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Servos that swing both ways!

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The Wright Stuff21/08/2018 15:16:10
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Posted by Martin Harris on 21/08/2018 10:35:00:

A friend did once spend time and effort correcting an "error" on a Kyosho FW190's flap servo mounting, carefully removing and re-applying the printed covering after "correcting" the non-mirrored mount. He was rather upset when he burned out a flap servo which was valiantly trying to pull the flap into the wing as its Y leaded partner deployed. We pointed out the error of his ways and he elected to use a reverser rather than disturb the now neatly mirror imaged wing. This was fine until the day he reversed the servos connected to the Y lead incorporating the reverser and both of them tried to operate in the reverse direction, burning both out!

Cue a witty comment about being three mistakes high...

Colin Carpenter21/08/2018 16:26:18
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Back in 1971 I purchased a 2 channel marine outfit from Climax in Weybridge. Peter Cabrols firm. The servo amplifiers were in the waterproof Rx. The 5 wire servos were connected to the Rx by SLM Cheltenham plugs and sockets which had four pins round the plug outside and one plug central. To reverse you just reoriented 180 degrees and bingo ! Servo reversed .I too had the Flight Link plug insert reversed ! Colin

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