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Old 03-04-2008, 10:45 PM   #11176
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At Speed world, no I dont think so

My radio comes today (I hope!) And the servo is at futaba, so I should be back for day one of the new track

What about you? You going for the grand opening?
I'll run my car tomorrow if I want. I don't need a grand opening......LOL I'm at Norcal next weekend and hopefully at Speedworld the following weekend.
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i stripped the threads on my servo horn tonight. Im wondering if its because I put an aluminum servo saver arm on it in place of the stock black plastic one. Im talking about that arm that the steering turnbuckle connects to and that arm is bolted to the ackerman links.

its basically now an ALL aluminum servo saver. Would that cause the stripped servo horn?
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:14 PM   #11178
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I'll run my car tomorrow if I want. I don't need a grand opening......LOL I'm at Norcal next weekend and hopefully at Speedworld the following weekend.
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i stripped the threads on my servo horn tonight. Im wondering if its because I put an aluminum servo saver arm on it in place of the stock black plastic one. Im talking about that arm that the steering turnbuckle connects to and that arm is bolted to the ackerman links.

its basically now an ALL aluminum servo saver. Would that cause the stripped servo horn?
I ran a alu arm for a while, but when I swapped to a Futaba servo I run plastic now..... Sounds like you need to loosen your saver in the center of the car, and stop hitting the wall so hard LOL, that must of been some abuse to strip that

Just loosen the saver in the center a half-3/4's of a turn looser should do it, to much and it will just get annoying, so play with it a little
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:42 AM   #11179
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I use a futaba servo too! Why did you go back to the stock plastic arm over the aluminum? I think the extra purple is gorgeous and helps stiffen my steering.

The manual says to leave 1.5mm open thread on the servo saver, are you saying to loosen it up some more?
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:26 AM   #11180
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You should be able to use the old bmi setups with the new HB carpet chassis.
Thanks man - can you point me in the direct of these?

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Old 03-05-2008, 08:09 AM   #11181
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I use a futaba servo too! Why did you go back to the stock plastic arm over the aluminum? I think the extra purple is gorgeous and helps stiffen my steering.

The manual says to leave 1.5mm open thread on the servo saver, are you saying to loosen it up some more?
Because the ones that come with the Futaba servo are tough as heck! I havent had any problems, or regret from switching....

What brand was the arm? Maybe it was a bad one? IDK

Yes, loosen it up more, but not a ton
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Thanks man - can you point me in the direct of these?

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Here's one, it's a good starting point.
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im scared im gonna strip another servo horn. Was this caused by the aluminum steering servo saver arm?
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im scared im gonna strip another servo horn. Was this caused by the aluminum steering servo saver arm?
No, I dont think so

Just to tight of a servo saver, and hard hits
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yeah but I went by what the manual said to do, leave 1.5mm thread available!
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yeah but I went by what the manual said to do, leave 1.5mm thread available!
Well If your breaking alu arms, thats not at all normal......
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i stripped the threads on my servo horn tonight. Im wondering if its because I put an aluminum servo saver arm on it in place of the stock black plastic one. Im talking about that arm that the steering turnbuckle connects to and that arm is bolted to the ackerman links.

its basically now an ALL aluminum servo saver. Would that cause the stripped servo horn?
Did you have the right servo horn on? The futaba one is different to the KO/Sanwa one.

Although even with the wrong servo horn you must be having some decent size crashes to strip it?!?!?!?!?
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hmm...maybe I should have been more clear. The stock plastic servo horn stripped, its the arm that mounts DIRECTLY onto the servo itself. Its labeled "25" for futaba.

On the cyclone WC the servo saver gives you an aluminum ackerman mounting lower piece with a plastic upper arm to attach the steering turnbuckle too.

So i replaced that plastic upper arm! I used an aluminum piece instead! The car was fine before I did this mod. Now im thinking they made it plastic stock for a reason!

but is that the reason it stripped?
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hmm...maybe I should have been more clear. The stock plastic servo horn stripped, its the arm that mounts DIRECTLY onto the servo itself. Its labeled "25" for futaba.

On the cyclone WC the servo saver gives you an aluminum ackerman mounting lower piece with a plastic upper arm to attach the steering turnbuckle too.

So i replaced that plastic upper arm! I used an aluminum piece instead! The car was fine before I did this mod. Now im thinking they made it plastic stock for a reason!

but is that the reason it stripped?
I know what your talking about

I said more then once, loosen your servo saver (in the ackerman, center steering thing)

Im sure it was plastic to cut down on cost...... From what you say about the stock plastic parts, you hit hard! I ran a alu saver and never bought one for my Futaba, didnt need to

I do not thing that making the upper part of the steering column would make a alu servo arm strip, thats a HARD hit
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