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Old 05-15-2023, 05:07 PM   #1
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I am looking for servos that wonít burn out on me. I bought servos and used them on my O/D and my dig functions on my vanquish and they both burnt out. I believe because I didnít get my end points right. But by the time I had tried to set them they had both burnt out. Is there a better micro servo or a certain piece I should get like a servo saver to prevent this from happening?

Remember that these are on a VS4-10 Phoenix and there is not a lot of extra room for more accessories on my truck near the servos. I even had to grind the horn down on one of them to get them to fit.
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Old 05-15-2023, 05:48 PM   #2
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It will probably help others to help you if let everyone know what servos you were using.


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Old 05-16-2023, 12:38 PM   #3
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Well, the Phoenix in stock form uses full size servos, so I dunno how the OP burned out micros... unless we're only getting about 30% of the pertinent information, which is what I'm guessing.
Stick to "standard" size servos with 24mm horns at least until you figure out what you're doing. The JX4409MG is a solid option at about 15 bucks a pop, they use standard Futaba spline horns, and they're pretty forgiving.
Pro tip: set your endpoints before you attach the linkages.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:15 PM   #4
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Well, the Phoenix in stock form uses full size servos, so I dunno how the OP burned out micros... unless we're only getting about 30% of the pertinent information, which is what I'm guessing.
Stick to "standard" size servos with 24mm horns at least until you figure out what you're doing. The JX4409MG is a solid option at about 15 bucks a pop, they use standard Futaba spline horns, and they're pretty forgiving.
Pro tip: set your endpoints before you attach the linkages.
Learn to "read between the linesx"...obviously, he had to have used 'standard-to-micro' adapters, exactly as most other people have done. At for your "pro tip", that's EXACTLY how one burns out a servo. The correct way to do it is to center the servo without the link attached, then attach the link, then minimize the end points. After that, you gradual increase one endpoint until it's seeing fully engages one end, and then repeat the process for the other end. This works whether setting up a 2-way, or 3-way.


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Old 05-16-2023, 07:38 PM   #5
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Learn to "read between the linesx"...obviously, he had to have used 'standard-to-micro' adapters, exactly as most other people have done. At for your "pro tip", that's EXACTLY how one burns out a servo. The correct way to do it is to center the servo without the link attached, then attach the link, then minimize the end points. After that, you gradual increase one endpoint until it's seeing fully engages one end, and then repeat the process for the other end. This works whether setting up a 2-way, or 3-way.


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I used standard size servos. With vanquish servo horn. It is the only horn I know for sure that works with vanquish without modifying it. 25 kg servo lol . Iíll center the servo without the linkage attached always. But this time I will minimize the end points to a minimal then work my way out from there. Thank you for this advice I think it will fix my issue. I wasnít sure how to deal with it now I think I know how.

I just fly dive building the VS4 Phoenix itís my first build so I have a few kinks to work out in it.

The suspension seems terrible but maybe itís just me. I probably didnít build the shocks right. I have a serious brushless system in it. The AXE FOC with 2300kv and every time I touch the gas the whole body twist and the 4.75Ē tires I put on it rub on the body bad. If I buy better suspension then the kaka stock will it fix this issue? Or how do I fix this issue with the suspension?

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Old 05-16-2023, 07:53 PM   #6
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I used standard size servos. With vanquish servo horn. It is the only horn I know for sure that works with vanquish without modifying it. 25 kg servo lol . Iíll center the servo without the linkage attached always. But this time I will minimize the end points to a minimal then work my way out from there. Thank you for this advice I think it will fix my issue. I wasnít sure how to deal with it now I think I know how.

I just fly dive building the VS4 Phoenix itís my first build so I have a few kinks to work out in it.

The suspension Seanís terrible. I have a serious brushless system in it. The AXE FOC with 2300kv and every time I touch the gas the whole body twist and the 4.75Ē tires I put on it rub on the body bad. If I buy better suspension then the kaka stock will it fix this issue? Or how do I fix this issue with the suspension?
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Old 05-17-2023, 02:25 AM   #7
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Where do I find one of these anti swat bars you speak of?
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Old 05-17-2023, 02:37 AM   #8
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Will TRX4 shocks fit on the Phoenix?
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Will TRX4 shocks fit on the Phoenix?
If you mean the GTS shocks, yes. That's exactly what I'm running...or, should I say, was running. Can't provide a photo, as I'm in the process of swapping some things around between my C1, C2 & C3 rigs, and don't expect them to be completed for a few months (also working on other projects during same period).


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Ok, perfect thank you.


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Learn to "read between the linesx"...obviously, he had to have used 'standard-to-micro' adapters, exactly as most other people have done. At for your "pro tip", that's EXACTLY how one burns out a servo. The correct way to do it is to center the servo without the link attached, then attach the link, then minimize the end points. After that, you gradual increase one endpoint until it's seeing fully engages one end, and then repeat the process for the other end. This works whether setting up a 2-way, or 3-way.


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The OP has confirmed he's not using micros and in fact 25kg (I imagine Amazon red cases) with Vanquish horns.

As to setting endpoints, work on your second person a little. That's how do it. I do know that I'm absolutely not going to minimize endpoints and creep out from there. How one would manage to burn a servo out without a linkage attached I've no idea. So... yeah.
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Old 05-18-2023, 09:19 PM   #12
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The OP has confirmed he's not using micros and in fact 25kg (I imagine Amazon red cases) with Vanquish horns.
I do know that I'm absolutely not going to minimize endpoints and creep out from there.
To the first point, correct...but, he DID indicate he would like to use micro servos. As for the second line, maybe you need to do a little reading...if you do, I guarantee you find the same direction from quite a few others. But, you can do it however you want.


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