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Old 11-21-2005, 12:06 PM
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This past weekend I had an aileron servo do some
strange things.

When I moved the stick from left to right and then let
the stick go neutral, for a split second the aileron would
oscillate about center before stopping.

What is the cause and cure for this ?

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Old 11-21-2005, 12:34 PM
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Default RE: oscillating servo

Roby
It sounds like you have a dirty potentiometer in the servo, if you have the nerve and experience you can take it to pieces and clean the pot with a propriatary switch cleaner, these normally come in an airasol with a tube extention, you can force the cleaner in at the top of the pot once you have removed the gears and therefore do not have to dismatle further, try just squirting some cleaner through the servo arm spline, it may work sufficently if your pot is not too dirty.
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:53 PM
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:54 PM
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More likely dirty connections, or a bad extension. Had this problem a couple of times, and it was always a bad connector.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:10 AM
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you shouls retire that 15 year old radio and by a new Airtronics STYLUS
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:15 PM
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Thanks proline8000000000000000000000

Nice suggestion . Would it be driven by the fact that
your trying to sell yours ?

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