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Dec 16, 2009, 07:09 PM
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3:1 Gearboxes left is right, right is left!

Hi all,

Scratching my head here...just got an early christmas gift (I love my wife!!!)...Mato's 3:1 brass gearboxes for my HL Tiger and after I installed them, I ran into a bit of trouble.

It goes forward and reverse ok but when I flip the stick left, it turns right and when I flip it right, it turns left....never had this happen before. What can I do to fix this?

I tried reversing the plugs but forward is back and back becomes foward etc

Any help is much appreciated!

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Dec 16, 2009, 07:38 PM
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The wires are crossed on the motors, my KT had the same problem
Dec 16, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Fixed - Thanks Vipe

Thanks Vipe - works like a charm...lotsa power in those 3:1 gotta outfit my other tanks with those!!!
Dec 22, 2009, 11:36 AM
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How is the speed with the 3 to 1 setup? I looking to do the
same with my HL Tiger and my HL Bulldog. But the Bulldog
was a pretty fast tank in its day. I was thinking of upgrading
to a pair of 540s on it.
Dec 23, 2009, 06:59 AM
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Bit slower but more realistic

Compared to the stock metal gears I had the tank is slower but the power behind it is incredible! I was able to climb 45 degree angle like I was traversing flat I set up a test....made a ramp and the tank climbed a flight of 12 stairs like nothing...was at least 35 degree slope.

I don't mind the loss of the speed in this case but if it supposed to be a "fast"'ll definitely loose the effect.

Dec 23, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Thanks I don't mind the speed loss on the Tiger, but I'd like
to keep some of it on the Bulldog. They both need more pulling
power with the metal tracks and drives

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