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Old 09-10-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default How to make JR XR3 Smoother?

I've noticed in some high-end radios that the steering is much smoother than in my XR3. Instead of feeling the "dead spot" once the wheel is returned to neutral, it stays smooth as you are returning to dead straight ( ie transition from left to right and vice-versa).

Is there anything I can do to make my wheel feel like this? I can adjust for the tightness of the wheel - does this have anything to do with it?

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Most high-end radio's have a progressive rate tension on the steering.
That is, the further you turn.. the more pressure is required. This is done via a cam that lifts a spring loaded tension bar. (Connected to a linear coil spring)

This helps keep the centre weight low and very smooth.

However, if you can adjust the tension on your radio then you can turn it down to try to make the centre return less strong. This will however, make the entire steering throw very light.

It's all about compromise...

Other things to try -
If your radio is old, have a look inside the case. (Hey.. I'm not responsible if your turn your radio into junk, or you void your warrantee.. so beware!)
If the radio is old - some of the lubricating grease may have migrated away.
Just spot the old grease and re-lube with ELECTONICS sepcific grease. This grease does not evaporate and leave residue on teh electrical parts.

Please don't use regular grease..

Those high-end radio's aren't cheap.. but they are a step up in every respect, over a cheaper radio. Some people would have the extra $$ for the improved feel alone.
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