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Old 02-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #3151
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what should the turn radius be set at on crc wgt
Not trying to be a smart aleck...But, I suggest that you use whatever suits your track conditions and driving style. Try adjusting to what you find is best for you. IMO the testing process can be just as rewarding as the racing experience.

And, it is critical to get the left/right steering equal from side-to-side. Factors include: Lower front A-arms at exact same height when mounted to chassis plate; output shaft from servo centered in chassis; steering links equal length; same geometry side-to-side; etc.

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I set mine to the turn around in a little less than half the width of the narrowest lane on the track I'm at.
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question. i having trouble centering the servo. the manual states the servo saver should be centered with the center of the front end. I can't get mine to do so. for the time being, i am using a Futaba bls551. do i need to modify the floating plate? also, the manual states to use the lower holes outside holes of the saver, but i see people using the higher outside holes. Which is it?

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question. i having trouble centering the servo. the manual states the servo saver should be centered with the center of the front end. I can't get mine to do so. for the time being, i am using a Futaba bls551. do i need to modify the floating plate? also, the manual states to use the lower holes outside holes of the saver, but i see people using the higher outside holes. Which is it?

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That BLS551 Low Profile Servo is actually a good touring car unit; but, is a tad big for a WGT car. Someone may have made the mods to get one centered on their WGT; but, I have never seen anyone accomplish such successfully. You really need a "mini" servo like a JR3650, KO PDS-951, or Futaba S9650 to do it right.

With the Kimbrough Mid-Sized Servo Saver #201 and depending on your geometry, you can have steering link clearance issues by using the lower holes. Therefore, I use their other available Servo Saver #200 (comes without holes) and drill new holes in between where the inner and outer holes are located on the #201 unit. Takes some patience to get the holes exactly right; but, I do like the geometry of the steering links and the elimination of any clearance issues with the steeting links. IMO using those outside holes on a #201 poses other geometry/mechanical issues that I prefer to avoid...Been there, done that...

FYI...I run my JR3650 servos flat and reversed on both cars.

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Congratulation to Brian Wynn for the TQ and win and Max for 3rd in 13.5 WGT at Snowbirds Nationals.
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I saw scales on my last trip to the Gate. What is the goal when using them for setting up a WGT?
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I saw scales on my last trip to the Gate. What is the goal when using them for setting up a WGT?
There used for setting tweak.
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I thought it may have something to do with weight balance front to rear. I've always used a tweek station (MIP) to set the side springs.
I could see it being used for that too
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I saw scales on my last trip to the Gate. What is the goal when using them for setting up a WGT?
Like BKSPEEDO said tweek.

I also use them to balance the chassis prior to setting the tweek.
I have a 3/4" bar that the rear tires sit on then the front tires go on the scales.
With the dampening tubes off and side springs backed off I check the front weight. I move the electronics around till it's within a gram.
Then I bring 1 spring down till 1 scale changes a few grams then then the other spring down to balance it.

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I saw on Brian's winning LE he had the rear slider pod, so look to the CRC website and they are selling it for the LE and others. No more plastic adjusters!

1768-Slider Pod Conversion for the-Gen-X,XL,Xi + Gen X10

I do like CRC so much.

SG1 what did you use for the alum. stand off to raise the graphite piece high enough to get the springs over the links?
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I saw on Brian's winning LE he had the rear slider pod, so look to the CRC website and they are selling it for the LE and others. No more plastic adjusters!

1768-Slider Pod Conversion for the-Gen-X,XL,Xi + Gen X10

I do like CRC so much.

SG1 what did you use for the alum. stand off to raise the graphite piece high enough to get the springs over the links?
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I used CRC 5/8 standoffs with 1 #4 washer added to get the height to .65"
Some guys are seeing spring lengths a bit longer and went to 7/8" standoffs.
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On my conversion.. I cut up two of the carbon fiber tweak spring plates and used them. It worked really well.
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what a good servo position angled or flat?
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Pass the popcorn...This should be good...

Response #1. I run mine flat/reversed on both carpet and asphalt. Had run angled for a long time prior to running flat; and, don't feel any significant difference in the steering. But, do like how flat/reversed cleans up the chassis layout. To a point, I can always move the 1S battery pack back in the chassis to bias weight rearward.

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