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Old 04-11-2017, 04:10 AM
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Hey Folks..

My Google'fu is usually pretty good I need some help. My son got a new RC car for his Birthday. It was bought by a family member out of province so going back to the shop is not an option..

Anyways, the steering started clicking in the servo after a few crashes. I pulled the servo out to order a replacement. Its Spektrum S608. Searching I cannot find reference to the S608 on Spektrum's website. I am guessing this is just one of the cheap servo's they sell in lower end cars maybe?

Anyone know what a replacement for the S608 would be, maybe something with metal gears for a little more durability?



Thanks in advance folks!

Mike
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:43 AM
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:07 AM
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Great question :-).... I am at work.. Lets see if I can find a picture.....


Pretty sure this is it: https://www.horizonhobby.com/1-10-am...n-p-ecx03028t2

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Ok.. Thanks for pointing me towards the vehicle.. I should have thought of it before..

It's a S6170 according to this site..

https://www.amainhobbies.com/ecx-amp...3028t2/p464498


Am I safe ordering up a S6170 even though its an S608 in it? Is it worth finding a metal gear replacement for it rather then plastic?


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Last post and I will wait for some feedback... I promise ;-)

Now I see there are replacement gearsets for the Servos (forgive my ignorance I am new at this).

Any thoughts/guess if I order a replacement gear set for the S6170 if it will fit the S608 that I have? Can you replace plastic gears with metal?

Or am I better of just driving an an hour or so to the city and visit a hobby shop and we can test out some options?

Thanks!

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There are plenty of servos out there that would fit the bill. Over the years, Hitec has been the "go to" servo brand for me... Hitec HS-625MG High-Speed 2BB Metal Gear Servo

If you want even better performance...Hitec HS-5625MG Digital High-Speed Metal Gear BB Servo
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Thanks Rusty...

That one is slightly smaller then the S6170..Not drastically so I guess it will fit fine. I think I may go hit up a couple hobby shops when I get a chance. It will be more money but nice to build up a relationship with someone in the area...

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I just replaced the cheapo one in my ECX Circuit. Wouldn't even turn the wheels at a full stop, and slow response. I replaced it with this. An Arrma ADS-7 V2 7KG Waterproof Servo.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEPYG

Now the wheels turn at a dead stop and much faster response. It has dual ball bearings, metal gears and won't break the bank. Got mine from Ebay for 19.00, but if you can find a hobby store carrying Arrma vehicles you should be able to get one. May have to order it, but I know it will fit and work well. Very happy with mine so far. Bashed it pretty hard 2 weeks ago. It's on the bench for repairs, but the servo is fine.
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