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Old 09-19-2011, 09:10 AM
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Default RE: I.D. PLEASE - Fun Factor...Exact model?

Thanks for the offers!

I actually thought i needed some steering parts (i am new to the terms so bear with me). The servo saver/ post / and associated parts were really mushy, and the the wheels would not turn. I took it aprt and cleaned it all off, had to shave some knicks of of the aluminium post to allow the plastic "something" bell to spin freely.It still does not have a really tight turning radius, but turns well now (at least i can drive it) It was a blast! Except....

My son took control, he was doing great...being very cautious, easing his way into it. Suddenly, the throttle opened up al the way, the car screamed in a straight line towards a solid concrete wall, and BLAM - full frontal collision.
He lost control of the radio (AM 27MHz)!
We were not even that far from the car, but the interference opened the throttle servo ALL THE WAY until it was stuck. The front metal skid plate on the bottom bent, and the post (what is that called?) that runs from the front to rear wheels also bent.I took the set screws out of the end of that post on either side, and that freed up the rear wheels.The poor kid thinks he did it, i actually had to convince him it was not his fault.

After that, and with the camber being a little out of whack, we went through 5 tankfuls of fun. I am happy that i got it used, and am able to ease the boys into the hobby that we had to fix, runs excellent, and can apparently take a real beating.

One thing is curious, while i was performing off the ground tests, i di not notice that this was four AWD, as just the back wheels were turning. Is it a four wheel drive car?