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Old 07-31-2007, 05:37 AM
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Default Ace servo cycler

I've been looking for the above mentioned unit for years and finally located one. It allows you to cycle your servos one at a time or multiple with the use of a Y harness during the construction process, makes it very nice to see if there are any obstructions or binding while the airplane is in the bones. One problem. It has two wires running from the left side and one from the right. Does any one know proper connection for each or better yet, have instructions from this unit. I know its old bit a vauluable tool. Thanks. joe
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:00 AM
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I believe that the JR "Matchbox" is quite superior (and an up to date design) for the purposes you've mentioned.

Sorry for the opinion----and that is what it is-----but that is my input.
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Two wires running out of the left side should be one red, one black. Mine go to a 4 AA cell battery box. There should be three wires out the right side that are the servo control. I will look for the instructions, but cannot right now (and NOT because I am at work. I am expected at the air field shortly:-)))

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Old 07-31-2007, 11:51 AM
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JL636: Not a good day at the field. I got ready to fly, and my system wouldn't work. Transmitter claims to be transmitting, servo's glitch slightly when I turn the receiver power on, but nothing moves to control. I will have to troubleshoot and see.

Sorry about the servo cycler. I came home and looked in my "ACE" looseleaf binder, and every where else that I might have put them, but no luck. I NEVER get rid of that kind of information. I was the first satellite service center for Ace and I still have the letters from Paul Runge; so the only thing that I can imagine is, that in the days before home scanners and the like, I loaned them to someone, and never got them back. Again sorry to get your hopes up. If you need pictures of interiors, or what, let me know.

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LesUyeda, I'm looking at the Servo Cycler now. Servos Cycle at the top, center dial, lower left "on & Off" switch, to the right a switch that says "Auto/Man". Coming out of the left side of the box are two twisted wires, bottom one is red & black& orange w/ female plug, top wire is red/black & blue also with a female plug. On the right a single wire comes out with only two wires, black & red. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Joe
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Not like mine, but the black and red should go to a 4 cell battery pack, or 4.8 volts which ever is more convenient. I would connect those up, then plug a servo into each of the others, one at a time, and see.

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Old 08-01-2007, 02:52 PM
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On my VERY OLD Ace Servo Cycler the left side wires are for the battery. Red is positive, black is negative, white not used. On the right side there are FIVE wires. White is signal, red is positive, black is negative; orange and blue are not used.

Great little unit to cycle (burn-in) new servos and to help set up servos in an airframe. Newer cyclers have readouts that let you see how many milliamps the setup is using. I add an inexpensive digital multimeter when I want to check that.

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