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Old 03-01-2012, 05:08 PM
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Default New 18mz with elevator stick travel problem

Well I got my 18mz but I think I have a problem.

It appears there is some type of stop in the elevator stick when pushing down elevator.

You can see in the picture that it stops at about 2 thirds travel. In the other picture on the servo monitor the travel is only showing 57% travel. Is there an adjustment on the back or something that I can do or does it need to be shipped back.

It doesn't do this for up elevator, the stick moves the full amount and the monitor shows 100%.

There are no mixes or anything in the radio, this is immediately after turning it on.

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:25 PM
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Default RE: New 18mz with elevator stick travel problem

Well I decided to test how tight the springs got before I sent it back to Futaba to see I'd I wanted them to put in stiffer springs. The screw for the elevator was really loose so I tightened it down all the way and low and behold I now have full travel on the elevator. 100% in both directions. Maybe the loose screw was preventing the travel, I don't know what the mechanism looks like in there, but it is fixed now.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 AM
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We're glad you got it solved.

If you have the airplane transmitter, you already have the stiffest springs available.
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