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Old 07-04-2005, 07:12 AM   #16
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alright, that is a steering servo saver.

The left is definitly lesser in comparison to the right. (noticed when i was driving the car, and later confirmed it when i used a reference point when i`m home)

Have changed my dogbones but i accidently cracked the metal bar holding thr arms together, so , i`ll have to wait till i get my new metal bars.

Also, are servo savers normally 2 piece? i actually gleud them together thinking it was broken.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 07-04-2005, 08:00 AM   #17
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Verify all the links are the same if you already did that check the servo itself. It might not be giving you full left or might not be centered.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:02 AM   #18
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What links should i be looking at? those connecting to the arms of the car?if it is, everything`s equal i`ve even gone to the extend of using my vernier caliper .

Servo`s centerd fine!

should the servo saver be 2 pieces? or i whole piece?
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the neutral position of the steering servo horn must be at a 10deg angle as stated in the manual (FWO5RR). you will have a shorter linkage travel when turning left if you install it in a 12o'clock position.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:17 AM   #20
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Ask somebody from the southern US, they only turn left
stefan- oval is weak right now, and touring has taken off. We had 41 TC guys from 4 different states racing last week. Also 1 National Champion. I think there was like 8 guys across both of the oval classes
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:15 AM   #21
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Yup,

My steering servo is at a 10 degree angle.

i`ve taken my servo apart to check if any of the gear`s worn. none too.
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not to sound mean or anything but if you've got a fwo5 and dont know what a servo saver is...... you've got some serious homework to do...
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:38 AM   #23
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yeah, we all learn don`t we?

i`m running a 05T. it comes RTR. i`ve got alot to learn from u guys.

So, does a servo saver comes in 1 or 2 pieces?

Thanks for the great help.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:27 PM   #24
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this is the problem with rtr versions.. you dont learn anything about how the kit is put together.. So much can be learned from building the kit yourself.
the servo saver should be two pieces. a spring holds them together and also allowing them to flex apart under stress. instead of all the stress going straight to the gears of the servo.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:37 PM   #25
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agreed. thanks!

yeah made a mistake with the RTR but that was the only available model that comes with 2 speed at a budget at that time.

Just wanted to be in this hobby.
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Old 07-04-2005, 07:42 PM   #26
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Hi dct147! FW05-T is a good beginner car.. it's one of the best 1/10 budget-RTR IMO, but being it an rtr doesn't mean you can't dismantle it and learn how it was built. There's a lot of guys running FW05 in Marina.. We are there every Saturdays on a non-race weekends.. Welcome to the Hobby!
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mayb the pivot ball caps r screwed down too tight....therefore binding the hub from turning left and right.....try loosening the hubs.....
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servo saver is normally 2 pieces, they have different types but for FW05, it's 2 pieces.
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:59 PM   #29
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Thanks for the help guys. i`ll try loosening the pivot balls.

and thanks OrAnGe PoWeR for the encouragement.

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what factory racer suggested is a very good starting point. Try this, disconnect your servo horn/linkage and try to steer it with your hands.. it should be as smooth as possible without any sign of slop. I changed the 4 plastic bushing on the steering ackerman that came with the kit to ball bearings and it is very smooth now.
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