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Old 12-03-2019, 10:49 AM
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Can you actually slow down the servo speed ? I was driving my mini 8ight truggy and was having a hard time lining up my jumps and overall tracking after Turns it seems like the wheels just turn really fast with the upgraded servo any options on that ?
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Can you actually slow down the servo speed ? I was driving my mini 8ight truggy and was having a hard time lining up my jumps and overall tracking after Turns it seems like the wheels just turn really fast with the upgraded servo any options on that ?

Depending on your radio, yes, absolutely.
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Depending on your radio, yes, absolutely.
what setting is it called I have a few flysky and some traxxas tqi
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what setting is it called I have a few flysky and some traxxas tqi
Well, I know the flysky noble calls it "st speed".

Other radios, I would have to google. And a (very quick non-through) google search for me didnt find that answer on the traxxas.
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Expo can also help with sensitive steering.
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Expo can also help with sensitive steering.
Yes, duh, I should have suggested that.

Steering exponential, other times called "dual rates".

Your radio may have those as well.
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And last option just go easy with your fingers. If you go slow with the fingers the servo will go slow as well.
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what setting is it called I have a few flysky and some traxxas tqi
I don't think Traxxas has that feature. Better radios it is possible.
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Expo and dual rates are not the same thing. Expo can be used to soften the steering around center (or increase). Dual rates limit the maximum travel by a switch. It sounds like expo is what you want.
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I have grown to dislike Expo steering because it will cause the car to act inconsistent in the chicanes where you get decent control of steering for the first half of the turn then all of a sudden you get snap over steer as the expo fades out... don't use any more than 25% expo to help reduce the snap over steer issue it creates.

I will only use the "Steering Speed" feature now, you can also increase the diameter of the steering wheel to help reduce the steering rate, this will be linear and not expo which is ideal if you don't have the Steering Speed option available on your radio. I have seen some folks use foam weather stripping to increase the diameter of their steering wheels as an effective/inexpensive option, then they wrap the foam with an AKA rubber band for gluing tires.

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I have used Exponential in my steering since like 1993 and to me its great it will not slow down servo speed at all..some radios can slow down servo speed in setting.Ive used as high as 27 many years ago but with advancements in radios Im at about -17 now.....If it was me Id buy a servo that suits your needs .apparently the 1 you have now is to fast for you....larger steering wheel wont work either ...if your tying to fix something go to the source start there..what servo did you like for steering?what do you have now? might start with less than half the speed difference ….
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I have used Exponential in my steering since like 1993 and to me its great it will not slow down servo speed at all..some radios can slow down servo speed in setting.Ive used as high as 27 many years ago but with advancements in radios Im at about -17 now.....If it was me Id buy a servo that suits your needs .apparently the 1 you have now is to fast for you....larger steering wheel wont work either ...if your tying to fix something go to the source start there..what servo did you like for steering?what do you have now? might start with less than half the speed difference Ö.
it could be setup to I was running trenchers in dirt bmx track kinda hard packed and what would happen is the rear end would swing around I donít have the avc receiver that might be an option too Iím not sure if the diffs are sealed in this mini 8ight truggy the servo is new but nothing special I think itís a vaterra
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