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Plastic?? Plastic???

Discussion in 'HPI Baja' started by anakin14, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. anakin14

    anakin14 New Member

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    How come the "metal" servo upgrade kit doesn't upgrade the biggest gear (the one that the servo arm attaches to) to metal?? Am I missing something here??
     
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    No your not missing anything I don't know why either other then it might be a weak spot so you don't destroy the whole thing.
     
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    I think HPI replaced the most likely gears to strip.....Have yet to here of that main gear pukeing out.......Like tommy said ...maybe a give point
     
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    i ve read/heard bout one gear in the system needing to be plastic, something about the electronics hum that may happen in the system if its all metal.
     
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    beerman525 Well-Known Member

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    i broke the big gear the output shaft that the servo arm mounts on.took it clear off the stock servo i bought metal gear upgrade and rebuilt it but still has plastic output shaft gear but i have a hitec HS5745MG in it now and it works real good i also have muliplex rino as a back up so i will be all set for bashing
     
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    All of the other metal gear servos I own have metal gears at the end of the gear train, not the beginning. Really weird that the gear that takes all the abuse is still plastic.:no: