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How easy is it to screw up when modifying servo?
« on: December 09, 2009, 02:50:08 PM »
On a scale of 1 to 10, one being 'don't even breath on it' and ten being 'couldn't if you tried'
wondering if it's worth the extra money to get a continuous one.
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Re: How easy is it to screw up when modifying servo?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 05:37:08 PM »
Just make sure you know what order the gears go on. Other then that, it is fairly easy.

I personally don't use the resistor method, instead I drill out the inside of one of the gears and glue the pot down. Very simple, takes less than 5 minutes for a servo.

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Re: How easy is it to screw up when modifying servo?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 09:24:16 PM »
Take a couple of pictures of the insides before you start removing gears so you now what order to put them back in.
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Re: How easy is it to screw up when modifying servo?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 06:46:29 AM »
I've probably modified 30 servos in the last few years. I've messed up two - snipped the stopper wrong and accidentally cracked the main gear shaft. I stripped a few screws, too, but that doesn't break the servo.

I'd say the first time you modify a servo you'll realize how easy it was. Probably will take you ~20 min.

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Re: How easy is it to screw up when modifying servo?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 02:27:56 PM »
Just as a follow-up, I've decided to buy continuous servos as money became a non-issue with christmas.
If I had been building it in July, however, I would have bought some Hitec 311's as modifying them really doesn't seem that hard.
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