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    Unhappy Bad Servo

    If had my merv for 2 weeks and ran it about 5 times and now the servo has gone bad. Will Traxxas replace it, i have 2 that went bad just by running usually. I haven't put any stress on the servo at all not even running into corners

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    Yeah they'll replace it, maybe even give you an extra one.

    better to go with an aftermarket servo to save you the frustration in the future.. near future lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TQi View Post
    Yeah they'll replace it, maybe even give you an extra one.

    better to go with an aftermarket servo to save you the frustration in the future.. near future lol
    What aftermarket one should i get?
    Why would i get an extra one?

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    Hitech-85

    or Blue Bird and Traxxas knows some of thier stuff is bad thats why they do it SOMETIMES just like the brushed titan 12t
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-nightmare View Post
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    Hitech-85

    or Blue Bird and Traxxas knows some of thier stuff is bad thats why they do it SOMETIMES just like the brushed titan 12t
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    Could you give me a link plz.

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    yeah sometimes they'll throw you an extra (so I've heard)

    just ask for a hi-tec 85 mg at any hobby shop or online shop, e bay should have em
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    Thanks Guys ill call Traxxas tommorow. Then get the hitec 85mg also.

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    Funny, I just had a same problem. LOL.

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    Go for the 5085 digital faster and stronger

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    5085 is digital... for some the 85 was glitchy.

    You will probably need a new horn with the HiTec too.

    Or, the Blue Bird 390 is 95% drop in:

    BlueBird 390 Set Up

    All stock hardware is used.
    NONE of the hardware included is needed!


    There are tab braces that do not allow the servo guard to sit flush.
    IT IS OPTIONAL TO REMOVE THEM.
    I have done this both ways without any adverse reactions.
    Here is a picture of the braces:

    (thanks goes to danielhr77 for the picture)
    The tab braces create a small gap between the chassis and the servo guard.

    Here is how it plugs in:



    You will also need to reverse the servo direction.
    These are the steps for LINK and TQi radios:

    Hold MENU for 3 seconds
    Green Blinks

    Press MENU
    2 Green Blinks

    Press SET
    Green Blinks

    Press SET
    Red Blinks

    Press SET
    8 Green Blinks

    Hold MENU
    Setup Complete
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    5085 is digital... for some the 85 was glitchy.

    You will probably need a new horn with the HiTec too.

    Or, the Blue Bird 390 is 95% drop in:

    BlueBird 390 Set Up

    All stock hardware is used.
    NONE of the hardware included is needed!


    There are tab braces that do not allow the servo guard to sit flush.
    IT IS OPTIONAL TO REMOVE THEM.
    I have done this both ways without any adverse reactions.
    Here is a picture of the braces:

    (thanks goes to danielhr77 for the picture)
    The tab braces create a small gap between the chassis and the servo guard.

    Here is how it plugs in:



    You will also need to reverse the servo direction.
    These are the steps for LINK and TQi radios:

    Hold MENU for 3 seconds
    Green Blinks

    Press MENU
    2 Green Blinks

    Press SET
    Green Blinks

    Press SET
    Red Blinks

    Press SET
    8 Green Blinks

    Hold MENU
    Setup Complete
    thanks ill get that I guess.

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    Depends where your at and if you are in a hurry

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    Both the 390 and the 5085 are good options...
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Look up 'corona ds238mg'
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