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Old 08-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Servo saver, or not?

How many of you run without a servo saver, or have it basically locked tight? My steering was very bad while on the gas so I super glued the servo saver and it was a very big improvement, apparently the servo saver was too forgiving. Of course I promptly tagged the corner of my deck with a front wheel and killed my plastic-geared servo. I've now upgraded to a metal gear HiTech, and I'm curious if the servo saver is needed with higher quality servos?
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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If your servo saver is slipping, it is usually a sign that it needs to be replaced.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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It depends on how strong your servo is. With a stronger servo you can have a tighter servo saver. Never totally tighten it tho...it always should beable to give when you hit something.
I had a titanium gear Savox break a gear because the servo saver was very tight (as good as locked). I replaced the gears, unscrewed the saver a little bit and never a problem since
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:17 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. This is for a Kyosho DBX. It's a RTR kit and the included servos are not exactly top of the line, so I think the servo saver is very soft to protect the cheapo servo. I added a new HiTech servo and replaced the servo saver and that helped, the new servo saver can be turned down much tighter than the old one. I might have to squeeze a washer or two in with the spring to tighten it up some more, but it's already worlds better than the original one.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:14 AM   #7
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A servo saver is just that - IT SAVES YOUR SERVO..... You just need to set it right, but you want it to do its job or you will go through 100 servos like water.
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