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Old 09-28-2016, 03:48 PM
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Yes bzyguy01 it was me and I found the reason for the WOT (which wasn't that much)....my carb was loose and after landing was hanging!!!
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:56 PM
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bzyguy01, this was the damage you did
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:04 PM
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bzyguy01, this was the damage you did
ouch..... hopefully he got offered a fair amount of coin for that oooops.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:08 PM
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Stopped by the fly field this morning on the way to work (Love opening the store at 10am!!!) My buddy flew his H9 P-47 150 and during flight the throttle servo died @ WOT....No biggie as he has a choke on servo...killed the engine and made a near perfect dead stik landing...But then when we got the plane back in the pits we noticed one flap down 20% or so??? then I touched it and it fell another 20%...Servo either stripped or the horn cracked and slipped on the servo shaft...Talk about "S%!T happens...you never know....
One of my flap servos went rogue right before a flight. On closer inspection I found the Y harness had a short in it. Every time I wiggled the wires the servo would move. A new harness and all was well!
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:59 PM
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bzyguy01, this was the damage you did
Tailskid....If your gimp A$$ didn't fall grabbing my plane it would have never hit his plane...and I don't care to hear it was going 30 mph...No excuse!!
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:01 PM
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One of my flap servos went rogue right before a flight. On closer inspection I found the Y harness had a short in it. Every time I wiggled the wires the servo would move. A new harness and all was well!

No surprise there....I have horrible luck with "Y"'s especially reversing or adjustable ones!
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:20 AM
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Tailskid....If your gimp A$$ didn't fall grabbing my plane it would have never hit his plane...and I don't care to hear it was going 30 mph...No excuse!!
Fall? I DOVE for it! Notice I also had my camera and didn't even scratch it....old football maneuver without a footballl
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:39 AM
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I always put a throttle to throttle kill mix on the same switch as the ignition cutoff. It wouldn't help if it was a bad/intermittent switch but would have in the case of a failed ignition cutoff.

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Old 09-30-2016, 08:19 PM
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What's the standard, regarding the repairs. When something like this happens.
Payment for parts, labor, pain and suffering?
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:27 PM
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Well hope this will be useful info.

First I, like you, have set up my planes with a standard kill switch set up so I develop a consistent habit of what switch is the kill switch.

Second, I have assigned my choke servo to my LEFT Slider. Forward is Open and Rear is closed. My thinking is that if my kill ever fails I can quickly close the choke.

Third, I have had some electronic kill circuits not work and I can relate to freezing up in the moment, that's why I went to the Choke set up I described as a backup.

Finally, I appreciate others who have offered the throttle kill mix combined with the kill switch. I plan to look into that.

Thanks for the post and to those who contributed.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:29 AM
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I always put a throttle to throttle kill mix on the same switch as the ignition cutoff. It wouldn't help if it was a bad/intermittent switch but would have in the case of a failed ignition cutoff.

tsw
Very good advice. Always good to have redundancy, especially when it does not cost you any money or weight on the plane.
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