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Old 08-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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My servo (The stock one that came with the Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR) is messed up. It will move it is is moving in a constant motion but if it ever stops it will freeze up. so basicaly it can move if s already moving but if it stops even for a second it will stick or freeze up. Can anyone tell me what is wrong or give me some options on how to fix this?
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My servo (The stock one that came with the Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR) is messed up. It will move it is is moving in a constant motion but if it ever stops it will freeze up. so basicaly it can move if s already moving but if it stops even for a second it will stick or freeze up. Can anyone tell me what is wrong or give me some options on how to fix this?


i would say the, steering bellcrank bearings are dirty or the steering rack screws are too tight check the steering turnbuckle ball ends sometimes they can tigten up when they get dirty.
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i would say the, steering bellcrank bearings are dirty or the steering rack screws are too tight check the steering turnbuckle ball ends sometimes they can tigten up when they get dirty.
well i took ff the v arm and the servo gear thats under the arm and i gotto the white plasticdear i cleaned all around that and tried and still was sticking so do i need to go inside the servo casing to clean in there?
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well i took ff the v arm and the servo gear thats under the arm and i gotto the white plasticdear i cleaned all around that and tried and still was sticking so do i need to go inside the servo casing to clean in there?

yes clean inside of, the steering bellcranks too im guessing the rtr has a plastic bushings in the bellcranks i would defielty replace them with rubber seal bearings.
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yes clean inside of, the steering bellcranks too im guessing the rtr has a plastic bushings in the bellcranks i would defielty replace them with rubber seal bearings.
lol im a noob so could you simplify that please haha
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Remove the servo horn form the servo. Check for free movement of the whole steering system. If that is not your problem than it's most likely electrical.

The RTR servos are sub-par and are known for dieing an early death in our 8th scales. You may have to invest in a new servo.
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Remove the servo horn form the servo. Check for free movement of the whole steering system. If that is not your problem than it's most likely electrical.

The RTR servos are sub-par and are known for dieing an early death in our 8th scales. You may have to invest in a new servo.
could you tel me a really good servo that would workwith a losi 8ight 2.0 1/8 scale and work with the SpektruM DX3S
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could you tel me a really good servo that would workwith a losi 8ight 2.0 1/8 scale and work with the SpektruM DX3S
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it depends on, how much you want to spend i only spend at the most $100 to $110 well this might be a overkill but, im using a hitec 7954 sh that has 333 oz of torque and the speed isnt bad ethier on it its around $95.00 . now im running this on my truggy for the steering but it might me overkill for a buggy.

or look, at the orion servos for the steering on your buggy look on to amain or tower.
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it depends on, how much you want to spend i only spend at the most $100 to $110 well this might be a overkill but, im using a hitec 7954 sh that has 333 oz of torque and the speed isnt bad ethier on it its around $95.00 . now im running this on my truggy for the steering but it might me overkill for a buggy.

or look, at the orion servos for the steering on your buggy look on to amain or tower.
y would it be over kill?
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y would it be over kill?

well its the, torque which means the muscle a servo has and on a buggy it might make the buggy hard to drive. im trying to explain it better somebody else on here will have something diffrent.

on a truggy since, there heavyier you need a lot of torque just to turn the tires .
when i did run, my buggy last year i ran a orion servo that had about 130 oz of torque at 6v thats about good enough or a 160 oz whould be perfect for the steering.
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well its the, torque which means the muscle a servo has and on a buggy it might make the buggy hard to drive. im trying to explain it better somebody else on here will have something diffrent.

on a truggy since, there heavyier you need a lot of torque just to turn the tires .
when i did run, my buggy last year i ran a orion servo that had about 130 oz of torque at 6v thats about good enough or a 160 oz whould be perfect for the steering.
so i probly need a 130- 160 oz. torque servo for my steering???/ do u know any good brands?
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so i probly need a 130- 160 oz. torque servo for my steering???/ do u know any good brands?

yes at least, that much for the steering as for the brands futaba are good ive had good, luck with them orion servos and hitec servos not the regular diginal ones, they have the coreless diginal which center way better.



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orion vortex vds-1007

Servo Specifications Dimensions 1.59x0.79x1.46"

Weight 1.85oz

Speed @6.0V 0.07 sec/60

Torque @6.0V 138 oz/in

Bearings Dual

Type Standard

Gears Titanium & Aluminum

Case Aluminum



now it does, have a pretty fast reaction time so if your radio has a expo to turn it down use it if you dont like it.
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yes at least, that much for the steering as for the brands futaba are good ive had good, luck with them orion servos and hitec servos not the regular diginal ones, they have the coreless diginal which center way better.
could you send a url to a good one?
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could you send a url to a good one?

its one my previous post above.
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