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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: Klunk on March 23, 2015, 09:18:18 PM

Title: servos
Post by: Klunk on March 23, 2015, 09:18:18 PM
Ok quick question.
If a servo is left off center for a period of time. .....about 7 years, would there be any damage to the electrics ie centering pot etc?
Title: Re: servos
Post by: Time Bandit on March 23, 2015, 09:35:53 PM
Not due to leaving it off center, it doesn´t matter in which position.

Anything else I can answer after looking into my crystal sphere  {-)
Title: Re: servos
Post by: Stavros on March 23, 2015, 09:49:36 PM
A lot of servos havnt actually got a true centre to them,The arms that go to the servo are splined so they can actually be a couple of degrees off centre.....the way to get them true centred is off your Radio set by setting your end point or trim
Title: Re: servos
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 24, 2015, 08:33:55 AM
If it gets left for 7 years, it might start suffering from old age.  Things like the wiper in the pot might well grow a layer of oxidation that might interfere with its working at the point of contact with the carbon track.  Similar with the motor brushes and com.  Grease in the gearbox might have dried and set.  A lot depends on what its state was 7 years ago.  A lot of "mights" because its guesswork.