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Old 12-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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I notice that when I rev my motor on the stand, the front wheels chatter very slightly side to side. Its the actual servo doing it, as I can see the servo arm moving ever so slightly. I don't notice it on the track, but am wondering if the only acceptable situation is to see the servo rock steady?
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No, this isn't acceptable. Usually the problem is the brushes, comm, or motor capacitors. To quickly confirm this, try a different motor.
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...Only from a FEMALE Servo...you can't STOP them from CHATTERING~
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I notice that when I rev my motor on the stand, the front wheels chatter very slightly side to side. Its the actual servo doing it, as I can see the servo arm moving ever so slightly. I don't notice it on the track, but am wondering if the only acceptable situation is to see the servo rock steady?
it could be from the servo its self,and if its not the motor try a different servo, (or a new one) this happens to me all the time,this is why iv gone to jr's cuz there cheap. what iv found is if you do big hit's the servo gets messed up in time, then i just put a new one in and its all fine. iv done this with 2 futaba's and 1 jr. AND if that dont fix it (and iv done this too) new speedo.
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...Only from a FEMALE Servo...you can't STOP them from CHATTERING~
LMGDAO. WAY FUNNY but i know dudes like this too
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it could be from the servo its self,and if its not the motor try a different servo, (or a new one) this happens to me all the time,this is why iv gone to jr's cuz there cheap. what iv found is if you do big hit's the servo gets messed up in time, then i just put a new one in and its all fine. iv done this with 2 futaba's and 1 jr. AND if that dont fix it (and iv done this too) new speedo.
Although he mentioned the chatter happens under throttle which suggests the servo isn't the problem.
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This happened to me awhile ago. Ended up being a bad pot in the servo. Ask to use someone elses servo or ask your hobbyshop to let you try one out to see if that is the problem.
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Try re-doing/re-running all your receiver/servo wires. make them neat.
When I switched to a digital servo years ago I got tons of chatter, Finally came down to how I routed the ST servo wire. The digital servo seemed to be pickier how its wires ran. Re organizing my wiring scheme took care of the problem. But first thing to check is motor issues as someone mentioned above.
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What's the best thing to do with excess servo wire? Do I coil it, or fold it up into a bundle?
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check your steering with no binding or any thing wrong.. then as they said check the wires... i had this problem couple months ago... it was cause by glitching....and the steering post was a little loose..
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can poor soldering cause glitching?? like poor soldering in esc,batts,etc..
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can poor soldering cause glitching?? like poor soldering in esc,batts,etc..
up up up... do any of here experience a very little amount of shaking or moving into the servo futaba 9402??? just a very little.. is it normal or 9402?

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