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    Servo Question

    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...

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    Hi,

    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.

    http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/down...do=file&id=170


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