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Old 01-21-2022, 12:18 PM
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Hmm, might want to double check that...
I think you just did that for me Matt

I was thinking there was a roll pin within the mechanism at some point that could act as a shear pin but I must be thinking of something else (with my aging memory I should know better than quote anything from memory any more.....)

I stand corrected.
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Old 01-21-2022, 01:39 PM
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Short answer, you will never feel it in flight.
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:02 PM
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Take note of the small amount of resistance. If you ever break a shear pin you won’t feel it. No resistance is a good indication the pin broke. When my elevator servo shear pin broke it had a nub on the end which allowed a small deflection of the stick before the nub caught the other side of the bolt hole and the small resistance started again. The shear pin does not always make a clean break when it fails.
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