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Old 01-10-2012, 08:49 AM
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Hi all! Im new to r/c cars but have experience with nitro planes and boats. I recently aquired an associated B4 buggy dirt cheap. Ive had a couple issues with is as to be expected from a used rc.. The screw that holds the servo arm has fell out. How in the world am I supposed to get it back in the servo?? Also I think I have an issue with my rx/ esc. I can run fine for a while and then the car acts like it loses signal for a second thenk I regain control.. Ive noticed if I flip the connection between the esc and battery I can cause this problem.. Any ideas on this? Again I am a total newbie to cars and electric! Thanks a lot!
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To put the servo screw back in, you take the servo out, and then put the screw in, and reinstall the servo.

If this is a car with a Tamiya plug, cut it off and throw it in the garbage and solder a Deans or Traxxas plug on it. The Tamiya plugs are horrible and once they get a bit of wear to them, they lose their connection and that would explain what you experienced with your car.

If the servo is a Hitec, you need an M2.6x8mm screw. Otherwise it'll be an M3x8mm screw. If it's plastic geared, chances are good that the threads are pulled out of the splined output shaft.
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Careful with the servo mounts, they are ridiculously easy to strip.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:28 AM
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ThunderbirdJunkie never really had that issue.
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Nevermind, RTR has plastic
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Update... Got the servo screw back in.. It looked harder than it was to remove the servo.. Ended up cracking one of the crappy servo mounts so a hobby shop trip is in order.. ALso the connecter on the esc is a deans connecter already.. Should I try cutting off a cm or so, stripping and resoldering it back to the esc or just buy a new one?
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Nope, because Deans (at least real Deans) don't normally wear out. If there's any question on whether they're real or fake Deans, pop down to your LHS and get a new pack of them and compare them. The fake Deans are normally a redder red and a different material that one can dent with their fingernail.
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Update 2.. After taking the car to the hobby shop and finding my esc was messed up, I replaeced it and got some servo mounts.. Got the car running and it runs great! The only issue I have is after i put it into reverse even for a second, I cant go foward for a few seconds, on the other hand I can be going foward and just slam it into reverse at any time.. Im pretty sure this is bass ackwards because of a built in esc braking sequence or something.. Any ideas? Can I switch the polarity on the engine and servo reverse to fix it or is this a way to let the magic smoke out of my setup?
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Something is backwards. Your forward is reverse. There is a servo reversal switch on your remote, hit that, then re-program your ESC (refer to the manual). It should now be going backwards when you pull the trigger. To fix this, reverse the polarity to your motor.
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