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Old 10-21-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Thinking of a good return spring setup for the throttle in case of a servo failure. I seen the rubber band, and spring trick, but if someone has other ideas, please share them. Thanks!
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My LHS carries actual return springs. They don't create very much tension, just enough to get the job done and they are cheap. Not as cheap as a hair tie or a rubber band, but probably as cheap as a pack of rubber bands or a pack of hair ties.
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go to your local walmart store and purchase the "ouchless" hair bands made by goody. they are more than strong enough to return the throttle and hold up for ever to the heat and fuel that gets on them. it's not a rubber band so dont get confused!
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I just went to the hardware store and grabbed a few easy to pull springs from their spring drawer and cut/bent them to hook to a hole on the side of my chassis and on my servo horn. I then cut it to length so it just over powered my servo when the power was turned off. Works great.

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go to your local walmart store and purchase the "ouchless" hair bands made by goody. they are more than strong enough to return the throttle and hold up for ever to the heat and fuel that gets on them. it's not a rubber band so dont get confused!
I like the Sh Return Spings, But thanks For the "Ouchless" Tip, Springs do no always fit , and Regular Rubber..Melts.
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I like the Sh Return Spings, But thanks For the "Ouchless" Tip, Springs do no always fit , and Regular Rubber..Melts.
I use the rubber bands that i have to put on my braces
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