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Old 03-07-2009, 06:24 PM
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Default RE: RUN AWAY car stories

Back in about 2001ish I had a t-max. I put a throttle return spring on it, and figured since the spring closed the throttle, I didn't need the collar on the servo arm that closed the throttle when you let off... Well it worked fine for a few months, till one day driving in a semi wooded property at a firends house, I let one of my friends drive it.. He handed the controller back and blipped the throttle at idle to clear it, and it took of screaming across the lot, hitting a tree, , it flew up in the air and landed upside down at full throttle... and ran over and pluged the exhaust. An inspection found the throttle return spring had broken, and when I blipped the throttle, the throttle stayed open.... doh