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    Summit 1/10 Steering Servo Humming

    This just started, I have the standard Summit dual servo steering setup.

    The steering servos hum when I first turn the system on.

    Lift the vehicle off the ground and the humming stops.

    Set the vehicle back down and the humming is still stopped.

    Turn the steering either direction and the humming starts up again.

    Flip the Summit over on it's back with everything turned on and no humming, remove screw at steering link on servo horn and it is perfectly aligned, screw drops right back in to the hole so there is no apparent misalignment that would cause the servos to "fight" each other at neutral.

    I did a Google search and the results were confusing and contradictory. Some responses indicated something is out of alignment anytime there is a servo hum, others said if the servo hum goes away when the vehicle is lifted off the ground it's OK....e.g. more or less normal and just the servo trying to center the wheels.

    If anyone has had the exact same symptoms with their Summit and has a solution, I'm all ears!

    Thanks!
    "For we walk by faith and not by sight" 2 Cor. 5-7

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    The humming is normal, all steering servos do that. just ignore it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcguy5 View Post
    The humming is normal, all steering servos do that. just ignore it.
    Thanks for confirming, that was the conclusion I had come to.
    "For we walk by faith and not by sight" 2 Cor. 5-7

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    Yep , took it out and thrashed it this afternoon, servo hum is now gone, very quiet again.
    "For we walk by faith and not by sight" 2 Cor. 5-7

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    FYI for Summit owners -

    Some Time Back there was a You-Tuber, his name is Jang and had "Ultimate RC" you-tube. Unfortunately he is not doing any new videos but he left allot of good information on numerous RC topics -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSrAvhm3b1g&t=112s
    - should take you to his explanation of how to adjust dual servos on a Traxxas (should you need that when you upgrade to stronger servos or replace one)
    Love my Summit!.

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    ^^This^^ Plus he reviewed the summit and said it was one of the best r/cs ever made.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtwrLZ8Cd0
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