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Old 11-23-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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i have a 1/10 nitro buggy, my mate crashed into it with his monster truck, so i had to replace some front parts, i put all the screws back where they came from, everything is tightened up, but now the servo is struggling to turn it, when i take the servo arm off and manually pull the servo arm it seems really stiff.... what have i done wrong??
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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If you can post pics it would help.

Try the following.

Losen the bellcrank
Make sure servo is good
Make sure the ball cups ( if replaced ) are not to tight on the ball ends
Make sure the hubs are not to tight.

Take the servo linkage off and work from there.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #3
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thanks for the info, ill have a look at it now.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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i just loosened the hub a little, and bobs your uncle, much better, now i just replace that servo that i broke, lol. what is a good strong servo that wont cost the world?
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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for a 1/10 buggy i would spend about 65 bucks
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yeah, im new to the hobby so i dont know how much things cost yet, i have the 1/10 buggy, a 1/10 road car, a 1/8 buggy, and next week gettin a 1/8 monster truck, still learning how to fix things and how the tuning works... its a very fidly hobby.
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well if you are new to the hobby i would lose a few cars and learn how to work on one perfect first
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:17 PM   #8
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thats what i was starting to think, i want to concentrate on my 1/8 buggy, the only thing wrong with that is, the main cog( the big one) ?? lol has been sheared to nothing cos the dimwits that put it together didnt have the motor in the right spot, can you have a guess of how much one of those will be. thats if you understood my sensational description..
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im guessing you are talking about the spur gear no more than 30 bucks if that
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but if you dont know how to set your own gear mess i would definetly just concentrate on 1 im surprised your clutch bell or bearings didnt go out before that
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yeah that must be what i need a new spur gear, it was a plastic one, it wore down to nothing.. thanks for ur help.
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Hmmm... not many buggies use a plastic spur gear... what kind of buggy is it? I suggest a metal one. Buggies take a lot of abuse, and they put a lot of power to the ground... too much for plastic gears!
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yes i will definately be putting a metal spur gear in thats for sure, my buggy is a VH-X8 1/8 scale. has a 28mtr tuned pipe, single speed g/box
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has anybody heard of the land overlord 1/8 nitro monster truck??
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i bought it off ebay for 550, there are others that have a buy it now price for 600, it has a 28mtr 2spd plus reverse, 2 hi-low gear ratios, anyone got one?
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