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A big THANK YOU to JT's Hobbies Fort Worth, TX

Old 03-31-2018, 05:15 PM
Griff Murphey
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Default A big THANK YOU to JT's Hobbies Fort Worth, TX

Went flying early Good Friday Morning and my new pretty E flite micro Stearman had no elevators. Zip, nada, nichts.... It's only had 18 flights. So I called EFlite/Horizon and set up a return. Meanwhile I wanted to get JT to help me set up my F4F on my DX6i and just for grins I brought my dead Stearman along. JT fiddled with a little screwdriver through the open front cockpit and moved the gear on the left built-in servo on the brick. In less than a minute he had cleared the bind. He then worked the elevators vigorously, said thus type of bind is not that unusual with a new plane not fully broken in (it only has 18 flights on it).

So big thanks and another reason to support your local hobby shop!
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:51 PM
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Had that elevator servo, which was not yet "broken in", decided to bind in flight, I highly doubt it would have ever had the chance to become "broken in".
If you've already arranged the return and replacement, take it. Servos don't require a break in period.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:37 PM
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I appreciate your input and will take your advice under serious consideration.
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:05 PM
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Drove an hour home with my new purchase. The UMX Stearman had no elevator movement out of the box. Was pretty depressing considering how excited I was with my first micro. Turns out that that tiny linkage in there had a excess blob of glue locking it to the frame of the brick. Scraped that little bugger off and had a great night. Doesn't take much to obstruct those baby servos. Glad to hear you got it back in order.
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