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Steering problem with 3.3. Revo

Old 03-31-2008, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gatermaxx
The 2055 is ok for a throttle servo (mildly ok), but you really need a servo with over 160 oz of torque to adequately steer the Revo.
Yes, but he still has the dual setup and at 80oz a peice!
Sure he will definitely need a better servo with a single conversion.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:22 PM
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but imagine 160 oz per servo do some high speed cornering with no problems.
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Those are 80 oz, maybe, but you also have to remember the voltage is not the full from the rx pack to the servos(even though they are in series, you still lose some power to each servo. From my own personal experience a single Hitec 645 does better at steering then the dual 2055's, just wait 'til you get a 5955, Futaba BL, Airtronics 359,JR9000, or ACE 1015 in there and the difference will be phenomenal.
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plus the single conversion takes all of 8 minutes to do completely. Pull the right servo, pull the servo wires, plug the servo in, cut off one side of your servo arms, dremel out that one spot on your hinge pin retainer to increase your steering, slap it all in and you are done.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:45 PM
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Well thanks for the ideas all; but it seems as if u were on the right track there gatermaxx; with the idea(s) to check the pivotballs; as apparently that seemed to be the problem; but I think i pretty much have it licked now; I loosened them up, then screwed them back down but not too tight, then i put the ball caps back in place and it seems like its ok now; however when I put it down on the carpet Ive been working on; it will turn slower than when it has no weight on it; I'm guessing thats probably because those servos arent as strong as they should be; I think I have it solved now though finally...
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you should be able to get a little wobble in your knuckles, if they don;'t wobble they are too tight 9think maybe 1/16th of an inch or so for both top and bottom.
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Originally Posted by gatermaxx
you should be able to get a little wobble in your knuckles, if they don;'t wobble they are too tight 9think maybe 1/16th of an inch or so for both top and bottom.
Indeed; I'm gonna take it out today hopefully(assuming time is on my side) and see if the problem isnt licked finally. Thanks to u and to eveyone else for the ideas/help here; cause this one was driving me to need vodka lol I will let ya know if any more problems arise or if I have any further problems with it.....
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I crank them in snug and then back off 1/4 turn.
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Originally Posted by matts6887
Well thanks for the ideas all; but it seems as if u were on the right track there gatermaxx; with the idea(s) to check the pivotballs; as apparently that seemed to be the problem; but I think i pretty much have it licked now; I loosened them up, then screwed them back down but not too tight, then i put the ball caps back in place and it seems like its ok now; however when I put it down on the carpet Ive been working on; it will turn slower than when it has no weight on it; I'm guessing thats probably because those servos arent as strong as they should be; I think I have it solved now though finally...
its going to be harder to turn on carpet when the truck isnt moving. thats what they are really meant for.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:02 PM
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Welp folks; it looks like indeed like I said before; gatermaxx was right on the money(at least it appears like it to me at this point) when he said to loosen the pivot balls, I just got back a lil bit ago from running a entire bottle of fuel through the truck and it seems as if the steering problem is now officially GONE!!! I just backed the pivot balls out a bit, put the ball caps back in, and voila! Like i said before, thanks to gatermaxx; dieseldog, and all the others that have contribued "ideas" to me. Thanks for all the help here.
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