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Old 09-30-2012, 08:23 PM
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Any one know of a longer servo horn or any way i can get the steering to go lock to lock with out the link hitting the side of the servo
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:34 PM
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Yea its the way the front end supension is designed i think not sure. The only way to get the most throw is add some toe out or toe in. And increase the Throw EPA to where the servo doesnt move and where the servo turnbuckle doesnt hit the servo case at full throw. I know when i ran my RC8TCE as nitro it would be a issue running the longer servo horn.

Are you talking about when the wheels are on the ground or off ?


I got lucky with my RC8Tce converted i run the Tekno chassis and the radio box hump is shorter than the stock one so i run a longer servo arm.
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You can use a longer aluminum arm to gain more throw, however you will need to dremel away material from the battery box cover for clearance. You can then install some foam inside the box to keep dirt out. It will require cleaning regularly by opening up and blowing it out, which I do every race anyway to take the battery out for balance charging.
Here is a pic of Maifields truck...
He is using a robitronic arm, but they are also available from answer and protek
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You could also move the steering link to the top of the servo horn,

it does put the link at a pretty good angle, but will work. Did it to mine and the Losi I had. Might even do it to the Kyosho I got.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Teufel Racing View Post
You could also move the steering link to the top of the servo horn,

it does put the link at a pretty good angle, but will work. Did it to mine and the Losi I had. Might even do it to the Kyosho I got.


I thought about doing that but the angle it puts it at not sure . Seems like it will stress the servo out.
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Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
I thought about doing that but the angle it puts it at not sure . Seems like it will stress the servo out.
I didn't see an issue with over stressing the servo, stressing the bellcrank where the like mounts could, but I never had an issue that I could tell. Never broke the plastic, so I just left it as it was. Worth trying.
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Yeah i did that at the track but it got too dark to run but i will try it tomorrow for midwest nitro finals but im kinda over the whole associated kick next year ill be running a serpent
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