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Old 02-26-2013, 04:52 AM   #3166
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I too have tried the car with the servo mounted flat, angled, 'normal', and reversed. Honestly, I was unable to notice much difference in behavior among the various servo positions. So choose to I run my servo flat and in the 'normal' position (not reversed). My reasons why are: 1) I like the lower center of gravity and also the way the electronics and the wires package better with a flat mounted normal servo position. and 2) It makes the most sense to me to keep the car's weight centered in the chassis as much as possible. IMO, the reversed servo position puts added weight on the nose unnecessarily. While doing so didn't seem to unbalance the car's handling, it also didn't seem to provide any performance advantage. So, all other things being equal, I prefer to keep the weight more centralized and as low as possible.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #3167
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I too do not notice a significant difference between laydown and angled. I run mine flat for a couple reasons.

1. If you have a bent angled servo mount it will tweak your chassis.
2. Its lighter
3. Lower CoG
4. More secure
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:53 PM   #3168
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what a good servo position angled or flat?
I used to run my servo flat on the chassis, but found that i needed more steering. Oddly enough, angling the servo gave me the steering I needed. I tried quite a few things to make the flat servo work to my advantage, since that configuration is cleaner, lighter, etc., but in my case it simply didn't work for me. My recommendation would be to try both configurations, and see which one works best...
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #3169
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Default Servo Position

My turn

I run mine angled in the stock position.

Reason:

I change the front plate/wheelbase trying different things and at times I need to be able to move the servo front to back easily. For me this was the easiest thing to do

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #3170
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Default front axles

trailing or inline ?
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iFrom what I've been told ....inline is common for 1-10th scale
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My turn

I run mine angled in the stock position.

Reason:

I change the front plate/wheelbase trying different things and at times I need to be able to move the servo front to back easily. For me this was the easiest thing to do

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Old 02-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #3173
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The main issue with setting the servo flat is bump steer. Set your car on a flat surface and push down on the front end. If you notice the tires toe in in and out as the chassis moves up and down you have bump steer. The angled servo lets you get the tie rods closer to the angle of the upper control arms which reduces the bump steer. That is also why the angled servo mounts have multiple mounting positions and can be moved forward and back. It is something I spend a lot of time on with each car if it is adjustable.

Also, inline axles unless there is extreme bite and the car is unmanageable because of it. It takes away a lot of steering.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:16 AM   #3174
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Bump steer is not always a bad thing.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #3175
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Bump steer is not always a bad thing.....
It's not always a good thing

I tried both ways and for my driving style angled felt smoother for WGT.
The funny thing, I like my 1/12 servo flat..lol..
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I just do whatever Wayne does!
That does make it easy...lol...
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It's not always a good thing

I tried both ways and for my driving style angled felt smoother for WGT.
The funny thing, I like my 1/12 servo flat..lol..


If you miss just that tiny bit of high speed turn in, bump steer might just give you that.
I tried it on my 8th scale, bump steer gave me too much turn in.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #3178
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Where on the car do the 1260 stand offs go that are listed as option parts in the manual?
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Where on the car do the 1260 stand offs go that are listed as option parts in the manual?
They would replace the plastic ones that support the tweak plates.
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They would replace the plastic ones that support the tweak plates.
I knew that Dumper would know...LOL
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