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01-17-2010 05:21 AM  8 years agoPost 1
meowsqueak

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Just noticed that DS610 servos have a metal shaft (spindle?) that you run a screw into to secure the horn. On my S9252s it was plastic, so I never had to worry, but with these ones it's left me wondering if I should use some Loctite 243 on them?

What's the danger of the the Loctite getting inside the servo and gumming up the works?

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01-17-2010 05:36 AM  8 years agoPost 2
baby_zyklon

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yes. A tiny bit of blue will be sufficent.

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01-17-2010 05:55 AM  8 years agoPost 3
jschenck

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+1 !! Loctite is a *requirement* - IIRC Align says so on the setup sheet for their servos. All metal geared servos state loctite as a requirement AFAIK.

Just enough to wet the bottom 2-3 threads of the screw, no more.

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01-17-2010 10:39 AM  8 years agoPost 4
meowsqueak

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Great, good to know. Thank you baby_zyklon & jschenck.

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01-17-2010 11:07 AM  8 years agoPost 5
nivlek

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On metal geared servos I use shake proof washers and paint the top of the screws to secure them to the output arms .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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