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Old 07-16-2008, 06:15 PM   #7321
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Opinions vary on the lipo thing personally I run one and love it. That controller box you are talking about is a lipo regulator. The down side to lipo is it takes a lipo ready charger which you may not have.

Here are some links to check the stuff out
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB9820 battery
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB9608 regulator
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB9603 charger
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #7322
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Hi. everybody. I have been running the 8 since 2 months ago.
My problem is that I have broken 4 steering servos in this time.
I have heard about this problem in the throttle servo. I Didn't have problem with the throttle servo but I am crazy with the steering servo.
Do you know what is happening with it?
Check your servo saver make sure its set right,then always check your end point adjustment,epa right,left on controller!good luck!when i set my epa i turn all the way right or left,then click back a couple clicks never had a problem!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #7323
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drake setup felt ok but stillnot enough steering in intering corner seems to wanna take corners wide and not tight unless i am rolling into them did not have problem with rc8 it would steer tight in to corner on and off throttle. but i am a losi fan all the way tyhey are the best know i am just over looking somthing set all my epa just right double checked my set-up on hudy stand now that all right going to try new servo may be old one is just getting old if that happens going to faster servo maybe its just npot turning wheels in time
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:44 PM   #7324
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also going to switch back to stock plastic braces front and back enstead of kings head alum chassis braces will that make a big diff can u even tell?
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:24 AM   #7325
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Hi all,

greets from Germany.....

I have a question too! What ist bump steer? Up or down? I donīt understand that. And iīm searching for a good carpet set up! Someone can help me? Or someone have a good one?


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Old 07-17-2008, 07:14 AM   #7326
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greets from Germany.....

I have a question too! What ist bump steer? Up or down? I donīt understand that. And iīm searching for a good carpet set up! Someone can help me? Or someone have a good one?


Thankīs
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Does anyone have a setup 101 on the Losi 8b? I mean a document where you can find out about:
Bumper steer
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Ride height
Diff oil viscosity
Etc.

It would very helpful to a lot of people
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:21 AM   #7327
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The back of the manual
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:47 AM   #7328
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LOL. I started to write an explanation of some of that stuff then realized it would take awhile. None of that stuff is specific to the 8ight, it holds for all cars. But, Integra is right, there are good explanations of some of that stuff in the manual. There's some stuff I printed out when I first started doing this, I think I may still have it bookmarked. I'll see if I can find the link.

BTW, bump steer is what it sounds like, it's the tendency of your car to steer itself due to toe in/out changes when the suspension reacts to bumps. On most cars it's changed by adding spacers beneath the ball stud, on the 8ight you can change it by moving the steering ball up or down. Bump steer is usually not desirable, esp. on rough tracks and you try to get as close to 0 bump steer as possible. A little is sometimes used on smooth tracks to help calm the car in the corner.
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Hello.

I just picked up an 8ight truggy and my Picco .28 motor has a hard time fitting into the stock mounts. I'm sure I could fit it in with *minor* dremeling, but wondering if this is a sign that I need different mounts?

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Here it is. There's a lot of info here on car handling, etc. Have fun reading.

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/
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hay all need a bit of help with my os speed . problem i have is the engine runs fine but when she get to temp it gose a bit mental as soon as you come off throttle it somtime revs its nuts off sometime it just idles fine for say 2 secs then it starts to rev any help plz
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sounds like a lean bottom and fat top.
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cheers but i am worryed if i lean it out more on bottom it will over heat .tryed pinch test on it and revs like hell you still think i need to lean it? cheers by the way
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go back factory on the needles. set the idle gap to .7mm. then start it up get it up to temp and start leaning on the top end till it clears out and sounds good but still has a decent trail of smoke. Then start leaning on your bottom end. You can do the pinch test but if you are running a speed normall flush with the houseing and the slot parallel to the chassis is a good spot for th bottom on. +/- 1 hour or so
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