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rcaddict02/01/2019 18:16:34
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have just bought emax metal gear 12g mini servos from china, however when i plug in servo lead extension i get random servo chatter (its fine when connected direct to rx) have tried 3 different servo leads and all the same - any ideas

Don Fry02/01/2019 18:24:41
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Are the leads the same brand and wire weight. I think you may be under voltage and the servo doesn't like it. Tried it with a higher voltage battery?

rcaddict02/01/2019 18:26:49
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thats food for thought don

Percy Verance02/01/2019 18:29:21
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Dodgy ext lead. I've had them before. Could be a fracture in the wire or a dry solder joint. Bin it and try another.......

RC Plane Flyer02/01/2019 18:33:16
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Are the servos analouge or digital my digital servos chattered at neutral

Have you enough extension lead to put a small loop in it to stop any back emf ?

rcaddict02/01/2019 18:37:40
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RC - analogue - yes they are long enough for a loop - whats emf?

Percy - tried 3 different leads

i switched to hxt90's and no problems

Percy Verance02/01/2019 18:42:03
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Could be the servos themselves. I bought a handful of cheapie small servos for an electric model a few years ago. They jittered and chattered more than any servos I'd ever seen. I gave up on them and threw them in the back of a cupboard. No point risking a model with them.....

electro magnetic feedback oldgit.  Some ext leads have chokes (magnets) to help avoid the problem. Certain makes of speed controllers also have one on the rx power lead.

Watch out for those crappy so called *lightweight* ext leads. They should only be used with the very smallest of servos (5g or less), or so I'm told. Been there, crashed the model.......


Edited By Percy Verance on 02/01/2019 18:55:04

RC Plane Flyer02/01/2019 19:08:51
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Thanks for explaining EMF for me . I was on auto pilot thinking everybody knew what it meant, should we add this to that list made up for abbreviations  was it called Glossary ?

Edited By RC Plane Flyer on 02/01/2019 19:14:48

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