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Old 03-29-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Throttle return spring 4 8ight-T with Axial

I have a Losi 8ight-T with an Axial .28 engine and I'd like to hook up a throttle return spring to it. Does anyone have any suggestions on what spring to use and how to mount it?

I've tried a few different springs but I haven't found one with the right strength to let the throttle open and close correctly.

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A throttle return spring is extra insurance, but it's not going to save you from much. I can count on one hand the times I've seen throttle linkage pop off (if you put the return spring on the carb). If you are having frequency or component problems, a return spring won't do a darn thing. The only time a return spring will work, is when the car loses battery power, due to a bad solder joint or dead battery. Even then, many servos are hard to pull back, and a spring stiff enough to pull it back will add stress to the servo when it's working properly.

With that said, it's still a good idea.
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I've tried a few different springs but I haven't found one with the right strength to let the throttle open and close correctly.
no need for it to close correctly.. it enough if it can pull back 1/2 or 3/4 close.. if u wanna it to close correctly then u gonna use very strong spring that can cause ur servo damage.. i just use rubber band
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yea rubberband round the slide and round the high speed needle.. my wifes hair rubber bands work great
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