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Old 05-09-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hi guys, since day one my servo has felt slow, and like it does not have much torque. Also it is not turning the wheels all the way. I am using a http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/24200

My car is an RC8T running off 6 volts. It isn't my end points since even at full it i the same. Any ideas?
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It only has 140 oz/in of torque, which is why it is slow.
Upgrade to something with at least 200 oz/in of torque, and move the Hitec to throttle duty.
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Does it not go all the way with it not running? It should be able to turn your wheels all the way just fine unless there is something wrong with it or there is binding somewhere.
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With the car off i can turn it 100% the servo turns it about 70%. and my bad it is actually this http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/25395
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It only has 140 oz/in of torque, which is why it is slow.
Upgrade to something with at least 200 oz/in of torque, and move the Hitec to throttle duty.
+1, and stick this on your steering. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/25352
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I use an ACE DS1313 on steering for my AE MGT, works well, but I do really need more power, because out rack is tight, and it has some bizarre turns.
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That servo is good for throttle or 1/8th buggy steering, not enough torque for truggy.I run the same servo on my buggy with direct lipo and it works great.
it also could be a faulty servo
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for sure this is the one you need
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=9980
plus they have a discount going on now
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whats the discount?
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5% on an order $50 or more...it helps and plus i think it is free shipping over $50
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