Thread: Servo Question
03-04-2008, 05:27 PM #1
This is probably a dumb question, but I can't seem to find any info.
Can a servo be moved manually when there is no power applied to it? Say, for instance I have a spoiler lever attached to a servo that needs to be moved manually in some situations...
03-04-2008, 06:03 PM #2
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It's a very sensible question in fact. You need to be able to do this if you want to override auto controls, such as autothrottle.
Take a look at this article about creating autothrottles, as I seem to remember there being a piece on the type of servo recommended. You need a high torque servo for this kind of application, but higher torque servos can also be more difficult to move when not activated. There is a recommendation for a servo that is high torque and allows this movement, so this should be of interest.
Jet fighter / single pilot sim, plus thinking of a 777 as a secondary sim.
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