Originally Posted by alexjschauer
There is one plastic gear in the midst of those metal gears, one of the metal gears rubs on the pot pretty badly and there is no wire relief
I sent mine back
Just a follow up on this warning I got about the Solar D658 servos I used in my Slick.
I've been using them since august and they have been fine. They are pretty fast have plenty of torque and centre well. I did open one up to check out the reported issues. Here's what I found:
- Plastic gear - yes, there is one plastic gear which is the small gear that is driven directly from the motor pinion. I don't see this being great weakness as the torque at that point in the reduction gearing is very low. FWIW the much trusted and recommended Hitec HS-85MG has a plastic gear in exactly the same position!
- Gear rubbing on the pot - I found no evidence of this.
- Wire relief - Yep the wire comes straight from it's solder points on the PCB and exits the case. I'm not sure if this will ever prove to be a problem as the wire is gripped by the bottom case cover and the solder points on the PCB are very robust. Only if you were really hauling on the wire constantly could I imagine it causing a problem.
4 months of use probably isn't enough to draw any positive conclusions but so far so good....