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Old 10-23-2012, 10:33 AM
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Default Servos help.

I have a Maverick Blackout MT V2.

I was testing out the steering with a fully charged battery. The car is still on carpet. As I turn either side I can hear the servo whining trying to get the wheels back to the centre. Also as I turned the steering either fully left or right I can hear the servo making noise once more as if it's trying to move past more than it can.

Please can someone help me with this?

Another question I have is I am yet to run in the engine, I would really like to fire it up and just go back and forth and turn a little in the living room at a very slow pace. Is it okay to do this and then use the remaining fuel outdoors at a later time for example a week or 2?

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-23-2012, 10:47 AM
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RTR servo's are junk! Noises are the motor and gears stressing to turn and return to center. Even with that said, I do not believe it's good to turn the wheels with the truck not moving or wheels not suspended.

Run in the living room? I like the smell of 2 stroke but not in a confined area like inside! Unless you live in a mansion and your living room is big enough to play soccer in?

When letting it sit, just drain the gas into your gas can.
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Default RE: Servos help.

Thanks for the reply.

What's a easy way to drain it, the only way I can think of is putting the truck on it's side which will be a real pain. What happens if you let the petrol stay in the tank for a number of days/weeks?
Old 10-23-2012, 12:07 PM
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The easiest way to drain is with a big funnel. You shouldn't run that two-stroke motor inside due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Get rid of those stock servos and get good ones from Hitec, Turnigy, Savox, etc...
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Thanks for the reply.

What's a easy way to drain it, the only way I can think of is putting the truck on it's side which will be a real pain. What happens if you let the petrol stay in the tank for a number of days/weeks?
The gasoline will be fine sitting. I've never had an issue with the fuel sitting in my truck for long periods of time but people tell me I shouldn't so I passed that along to you. When I do something that is wrong or frowned on, I don't advise others to do it. My Nutech has been sitting for going on 3 weeks waiting for parts and there is gas in it and I GUARANTEE it'll start in 3-4 pulls!!!

P.s. the Nutech parts are available, just no funds this month!
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Default RE: Servos help.

Thanks for the replies guys. I do have a another question which is off topic, I really hope someone can help.

I need to see a a picture of where the diff out drive cups are located on my Maverick Blackout so I can measure them and get a retainer ring made.

Also I'd like to know what steps I need to take in order to mesh mod the crankcase with pictures if possible, thanks.
Old 10-24-2012, 05:48 AM
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here is a pic of the rear wheel drive cup this is a redcat rampage mt but they'er the same truck

front center diff cup

rear of center diff cup

front wheel drive cup

Old 10-26-2012, 03:35 AM
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Default RE: Servos help.

Thanks for the pics, I've heard pins have a tendency to come out. Can you tell me where to come out from if you know?

Thanks.
Old 10-30-2012, 01:21 PM
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the pins come out of the ends of the dog bones we take a punch and knock the pins out then use a center punch to put punch marks in the center all the way around the pin and then we use 209 green loctite on the pin and put them back in the dog bone

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