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Old 09-10-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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I am very new to sport and want to learn about servos.
are they universal
will a higher torque rating turn my wheels eaiser

only reason i need to know is the car I have now turns right ok but i barley turn left (if on ground) if I hold it up in the air it goes both ways eisily

Will a better servo fix this
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Yes a better servo will fix that problem, make sure the servo arm is centered on the servo. I dont know about the rest but I go with servos that are fast speed (reaction time) and have enough torque for steering and throttle. You will get all kinds of answers if you ask whats best so work within your budget for servos and get one with good torque and speed. Buggy steering 142oz or more torque is plenty.
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If it's going 1 direction and not the other it's probably a radio setting or something binding on the vehicle. Can you provide more details?
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its aredcat backdraft 3.5 1/10 scale

about 3 weeks old
turns fine both dir. if in the air doent turn left well on ground nothing is broken its always been that way at first i thought it was my driving them i took look at what was really happening i was thinking about buying a better servo. Just wasnt sure if i could buy anything or will only certain ones fit
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Pull the horn off of the steering servo and make sure it turns smoothly (by hand) both directions. If it does, center all your trims (for steering) and check radio settings to make sure one of the "rates" arent turned down in that direction. If that is good, it may be the servo (they usually just fail vice turning one direction better than the other).
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its aredcat backdraft 3.5 1/10 scale

about 3 weeks old
turns fine both dir. if in the air doent turn left well on ground nothing is broken its always been that way at first i thought it was my driving them i took look at what was really happening i was thinking about buying a better servo. Just wasnt sure if i could buy anything or will only certain ones fit
The redcat is a rtr vehicle and its cheap for price so they will not supply you with a 9kg servo etc .They supply 3kg and if that with the vehicle.

You problem is torque not enough of it so that why it will not turn and hold its stall in one direction and when you say that it turns when its in the air off the ground while you holding it its because it only has a small load and that is the steering arms and wheels but on the ground you get grip on stand still which needs more torque to turn the wheels which your current servos will not give you .

Like burch has said buy yourself a decent servo to your budget .142oz is more than enough for a 10th scale.
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