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Old 2002.01.04, 07:02 PM   #1
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servo gear question

Has anyone ever broken the 2nd or 3rd servo gear, or is it always the 1st (or the gear touching the tie rod) that breaks?
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Old 2002.01.05, 12:31 AM   #2
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So far Lead gear stripped every occurance, out of 2 strips.
The 9 o-clock tooth on both gears (tooth used while car is going somewhat straight).

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2nd time I believe was due to poor servo gear mesh, IE bad servo gear, but I doubt I could prove that to kyosho to get a new one, they fit and sounded funny.... then i broke replaced the one, and it was ok again. the one that sounded funny broke while turnning, and no impact was involved.
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Old 2002.01.05, 03:54 PM   #3
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Servo gear..

Nope Russ,

Always the first one...

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Old 2002.01.05, 08:00 PM   #4
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Always the first one till I replaced it with the aluminum one.

Over width rims/tires on a narrow chassis + corner rub = 2 broken first gears within 15 minutes. Actually that was the time it took to service the servo and start running again. Went back to standard front rims and tires until I got the aluminum first gear.

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Old 2002.01.05, 08:12 PM   #5
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hehe, I was running the Mini Cooper body with my wide GPM rims...they stick out at least half the width of the front rims....LOL....had a head on w/ F=MA and it went snap....The actual gear didn't break, but the little nub that moves the tie rod broke off. I bet I could super glue it back together.

I put some more pics of my broken parts on my web page, check it from the link at the bottom.
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Old 2002.01.05, 10:10 PM   #6
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Tried that once. Glued it back cause it was a clean break. Drilled a hole through the center and pegged the hole with thin piano wire.

The glue broke loose but the pin held until the nub worked the pin out. Then it was really a mess!!!!LOL What a terrible sound.
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Old 2002.01.07, 02:14 AM   #7
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i guess i'm quite fortunate enough not to have broken any of my servo gears... that was until my brother borrowed my car....

first servo gear broke.... usually its one of the teeth or the pin that drives the tie rod...

drivers at the track, also break the first servo gear... when they change their first servo gear to alloy, the second servo gear is usually next to go...
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Old 2002.01.07, 02:16 AM   #8
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anybody here use 3 alloy servo gears? how do they hold up to crashes? and how long do they last?
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Old 2002.01.07, 07:02 AM   #9
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I have 3 anodized blue metal servo gears. Before i bought these, I replaced about...hm...4 or 5 servo sets =)...always the 1st gear of course.

Anyways, the gear are a bit pricey...And some people say the metal gears slow steering. From my personal experience..it didn't hinder steering performance at all. To be honest, The car tracks better, and turning is about as accurate as could be. I don't think those plastic ones mesh too well. They seem like the have a bit of play.

For fun, I tested the durability, and raced around the house..without my shell..yep, that's a no no..hehe

they're indestructible. No apparent damage at all, and they still mesh like they were new.
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Old 2002.01.07, 06:26 PM   #10
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Are servo gears the same for both the mini-z and the F1 or are they different parts?
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the f-1 has a servo saver, thus saving the servo gears during really bad crashes. i think they're the same servo gears as the original, but i haven't checked...
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anybody here use 3 alloy servo gears? how do they hold up to crashes? and how long do they last?
I am using 3 aluminum servo gears, as my 1st gear broken.
I test these gears for few hours, and it runs good!
I added some Ball Diff oil to smoothen.
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Are servo gears the same for both the mini-z and the F1 or are they different parts?
just looked, yep they're both the same... both listed as part no. mz8-1...
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