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nitrosaurus 05-04-2003 11:20 PM

servo noise
If my steering servo is making a noise on my NTC3, does that mean radio interferrance/static? If I wiggle some wires around, the noise will stop temporarily.

Im2lazy 05-04-2003 11:24 PM

As long as the servo works fine, then it is no problem. Some servos are noisier than others. The hum can be annoying or disconcerting, but its nothing to worry about.

popsracer 05-04-2003 11:36 PM

My Servo is Buzzing

Bees, Tiny little Bees are what's making the Buzzing noise. :lol:

Most if not all "Digital" Servos will buzz. It is normal.

nitrosaurus 05-05-2003 07:24 PM

thanks for the reassuring comments. I noticed that it was just my digital servo.

V-One S 05-06-2003 04:26 AM

My S3003 servos make a small hum.

I believe its just the servo not sitting in dead nuetral, its held nuetral by the radio transmitter, but not the nuetral the servo wants.
My servos do the same if i move the wire a little or tap the steering/throttle servo.

Im2lazy 05-06-2003 04:40 AM

The hum is usually made because a servo is always trying to re-center itself, even if it doesn't really need to. Digitals check the signal from the reciever more often so they hum more than standard servos because they trying to re-center themselves more often, and analog servos do the same but the humming is less worrysome because it checks with less frequency.

nitrosaurus 05-06-2003 11:53 AM

When I first got my xs3, I plugged everything in, just to make sure it works. I heard the noise only coming from the digital servo, and Im thinking it is not trying to recenter itself because there is nothing connected to the horns.

nitrosaurus 05-06-2003 10:17 PM

I checked again and they are not digital servos. The one that makes the noise has metal gears.

THeGame 05-06-2003 10:49 PM

Send it back let them Fix it....

GTMilenko 05-07-2003 02:13 PM

Originally posted by THeGame
Send it back let them Fix it....

mitch179 05-07-2003 08:16 PM

yeah digital servo's sound weird but thats cool with me :D who can here it when there engine is going anyways :D....

vones 05-07-2003 08:22 PM

Hmmm...with all this humming frm the servos will it shorten the battery consumption ?:confused:

V-One S 05-08-2003 02:33 AM

no because the servo is just being moved, basically just like having WOT or on the brake.
uses the same power cause the servo is just trying to move.

Im2lazy 05-08-2003 03:00 AM

Originally posted by vones
Hmmm...with all this humming frm the servos will it shorten the battery consumption ?:confused:
No, not really, because, even if the servo doesn't hum, it is still checking the servo position constanly (otherwise the servo would suck BIG TIME). But in the digital servos' case, yes. It is one of the reasons why digital servo draw much more power from the battery. There are other reasons why they draw more power, but for their poerformance, I wouldn't really call it a detriment in any way.

vones 05-08-2003 10:56 AM

Thx V-One S and Im2lazy, u guys put my mind at ease....:cool: :smile: :smile:

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