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Old 03-20-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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Just purchased an 8ight (used) that I converted to brushless. When I turn the wheels to the left they do not return all the way to center. the same thing happens when I turn them to the right. When I disconnect the servo, and check the steering linkage, there is no binding. End points are set correctly. If I try this with the buggy off the ground, it appears to center OK. I have tried 2 different servos, both good, with over 200 oz. of torque.

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What speed control are you running? Are you running a external BEC? What brand servo are you using...it might be drawing to much power. Have you tried running a power cap on your reciver?
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What size is the power cap? Who makes it (Novak, Spektrum)?
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MMM combo, no external BEC. I tried both Hitec and JR servos. Both work fine in my 8ight T with the same MMM combo.
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I'm also running a Nomadio reciever.
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Make sure the servo saver is tight. you should see at least 5 threads below the nut.
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Make sure the servo saver is tight. you should see at least 5 threads below the nut.
That's what I was going to say. I loosed the servo saver a little too much and had the same problem. Tighten it up enough that you don't have the excessive play but can still manually turn the wheels without excessively jarring the servo.
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