Originally Posted by Alex C
This thread has been quite for some time, let's start with a few questions and see if I can provide guidance.
I bought the X12 and assembled it last week and did have some questions.
First off, it is a beautiful car (I'll post pictures soon); looks very nice with the Orion 1S ESC and VST motor. The in-line battery layout is nice in that it provides a lot of space for all the other components to be placed.
The very beginning of the build was rough; when I screwed in the caster mounts to the arms I stripped out the first 3 of 4 screws. Very tight into the plastic, went out and bought a high quality 2mm wrench, new screws, and the rest went clean.
My question is if anyone else has had trouble getting the centerline of the servo armature to line up on the centerline of the car?
I bought the Spektrum H5010 servo (looks like the same specs as the Futaba 9650), but the servo saver’s centerline is not down the center of the car. I would either have to have unequal length turnbuckles (a bad thing) or some awkward shimming of the servo to make it center. I haven’t played yet with flipping it around, and later tonight I’m going to put the calipers on the H5010 and the 9650 to see if the servo armature placements are different, but my eye said the 2 servo’s looked the same.
Also, I bought the Front Active Brace Set (Xray part # 372080) to have an adjustable front end, but the bar is WAY to short to fit across. Does the X12 have a different distance between the front arms than the XII ?
Thanks for your thoughts.
Plan on running it at Chino's TQ Raceway for it's inagural run on Sunday.