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Old 04-30-2004, 01:01 PM
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I just bought 6 new 8611's and I noticed that there is alittle play in ALL of Them. When you have the servo plugged in and on, you can grab the servo arm and move (rotate) it slighlty. When you do this ( right to left) you also hear a click noise. How much is acceptable? These are going into a comp-arf 2.6 extra. Thanx-RALPH
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:03 PM
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Due to the fact that they are a metal gear servo, there will be a very small amount of play in the gear train. However the 8611 is very tight for a metal gear train servo. We've not seen any problems such as you describe with the 8611's. If you can move the servo output arm with your hand, you're not getting full power to the servo for some reason, either a bad switch, battery, or some other issue. You should not be able to move the arm on the servo without hurting yourself. If all else fails, feel free to send them in for a check up.
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Thanx for the quick reply Dan. You cannot move the the servo against itself, there seem to be gear play (slop). on a 1.5" output arm there is probably about 1+mm. of movement before the servo even buzzes. It is just a looseness of the gears not a moving of the servo motor. Just needed to know how much is acceptable. Never have owned any JR servos or all metal servos before.
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Some play will be normal, but also be sure the servo arm is a tight fit on the splines of the servo.
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