So I picked up a MERV (2.4 ghz VXL) about 5 days ago and I'm already on my 3rd servo (all 3 have been Traxxas servos), and this one is already starting to give me some problems. Basically what has been happening is the gears have been stripping, one stripped so bad the whole motor kept cranking on it self until it died, the other I'm waiting on replacement gears from Traxxas. But anyway, my third one is starting to show the tell tale signs of problems, when I turn it all the way to the left (the same direction my other two servos were having problems) it makes a slight buzzing sound and will usually continue the buzzing sound after the wheels have been brought back to center (binding?).
Now here are the things that I've done to try to fix this problem, hopefully some of you guys who are more experienced than I (just about everybody) will be able give me some input:
- I've checked that the wheels are able to turn freely and easily from side to side without the servo being hooked up to them. No problems there.
- I've tried using a HiTec 82mg and 85mg servos, both did not operate properly from the get go without even being hooked up to the servo arm. For the 82 the servo gears would just spin back and forth as if there was no center, and for the 85 the gears would turn fine but then crank on itself every now and then. Although, I think this is due to them being analog servos and me having a 2.4 ghz setup (can any one confirm that these would not work together because of this reason?)
- I've tried limiting the turning radius to the left so it won't allow it to go full left therefore preventing that buzzing sound, but still every now and then it will make that sound when its centered and I can hear a few gears turning on their own.
Anyway, sorry for the long writeup, just wanted to make sure I got enough information out to you guys. I truly appreciate any and all help! Thanks so much!