cutting servo tabs

Old 11-12-2007, 08:21 PM
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My TA-05 requires that you trim off one of the servo tabs/ears/mounting holes on one side of the servo. What's the best way to do this without breaking the tab below it? This is what happened to the first servo I put in there... thankfully it was a cheap-o unit that I didn't really care about. I used my sprue cutters, I don't think they were delicate enough.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:28 PM
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Try it with a dremel cutting disk and cut as close as you dare then finished with a file. Do this on that servo you didn't care about!
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:31 PM
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instead of cutting off the servo ear, try trimming some material off the ta05 chassis. you're using the stock TA05 moulded plastic chassis, right? i did this to my chassis and the servo fit with all 4 ears intact.

its easy to do with a dremel and a file. see where the servo ear will hit the center of the chassis and remove a bit of material there.

but if youre going to race in TCS or a similar series, check with the rules first. i think you are not allowed to do any chassis mods.
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It's really not a big deal...that same ear gets trimmed off for lots of cars. It's the same one you trim for a shaft car.

I use flush-cutters (small diagonal cutters that cut flush), then trim it with an x-acto.
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I broke one of the tabs off mine using flush butters. I would use a drremel and then an xacto.
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Originally Posted by racingboy14
I broke one of the tabs off mine using flush butters. I would use a drremel and then an xacto.
You gotta get some better "flush butters". Sharp ones will go through plastic like a hot knife through "cutter".
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Why don't you heat up the blade on an x-acto knife to trim
those tabs off ? Use a good heat gun,torch or cig. liter to
heat the blade up.
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