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Old 04-06-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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I have a JR DS8411 servo that I am using for a steering servo in a 1/10 4wd buggy.
The problem I am having is it stops working intermittently.
It will work fine and then all of a sudden it will stop working, then start again. Everything is at random.
It is currently plugged into a Spektrum receiver sr3000.
It also did the same thing with an AM receiver.
I checked the plug and everything is nice and tight.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:05 AM   #2
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I have tried it with another radio and receiver. The results were the same.

A few things I did notice though.
It would work for about 2 minutes without problems, then things would start to happen.
It would all of a sudden stop.
Sometimes when it was turned to the left, sometimes to the right. The servo would also bounce, swing back and forth before it would settle into its neutral position.

Sometimes in neutral, it would not move when I turn the wheel on the transmitter. But if I gave the servo horn a push, it would go.
Also at times when it had stopped woprking. I would push on the servo horn with the transmitter in the neutral position. The servo would not budge, it would start to hum under the load I was applying and hold its position.
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Default Servo

Have you checked the servo saver?Sometimes they slip and you think its electrical,also if your transmitter is on ...the servo shouldnt move (hard to move)until you turn the wheel..........Should have good resistence in the neutral possition....ie.. humming when you try to turn it by hand.....
I still run the plastic inserts inside the horn .......Even though i use highend servo's i prefer to strip that little thing over breaking my Servo's.......If all else fall's send it in they usually dont charge to fix mine!! LOL!

I see alot of guy's running the metal savers....they also have problem's...
I have seen some broken servos with an Rigid setup........
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