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    Good Replacement Servo for the MERV!!

    Hello again!! I thought I was having a VXL3-M Issue. It checked out to still be in good working order. Petertj recommended me checking the Servo if it was causing the ESC to go from green to a pale red light. I busted into the Rx box and disconnected the Servo wire and the rest of the electrics are still good. I also did a test with a 1/10 scale 2075 and everything still rocks. I did some scoping around for a good replacement servo over the stock one. I read the Hitec HS-85MG is a good replacement but needs mods to work.With this one is a direct fit, just bolt up and drive, from what I understand. The data I scoped out is kinda old. Are these still choice recommendations over the stock 2080? I'd like to go digital and metal geared. Price is not a total issue but like to stay around $40. I want something that can stand up to a little kid. LOL

    I like to keep everything to the same thread but figured i'd rip a new one open so maybe more people will respond. LOL

    Special thanks for the 3 guys that helped me with the post last night. I really wouldnt have been at a total loss but would have found this out after installing the Sidewinder ESC a few days from now. I want to get the little guy back on track, he was bummed out not being able to run last night. We both bashed a total of 3 packs yesterday. So it was a very good day and much needed RC time for us.
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    If you are in a hurry go hitec 5085 ,will need a hitec spline horn and has all metal but one plastic. Some say they have had problems breaking it. I did a 50mph speed run, hit the throttle and lost traction wheel first into a curb. Tore a cvd out and broke the servo saver but no damage to the servo.
    If your not in a hurry all metal bolt in from China.search 390 servo on the web

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    I have both and keep the 390 as a back up. I was going to try it but I have a t bone on there and it's a pain to take off and on.

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    Try a savox micro servo, that's what I've done with my 1/16 slash (duel savox micros actually, but singles handle great)

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    Welll I went with the Hitec HS-5085MG Digital Servo. It installed fairly easy. I cut down the wing horn to a single blade and reemed out the center hole to fit the swing arm. Everything looks good and hope it holds up. I reversed the servo and centered it all up. The sucker turns like a champ. I forgot to take pics of it all mounted up. Arhhh.. LOL





    50togo, which Hitec horn did you use. Is there an aluminum one that can be used?
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    Thanks man. I like the style of the Ofna-10774
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    I have that one on my 5085 works pretty good no problems!

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    I recently had a 5085 servo freeze up on me, get extremely hot and then strip itself while I was centering my trim. I ordered and install a Bluebird 390 servo and I really like it a lot, more torque and all metal gears.
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    like the saying says stuff happens .i switched my 5085 servo out and tried my spare 390 and i was expecting more .worked ok but a few times pulled the merv in to see if something was stuck in the steering

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    Here is the Hitec MS-5085MG Digital Servo Installed.













    Might be hard to see but you can see where I hacked the Hitec Servo arm to be used temporarily.


    I ordered both the Ofna-10774 and the Hitec Servo arms for permanent use. Not sure which one i'll like better, can always use the other as a backup.

    Thanks for looking and the help guys.
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    Looks good! Did you order some tires too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    Looks good! Did you order some tires too!
    Hey now, be nice!!! LOL Yeah the little guy has been tearing up the pavement with those puppies. That's what WOT and asphault will do. I just rotated the front to back to get a little more out of them. Out of all the setup, looks like the front camber is off just a little as you can tell it wore the outside driver side a little bit. Matter of fact I have a set on order for the little guy, Dirt Hawgs and Rulux.
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    Those will wear better!
    Looks like I will be pulling mine apart. I will be putting the hitec back in too

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    are there any differences between the Hitec HS-85MG and the Hitec HS-5085MG ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    Here is the Hitec MS-5085MG Digital Servo Installed.





    Is the servo case aluminum?
    And there he goes with the carbon...

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    Both are plastic 5085 is digital faster and more powerful the 8 5is analog

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    ah thanks

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    Whats the velcro for around the chassis?

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    Thats for my Dusty Motors shroud. It keeps dirt, grass, rocks, water (splash from a puddle), snow, & etc out of the chassis. I use them and Outerwears for my RCs.

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    Lets see some pics! Where did you pick those up?

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    Nice info on here....got a Merv on the way also. I'm ready to get. I ordered my BB mount last night. I don't know what else the roller will come with so I'm gonna wait before I order other goodies.


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    Sounds good! So more street driving than bashing? BB are top heavy!
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    Im just gonna go with this set up first. Just because I have an extra 3500 set up laying around. What would be options for other motors that are not top heavy?
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    Best route would be a neu sb like 1100 series http://neumotors.com/Site/1100_series.html

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    are yall running the MMP like as in the one that comes on a 1/10th scale erevo? Also where can you buy these neu motors
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    Here is on place some are on order http://www.espritmodel.com/neu-1110-...es-motors.aspx
    the mmp is a bit different I got mine for 103 on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    Thats for my Dusty Motors shroud. It keeps dirt, grass, rocks, water (splash from a puddle), snow, & etc out of the chassis. I use them and Outerwears for my RCs.

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    Cool, thanks. Did you buy it off the toyz?

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