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Old 04-28-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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a little help please..... just got a hpi sprint 2... however, with my servo in the steering is reversed..( turn left car goes right and vice-versa) is there a way to change the way the servo turns via the wiring? failing that, does anyone know how to undo the ball joints on the tie rods so i can re-arrange them to suit the servo?

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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there should be a setting on your remote to switch it Depends on the remote you have. some are just a switch.
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when you look at the servo from the right side of the car, the servo horn should be facing you and be on the left side.
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my remote isn't that flash, and if it is it's in japanesse and i can't read it... i have the servo in the right way but have noticed that if i move the position of the steering linkages it'll change, i just can't work out ow to pull the little ball housing off the ball
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can you post a pic of what you're talking about?
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:27 AM   #6
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on the steering linkage, if i change the position of the two it will steer the right way, i just cannot work out how to pull the ball connection apart

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don't laugh too much, i can't seem to upload apic... suggestions????
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I drive reverse When I started 7 years ago with this hobby I don't know how to work the radio so I just learned to drive it reverse. Up to this day I'm driving my car with a steering on reverse. I tried to drive the right way but my brain is just so used to it now so I just left the way it is.
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I drive reverse When I started 7 years ago with this hobby I don't know how to work the radio so I just learned to drive it reverse. Up to this day I'm driving my car with a steering on reverse. I tried to drive the right way but my brain is just so used to it now so I just left the way it is.

I got that way with an old computer game, by default the up/down was reversed, you push up the nose goes down, then I got another different game which was reversed and I couldn't play it
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point number 4. if i swap them around, and same on the other side it should work proper, i just can't work out how to pull the ball cup off the ball joint without bending something.. your pic shows what happens when i turn right on my control.
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Use a fork, or something similar to pull it off.

One prong either side and just lever it off.

I usually grab mine with pliers on the plastic part and lever it off.
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well it would seem that my idea was a complete flop.... of course, the linkage still moves the same way so why would the steering change????? DUH!!!!!! guess i'd best be going with the first idea, if i change the wiring to my servo, maybe swap two around, could that do it?
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i'm using a jr racing.. cobra control, reciever and servo set, apparently i can can reverse the servo via the buttons on my controller, however i can't read japanesse so am at a loss. grrrrr
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if you wanted to attempt to reverse your servo, it can be done, but you need to swap 2 wires on the motor and wires on the potentiometer, I think it's on the hitec website how-to.
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