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  1. #1
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    Anyone had a servo go out before?

    Well I was driving around the track today and my servo stopped working. I took it in and checked it out. I tried moving the servo and it didn't want to move as if it was seized up. I think the servo is done. I have had the truck for about 2 months now.

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    open it up!

    Yep I've had 1 die, and the 2nd was acting a little goofy. If you open it up, and find the gear that the horn attaches to is damaged, its often possible to turn the horn so that you get past the stripped part.

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    I did open it up and the gears seemed fine. I ended up buying a new one anyway. Gonna try a Tower Pro MG995.

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    see if traxxas wil help you out, the servo should have broke in 2 months.
    is there an 'AA' for RC addicts?

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    Mine jammed up too. I took it apart and the gears were fine. I dug a little deeper and found the brushes in the servo motor all wadded up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars of Norway
    Whatever you do, do not try the MG995. It makes me shiver, glitch and shake as much as the servo did whenever i hear its name.
    Yeah I canceled my order on that one real quick!

    So I can send it in to traxxas to get replaced? First my VXL ESC went out and now the servo. This sucks!
    Last edited by cooleocool; 06-08-2010 at 11:11 AM. Reason: merge

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    Whats a good servo for a good price. Like a best bang for the buck guys? What do you use?
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    When my TRX 2075 went out..I got the same one again. My LHS has abundance of these and they were on special price,..around @ US $25. What I like about these is they're torquey and fast, and the fact they're waterproof
    Myth busted: Blitz is not faster on the track.

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    ^ i see this alot where people say there waterproof so is hitec servos, and most other servos.
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    Give them a call, Traxxas CS are very good. Mine just went out couple of weeks ago and they sent me a replacement..

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    i've had my stock servo that came in my slash for a year and i have no problems

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    I really like the stock 2075 servo. If you want more speed and torque a DS1015 is also a great value. At first it seems expensive, but it's "heirloom" quality.

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    + 1 for the ds 1015 I have replaced 2 traxxas servos with them. But you have to get a better servo saver, its so fast and strong it rips up the factory one in no time hehe.

    Cost's a lot but IMO its worth it.

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    My servo went kaput after a year and a half. If you tried to turn right it clicked and got stuck...
    Got a good one on the bay for 18$ shipped.
    PLEASE do not PM me and immediately go offline :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars of Norway
    Wise decision, wise decision
    +1 on that one! veeery wise decision
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