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How much control surface slop is too much?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dustin Buescher Apr 2, 2016. 1 Reply

I'm overhauling a used jet (PST composite Reaction) I just bought, and notice some slop in the control surfaces.  I'm seeing about 1/16"-3/32" of play at the TE of a 2 1/2" control surface.So, I'm…Continue

 

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Dustin Buescher replied to Richie Latteier's discussion How much control surface slop is too much?
"Sounds reasonable. general rule of thumb i use is this. keep the clevis on the surface as far out as reasonably possible, then put the servo clevis as far in as possible while maintaining the desired travel. You want the servo's travel to be…"
Apr 2, 2016
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How much control surface slop is too much?

I'm overhauling a used jet (PST composite Reaction) I just bought, and notice some slop in the control surfaces.  I'm seeing about 1/16"-3/32" of play at the TE of a 2 1/2" control surface.So, I'm getting slop mainly from: (1) servo metal gear backlash and (2) Control surface composite horn hole wear.  I can replace the servo or servo gear train, and I can find a clevis with a thicker pin. I get that, but that's not the intent of my question.  I know zero slop is best and desired, but as a jet…See More
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