6X6 Steering

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6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:33 am

hey guys looking for some help dealing with an all steer setup on a 6X6...I believe I need a Y reversing servo connector correct?

how would I connect it on the rear axles allowing them to turn the opposite direction than the front


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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by charliechristmas58 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:40 am

There used to be a y connector that you could get off of e-bay that did that for you .
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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by vwjuice » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:45 am

Get a standard y harness and then bend the tabs to remove the red and white wires from the connector going too the rear servos. Plug them back in but in the opposite hole they came out of. Should then have the rear one switched.
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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:46 am

Don't do that!
You'll fry the servo......ask me how I know..... #-o

From what I understand, you need to re-wire stuff inside a servo on the board itself to do that.
Some servo's are also opposite in direction. If I remember right airtronics and Hi-Tec are like that.

Reversing the linkage itself is the cheapest way, getting a better radio is the better way.

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:10 am

so I still need a y connector right?


I'll be using an airtronics vg6000 radio



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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:18 am

CLODZ_72_2003 wrote:so I still need a y connector right?


I'll be using an airtronics vg6000 radio



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I don't think you need one at all. I just did a little looking and reading......
If I understand things right, that's a 6-channel radio?......and it looks like it allows channel mixing.

I'm just making an educated guess here, but I bet you could put servos on all 3 axles and adjust your settings/mixing to run them all any which way you want.... and swap from normal steering to crab steering on the fly too.

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by 6x6_BigDollars » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:44 pm

OR YOU CAN HOOL IT LIKE A STOCK TRUCK AND THEN HOOK IN ANOTHER

HALF OF A TRUCK AND BUY THE ALUM PARTS FROM BRETT USE A 1/4 SCALE

SERVO IN THE MIDDLE


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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by JKRacing37 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Here is a reversing Y harness on Tower:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXAMEF&P=7

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by SFC K » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:05 pm

JKRacing37 wrote:Here is a reversing Y harness on Tower:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXAMEF&P=7
Just added that to my wish list... 8)
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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:27 am

gonna sound like a newb here but how would that tiger reverse work?

both rear servos connect to it?


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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:50 am

I would think you'd have to add a normal Y-harness to the reversing lead.
I don't know how well that would work.... I wouldn't do it.

Why not just use your radio to do it all?.... You have 6 channels...right?

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:09 am

Ok small change in plans......using a 4 channel radio instead of a 6 channel......

Any thoughts..

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:15 am

If it allows channel mixing, you sould still be all set, you may need to use a y-harness just make the 2 rear servo's stay the same, but other than that, I think your good to go.

Oh..... might need a stronger BEC or maybe an RX pack if these are hi-powered servo's.

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:47 am

Th radio I am using is the one that was included in the RC4WD worminator kit.....It has its own toggle switch by the handle, so I would think I could be able to do a dual servo setup

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:59 am

I say hook it all up and experiment. :)

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