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Old 03-08-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Throttle return spring on 1/8 buggy

I am new(er) to the 1/8 buggy scene. I noticed that when I got my 8ight that it doesnt have a return spring on it, should it have or is it all done in the servo??? I have a JR Z4800s throttle servo......What do you guys do?
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I am new to the 1/8 buggy scene. I noticed that when I got my 8ight that it doesnt have a return spring on it, should it have or is it all done in the servo??? I have a JR Z4800s throttle servo......What do you guys do?
put a rubber band on it, put it on the ball end where the linkage snaps on then around the carb(push it down as far as you can)

i was told to make sure the rubber band is level to the carb ball where the linkage connects because ifs at an angle then it can bind the carb


if u use a spring it eats up the carb boot
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ive never had a carb boot tear from the springs, i run a softer one from the ballstud on the carb to the pressure nipple on my pipe
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I am new to the 1/8 buggy scene. I noticed that when I got my 8ight that it doesnt have a return spring on it, should it have or is it all done in the servo??? I have a JR Z4800s throttle servo......What do you guys do?
Talk to this guy RCStunt101 he is the Australian authority on throttle return springs, trust me what he doesnt know is not worth knowing!!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/rcstunt101.html
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amen







use two goodys hair bands clear/ouchless


the best hands down and cheap too
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use two goodys hair bands clear/ouchless


the best hands down and cheap too
+1. I use the Goody clear Ouchless hair bands also. Every time this topic comes up I recommend those clear silicone bands. You can get then at Wal-Mart where the hair clips and berrettes are.
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These are the ones I was referring to:

http://www.maxdelivery.com/nkz/exec/...ctId=260063086

You can buy them at your local Wal-Mart.
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Thanks for the help!
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+1 I use the Goody clear Ouchless hair bands cheap at walmart
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Talk to this guy RCStunt101 he is the Australian authority on throttle return springs, trust me what he doesnt know is not worth knowing!!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/rcstunt101.html
+1, He could write a book on how to set up a throttle return spring, as SAM-E said "What he doesn't know is not worth knowing"
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+1. I use the Goody clear Ouchless hair bands also. Every time this topic comes up I recommend those clear silicone bands. You can get then at Wal-Mart where the hair clips and berrettes are.
Great idea. I'll have to try that, regular rubber bands keep snapping.
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I am new to the 1/8 buggy scene. I noticed that when I got my 8ight that it doesnt have a return spring on it, should it have or is it all done in the servo??? I have a JR Z4800s throttle servo......What do you guys do?
if that underpowered servo goes....... all the rubberbands and springs in the world wont stop it from taking off
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Talk to this guy RCStunt101 he is the Australian authority on throttle return springs
There's a claim to fame! That's a very specialized field he's working in, huh?
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if that underpowered servo goes....... all the rubberbands and springs in the world wont stop it from taking off
Not a fan of that JR servo? tell me more
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