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    1/16 Grave Digger Question - Steering Servo Upgrade?

    So it sounds and feels like the servo (part # 2080) on my son's 1/16 Grave Digger has some stripped/chipped gears inside, as I can hear a grinding sound coming from the servo when I go full left turn lock. When I manually move the steering linkage as well, I can feel the slipping or grinding in the servo as well.

    Is there a better servo that I can swap in for the OEM servo? Maybe something with metal gears that is more durable? Or should I just get another OEM servo for $20 and pray it holds up for a while?

    Looking at Amazon.com, the 2080 OEM servo is $21 shipped to my door. There is one made by Bastens that looks to be an aluminum housing with metal gears on Amazon, and it is $50 shipped but not sure if it is waterproof...

    Thanks in advance for your advices!

    Woody

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    Anyone?


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    The bluebird 390 is the one you want. Also this is the 1/10 erevo section

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    I didn't realize this was the 1/10 forum... my apologies and thank you for the suggestion on the Bluebird 390. I will look that one up. Is it readily available in the USA?

    Again, sorry I posted in the wrong forum. I need to find the right forum.

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    Its okay no worries. Google the servo and you'll find places. Not sure on exact store though.

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    Ok so to add to this question, I have the same 1/16 grave digger problem. My son broke the right front stub axel carrier, I repaired it and also put in a 4x4 kit. From that point forward, I noticed the same clicking and chipping like sounds coming from the servo. I am assuming that at this point the servo is dead since the steering arm moves freely. Is there any literature out there about using a different servo or anything? I noticed that there is another servo hole which I can only assume is for another servo but I honestly dont know. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.

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    the gear set for these servo's is only 3.59......i would rebuild it, are you running twin servos??? if not i would suggest it, but make sure you center both servos before hooking them up or you will burn them out

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    You shouldn't need dual servos on a 1/16 digger if you get a nice metal gear one like the ******* or Bluebird 390. Hi Tec also makes a waterproof servo that works, but requires some modding for a proper fit. I believe it's the HS-5086WP. I'd go with the 390 though as it drops right in. Jimmie Neutron has a nice write-up on how to waterproof it in about 5 minutes with grease and RTV sealant.

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