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Old 12-21-2008, 01:37 PM
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Default How-To: Wiring a Hs-55 to an EVO

Well, since a couple people have asked about how to wire a hs-55 to an evo board, i thought i would do it.

difficulty: 6/10
reward:10/10

Materials


-hs-55 servo
-soldering iron(40watt)
-fine tip for the soldiering iron
-solder
-wire cutters
-wire strippers
-screw driver(xmod and micro size for the servo)
-chassis
-prior knowledge about your car/chassis(take it apart where things are located)

I am very limited on pictures here...

lets begin, by grabbing your chassis and taking out the crystal and the motor tabs.

next, unscrew the electronics board cover and take that off.

I am assuming the stock servo and gears are all ready taken out.

Grab the hs-55 and unscrew the 4 screws on the back and take off the back cover. There should 3 wires and a board.


cut out the board of the hs-55 with the wire cutters.

you should have 5 wires left in the hs-55: 3 pot(red, yellow, green) and 2 on the motor(red and black)

strip all 5 of those wires with the wire strippers. about 5 mm or so.

Looking back at you chassis:

you should have the pot and power wires unsoldered from the servo and pot but still be connected to the board.(or replaced the wires with longer ones)

the motor/power wires:

hs-55 board

red to white

black to black


the pot wires should be solder like so:

hs-55 board
yellow to orange

red to black

green to white

NOTE: in the pictures i have different colored wire(needed them longer), yellow(is white), red(is orange), black(is black)










a little video


test the servo to make sure it works. i did turn the controller to left handed user because the steering was backwards(maybe i mounted it upside down)

if it works, cover the connections with electrical tape/heat shrink, if not make sure you followed the steps.

This is a WIRING TUT, not installing, why? because every body's tastes/setups are different. If you want to do it like mine then look at the pictures:

i cut the esc cover to make if flatter for the servo. i then used double sided tape to secure it down, and made the servo horn to fit.

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Old 12-21-2008, 03:33 PM
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why would or should i do this to my xmod? just a question because i don't know why i would do this...
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:50 PM
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hs-55= better steering, stonger steering, and the servo is much higher quality. it's faster as well
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why would or should i do this to my xmod? just a question because i don't know why i would do this...
xmdrifter explained it pretty well. stronger, faster, higher quality, and they are pretty light too, not to mention also cutting up part of the chassis for it to steer(my setup)

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hs-55= better steering, stonger steering, and the servo is much higher quality. it's faster as well
thanks.

i added new pics and a video.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:18 PM
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well, if you use something like a stiletto chassis, then you can totally eliminate the xmods servo and use the hs55 straight to the steering
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what about the brown wire that's connected to the motor can?
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Yeah but don't do it if your gonna have it all wiggly and junky. Make sure the servo doesn't move and that it is clean. Best done w/ a stilletto chassis or a custom chassis.
 


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