Originally Posted by or8ital
So the Futaba s9551 final came out and I purchased one for my TC5. Its too wide. Just slightly. Anyone else had a similar issue? This is the first Futaba servo Ive installed in a TC5 so Im not sure if all Futaba servos are like that or just this one. I assume I wil need to hack it up with a dremel to get it to fit?
What, come on now. I think the real problem is the TC5 chassis, I think they drilled the holes too close/narrow. Try mounting the servo aluminum stand-off's to the servo itself first. Leaving the screws through the stand-off's just loose enough so they can move a little, and then mount the entire servo/stand-off's on the chassis at once, then fully tighten the servo to stand-off screws.
When I had my TC5 last summer, I had an s9550 servo. The s9550 and s9551 are pretty much identical, just updated innards for more torque.