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    blue bird 390

    is this the blue bird 390 servo that every one is using?

    http://www.blue-bird-model.com/en/se...ms-390dmh.html

    and is this a complete drop in?
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    yep and yep
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    thanks photon
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    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 two button 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 typed... could be wrong.

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    im going to see if traxxas will replace my dead one on monday before i go buying a new one. i want to fix my truck as cheaply as possible.
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    oh well i just bit the bullet and bought one hope i hope that it is as good as every one sais it is. if traxxas does replace the 2080 i will have one for getting the truck wet.
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    Just bough one too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjroy1998 View Post
    oh well i just bit the bullet and bought one hope i hope that it is as good as every one sais it is. if traxxas does replace the 2080 i will have one for getting the truck wet.
    Cool, the 2080 will make a good backup - the BB can be made water "proof" (none actually are, just water resistant) easy enough.

    Just take off the end cap and pack a bunch of waterproof grease (I use good WP bike grease like Phil Wood) around the output gear esp, reinstall the four screws loosely, separate the sections of the remaining body enough to make a gap and smush in some RTV all the way around and re-torque (don't over do it)
    Then, put some RTV around the wires where they go in. Now that it's all a mess of RTV, just a little alcohol on a paper towel is need to wipe it clean of slop. Looks like it was meant to be and is plenty water "proof" in my experience.
    Mine have lasted very well like this FWIW
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    I picked one up a while back and it buzzes, and occasionally the wheels turn to the left and everything stops working for a few seconds.

    Start walking towards the car and the wheels straighten out and everything is fine again.

    Happens about once per pack.

    Other than that it has survived everything my son has thrown at it. I tried setting EPA it did not help so might just have to suck it and get another.

    I BELIEVE it has done this from teh beginning. But maybe he got it wet when I was not looking. (HE did it again recently)
    Last edited by Dadx2mj; 06-29-2013 at 09:06 PM.

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    Even if there are occasional turds, I still consider 'em a bargain - worth the chance for sure
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    I totally agree, and will be getting two more in the next few months

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    Quote Originally Posted by igglesfan View Post
    I totally agree, and will be getting two more in the next few months
    That's what I did - got 'em packed up and waiting........
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    i just got mine in today and couldn't be more happy with it works flawlessly besides the noise from the metal gears in it but it is worth it for the strength compared to the stock one.
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    Oh those pegs are easily modded.

    I made a video showing how to do it in under one minute

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