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Old 11-05-2010, 09:10 AM
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Anyone did a servo upgrade? It seems like the stocker is to damn slow it seriously compromise car's handling,tried an Hitek hs5085mg but it doesn't fit,any other choice? Couldn't get foamies for the optional dish style wheels . . .
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Anybody interested, mine is up for sale. Pic's of the car are in POST 12 of this thread. Car will come as seen with losi speedo and 5000kv losi motor, 2 x lipo battery's, I will even throw in an SAVOX mini servo with the original one.
Note i haven't found a servo horn that would work with the car yet!!!!
Car will also come with original wheels and tyres and a set of new foam mounted dish wheels 100 plus postage
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Anyone did a servo upgrade? It seems like the stocker is to damn slow it seriously compromise car's handling,tried an Hitek hs5085mg but it doesn't fit,any other choice? Couldn't get foamies for the optional dish style wheels . . .
Don't buy a Hitec HS-65MG if you want to use a servo saver. I bought one because it fits just like the original, but the drive/spline is smaller than any of the adaptors Carisma provides in order to use the original servo saver. And I have not been able to find any servo savers that fit the HS-65MG and have the side by side ball studs like the F14 Evo uses.

After looking at some parts I found that the T-plate from a Mini-Z has the same spacing at its small end as the ball mounts on the original F14 evo servo arm. So I'll be hooking mine up without a servo saver using these parts. I'll post pics as soon as I can.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:38 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. I wont use any servo saver on the F14 so i guess that the Hitek HS65 it'll do the job ,i'm using a coupple of HS65 MG's on my MiniLST2 in wich i had the same spline size problem,i got thru the problem of the servo savers with the Associated RC18's servo saver for Hitek's,good luck for the proper size spline screw,it's a weird size. Another try is X-Ray's servo saver for M18's it's the best one i've ever used but it's expensive and not so sure it fit the HS65. I'll give it a try as soon as i'll get the F14's Servo.
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Thanks for the feedback. I wont use any servo saver on the F14 so i guess that the Hitek HS65 it'll do the job ,i'm using a coupple of HS65 MG's on my MiniLST2 in wich i had the same spline size problem,i got thru the problem of the servo savers with the Associated RC18's servo saver for Hitek's,good luck for the proper size spline screw,it's a weird size. Another try is X-Ray's servo saver for M18's it's the best one i've ever used but it's expensive and not so sure it fit the HS65. I'll give it a try as soon as i'll get the F14's Servo.
On the HS-65MG I am going to drill and tap the spline/drive to a common 2.5 screw size so that I'll have plenty of choices for screw length. I didn't care for the AE RC18 saver because it just seemed too weak. The Losi HS-55 saver actually is the same style as the Carisma,(needs a barrel shim, explain later) but the spline drive is smaller than the HS-65. I drilled it out and tried to heat/melt it to fit over the HS-65 splines but haven't quit got it yet. X-Rays servo saver is probably meant for HS-81 sized spline/drives. If my LHS had one I would have bought it too along with the others I got that day.
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Crap, what an ordeal to make a servo saver for the HS-65MG.

First I drilled and tapped the HS-65MG spline drive for 2.5 mm.

The mini Z T-plate idea didn't work out. Not enough room between ball studs.


Instead, I used the Losi HS-55 servo saver kit, and used only the spline drive adaptor. Drilled it out, super heated it in the microwave in a pyrex with water, then force fit it by screwing it down onto the spline drive of the 65MG. Also had to cut a barrel shim for the Losi servo saver to finish it.
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Just thought I'd show off the ride.

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Nice work. I've enjoyed reading your posts on here....You guys have me really thinking about ordering one.
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Just got my F14 EVO

what are you doing to raise the battery up so it's not touching the T-Bar and tweaking the car?

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ghiro View Post
if you are so kind to link me the product or where i can find it i'm sure many F14 owners will apreciate the help.
http://mardaveonline.co.uk/

http://www.lbracing.co.uk/
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Thanks a lot CFR.
Talked to the distributors last week and they said that foamies and new style rims and are on the next shipment (no more than 15 days). So far the only big problem of the car was the stock servo ,i solved it with a perfect direct fit replacement (Futaba) .
Servo,ball differential and foamies will make the car perfect. Just need to learn some painting tecnique. Once the F14 will be finished i'll start all over again with the new M14Evo P1/M2.

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Originally Posted by ghiro View Post
So far the only big problem of the car was the stock servo ,i solved it with a perfect direct fit replacement (Futaba) .
Which Futaba servo?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:13 PM
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Centre Shock Oil

anyone know which weight oil is in the centre shock?

mines got a bit of air in it
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Direct fit servo:Futaba S3156 metal gears,ball bearings,digital,011sec. 33.3 oz-in
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Originally Posted by ghiro View Post
Direct fit servo:Futaba S3156 metal gears,ball bearings,digital,011sec. 33.3 oz-in
is it the same spline size as the kit one so I can use the kit servo saver?
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