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Old 07-31-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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So can anyone think of a reason why I cant mount my servo laying down instead of upright? [Or a reason why I shouldnt] I figured lower CG, why the hell not. It sure looks like it can be layed down, there are mounting holes on the side of the posts', idk lmk.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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I believe that you can mount it sideways. However, I have read somewhere that AE doesn't recommend it because it apparently creates a bit of slop in the steering if I remember correctly.
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They built it to be ran both ways. There is a reason why everybody is running it up. It's not due to slop, but I forgot what it is. Something more along the lines of how it feels though. Give it a try if ya want and write back what ya think.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:02 AM   #4
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Default Variable rate issue....

Here is a quote from one of Associated's team drivers over on their forums:

"Upright is the best because the servo horn rotates on the same plane as the bellcrank. Laying the servo down introduces variable rate because the servo horn rotates on a different plane and can make the steering feel goofy. ".

Towards the ends of the servo throw, the steering rate will decrease if you lay the servo down.....if you leave it upright, the throw will be linear from end-to-end...
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