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Old 04-29-2006, 01:35 AM   #1
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i have a 1/8 scale buggy with a .21 nitro i bought a week ago and took it out this arvo and the steering occasionly did this wierd thing where you would driving round and i would steer to he left but the car would continue to the right and would only steer about three degrees back from full lock.

then suddenly it would come good. this happened about five times in during the run.

is my servo on the way out? it's a week old and only done six tanks of petty.

also being only new to this whole game i don't know if my car is getting to hot. i don't have a temp gun so how can i find out if my car is running to lean and getting to hot?
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you could have landed too hard and jarred something inside the servo...I'd take it apart. Check for missing teeth on the gears and use your fingers to apply pressure to the main gear (when all assembled)...this is an easy bench test to see if something's wrong.
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do you have a pastic servo horn if so 99% of the time that is what strips out and jumps teeth making it seem like the servo isnt holding trim
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:18 PM   #4
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yeah the servo is plastic i think. it's just the stock one it came with

i will pull it apart and have a look tonight.

what about running to hot. how can i find out if it's running to hot without and temp gun or even with a temp gun how hot should it get?
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what about running to hot. how can i find out if it's running to hot without and temp gun or even with a temp gun how hot should it get?
uh, servos dont run too hot if you use a 4 - 5 cell pack. in fact, i dont have any servos that are "hot". more than likely, the gears are striped. it would be easy to buy another.
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:37 AM   #6
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ok thanks guys. i'm going down to my local r/c shop in a couple of days so i will see what they think. might upgrade to a high torque high speed better quality servo anyway.

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