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Old 03-30-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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i have now broke this 3 times. It keeps breaking around the steering servo. I have the server saver nut as loose as it can go. Is there a radio tray stiffener i can add. All i can find are 1.0 versions. Please link me to one if you know where i can get one. thanks.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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Most people are not having this problem. In fact I havent heard anyone having this problem. One thing you could look at is the turnbuckle that comes off of the servo saver that connects the steering servo horn and arm.

I once had the screw too tight on the turnbuckle. What happens is there is no give as they are suposed to wiggle around on the ball on both sides.

Not sure if this will help but its worth looking into.
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I broke one in the same spot. I put the 1.0 truggy spring in, but haven't raced it again. I don't know of any stiffener, so far.
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Don't over tighten the radio tray screws that go through the chassis. Just snug is all they need to be. It will help allow just a little flex between the chassis and tray.
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Don't over tighten the radio tray screws that go through the chassis. Just snug is all they need to be. It will help allow just a little flex between the chassis and tray.
I had the rubber grommets on the servo, but I won't tighten them as much next time. It really shouldn't have broken though. There have also been quite a few that have done this. These aren't isolated incidents.
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king headz makes one # KP-230 radio tray stiffener a main hobbies
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I have noticed this problem as well with a few of my friends. We have all changed the spring out on the servo saver to the 1.0 spring. If you compare them the 2.0 spring is really beefy and doesn't allow for proper play even when you loosen the nut.

Going back to the 1.0 spring has seemed to help alot, and also helps the steering as well.

This should help "actually" save your servo and keep it from breaking the tray up front, but any breaks in the middle or back are just going to be bad luck until a hop-up comes out that can stiffen the tray.
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The KHZ part doesn't fit the new 2.0 tray and they haven't put one out yet.
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I imagine you may see this mentioned by Losi sometime soon. But here is the word I heard from a team driver:

The spring in the 8B 2.0 is too stiff & doesn't give enough. They went with a heavier spring to eliminate the steering slop issues in the 8B 1.0, which had a weak spring, that gave too much !!

The happy medium.......LOSA4407 the servo saver assembly & spring for the 8T 1.0 (which ironically was too weak for the Truggy, which makes it spot on for a buggy)


Hope I didn't loose you in the middle of that blob of info !!
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Oh yeah & like someone else said, grommets never hurt as they act as a shock absorber. Tighten the screw down until it hits the brass insert then back the screw off 1/4 turn. You should be able to see the servo wiggle just a hair if you push it back or forth.


And no the stiffener for the 1.0s won't work.
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