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Old 10-17-2005, 10:05 PM
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Ok Have a question about Mini T’s. I ran my Mini T today at the 1/10th off-road track it was pulling left to I added steering trim to straighten it out. Every time I hit a new bump it would change the steering. Steering servo it double stick tapped down. At first I thought that the steering need to be adjusted to I did that great on the carpet at home. I went out side to play on my street and drive way. Bump in to anything and the steering was out of adjustment and I had to add steering trim. It did not matter I would run it to anything and then it would start to pull in the other direction. Is this a normal thing for the Mini T or is something wrong. It is a stock Mini T Pro stock ride height and tires.

Thanks for any help I can get, just started to R/C and this is my second Truck.
Old 10-17-2005, 11:04 PM
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The stock turnbuckles are pretty weak and if you have bent them one too many times, they will bend easier and easier each time. Are you using oil shocks and if so, did they leak?
Old 10-17-2005, 11:25 PM
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Trunbuckles are titanium and the steering gets loose by bumping in to my shoes, so not a really heavy hit at all. As far the shocks leaking they all seem to be fine. No leaks at this time, but as I read on about them they will leak. The shocks seem to be one of the weakest parts of the this truck (as far as leaking). Other wise it seems great.
Old 10-18-2005, 12:07 AM
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I gutted my Losi Mini-T about two weeks after purchasing it and one of the things I did was install a high dollar HiTec digital servo with an all metal gear train (HS-5125). Although I recently reinstalled the original electronics since I haven't ran the Mini-T in ages and dropped the servo into a Kyosho Mini-Inferno, I can only guess that one problem may be the stock servo. Losi also has some tech tips regarding the shocks. Good luck.

http://www.teamlosi.com/techtips/Min...k_mounting.htm
Old 10-18-2005, 01:29 AM
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Check if the servo is connected correctly.
Could it also be something to do with the way the servo saver is adjusted?
Old 10-30-2005, 09:46 PM
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Well I figured out my steering problem. I am a Service Manager at a Ford Dealership and I was an Automatic transmission Technician For Ford. SO I THOUGHT I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING.[:@] Wrong again, so I asked one of my front end technicians what he thought. In a real car I would say the gear box is slipping teeth. So I drove home thinking hmm. I did have two servo savers, open my box up and pull out the servo saver and it is a 6 point servo. So I pull the servo out and guess what? There is a 12 or 24 point servo saver on a 6 point servo. So that solves the mystery about why ever time I hit anything my tires would be out. SO YES I FEEL STUPID. [X(]
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Originally Posted by lvblueyedboy View Post
Well I figured out my steering problem. I am a Service Manager at a Ford Dealership and I was an Automatic transmission Technician For Ford. SO I THOUGHT I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING.[:@] Wrong again, so I asked one of my front end technicians what he thought. In a real car I would say the gear box is slipping teeth. So I drove home thinking hmm. I did have two servo savers, open my box up and pull out the servo saver and it is a 6 point servo. So I pull the servo out and guess what? There is a 12 or 24 point servo saver on a 6 point servo. So that solves the mystery about why ever time I hit anything my tires would be out. SO YES I FEEL STUPID. [X(]
Mine does the same thing and its so annoying... so how did you fix it...? I dont understand what you mean about 12 point saver on a 6 point servo... Im about to just take my servo saver off at this point....
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Originally Posted by lvblueyedboy View Post
Well I figured out my steering problem. I am a Service Manager at a Ford Dealership and I was an Automatic transmission Technician For Ford. SO I THOUGHT I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING.[:@] Wrong again, so I asked one of my front end technicians what he thought. In a real car I would say the gear box is slipping teeth. So I drove home thinking hmm. I did have two servo savers, open my box up and pull out the servo saver and it is a 6 point servo. So I pull the servo out and guess what? There is a 12 or 24 point servo saver on a 6 point servo. So that solves the mystery about why ever time I hit anything my tires would be out. SO YES I FEEL STUPID. [X(]
I feel like if I turn the wheels by hand the saver flexes so much that the servo barely moves but if I stick a wrench on the screw and turn it, its precise and you can hear the gears turn the whole way... so your saying to get a different saver....?
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I guess that he has solved the problem. It is an old topic

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