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Old 07-02-2005, 07:00 PM
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Default gear slop already?

I have 4 fairly new 5625s that all have gear slop. I just bought these a couple of months ago and put about 25 flights on them. I put a new aluminum arm on them to make sure it's not the arm and they still wiggle. I can't assume this is normal when they are so new. What should I do?
Old 07-06-2005, 12:32 PM
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Default RE: gear slop already?

Though gear slop over time is normal, 25 flights does seem rather quick. What type of plane are they in and what surfaces?
Old 07-06-2005, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: gear slop already?

In a .90 size Mayhem. They recomnd something (i believe) 70 oz or higher
Old 07-10-2005, 02:05 AM
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Default RE: gear slop already?

With 3D rates the slop will manifest sooner as it takes only a small amount of travel to move the surface. You will find this with all manufacturers metal geared servos. One trick to tighten them back up is to rotate and relube the gears. This only works a couple of times though.

Karbonite will not wear like metal but they are not as strong. The latest material we are using is Titanium which shows almost zero wear but currently it is only available in our HS-5955TG servo which is our top of the line and sells for about $115.

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Default RE: gear slop already?

Are you saying it's normal to have slop after only that many flights?

How do you rotate the gears?
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Default RE: gear slop already?

I know that only Hitec support folks are supposed to respond but here's my 2-cents worth.

I've been using a pair of HS 5925 metal-geared servos (elevator/rudder) in a 46-powered 3D ship for nearly a year and it has probably 150 flights on it already. So far there's *no* perceptable slop in the geartrain. I'm quite happy with the geartrain performance because I'd heard that metal gears would wear more quickly than nylon.
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Default RE: gear slop already?

Metal gears do wear and in some application like 3D you can see some slop this quickly. It may also be a factor of the linkage. The gears will wear only the area that contacts each other so rotaing the gears can allow them to work off a fresh area.

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