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Old 03-05-2007, 11:31 PM
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When I flip up on on the radio trigger for the brake, it's a good second or 2 before it engages and it doesn't brake that hard. Is this normal?
Old 03-06-2007, 12:27 AM
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Default RE: Warhead braking?

Check the linkage and how it moves make sure nothing is binding or the servo horn is hitting something. With the engine off and the truck/radio on roll it, hit the brakes and see what happens. Add a piece of fuel tubing behind the servo horn like in this pic. You might have to adjust the linkage also.

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When I flip up on on the radio trigger for the brake, it's a good second or 2 before it engages and it doesn't brake that hard. Is this normal?
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:14 AM
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Is that your truck? If so where did you get all those hex heads, i want them! I hate philips heads!
Old 03-06-2007, 08:25 AM
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you can get them on ebay for about $20 or so.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Duratrax-Warhead-...QQcmdZViewItem
Old 03-06-2007, 08:55 AM
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I noticed that your brake rod(going from servo to brakes) is curved. Mine is too. Is it supposed to be on the Warheads? Thought maybe mine was bent.
Old 03-06-2007, 11:48 AM
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Default RE: Warhead braking?

the bent rod is correct.
I added a high torque digital servo and WOW do I get good brakes, I can easily flip it on it's 2 front wheels when I hit the brakes, I would hightly recomend swapping out servo's. my original servo acctually went bad and I blew up my engine, it starting acting funny like I was getting interferance, i ignored it and tried one more run and it stuck wide open and their went the engine. My guess is the stock servo really doesn't have enough torque for the brakes and I now get longer battery life also since the servo does not strain under normal use. I had a cheap tower digi high torque servo on hand and it works 10x better.
Old 03-06-2007, 12:12 PM
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Do you have a part # or link for that servo? thanks
Old 03-06-2007, 02:05 PM
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sorry I don't have the # of servo I have, it is one I just had on hand, but any high torque servo would be good, preferably something with about 100oz of torque or more, but you could use anything with more then 80oz, I beleive the stock servo is closer to 50 oz but i don't have the specs. i would maybe look for a hitec servo, i would probably not buy a digital one but just a ball bearing high torque 615 maybe which has 106 oz torque, a digital will probably be faster but don't think the added cost is needed.
Old 03-06-2007, 10:32 PM
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i thought you meant "breaking", never mind!

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