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Old 02-11-2007, 11:13 AM   #1801
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Hi i have just ordered a new losi 8ight kit, should be here in the next couple of days. my question is what servo should i use? i currently have a airtronics 94358 that i thought i would use for steering but what should i get for throttle and braking? or should i use the one i have for the trottle and get something else for steering?
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:22 AM   #1802
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Another 358 would be good for throttle also, or a 357, but personally anything under .10s speed is too fast and anything over .15 is too slow for throttle. Or get a 9000S or T by JR.
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Another 358 would be good for throttle also, or a 357, but personally anything under .10s speed is too fast and anything over .15 is too slow for throttle. Or get a 9000S or T by JR.
Airtronics does not recommend the 357 for throttle in 1/8.... Get the Hitec 5955 and be done with it, great servo and the best warranty in the biz! Airtronics speed and torque ratings are WAYYY over inflated. Air's fastest servo is NOTICEABLY slower than the Hitec 5955 and the Hitec is rated slower
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:28 PM   #1804
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im racing what started as a rtr.. just added 2 composite shoes,a jp3 pipe, the pro kit shock tower and braces. the stock chasis adds traction...
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #1805
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I run on hard packed clay and I'm breaking on average 1 front shock standoff every weekend. does anyone know of a fix for this? I'm thinking about retrofitting a mugen mbx5 front standoff to replace my losi stock ones..
any ideas????
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I run on hard packed clay and I'm breaking on average 1 front shock standoff every weekend. does anyone know of a fix for this? I'm thinking about retrofitting a mugen mbx5 front standoff to replace my losi stock ones..
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take a Dremel with a small grinding stone, and carefully chamfer the hole in the shock tower that the standoff goes threw. Its very sharp there and makes a nice "shearing" spot for the standoff. Haven't broken a standoff since doing this small quick fix I run a hard packed clay track as well
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:43 PM   #1807
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thanks for the good advice. I was just looking at the shock tower. and it looks like the holes are bending or wallowing out and allowing the standoff to become loose therefore not transfering the energy into the shock tower. if the standoffs become the slight bit loose they will snap. I think I might need to reinforce the top of the shock tower or use grubb screws in the open holes to stiffen it up.. what do you think?
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what about the airtronics 94359 it looks the same as the 358 but it is all metal gear
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thanks for the good advice. I was just looking at the shock tower. and it looks like the holes are bending or wallowing out and allowing the standoff to become loose therefore not transfering the energy into the shock tower. if the standoffs become the slight bit loose they will snap. I think I might need to reinforce the top of the shock tower or use grubb screws in the open holes to stiffen it up.. what do you think?
The reason the shock tower gets wallowed out is because the nut gets loose on the standoff allowing it to move around and then wallowing out the hole. Also a loose standoff is far easier to break than one that is torqued on well. Don't just rely on the lock nut, you must use some locktite on the threads and crank the nuts down farely tight. The nuts will come loose without the locktite, I learned that from personal experience
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Thanks Rich.. I think your right.... I'll buy a new tower and use some loctite. Thanks again for your help.

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Thanks Rich.. I think your right.... I'll buy a new tower and use some loctite. Thanks again for your help.

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Old 02-11-2007, 04:22 PM   #1812
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I run on hard packed clay and I'm breaking on average 1 front shock standoff every weekend. does anyone know of a fix for this? I'm thinking about retrofitting a mugen mbx5 front standoff to replace my losi stock ones..
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Dont Crash! LOL... No for real that sucks Ive fliped cartwheeled and crashed mine several times and havent broke one yet...
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ya,, everytime one broke it wasnt from a crash.. we have a 20ft quad jump at our track, and if you dont land it just right you get a bit of a hit on the landing and thats where it always breaks.. ( and its always during the main too) I was running a mbx5 prospec before and I've only had the losi for two race weekends but so far i'm really impressed. I got to say I love the car!
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Has anyone listed the clutch springs from stiffest to softest? Silver/gold/black/green, but in what order?
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you have the order correct

silver- stiffest
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