I stripped the resin gears in the camera servo


#1

This happened because one of my lasers was a bit too far out, and dragged on the inside of the electronics tube, and I didn't catch it in time while playing with Q/A/Z to rotate the camera.

I dremel'd off the offending part of the laser and now the camera can rotate freely inside...

Then, I upgraded to the metal gear version of the same servo, the Hitec HS-82MG. Its specs are nearly identical to the HS-81 micro servo. I got it on Amazon, and it fits well and now my camera is rotating fine ...

With the OpenROV turned off, try to reach your fingers in and see if the camera can freely rotate, before having the servo try!

Just sharing in case others have a tight fit with their camera...


#2

Thanks Michael!