6X6 Steering

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:09 am

andymac0035 wrote:I say hook it all up and experiment. :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I guess theres one way...LOL


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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:35 pm

Ok, got my two CPE servos and plugged them in....one channel seems to turn more than the other....

Any thoughts?

Also thinking a y servo harness will work best

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:07 pm

Well adj that channel
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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:18 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote:Well adj that channel

Need to figure this radio out

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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:56 am

I have had my radio for 3 years and i still dont know how it works :)
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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:46 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote:I have had my radio for 3 years and i still dont know how it works :)

Yeah I know the feeling....Electronics is not my strong suit...This coming from a PC technician graduate... :oops: :lol: :oops:


this is the radio that comes with the worminator.....It does not comes with 4 wheel steering right out of the box, so I would think I would have to reset the esc to accommodate the other servos even though it is picking them up but not turning completely.. The controls look very basic and does not really say how to adjust the other two servos


Anyone familiar with this radio?

http://rockycountry.com/product/Electro ... 0Radio.pdf



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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:55 pm

ok just realized something the radio is a 3 channel radio but comes with a 4 channel receiver :?: :?: :?: .....I also see that apparently I need an EPA adjuster

http://store.rc4wd.com/Volts-Universal- ... _1441.html


is there another option?


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Re: 6X6 Steering

Post by weeb_beano » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:42 am

Hi there, I just saw this thread.
The answer to this is pretty simple to get good claw steering with a 6WD- but might need a little bit of trial and error as I am not familiar with Airtronics radio systems- the end answer is still the same though.

I use Futaba, and I found out by accident that Hitec servos spin in the opposite direction as Futaba ones.
This eliminates the need for servo reversers which usually have low current limits- and LAG!.
This also eliminates the need to reverse the servo linkage or flipping the servo upside down.
You can group all the servos together in a Y-harness (with 3-splits... make one yourself by modifying two 2-split units).
Just match everything up color to color (positive, negative, PWM) and you're good to go.

Also you DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT to reverse any cable polarities with a Y-harness. This will accomplish nothing but misery. You will fry equipment doing that.

If you're adventurous and want insane torque- use quarter scale servos and send the positive and negative leads directly to a 7.2V stick pack. Then take the lone PWM wire and send that to the receiver by itself. You will now have the servos drawing straight from the stick pack, without going through a BEC or through the limited amperage available in the radio gear bus.

So my answer is this- see if you can get your hands on a Futaba or Hitec servo- or any brand which isn't the same as what you are using now and just plug it in. If the servo spins the reverse direction from your AirT gear, then you are in luck. My normal setup is a pair of Futaba servos in the mid and rear axles, followed by a Hitec up front.

Good luck!

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