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Old 05-10-2010, 06:30 AM
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I just got a losi strike and a traxxas slash after using a stadium truck. The slash can turn tighter then the strike, but not as tight as the stadium without sliding the corners. The strike just does not turn tight enough. Im running a pretty tight supercross like track with lots of 180s, and if I dont start way outside or slide the back end I end up missing the turn. Is there a way to change this? Maybe a better servo?
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:57 AM
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you ask for a better servo, but tell us first what kinda servo you ahve right now.

als on what surface are you driving? compound + profile does make a difference.
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What type of track condition , setup , tires/foams make a huge difference .
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Alot of things come into play when trying to get the car to turn right. Shock oil weight, springs, ride height, camber, toe in, and tires are all part of this. Look online for setups that other racers have used for your truck, or ask other guys that race at your track. I also shaved about 1mm off of the inside of my stearing blocks to give me just a little more coming into the corners. New servos will be faster and stronger but unless you get into the high end servos they will have about the same amount of turning ability as the stock
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Driving style can also help. For some 180's it can be helpful to hit the brakes when you turn. This will whip the rear end around.

Likewise, goosing the throttle can help. But really the best option is to work on the setup.
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They are all stock servos with stock settings on everything. The track is a real tight offroad track with lots of 180s. I know I can brake/gas to get the back end to slide around, but I dont want to do that on every turn. There is one turn full of rollers that you cant do that on, and with the strike its really hard to stay on the track because of its wide turning radius. Thanks for the info though.
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They are all stock servos with stock settings on everything. The track is a real tight offroad track with lots of 180s. I know I can brake/gas to get the back end to slide around, but I dont want to do that on every turn. There is one turn full of rollers that you cant do that on, and with the strike its really hard to stay on the track because of its wide turning radius. Thanks for the info though.
Bro two important items u need

A fast n strong servo

good tires.

The rest is your setup n skill.
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