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Old 06-12-2003, 10:34 AM
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Default what's this about 2 servo savers???

just extra protection??? please explain
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:09 AM
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Yeah it is extra protection. The T3 steering assembly has the built in spring tension servo saver which on Carvers truck is set fairly loose. On the end of his servo instead of a regular servo horn he has a tamiya servo saver on it. Steering with the big tires is a little slow, this has also slowed his oversteer down too so he's not bagging for rail to rail. His driving has gotten much better and he really needs a better MG servo now. I think he's just too cheap, its the Scottish in him.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:35 PM
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Yes, I have the .28 shock shafts - but there are only three left, so don't wait too long !

R.J. and Ken have both tried my XXXT, and find it doesn't have enough steering - but it works for me. I find the T3 darts about too easily - I prefer the staid and lazy handling of the Losi.

Blain, the extra servo saver may help protect your servo gears, but it will really slow you down.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:39 PM
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Default thats allright I picked up a servo on ebay today

it is a metal gear and has 111 oz of torque...I checked my paypal account and I actually had more money in there than I do my bank account ( but not much) haha it is a GW servo But I was garunteed that it will work in my T3...but I am still going to need the replacement gears for my 102
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:46 PM
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Blain, you can get away with a standard servo just fine in Touring cars - they don't need much torque to steer the car on either pavement or carpet. If anything, a hi-speed servo is what you want there. But with an Off Road truck you have those BIG front tires to move, which really stresses the standard servo, and slows it down. That's where you need a hi-torque servo (and one with some extra speed is a bonus) to make the truck go where you want it to go.
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Old 06-12-2003, 04:47 PM
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Blain, 111oz torque will be really good. You'll be amazed at the difference.
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:37 PM
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Default Losi's are for beginners (or oldies :) )

I agree with Ren when it somes to the handling characteristics of the losi. I also find the XXXt and any other losi for the matter to have a little more push than Team Associated. I really notice it in the XXX when I'm racing close with Ken. his B3 had a lot more turn in than the losi and it allowed him to carry a little more speed into the corners.

I do prefer the turn-in of the Associated cars over the push of the Losi's, but the XXX has by far been one of the fastest 2wd i have ever driving. (mainly because it was new and that I maintained it) lol

I think the extra servo saver is a little overboard for the t3. I have only stripped one set of gears in a servo, and there it was a deserving casualty of the collision with the driver's stand.

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Old 06-13-2003, 12:08 AM
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Default attn Doug martin

hey Doug

If you get a chance to check this while at work, please note the location change for the Red Deer race to Calgary.

Just wanted to make sure that you got there ok

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Old 06-13-2003, 10:44 AM
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Jason: our best classes have been the 2wd buggy's, and gas trucks. The 1/8's are usually just Rob D myself and Pat. Theres always a handful of monster trucks and a few 1/10 mod trucks. I think Doug is working on an off road club cup for after the points series. I would love to make it up for a club race but I'm already pushing the envelope with all the trophy races I'm hitting this year. I will make sure everyone is aware that your schedule is posted at the store. hope you can make it up for a club race or two.

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Old 06-13-2003, 01:35 PM
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It's interesting how the various clubs differ. It looks like our club will have the biggest entries in Truck Stock and 2wd buggies mixed between mod and stock. We have only three Monster Trucks (if all of them come out) and one of those is electric. Right now, the only 1/10 gas Truck has to run in Truck Mod. I suspect it's a question of the "experience" mix in the various clubs. We have a large % of our members in novice/sportsman - people who are unlikely to jump into "mod" or "gas" for a while.
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Talking I just got my mission today

...I will be out racing on-road as soon as Ren gets the servo gears in Yee Haw .....I can't wait
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Old 06-13-2003, 07:21 PM
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LOSI'S ARE GOOD FOR OLDIES

If it wasn't for my arthritic hip, ruptured eardrum and bursitis in my shoulder I'd get you but you must be talking about Doug??
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Old 06-13-2003, 09:18 PM
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Greg....you crack me up everytime man!

Hey Jason......Doug may have alot of "Bells and Whistels" in the cab of his hoe, but I don't think he can surf the net yet. Nor in the motel room he has either. He is usually gone for 2-3 weeks straight. He won't make our next race either. Neither will I. Oh, by the way Jason......change your Avatar PUNK!!

I hope we can get a good turn out for our "Fall Classic" this year. Hoping that by then the Kelowna folk will want to make the trip down here. I would like to do the same and race at least once in Kelowna this summer. So Rob, spread it around. September 19-21. Kamloops Fall Classic. I think this is right after your last race of the season.

Anyway, I was out at the track today. I fixed our broken water line that SOMEONE managed to "Stumble" over. LOL!! Nice to see the City took care of our weeds for us. Good to see our tax dollars being put to good use. O.K. running out of things to say.

Take care all
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Hey Brent i was just wondering if you have gotten a chance to open up my speed control and take a look at it yet
thanks.
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Old 06-15-2003, 06:20 PM
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Hi Kamloopsians. How is everyone. I'm home for a few hours so thought I would catch up. Cool thread, like it. I won't be at the next race guys work calls and I'm going to Calgary at the end of the month. If anyone wants to go to Calgary let me know as I and Rob S have room in the truck. All for now, TTYL, DOUG
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