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In the spirit of disclosing my own stupidity in hopes of helping someone else avoid same, here's what happened. A couple of days ago, my Eolo began to behave strangely and was very difficult to control. I landed safely and discovered that both screws were missing from the transverse shaft in the middle of the fly bar. I blamed the previous owner for probably not using Loctite on the screws. Tonight I got some replacement screws at the LHS and replaced the screws. Then, from across the room, I noticed something didn't look symmetrical about the fly bar. Much to my dismay, I discovered that one of the paddles was mounted backwards. It was flying backwards!! I guess somehow that induced enough vibration in the head that the screws in the transverse shaft finally shook out. They probably didn't have enough Loctite, but I guess I caused the basic problem. A couple of weeks ago I took my paddles off to make sure they were carefully balanced and aligned with my new paddle alignment tools. Never noticed that I put one of them on backwards!! Won't do that again.