R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-29-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 9
Default Newbie steering problems

I am an rc newbie, and I have a problem with my v-one rr's steering.

It physically will not turn as much left as it will right. Also, with the electronics on, it makes a buzzing noise when I turn it right. And it still has the problem where it turns more right than left.

What do I need to adjust to make it steer equal distances left and right?


Cheers.
wixy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 05:39 PM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: colorado springs
Posts: 225
Default

I'm not familiar with the car, but sounds like your steering horn is not in the center the servos range. Meaning that the horn is mounted closer to left handed range of motion, thus allowing you to steer more to the right than the left.

here's what you do: 1) turn the transmitter on, 2) turn the car on, 3) on the transmitter, make sure the steering trim is set to 0, 3) turn the car off, 4) turn the transmitter off, 5) adjust the steering horn to center position. That should do it.

It's a little easier to do than explain. If anyone can explain it a little clearer, please do.
darkangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
Derby Bros Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,209
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

also,
if your car was ok before and it just happened recently, make sure you check the servo horn for damage. if it is damaged, centering it will only work for a while. and then, one bump may jack up the steering again.
Derby Bros Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 06:23 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Derby Bros Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,209
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkangel
...........It's a little easier to do than explain. If anyone can explain it a little clearer, please do.

yeah he's right
it's easier done than said
Derby Bros Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 12:33 AM   #5
Tech Fanatic
 
AndyT 's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 862
Default

Also check the end point adjustments of the car.....make sure the steering throw is equal on both sides......the noise the servo is making sounds like its getting too much throw to the one side and the servo is labouring to turn the steering further than is possible....this can either be adjusted via the end point adjustment, or repositioning the servo horn.
Other factors like toe angle, camber etc may also be affecting the steering going differently in one direction to the other.
Cheers
AndyT  is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 01:42 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
Im2lazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hawaii!
Posts: 1,967
Default

If your steering servo is trying to move further than the steering can physically go (if its buzzing at full-lock, the servo is usually travelling too far), this is very bad for your servo. This will burn it up fast. End-point adjustment is a crucial setting to prevent such a problem. If your radio doesn't have this feature, then... not good... but if you don't know how to set it up properly on your transmitter, than its time to dig up that manual. This is what you should look at first, but if your steering is physically being limited because of some obstruction in the servo horns path of movement or the steering linkage is hitting something, than you'll have to figure out what is out of place and creating this problem.

These are the more common reasons why you have more steering in one direction than in the other, but there could be other problems, such as a faulty servo among other possibilities.
Im2lazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LST2 steering problem (newbie) txdiamond17 Micro and Mini Scales 1 12-30-2007 03:47 PM
steering problems mhearn Nitro Off-Road 1 06-30-2007 08:41 PM
problems with steering ash1 Chat Lounge 1 06-23-2007 06:26 PM
STEERING problems!! ie no steering creamsodauk Rookie Zone 5 06-30-2006 10:17 PM
Steering problems on my G4 spotinc Nitro On-Road 1 06-13-2004 09:54 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:37 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net