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Posted by ServoCity | Jan 31, 2014 @ 11:31 AM | 13,257 Views

Our techs are always working on projects, both at work and at home. They are also constantly interacting with customers and learning about the roadblocks and issues that many RC builders face...and helping them come up with solutions. We try to post a Tech Tip on our social media pages about 1 a week. But we also keep a running archive of them here: http://www.servocity.com/html/tech_tips.html This week, we thought we'd post a few of the most viewed tech tips. Hopefully you will find one or two of them helpful! If you have a topic you'd like to see covered in a tech tip, let us know in the comments!


1-14-2014: Another use for flat snips
As hobbyists, we all have our favorite tools that tend to get used more than others in the toolbox. Some even get used for intentions other than what they were designed for. One of our common misused tools is the flat snips. These snips work just fine cutting wires, zip ties and other small items, however they also work well removing brass pinion gears from servos, and even tightening up ¼” diameter aluminum standoffs. Our brass servo pinion gears have a broached spline that is a very snug fit when going onto the servo. This does mean however that it’s a bit difficult to remove the servo pinion gear from the servo if needed. Using the flat snips, you can grab down in two valleys of the gear and wiggle the gear back and forth to remove it without damaging the gear or the servo. The tool can be used in a similar fashion to hold an...Continue Reading
Posted by ServoCity | Jan 23, 2014 @ 11:18 AM | 12,393 Views
We are thrilled to have a guest blogger this week - Scott Fitzgerald. We think you will really enjoy his project/story!

I would like to introduce myself to the ServoCity Online Community. My name is Scott Fitzgerald. I am a Commercial Pilot with a background in Aerospace Engineering. Over the past few years, I have been an active parent/volunteer in my local school district promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

My work with the school began while participating in my employer’s educational outreach program. This quickly evolved into something much broader and has ultimately inspired our school district to launch a curriculum enhancement initiative to place more emphasis on STEM education. Our projects have received some great media coverage which is fun for the kids and promotes awareness in the community. Projects include three near space balloon launches, a radio controlled airplane design project, an electrical energy demonstrator, converting children’s ride-on vehicles to solar power and our latest endeavor, the Planetary Rover Project.

Here is video footage of the space balloon project.
NSB Columbus on NBC Nighty News (0 min 28 sec)

Patrick Clark Reports on NSB Columbus (3 min 16 sec)
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Posted by ServoCity | Jan 10, 2014 @ 11:13 AM | 12,924 Views
We’re excited for 2014 because we have a lot planned! Below we listed the Top 14 happenings we’re enthusiastic about in no particular order.



1. Release of Actobotics™ Kits
2. Awarding the ServoCity Scholarship (http://www.servocity.com/html/servoc...holarship.html)
3. Going to the Bay Area Maker Faire
4. New Actobotics components
5. Launching our Customer Project Center (http://www.servocity.com/html/custom...ct_upload.html)
6. Shipping method improvements
7. Sponsoring more Fly-ins and R/C Events (http://www.servocity.com/html/event_...uest_form.html)
8. Contests, Contests, Contests!
9. Launching the Official ServoCity Blog - we've got some great guest bloggers in the line up
10. More and Bigger Giveaways - like us on Facebook for chances to win (www.facebook.com/ServoCity)
11. Yoda the shop cat turns 7!
12. Big Sales! - be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified (http://www.servocity.com/html/customer_page.html)
13. New Video Tutorials
14. ServoCity Forum Launch


Yoda turns 7!

We appreciate the support we received from the R/C community in 2013 and look forward to growing our relationship with you in 2014!! www.servocity.com