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Old 04-18-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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What are you guys using for throttle return springs? I heard some are using orings? just seeing what most are using.
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I use both.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...e-Return-Bands

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Eyelet-XXX-NT
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Nothing, Never had a problem......
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This is what I have been using for a while...

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=4002
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I have never had a problem. I use the losi spring to put resistance on the throttle servo making it smoother. Also it has enough tension to close the throttle in case of power loss. I use the GMK rubber bands in case of linkage failure.
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I use the GMK bands linked above. I usually put about 3 on the carb. Wrap them around the carb with one end over the high speed needle and the other end looped over the linkage ball. Use enough bands so that they will pull the carb completely shut with servo and linkage connected. In other words with the power off you should be able to pull the carb/linkage open and it should completely close itself. This will insure that the carb will close if you have a power failure and will also insure that the carb will close if the linkage ball should ever pop off. It is not only a good practice that can save you lots of trouble if there is a failure, but also is required by many tracks/races.
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i use the losi return spring. it come in the linkage kit from a lst. losa4202
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Nothing, Never had a problem......
Not to you dude but I have heard that linked to just about every motor blow up runaway I have heard.

But personally what I and every one else I race with does just buys a package of regular elastic bands from the store. I replace them every day because it like $2 for a pack of 1000 or so. Its really cheap insurance that doesn't tax your throttle servo.

Another easy insurance thing is to make sure your switch being in the forward or down position is on so it doesn't shut itself off on a hard hit.
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I went to Wal mart and picked up some black rubber bands for hair. I got like 500 for a dollar or two..
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Regular hair bands. Cloth covered ones. I run two, in case one fails.
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my sister is a dentist so she hooks me up with little rubber bands in large ammounts for free!
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+1 on the Dynamite springs, I think the one I have is a different brand but it is the same shape and design. Works perfectly and have been using the same one for 3 years.
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I use 2-3 of those GMK Carb-O's linked above. They have to be replaced every couple races but they give you a lots and for me a pack can easily last the season.
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Rubber bands. Just put new ones on each race day


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Rubber bands. Just put new ones on each race day


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rubber band for the win....dont get fooled but those rc brand things...go to anystore and get yourself rubber bands
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