Originally posted by wolfejohne
I saw lengths posted for three different makes of servos.
Well, for some servos like Sanwa / Airtronics I believe, you could stick to the length like what the manual mentions.
But I for one prefer shorter regardless of the servo make. The only thing is at neutral position, the servo arm is not 90 degree perpendicular with the servo casing. But that's OK for me if it'll make left and right steering throw the same as well as clearing the front belt at the same time. I'll repost the pics here again for those interested as today is Friday.
Shortened the steering rod linkage connecting the steering servo to the servo saver. Manual suggest 44.5 mm. Try 39 to 40 mm. You may have to trim the balljoints and cut the rod linkage as well.
I posted this sometime back;
I cut the metal (the stock rod linkage) down to 17 mm. Stock lenght of the rod linkage is 23 mm from tip to tip.
As for the plastic, I trimmed the length of the ball cups. The picture attached shows the top one being the original (and uncut) and the bottom one is the one that was trimmed.
This combo gives the total length of the ball cups and rod linkage assembly as 39.5 mm instead of 44.5 mm.
Also, I made the servo horn on the steering servo at 90 degrees to the servo linkage instead of 90 degrees to the servo casing at neutral.