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Old 12-26-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Anyone know what the longest steering servo horn is from center of the servo mount hole to the center of the steering link mount hole?

I have used a racers edge and it seems to be about the same spacing as stock. I saw what looked to be an Integy on Mayfields Truggy. The stock one needs to be a little longer, Im not getting full travel with the stock one before it hits the side of the servo. RC8T.
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Hanger 9 has some REALLY long horns.
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can u use longer servo arm for a losi eight?
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can u use longer servo arm for a losi eight?
Why would you even want to? With anything longer than the Losi horn (most horns will fit but the Losi is a safe bet and durable), you will have to dremel out the black plastic air filter guard and the steering geometry will be thrown off.
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I would mess with your end points on your radio. On both of my 8's I run then endpoint to where the wheels stop turning and the value is always over 100 usually in the 110-120 range. A longer servo horn will increase the lever mech and make the steering faster. Racers edge horns are perfect.
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oh ok i was just wordering thats all
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120 epa i tried that before and some servos i had ethier hit the steering, knuckles and stress the servo out . i adjust it where its getting full throw
but not where its hitting the steering block.
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120 epa i tried that before and some servos i had ethier hit the steering, knuckles and stress the servo out . i adjust it where its getting full throw
but not where its hitting the steering block.
Yep thats what I am talking about.
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120 epa i tried that before and some servos i had ethier hit the steering, knuckles and stress the servo out . i adjust it where its getting full throw
but not where its hitting the steering block.
Each raido is different so 120EPA on a Futaba or KO Propo is not going to be 120 on a Airtronics or Spektrum.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:45 PM   #10
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oh i dint know that, i been running by futaba 3pk for about 4 years.
i had radios that only go to 100% steering epa.

i did realize that if you add lets say, 2 degree toe out in the front u have to reduce the steering epa. i dont think really that u will use full throw while, your racing it only takes like ,steering to half way to get a buggy to turn.
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These guys make some pretty gnarly arms...

http://www.swbmfg.com/

Typically used in giant scale extremely high performance aircraft, but hey if it's what you need... LOL

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hitec servos comes w/ good black plastic (thick) servo horn i been using to my rc8t ft & no problem (7955 strrng) ...................the horn got 4 holes so if you want more the 3rd or 4th holes is what youre looking for ........ IMO the alum. horn is not necessary
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Anyone know what the longest steering servo horn is from center of the servo mount hole to the center of the steering link mount hole?

I have used a racers edge and it seems to be about the same spacing as stock. I saw what looked to be an Integy on Mayfields Truggy. The stock one needs to be a little longer, Im not getting full travel with the stock one before it hits the side of the servo. RC8T.
I know what picture you are talking about, it was the Hangar 9 horn, we used one on my race partners RC8T and it worked fine
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hitec servos comes w/ good black plastic (thick) servo horn i been using to my rc8t ft & no problem (7955 strrng) ...................the horn got 4 holes so if you want more the 3rd or 4th holes is what youre looking for ........ IMO the alum. horn is not necessary
I have bent several alum horns and I use the thick racers edge horns now they are made of a thick piece of alum no more bending horns. Plastic ones break, especially in a truggy.
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I have bent several alum horns and I use the thick racers edge horns now they are made of a thick piece of alum no more bending horns. Plastic ones break, especially in a truggy.

I concur.....Ive bent many of older Racers edge and even a Non HD hanger 9 till Chad Bradley and Gary Guest showed me the CF trick....No more bent horns after that.

The new Racers Edge horns looks Uber Beefy and no chance at failing.
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