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Transom Eyelet

For those of you who have asked, here is a list of what we purchased to modify our Victoria, both the modifications and accessories.

Victoria Tarnsom Eyelet Crop - Airplanes and RocketsAs provided by Thunder Tiger, the transom eyelet has very high friction and consequently puts an unnecessarily high burden on the sail servo. While passing through the eyelet, the sail sheet needs to turn two sharp corners. A simple solution is to use the eyelet as a mount for a bent piece of wire that has much lower friction. Prior to installing a high torque sail servo, the standard servo could barely haul in the sails even with no wind load.

Use two pairs of needle nose pliers to form a piece of 0.078" (5/64") wire into the shape shown. After forming the wire, spread the ends far enough apart to insert them into the eyelet, and then squeeze the ends together. Be sure not to tighten so much that the wire is not free to pivot in the eyelet.

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Posted September 12, 2008

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