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Old 10-29-2006, 08:30 PM
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They appear straight....

I took it to the hobby shop just the otherday and the owner told be to adjust the wheels so that it both of it point outwards. I tried that and now it drifts left. So I readjusted it back to straight. and now its kinda like anything goes.

Its not apparent when you move short distances, but when you move long distances in a straight line (like say 15 feet) then you can see it drifiting.
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Does it always drift one way??

If not, it could be just the slop in the steering system. I changed my steering servo saver to the heavy duty unit one from Kimbrough....

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They appear straight....

I took it to the hobby shop just the otherday and the owner told be to adjust the wheels so that it both of it point outwards. I tried that and now it drifts left. So I readjusted it back to straight. and now its kinda like anything goes.

Its not apparent when you move short distances, but when you move long distances in a straight line (like say 15 feet) then you can see it drifiting.
It's not a high tech machine, don't expect it to go straight ahead.

Does it turn to the left/right or does it slide to the left/right.
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I was wondering when will the other half of the Wild Willy Brothers shows up.......
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I was wondering when will the other half of the Wild Willy Brothers shows up.......
Ya, we stand united...
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No it doesn't turn at all.....

It tends to slide to the left/right.....


What about the bit about the having both front wheels facing outwards, is that something thats generally true for most RC's?
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If it goes to left sometimes, and right sometimes -> there's slop in your steering system.. which, you may or may not be able to fix.. (a better servo saver would help..) Tighten down your servo some...

Both wheel facing outwards -> that's called toe-out.. it helps you with turn in, make it turn better, but you lose some stability.. with wheel facing inward, toe-in, you will track more straight.. but the car does not turn as well..

Not like a Wild Willy ever turn that well.. (front tires not touching the ground = hard to turn.. LOL!)


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No it doesn't turn at all.....

It tends to slide to the left/right.....

What about the bit about the having both front wheels facing outwards, is that something thats generally true for most RC's?
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Can you take a picture of the bottom showing the lower control arms? I am thinking you might have accidentally reversed one side.
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wow man the chassis is amazing,can you tell me what parts you use? is there any conversion kit i see in there?
i have also a marui jeep from my child years,but this one rocks
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:46 AM
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?! Which one are you talking about?!
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I will get the pic as soon as I am able! My GF borrowed my mobile so now I can't take pics...!!!
Bummer!
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:20 PM
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Sounds good!! Keep us posted!!
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im talking about the wild willy chasis
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Right, but are you talking about MY WW-2? Or someone else's WW-2? Like this?!



You can duplicate what I did with stuff from Tower and rcMart....

The upper link kit (adjustable links) are Tamiya hop-up (TL-01 links), the motor heatsink = Tamiya stuff.. (Tower or rcMart)

The metal stuff from rcMart..

The harden outdrive = Tamiya.. (Tower or rcMart)

Kimbrough servo saver = Kimbrough, you can get that from Tower..

Good luck!! Let me know if you have any specific questions...
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Good news!

Painting Willy tonight.[&:]
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SWEET!! Looking forward to the pic.. You need some funky color on his uniform...
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SWEET!! Looking forward to the pic.. You need some funky color on his uniform...
LOL, ya I was thinking Ninja...
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LOL, that would be funny.. you got to do it then!!
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Maybe he's more Mortal Kombat than Ninja....can you tell me which MK character this is?

His helmet says, "Will" in Katakana symbols. I tried my best to copy it.
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LOL, that's awesome!! It that Sub-Zero?!?!!? I really don't know my MK.. hee hee hee..

I was one of the first movers for PS-2.. but I don't really play games.. so I used my Playstation 2 as a DVD player for awhile.. LOL! The only time it got used was when my nephew came visit... ha ha!
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ya, Sub Zero, nice call!

I used to love MK when it came out for PS2, I don't even have the game anymore, but it was still fun when you had a few ppl to play.

The colors I had determined the character...LOL
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LOL! Thats subzero alright. He has a scar on his eye.
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Anyway, awesome job!! I am just glad that you finally got your Willy painted up!! Next time we meet up, my WW-2 will have a friend then.. LOL!

(Although mine isn't a ninja.. ha ha ha ha!)
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Anyway, awesome job!! I am just glad that you finally got your Willy painted up!! Next time we meet up, my WW-2 will have a friend then.. LOL!

(Although mine isn't a ninja.. ha ha ha ha!)
LOL, that's ok. Not everybody can be a ninja.
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Okay, but WTH is MK?Guessing its some kind of game......Doesnt seem to have any relation to the RC part, only the figure [:@]
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