Help me figure out what went wrong
Yesterday I lost control of my 1/4 scale Patty Wagstaff and it went in hard.
It was the third flight of the day, and everything had gone well. After making a low fast pass down the runway I pulled up and started to make a left turn. At about 100 feet AGL it went into a violet spin and death roll. The plane has a 50cc gas engine and will clime straight up all day long.
It went in on its nose and right wing tip, the tail section was not damaged. It has dual jr digital coreless servos on rudder and elevator. When I walked up on it there was a clicking sound coming from the rudder servos . All other servos were working, but both of the rudder servos are stripped out.
Prior to this trip to the field one of the rudder servos was found to have the leads cut and had been soldered back together and covered with heat shrink.
How the rudder servo wires got cut in the first place is a mystery, but I assume it was during a repair for when the horizontal stab was damaged with an encounter with a fence while taxiing
I will examine the rudder servo wiring today, but could a short in one servo cause the two servos to "fight each other" and cause the crach?