tc3 tracking??

Old 08-29-2004, 06:13 PM
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When I first started racing, my TC3 was all over the track. The servo saver seemed extremely stiff and from prior experience with AE products, I set my servo saver a "little" bit looser than the manual recommended. My car at speed swerved from one side of the track to the other. Finally I realized that the servo saver was the problem. The servo saver had lossened itself and now was being overpowered by a normal torque servo.

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Old 08-29-2004, 06:14 PM
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right, thats where the diff spring comes in, it will allow you to stiffen that up a whole lot compared to the stock one
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Old 08-29-2004, 06:16 PM
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i think thats what ur sayin volracer
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:55 PM
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ill check the servo saver too, i wiggle the tires back and forth and i seem to have about an 1/8 inch of play. probably enough to cause my problem. i looked at my servo, but it doesnt wiggle at all and seem fine. ill take the steeringrack apart later.
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:30 PM
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if the slop is in your ballcups, you can fix that some by puttin pieces of plastic parts bags in between the cup, and stud, it kindof acts as a shim...but you will always have some play in the linkage
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:36 PM
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I was having similiar problems and found out that there was play in the rack around the bearings.. allowing it to sort of twist instead of just going left or right.
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:38 PM
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i think that is where you always have the play at...unfortunately, the best change to make, is to go to the nitro swing rack, but you cant do that w/o alot of work, or another chassis...preferably the bmi chassis
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:50 PM
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I would like to go with the BMI chassis but not for a while yet..

I was thinking about putting a coat or two of somthing like nail polish on the inside of the rack to take up the slack..
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:51 PM
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never thought of that...and if you put too much, you can just take some off with a file, or sand paper....not a bad idea, just gotta make sure u keep it smooth!!
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:56 PM
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I will give it a shot tonight and let you know how it goes.
keeping it even will be the trick, but like you said, sand paper should fix that...
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Old 08-30-2004, 07:11 PM
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what is the BMI chassis?
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Old 08-30-2004, 07:14 PM
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http://www.bmiracing.com
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they have really sweet carbon fibre chassis' for the tc3
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:16 AM
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well I did the mod to the rack with the nail polish and it worked well.
Took a couple times of applying, sanding, apply some more, and sanding some more to get it smooth and still be tight.

Now I'm just curious to see how well it holds up.

I actually used a clear nail strenthener, but I would recommend using a colored polish so you can see where you are sanding.
its hard to sand the inside of the rack evenly even with a file.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by punkboy
they have really sweet carbon fibre chassis' for the tc3

Don't you like the cf of the warspeed demon2?. They are also sweet and well done!..
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