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WOT4 Becomes Racing Car

A bit of a head scratcher.

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Devcon109/02/2018 21:57:28
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A couple of points, one already touched on..

I once had a connector pin pull out of the servo lead socket/housing, the servo locked out in flight but then began working again on the ground. It wasn't immediately obvious until very close inspection showed the culprit.

I've certainly experienced this in the winter with cold hands, at the point my hands become cold my brain has been sending the correct signals to my thumbs to pull on the elevator and I think that's what they are doing but my eyes tell me a different story with the model reacting as though very little input has been made, I then have to very consciously pull more stick to get the desired input.

In simple terms could your fingers or thumbs have failed to physically move the stick as much as your brain was telling you it had.

Ive always landed when this happens as it's quite an unnerving feeling.

David Gilder09/02/2018 22:16:30
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Probably a long shot but I have experienced this when flying gliders.....

Downdraft like a Microburst.

This wouldn't need to be excessively strong for a model aircraft but would prevent it lifting!


kc10/02/2018 08:16:00
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Everthing has been covered so far ...except the elevator horn being loose in the balsa or the elev joiner being loose in the balsa meaning only half the area moves.  Or a clevis slipping on the thread.


Edited By kc on 10/02/2018 08:17:25

ChrisB10/02/2018 08:42:30
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Loose servo or tray, flexing snake or pushrod, ill fitting servo horn,Tx settings, hinges?

Cuban810/02/2018 10:14:28
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I blame Brexit.................sorry joke!

Geoff Sleath10/02/2018 11:36:13
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Probably witchcraft. Did you notice any flying brooms in the vicinity?


Devcon110/02/2018 13:11:07
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How about a prize or certificate for whoever identifies the cause 😂

Trevor10/02/2018 15:24:07
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Might be worth re-calibrating the ESC, just in case full throttle isn’t. If you see what I mean.


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