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Help!! i think my servos are dying

Old 08-09-2011, 06:56 PM
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i think both of my servos are going bad......the throttle pulls strong for throttle, but barely pulls for the brakes.....ive tried messing around with the stop on the linkage but nothing is working......also my steering is simply terrible......i took a video so you guys can see whats going on......all my batteries are fully charged, nothing has gotten wet or anything.....i hope i dnt need new servos......

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:45 PM
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I would first take the servo horns off of both servos and make sure that the steering and brake movement is free from binding. If not, then perhaps your receiver is the culprit. If you can, try the servos in another system.
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once i remove the horns, what am i looking for? i dont have another system to try them in.
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Once you have removed the servo horns from the servo, you can turn the front wheels by hand to see if the movement is stiff / hard to turn. Same thing with the brakes, is there anything jamming the movement of the linkages on the braking side?

Also, is your receiver battery fully charged?
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Servos usually strip completely, or cease to work at all. I've never had one become "weak".
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Originally Posted by SC8E View Post
Once you have removed the servo horns from the servo, you can turn the front wheels by hand to see if the movement is stiff / hard to turn. Same thing with the brakes, is there anything jamming the movement of the linkages on the braking side?

Also, is your receiver battery fully charged?
there is no binding on either servo and all batteries were fully charged. i was told on another forum it could be a bad rx battery, ordered a new one, waiting on it to be delivered.....
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