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Old 10-26-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default wet weather + servo = no throttle?

Hey guy's, had my first race today and i'm hooked! Drove quite well considering the weather and the fact that it was the 2nd time using the car. Qualified 2nd for the B final and on the line the throttle stopped working, tried everything i could then but no luck, the steering servo was fine but the throttle/brake servo was locked on brakes and twitching, just no response when pulling the throttle trigger. It had been very wet and muddy all day but it was fine. Is it likely that water has stopped the servo operating correctly or does it sounds completely busted and will need renewing.

These are only cheap kyosho sport servos that came standard in the car. thanks-Hugh
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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ive had snow kill two recivers, servos can get killed too
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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Take the screws out of the bottom of the servo, blow it dry with compressed air and reassemble. My Futaba's did the same thing when they got wet on both my buggy and truggy at the same race. I couldn't race until somebody told me what to do. I still use the same servos to this day. Hopefully yours will be ok too.
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It's also possible that your radio setting accidentally got reversed. Does it back off slightly when you hit the brakes? If so, reverse the throttle again and you may be good.
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