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    1/16 E-Revo Waterproof Metal Geared Servo

    i am looking for a waterproof metal geared servo for my mini e revo the traxxas one broke and i am trying to find a waterproof replacement so that i can still run in the snow

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    Get the blue bird 390 then wipe silicone cauld in the cracks.

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    It is super easy to waterproof a servo. I have gotten waterproofing a servo down to about 5 minutes of work... all it takes is some time, a little RTV sealant, and a dab of dielectric grease.
    Disassemble the servo, put a dab of grease where the servo spline pokes through the case and reassemble with RTV at the seams. Once completed, it will look just like a standard servo.

    The most popular servo replacements are:

    $40ish HiTec 5085
    -- Requires a different horn. Some use the included horns and modify them to work. Others feel a $10ish aluminum horn is needed. Some have also felt that the install required custom linkage to retain stock steering geometry. All but 1 gear is metal.

    $30ish Blue Bird 390
    -- All stock hardware can be reused... the stock horn bolts right on. This is the servo I used in both of my 16ths for 200 or so packs before I sold them and are still going strong today. All metal gears.

    $10ish Corona 238
    -- I have not done a whole lot of research on these... but I belive all stock hardware can be used on this one too.
    Last edited by Jimmie Neutron; 01-27-2014 at 04:10 PM.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    [QUOTE=Jimmie Neutron;

    $10ish Corona 238
    -- I have not done a whole lot of research on these... but I belive all stock hardware can be used on this one too.[/QUOTE]

    yes all the stock hardware can be used.
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    will the servos not break with my proline titus 2.2 rims and trenchers wheels they are heavier and bigger than stock

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    It has a lot better chance of surviving than stock, that is for sure.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Stay away from the corona servo. I put one in my rally and it clicks every time I turn full left. I have centered it properly. While looking at it tonight and turning the wheel left it clicked and I can see the plastic case spreading apart on left turns. So get a servo that has aluminum case.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    It is super easy to waterproof a servo. I have gotten waterproofing a servo down to about 5 minutes of work... all it takes is some time, a little RTV sealant, and a dab of dielectric grease.
    Disassemble the servo, put a dab of grease where the servo spline pokes through the case and reassemble with RTV at the seams. Once completed, it will look just like a standard servo.

    The most popular servo replacements are:

    $40ish HiTec 5085
    -- Requires a different horn. Some use the included horns and modify them to work. Others feel a $10ish aluminum horn is needed. Some have also felt that the install required custom linkage to retain stock steering geometry. All but 1 gear is metal.

    $30ish Blue Bird 390
    -- All stock hardware can be reused... the stock horn bolts right on. This is the servo I used in both of my 16ths for 200 or so packs before I sold them and are still going strong today. All metal gears.

    $10ish Corona 238
    -- I have not done a whole lot of research on these... but I belive all stock hardware can be used on this one too.

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    I love the hitec5085 it is a great servo and it really isn't that hard to make a servo horn out of what they give you plus it is super fast!!!!!
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    Get a hi-tec metal gear waterproof servo
    They don't dissapoint

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    This one is great, fast, and very very powerful http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERV123451 View Post
    This one is great, fast, and very very powerful http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I would assume this one is too big and you meant this one -
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hitec-HS...item43c3d27342

    But wow they are expensive...

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    i was going to say the same thing the stock servo is 29.5x14x29mm

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    Nah i have it its for 1/16

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    The one you linked to will not fit in a 16th.

    Here are the specs on the stock servo:
    Measurements: -LxWxH- 1.20 x 0.55 x 1.10 in (30.514.027.9 mm)

    Here are the specs on your linked servo:
    Measurements: -LxWxH- 1.65 x 0.83 x 1.57" (41.8 x 21 x 40mm)

    Not only the size is too big, but the mounting tabs are incorrect as well.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Waaait you WERE right

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    that is weird cause the measurements that i is for the stock servo that i found on amazon.com i looked up traxxas 2080 servo

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    Here is where I got my specs from:
    http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/traxxas/2080

    Not like they are miles apart though.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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