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Old 03-14-2008, 08:44 PM
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hi Guys,

What kind of ESC to match with Tamiya light tune/ sport tune motor beside the stock tamiya esc .


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Old 03-14-2008, 09:52 PM
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probably depends on what kind of radio you got-
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Talking SWAYBARS

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The silver swaybar is the stiffest and the black the softest. I run the silver swaybar front and rear. Don't forget to make sure that the swaybar is not tweaking your car, when they are fitted.

To do this disconnect shocks, lift car up in the centre and check to see that both tyres come off the ground at the same time. Do this for both front and rear. Adjustment is done on the swaybar collar.

Found out my suspension travel was not even, due to tweaked swaybars last night.

Thanks to Bob for his assistance last night and to Scott for finding my suspension arm problem.

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Guys I have a problem...My MO3 has a futaba 3003 servo and a KO Helios radio..the steering is vague to say the least ..it does not want to center and is very hard to control,especially in a straight line...Scott Harris had a drive last night and could not drive it ..I drove his ,a completly different car.Looking at both cars nothing jumps out as being different..any Ideas?( come on Tony...tell me what I nave done wrong)
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Problem is Bob, it can be a number of things.

*Servo Saver might be the wrong one, or it could be worn so it slips slightly.
*Servo itself might be loose. Check ALL the screws
*Servo gears stripped
*Ball ends worn/loose
*Ball joints loose on servo saver/steering knuckle
*Any combo of the above
*It might just be a crap servo..

Got toe-in rear uprights? Without them the cars are less stable too.

There you go, start with that list!
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Thanks Tony...The car has only done 2 meets..been like this both times.tried 2 servos..3003s tried kimbrough med servo saver...went back to stock..I have a Tobee steering linkage set...would that help?..steering 1 degree out each side?
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All sounds ok to me Bob.

I had a similar problem a while back. I ended pulling the car apart and re-assembling it. And then it worked.

No I don't know why. Some cars just don't want to work for some reason. And with that one once I'd rebuilt it, it was fine.

Toe-out on the front will actually make the thing more nervous. In my experience its usually the servo saver, the servo, or the linkages/balls although you seem to have eliminated most of them.
Dare you try another radio?
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G'day Bob,

It may pay you to check your radio steering setup. I have a KO Helios radio and have had to reset the VR adjust, before on my Mini.

This might help, however I do support Tony's views. I don't use the standard kit servo saver, I use the large Kimborough cut down to size so that it does not hit the chassis on each side. I also use droop screws in the knuckle arms with spacers and then a flourine 5mm ball. This is stronger than the brass ball.

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Calvin...You might have the answer...I will go through all the settings on my radio and check....if that does not work I will pull the bloody thing apart and start again!!!!!
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Bob I had all the time in the world to help you out last night... obviously you weren't feeling great so that's okay...

But if you need help at Meakin in a fortnight I'd be happy to help still.

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Hey Calvin,

Did you get my PM I sent you the other day..??

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Scott,

I got your PM yesterday and sent you a lenghty reply.

Just PM'd to you again.

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I have a question. I am setting up a swift model. I have the motor installed.
I hooked up the esc with the red/black/white combo to the throttle. Then I ran my steering servo thats hooked up. I have a black/red wire set from the esc the instructions say to install it in the receiver in the battery position.
But it won't fit into the slot. The black wire should go to the negative side.
It will fit if i flip it and put the red wire to the negative side on the receiver.
What am I missing here? The receiver is a jr 3000 for a 2.4 ghz system. The
Black/red connector has a goofy type of fitting on it compare to the other esc connection.

Thanks
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by caltek1
Scott,

I got your PM yesterday and sent you a lenghty reply.

Just PM'd to you again.

Calvin.
Thanks Calvin....that's helped out heaps.

I found to that I was coming into the corners too hot and running wide, I adjusted my driving style & it improved heaps.

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