RC10T3 - multiple stripped servo gears Help!

RC10T3 - multiple stripped servo gears Help!

Post by Eri » Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:00:00



A friend is having a problem with his T3 that is driving us nuts.  He
seems to strip servo gears VERY often with it.  Seems like every 10
packs he strips a set.  we have disassembled and reassembled his front
end, loosened the built in servo saver, and even tried tightening it,
just to see if it would make a difference.  He is only using a Futaba
S-148 servo(we know it is a cheap low torque one), but the both of us
have used em for over a year in our T2s and never stripped gears once.
We have been talking about getting a nicer servo, and have considered
one of the Hitec $50 ball bearing and metal gear servos, but there is
no local support for hitec equipment.  It is pretty rough to drop over
$80 for a nice Futaba or Airtronics servo.  Anyone have any
suggestions or anyone else with a similar story on the T3s????  

Eric


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Post by JG7272 » Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>A friend is having a problem with his T3 that is driving us nuts.  He
>seems to strip servo gears VERY often with it.  Seems like every 10
>packs he strips a set.  we have disassembled and reassembled his front
>end, loosened the built in servo saver, and even tried tightening it,
>just to see if it would make a difference.  He is only using a Futaba
>S-148 servo(we know it is a cheap low torque one), but the both of us
>have used em for over a year in our T2s and never stripped gears once.
>We have been talking about getting a nicer servo, and have considered
>one of the Hitec $50 ball bearing and metal gear servos, but there is
>no local support for hitec equipment.  It is pretty rough to drop over
>$80 for a nice Futaba or Airtronics servo.  Anyone have any
>suggestions or anyone else with a similar story on the T3s????  

>Eric



associated has a softer servo saver spring for the T3 available.
Part #9157, $2.00, directly from Associated. The same part number as the old
spring. You can see the difference by its smaller diameter.

john

 
 
 

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Post by James Perri » Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could
have, is the spring in the servo saver could be the original hard
spring.... Associated changed this to a softer spring after other people
were having problems with it.
And finally, don't hit things with the front tires,  The servo saver is
there to protect in case of an accident, not to be used all the time.  Try
driving a little more careful, but still have fun!!!

Hope this helps,
James

Quote:

> A friend is having a problem with his T3 that is driving us nuts.  He
> seems to strip servo gears VERY often with it.  Seems like every 10
> packs he strips a set.  we have disassembled and reassembled his front
> end, loosened the built in servo saver, and even tried tightening it,
> just to see if it would make a difference.  He is only using a Futaba
> S-148 servo(we know it is a cheap low torque one), but the both of us
> have used em for over a year in our T2s and never stripped gears once.
> We have been talking about getting a nicer servo, and have considered
> one of the Hitec $50 ball bearing and metal gear servos, but there is
> no local support for hitec equipment.  It is pretty rough to drop over
> $80 for a nice Futaba or Airtronics servo.  Anyone have any
> suggestions or anyone else with a similar story on the T3s????

> Eric


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Post by Eri » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
>anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
>$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
>buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could

Will any of the other Hitec servos fit? (Like the 545BB)  Do you have
any servo #'s you would suggest?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  We
will try to get the new spring for the servo saver.

Eric

 
 
 

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Post by James Perri » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


No, I'm not familiar with the Hitec numbers,  I know that a Air 94157,
94102(cheapo), and the Futaba S148(cheapo)  will fit.  Find out these specs,
and then look for something equivelent or smaller.  I know Tower Hobbies is
now carrying a new line of servos.  They look to be the same specs as the
Hitec, just a Tower sticker on them, and an even lower price!

Hope this helps,  If you can't find the specs for the servos, let me know, and
I will try and DIG them up.  They are burried under a lot of stuff right now.
(just moved back to college)

Later,
James

Quote:


> >I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
> >anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
> >$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
> >buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could

> Will any of the other Hitec servos fit? (Like the 545BB)  Do you have
> any servo #'s you would suggest?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  We
> will try to get the new spring for the servo saver.

> Eric

 
 
 

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Post by G. Ho » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I have had good luck with the cheaper HiTech 425bb - $14.50 from Hobby Shack
Quote:

> No, I'm not familiar with the Hitec numbers,  I know that a Air 94157,
> 94102(cheapo), and the Futaba S148(cheapo)  will fit.  Find out these specs,
> and then look for something equivelent or smaller.  I know Tower Hobbies is
> now carrying a new line of servos.  They look to be the same specs as the
> Hitec, just a Tower sticker on them, and an even lower price!

> Hope this helps,  If you can't find the specs for the servos, let me know, and
> I will try and DIG them up.  They are burried under a lot of stuff right now.
> (just moved back to college)

> Later,
> James



> > >I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
> > >anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
> > >$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
> > >buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could

> > Will any of the other Hitec servos fit? (Like the 545BB)  Do you have
> > any servo #'s you would suggest?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  We
> > will try to get the new spring for the servo saver.

> > Eric

 
 
 

RC10T3 - multiple stripped servo gears Help!

Post by John Burn » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I would try the Futaba S9404 from Tower Hobbies for only $80.00
Weighs at 1.94 oz at 79.2 oz-in of torque with a travel rate of only 0.11
sec/60.

--

John Burns
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2236/
just my 10 cents worth with 8 cents change

Quote:


>>I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
>>anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
>>$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
>>buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could

>Will any of the other Hitec servos fit? (Like the 545BB)  Do you have
>any servo #'s you would suggest?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  We
>will try to get the new spring for the servo saver.

>Eric

 
 
 

RC10T3 - multiple stripped servo gears Help!

Post by Richar » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


My 2 cents...

I too, have experienced problems with steering servo's and my newer T3.
I stripped gears on two cheap servo's, AirT 94102's.  Then I tried
another,
the hitech HS300 out of the need to have another servo now.  
That worked OK for a while, but got glitchy with the wiring.

So I took that out, and trying a friends old Futaba before I break down
and
get a better quality servo with metal gears, etc.  So far the old futaba
is working OK.  But the trucks tires haven't run into anything full
speed lately
either ;/.  The Futaba servo is faster, but not quite as sharp turning.
I put a new front bumper on, but not quite wide enough to protect both
tires.
Will have to work on that.

I've only had my T3 for about a month, so assume it comes with the
more recent servo saver spring, but as it's the same part number, I'm
not sure yet.  What's with Team Associated using the same part number
if it's not really the same part? Would have to check on.  

I read one suggestion to smother
the servo saver with black grease & set it more loose than suggested.
Haven't tried that yet.

The big concern in replacing it being size though.  1.6x0.8x1.4 is the
size, and a tight fit as you all know.  

I'll have to look at other Mfr. models I've
read about here as replacements
and try to find best value.

Already spend too much on this hobby as it is ;/

RH

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Post by TheBandit » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Yeah That's it, throw money at the situation. That always seems to help.
First I'd try learning to drive. After accomplishing that, and if you still
had the problem go out and buy a Robinson Racing servo saver. At only $2.50
It sure beats buying a new servo. I've been in this hobby for 12years and
the last thing you do is throw money down the tubes. At least try and find
an easier solution to your problem before you go a blow a wad on new
equipment.
 
 
 

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Post by Eri » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Yeah That's it, throw money at the situation. That always seems to help.
>First I'd try learning to drive. After accomplishing that, and if you still
>had the problem go out and buy a Robinson Racing servo saver. At only $2.50
>It sure beats buying a new servo. I've been in this hobby for 12years and
>the last thing you do is throw money down the tubes. At least try and find
>an easier solution to your problem before you go a blow a wad on new
>equipment.

We have already considered a Servo Saver.  There isn't room in the T3
or the B3 to fit a servo saver.  Have you seen the amount of clearance
in one?  We called Associated and they are sending a new spring.  That
should hopefully clear up the problems we are having.  I will let
everyone know after we receive the spring.

Eric

 
 
 

RC10T3 - multiple stripped servo gears Help!

Post by Tim James Ami » Mon, 07 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> >I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
> >anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
> >$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
> >buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could

> Will any of the other Hitec servos fit? (Like the 545BB)  Do you have
> any servo #'s you would suggest?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  We
> will try to get the new spring for the servo saver.

> Eric

BROKEN SERVO SYNDROME

Why dont you guys just do what I said in my last post that NO ONE READ

1. take the front end apart
2. get some Black Lube
3. take the servo saver apart all the way apart coat all the parts in
sideand out put it back to gether

this has solved my problem and i did not put in the new spring from team
that is the same spring thats in the car

hence no broken servo

when I crash I crash and I USED TO BRAKE SERVOS

BROKEN FRAME SYMDROME

1. get longer screws for the frame and make shure the bottom out

 
 
 

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Post by James Perri » Mon, 07 Sep 1998 04:00:00


But the black lube collects dirt, and you have to re lube all the time (I tried
it, and after racing for a day, it was back to normal scratchy self...)  Just
save the time and get the new spring....  It's free and worth it in the long
run.

IMHO,
James

Quote:



> > >I have to recommend a good servo.  Not necessarily the Air 94157-8 or
> > >anything, but something with a little more torque.  Three cheap servos=
> > >$40  which would buy one decent servo (new) or a good used servo.  Don't
> > >buy the Hitec 605BB... It won't fit in the T3.  Another problem you could

> > Will any of the other Hitec servos fit? (Like the 545BB)  Do you have
> > any servo #'s you would suggest?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  We
> > will try to get the new spring for the servo saver.

> > Eric

> BROKEN SERVO SYNDROME

> Why dont you guys just do what I said in my last post that NO ONE READ

> 1. take the front end apart
> 2. get some Black Lube
> 3. take the servo saver apart all the way apart coat all the parts in
> sideand out put it back to gether

> this has solved my problem and i did not put in the new spring from team
> that is the same spring thats in the car

> hence no broken servo

> when I crash I crash and I USED TO BRAKE SERVOS

> BROKEN FRAME SYMDROME

> 1. get longer screws for the frame and make shure the bottom out