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Old 05-15-2014, 05:40 AM
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Guys,

Assembled my GD2 for the first time last night with the Shepherd metal gears. First assembled without oil to make sure the fit is good. Everything was OK until I fully tightened the diff halves, then the diff was locked. Triple checked everything, the diff halves spin nicely with the internal gears when separate, they also spin nicely during attachment of each diff halve (ensuring the gears are aligned), but when performing the final tightening of the halves, the diff is locked.

I'm wondering whether I should omit the spacers behind the two larger internal gears? Has anyone else experienced this when assembling GD2 with Shepherd gear combo.

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You can't run the shims behind the large gears. Take those out and it will work just fine.

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Originally Posted by cosmokitten View Post
Guys,

Assembled my GD2 for the first time last night with the Shepherd metal gears. First assembled without oil to make sure the fit is good. Everything was OK until I fully tightened the diff halves, then the diff was locked. Triple checked everything, the diff halves spin nicely with the internal gears when separate, they also spin nicely during attachment of each diff halve (ensuring the gears are aligned), but when performing the final tightening of the halves, the diff is locked.

I'm wondering whether I should omit the spacers behind the two larger internal gears? Has anyone else experienced this when assembling GD2 with Shepherd gear combo.

Appreciate!
I've seen this before as well. To add to what Monti said, the issue I ran into was the bearing on one side not fully pressing onto ST31. There was a very slight interference fit between bearing and ST31 not allowing it to fully seat. Once this was pressed down all the way, it freed up the gears.
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Originally Posted by cosmokitten View Post
Guys,

Assembled my GD2 for the first time last night with the Shepherd metal gears. First assembled without oil to make sure the fit is good. Everything was OK until I fully tightened the diff halves, then the diff was locked. Triple checked everything, the diff halves spin nicely with the internal gears when separate, they also spin nicely during attachment of each diff halve (ensuring the gears are aligned), but when performing the final tightening of the halves, the diff is locked.

I'm wondering whether I should omit the spacers behind the two larger internal gears? Has anyone else experienced this when assembling GD2 with Shepherd gear combo.

Appreciate!
Hey,

use these 2 small shims which are by the MG Diff set instead of the big ones.
Whit these its super smooth and runing nicely.

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This thing looks really nice

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can you tell us the performances of the servo? Will it be available with engraved name?
And will it also be available thru Shepherd or only through the Awesomatix online store?
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Originally Posted by Monti View Post
You can't run the shims behind the large gears. Take those out and it will work just fine.

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Great, thanks Monti!

How about filling the gear diff....I read about some extravagant methods to fill the diff up via syringes, extracting the air and sucking in the fluid...what about normal, manual filling of the half diff? How much fluid? I couldn't find any fill limit mark as per GD1 instructions.

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Originally Posted by !Mad Max! View Post
Hey,

use these 2 small shims which are by the MG Diff set instead of the big ones.
Whit these its super smooth and runing nicely.

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Nice, thanks....

Don't these small shims come with the Sheperd gear set? or are they different?

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Looking at the picture, it seems like to me that these shims are the same than the 0.1mm shims supplied with the car kit
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Originally Posted by Awesoman View Post
This thing looks really nice
Oleg,
can you tell us the performances of the servo? Will it be available with engraved name?
And will it also be available thru Shepherd or only through the Awesomatix online store?
Weight: 50.0g
Speed: 0.070secs/60 deg at 6.6V
Torque: 13.20 kg/cm (183.22 oz/in) at 6.6V
Gears: 7075-T6 Alloy
Bearing: 2BB
Case: Alloy
25 Tooth Spline ( Futaba size)
Operating Voltage: 4.8V 6.6V
Frequency range: 50-400Hz

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The servo should be available through all distributors also.
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Any idea when the servo will be coming to the USA?
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Any idea when the servo will be coming to the USA?
will be on order today...
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will be on order today...
I can't wait to get my servo's.
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I can't wait to get my servo's.
Why? They are not going to help you drive better.

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Why? They are not going to help you drive better.

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I cant drive so I need to look good at least.
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