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    Replacement for Traxxas micro servo

    My high-Low shifting servo died yesterday.
    I looked at some shops and these servo are really expensive!!
    Would 2.0KG micro servo from hk for example do the job? (only 3$!!!)

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    I don't know a $3 servo sounds like it came out of a $1 suprise grab bag lol

    If you want a waterproof micro servo that's going to last go with the one from "hitec" (I think they're a bit more than the stock servos though)

    I've been looking into them because I know the stock micro servos aren't reliable
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    The stock micros are fine if you adjust them properly.
    I have hours and hours of run time on them without a single issue. The key is to adjust the linkage so that they are resting after shifting, not still trying to get into their final position... holding tension against linkage that cannot move any further.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Don't want to thread-jack but how do you set each individual servo differently on the summit?

    I'd really like to not have to change the stock ones.
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    First make sure they don't bind on anything. My rear linkage rubbed on the chassis (right at the dogleg or kink behind the motor) so I had to do a little tweaking to reshape it so it moved freely with no rubbing. (From factory mind you)

    I also noticed that it constantly hummed when I would lock in the rear so I used what little adjustment I had via the threads on the linkage to shorten it up as much as I could.

    Long story short, those little guys are happiest when they are quiet. It wont take them long to humm/buzz themselves to death. If you shift gears or locks always move forwards or backwards shortly after so the gears or lockers can fully move into place.


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    TQi- I you do decide to go with the hitecs make sure you can find a horn of some sorts that will work, the splines are different count.


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    There also are suggestions on how to adjust in the FAQ and the manual.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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