As 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.
Posted September 12, 2008