Really, to answer your question it's when a force is applied to the servo that is more than the teeth on the gears can take. The teeth break (strip) off and you no longer have gears, but wheels that don't touch. Usually caused by a crash.

Plastic gears are fine in light parkflyers since there isn't much force applied to the gears.

Dec 24, 2001, 12:30 PM
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Gears of course are made with teeth on them. When the material that the teeth are made of are subjected to stresses beyond their design capabilities, the teeth break off and the meshing is rendered nil. Once that happens the rotational loads can't be transferred. The gear has been "stripped".

Dec 24, 2001, 12:57 PM
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What does "Gear Stripping" means?
It means a trip to the LHS.

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