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Old Feb 03, 2015, 10:43 PM
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Any advise on a better steering servo, I'm running fpv in the house and tracking straight is critical. Also my stock metal pinion gear is toast, any bullet proof solutions?

Thanks
As far as steering servo check out this post:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=223

He uses this servo: (they have them in multiple warehouse locations also)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...sec_0_8kg.html

I've got this servo for mine a long time ago and it's still working great.
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 11:49 PM
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As far as steering servo check out this post:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=223

He uses this servo: (they have them in multiple warehouse locations also)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...sec_0_8kg.html

I've got this servo for mine a long time ago and it's still working great.
Thanks finguz. I'm going to order that servo.
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Old Feb 06, 2015, 10:06 AM
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Just as a quick expression of interest would any body like to buy all of my micro rock crawler gear? Both my heavily modified trail trekker and even more modded redcat sumo/Reely rock crawler. I have probably spent around $1000 for everything I have, but I just want $250 for the lot.

Both crawlers have been well respected and maintained, and are modified to perfection. They both however need a small brushed ESC and your favourite RX.

Let me know if you are interested

Lots of pictures, vids and info on them over here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1950490
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 04:10 PM
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well, it seems to take longer to discharge the battery than charge it. for whatever that is worth.
This means that if you have two batteries you can drive until something breaks instead of until your batteries are dead. Discharge one, put it on the charger and its ready to go before the second one runs out.
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 09:41 PM
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Has anyone else had an issue with the brushless motors? I just installed the brushless conversion; the pinion was pressed all the way to the can and it wouldn't even make contact with the spur. After looking closer I noticed that the motor shaft is easily moved in and out. As you run it, the shaft moves in while driving forward and out while driving in reverse. I just picked this up from the LHS after having the specially order it for me.
I'll call Horizon tomorrow, but curious if this has happened to anyone else.
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 09:53 PM
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Has anyone else had an issue with the brushless motors? I just installed the brushless conversion; the pinion was pressed all the way to the can and it wouldn't even make contact with the spur. After looking closer I noticed that the motor shaft is easily moved in and out. As you run it, the shaft moves in while driving forward and out while driving in reverse. I just picked this up from the LHS after having the specially order it for me.
I'll call Horizon tomorrow, but curious if this has happened to anyone else.
I had my motor shaft do the same thing. Horizon should make everything right for you.

They aren't the best motors, another reported weak point is the 3 motor wires fail where they exit the motor can but I haven't had this problem so far with the two motors I've had.

You could try to pull the shaft out and put some red threadlocker on the shaft and push it back in, making sure not to get any into the bearings. I did this and I've still been using the same motor ever since, maybe I just got lucky with the rotor reattaching to the shaft again.
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the pinion was pressed all the way to the can and it wouldn't even make contact with the spur. After looking closer I noticed that the motor shaft is easily moved in and out. As you run it, the shaft moves in while driving forward and out while driving in reverse.
On some small motors you need to press something against the other end of the shaft, while pressing on a pinion, otherwise it pushes the bushes out of place. I've pushed the back out of a couple of pager motors doing it.
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Old Mar 09, 2015, 10:15 AM
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Has anyone else had an issue with the brushless motors? I just installed the brushless conversion; the pinion was pressed all the way to the can and it wouldn't even make contact with the spur. After looking closer I noticed that the motor shaft is easily moved in and out. As you run it, the shaft moves in while driving forward and out while driving in reverse. I just picked this up from the LHS after having the specially order it for me.
I'll call Horizon tomorrow, but curious if this has happened to anyone else.
Yes I had the same issue on the brushless conversion kit. Called HH support, the motor was discontinued last year the tech sent me the motor out of one of their office cars. There is a dynamite replacement motor. Call them they will make it right.
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