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I remeber seeing a company that had servo mounts that allowed mini servos to be mounted useing the holes in the chassi meant for standard servos. If anyone knows the company i need to know where to get them.


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DIRTsportsman said:
I remeber seeing a company that had servo mounts that allowed mini servos to be mounted useing the holes in the chassi meant for standard servos. If anyone knows the company i need to know where to get them.


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I think that Calandra Racing Concepts makes something like what you're looking for.

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Thanks guys.
I was wondering if i maybe should just hog a couple new holes in the chassis. What do you guys do? How do you decide were to drill.

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The best solution I have seen was on a RIP car where the servo mounts attache to a graphite plate with slots in it for the servo mount screws and I think also slots to adjust the plate forward and back. Then you down't have to worry about offset mounts or where to dirill holes for a particular servo. Unfortuantely, I cannot find that part listed separately on their web site. I might have to make my own.
 

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ta_man said:
The best solution I have seen was on a RIP car where the servo mounts attache to a graphite plate with slots in it for the servo mount screws and I think also slots to adjust the plate forward and back. Then you down't have to worry about offset mounts or where to dirill holes for a particular servo. Unfortuantely, I cannot find that part listed separately on their web site. I might have to make my own.
The servo plate you are referring to is listed under the what's new window. Cost is $10 www.ripmotorsports.com/products_new.php last item on the page.
 

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DIRTsportsman said:
So if i understand this the servo mounts to that plate using the stock mounts then that plate is what bolts to the chassis?
Yes. The difference is the holes that mount the plate to the chass are in a different place on the chassis than if you screwed the servo mount directly to the chassis. Also, this gives you some freedome to move the server back and forth and align if left and right if you didn't get the holes in the chassis in the exact right spot for the servo (Or you changed to a different servo that has different dimensions.)
 

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Why do you feel it is better than the RIP plate? It looks like it takes up a lot of space on the car.
Actually i have had a rip and a maverick.. the maverick plate to me seemed smaller then the rip plate.. both do the same thing..

The crc servo mounts also come in aluminum and are anodized.. they are about 20 bucks tho..
 

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squeeker138, I've tried them before and they twist. You have to put 2 screws in each mount to hold it. You'll scratch you head wondering why your car never goes straight. LOL
 

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gezer2u is talking about the CRC mounts.

The problem is that if the servo twists it will loosen one of the mounts, and if it twists in the other way it will loosen the other mount. So you end up with a servo that can twist a little in either direction.

I suppose you could use locktite or something to prevent this, but I would just avoid them all together.

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My recommendation is take the money that you would have spent on an adapter plate, and spend it on a carbide 3mm drill bit. Then use that bit to drill you a new hole in your chassis. Carbide bits dont dull like regular drill bits so it will probably last you a practical life time. 3mm is good for 4-40 through holes.
Really it shouldnt be hard if you only have to drill a single hole in the chassis. Just measure, and use a SMALL drill bit to create a little divot, and then use your carbide bit.
 
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