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Old 05-10-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Braking when rolling and off throttle

I remember seeing on this site or another someone who had the same problem but I can't seem to find the thread. My car seems to be applying a slight break when it's rolling and I'm off the throttle. What could be causing this? Could it be the trim?
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Most likely cause is the trim but there also could be some sort of binding within the drive train or even that you need to allow a little more space in the linkages between your throttle being at idle and brakes starting to be applied.
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Most likely cause is the trim but there also could be some sort of binding within the drive train or even that you need to allow a little more space in the linkages between your throttle being at idle and brakes starting to be applied.
Thanks I'll start with the trim and work from there.
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The easiest way to check if its trim is with the rx off set your throttle servo so that there is no brakes applied and push it. If it still seems to catch somewhere you have a bind other wise its something with your trim. Good luck!
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The easiest way to check if its trim is with the rx off set your throttle servo so that there is no brakes applied and push it. If it still seems to catch somewhere you have a bind other wise its something with your trim. Good luck!
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Ya it's most likely the linkage. My new Aftershock has crazy neutral brake drag out of the box... and this is a 'rtr'! And all this was due to the linkage not setup properly.
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Ya it's most likely the linkage. My new Aftershock has crazy neutral brake drag out of the box... and this is a 'rtr'! And all this was due to the linkage not setup properly.
+1! check the linkages...

if you adjust the trim, you might upset the throttle...
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I agree. I would check the linkages first, get it as close to proper as you physically can, and then adjust your trim accordingly.

Are you running a computer-style radio ( buttons and a screen ), or one with knobs( like an RTR radio )? If it's a computerized radio, you may want to reset all your settings before you mess with your linkages( or even easier, delete your current model, or even start a new one ), then adjust the linkages, followed by trimming the radio as your last step.
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I put some springs on my brake linkage because my rear brake was sticking. Now everytime I hit the gas the spring makes sure the brake lever is pushed back.
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prob brake hang up(drag) if you got any old pens laying around take the springs out and cut them. stick a spring on each screw inbetween your brake pads so theres not draging on you disks... or you can just buy the springs from answerrc but old pens are cheaper lol
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