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    Exclamation Possible Servo Problem?

    I was driving my Summit today and heard a clicking noise. I thought It was just my ears, so I kept driving and heard it again. I'm pretty sure it was the servo. am I tripping gears or is this normal?
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    Servo gears are known to strip on these... very well could be the servo or even a differential.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Ok. I am going to check these as soon as possible today. If it is the servo, would you recommend buying a set of metal gears for it or just buying same/different servo?
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    As far as I know, there is not a metal gear kit for it.
    I upgraded to a BlueBird 390 and have not regretted it one bit... it was about $30 to my door. Another servs that will work is a HiTec 5085, but will require modification of the included horn or purchase of an aluminum one; whereas the 390 is 98% drop in as described below:

    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 typed... could be wrong.

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