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Eletronics don't run right with all the smoke out of them!

Old 10-20-2008, 11:59 AM
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Default Eletronics don't run right with all the smoke out of them!

I got a 645MG for a steering servo on my Losi 8ight. I flipped the switch for the power and I let out all the smoke out of the servo, and as everyone knows electronics don't run when you let out all the smoke. but seriously, there was no binding in the steering, and the wheels where strait when I turned it on. I'm just wondering what happened? I already bought a new servo, 5645MG. Thanks
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I got a 645MG for a steering servo on my Losi 8ight. I flipped the switch for the power and I let out all the smoke out of the servo, and as everyone knows electronics don't run when you let out all the smoke. but seriously, there was no binding in the steering, and the wheels where strait when I turned it on. I'm just wondering what happened? I already bought a new servo, 5645MG. Thanks
Well if everything was hooked up correctly and the servo went poof!!!!!!!!!!! I would say it was just a bad one from the factory. It happens with electronics sometimes that even though they are new it just goes bad.

I'm not sure for a Losi 8 I would be running that servo. I would suggest one of the higer end digital servo for your application.
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I plan on getting a better servo over the winter, but that's what i had at the time when I built it. But hey I won a Sportsman Amain with it here in @ STL Dirtburners....everyone didn't believe it till I pulled the lid off and showed 'em LOL
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I plan on getting a better servo over the winter, but that's what i had at the time when I built it. But hey I won a Sportsman Amain with it here in @ STL Dirtburners....everyone didn't believe it till I pulled the lid off and showed 'em LOL
Cool. Your car will feel even better as you upgrade the servo. I been using the Hitec servos on and off for years. Have served me well over that time.

This is the servo from Hitec I use now. http://www.hitecrcd.com/servos/show?name=HS-7965MG
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Sorry to hear it smoked. If you want to send it in we can check it over and see what went wrong with it.
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I prob won't bother sending it in to you guys, I know you make great stuff so I don't mind spending some money to just get a new one. (............................BUT it this becomes a habit.......i mite have to change)
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