Trying to rig the main tops'l and mizzen tops'l braces, I found the winch servo
s seemed to rotate more than the 3.5 times I thought they did. Oddly, one rotated 4.5 times and the other 4.25 times.
I plugged in other winch servo
s and got the same results, but my DX6 transmitter
didn't have a servo
-travel setting that I could find in the manual
. So I made new winch
drums - again - based on what the servo
s were doing.
The fore tops'l brace was fine, but the main seemed to pull one side more than the other side.
I mentioned this oddity on RCGroups and someone suggested the DX6 did have a servo
travel setting, and I was sure I had looked for it years ago. My manual
isn't where is usually is, so I found a PDF on line. Lo and behold, there's a Servo-Travel setting spelled out on page 42!
So I set about adjusting my TX settings to the new drums and there you go, working as advertise
In the meantime I installed eyes in the mizzen for brace blocks to mount to, and made a brass wire ring for the main tops'l brace to tie to as noted on the original ship a few posts back in this thread.
I apparently slopped some epoxy
on the inside of one of the mizzen tops'l brace thru-deck fairleads and blocked it up. I need to pull it like a bad tooth, and replace it, so the mizzen braces are hooked up yet.
Here's some exciting video
of the separate bracing for the fore and main tops'ls.