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Old 12-28-2004, 09:53 PM
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I received a new Savage 25 from Santa and I have a quick question for the Pros. I know the steering servo is a little light, but before I ran the truck today, the front steering servo would make a gear noise when the front wheels were turned manually and the wheels would stay in place otherwise. Now, after six tanks, the steering servo seems sloppy. Is this O.K.? Should I be concerned and start looking for a replacement? Thanks

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Old 12-28-2004, 10:16 PM
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unfortunately that sounds like gears to me. usualy when you hear that grinding it means broken teeth on the gears. same thing when the servo gets slack in it. usualy means broken gears and/or srtipped teeth. hate to say it, but my advise would be to look into another servo. on the bright side they usually arent to expensive. either way, take the servo apart and look at it, make sure nothing just come loose. could be the potentiometer gone bad, but sounds like gears to me. and if thats the case itl only get worse the longer you wait.
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:33 PM
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if u have the money, look in to a high toqure servo w/ metal gears. if u do get a high toque one, make shure u have a ni cd hump pack to power it insted of 4 AAs
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:01 AM
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Hitec 645MG servo is a good servo for the money. $35-$40 With 119lb torque if I remember correctly.
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Hitec 645MG servo is a good servo for the money. $35-$40 With 119lb torque if I remember correctly.
POUNDS???? uhh I think that's oz/in.
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:17 PM
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119 lb/in?? that servo's got about 5 times the torque then the engine in my truck! what motor they got in that servo? thinking about putting one of those motors in my tc3.
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hmm......gas powered servo....better pantent it!
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