KK's Formal Hello to All!

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I just took the rear-steer off my terminator, and I still had the stock stops in place. It tracked well, but just had too much rear steer. I would say he's going to want about half of what stock is for what he's doing. Might be tricky dialing that in at the servo though.

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I really have no ideal I would have to take them off also the 1/14 semis use a small ball also you might be able to pick up some on the bay .
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SFC K wrote:That is sweet! Love the pictures and the bump stops on the rear axle for steering. Never seen that before...most want more steering but I could see why on the straights. How does it perform like that?

How do you like the deans parallel connector? I have one but never used it. :)
I definitely like the "more" steering I get from 4WS, but I just don't need as much as I'm getting. Limiting helps with straight aways and allows me to hit jumps square.

I haven't tried the Deans parallel connector yet. That'll be this coming weekend. :thumbsup:

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andymac0035 wrote:I just took the rear-steer off my terminator, and I still had the stock stops in place. It tracked well, but just had too much rear steer. I would say he's going to want about half of what stock is for what he's doing. Might be tricky dialing that in at the servo though.
Half of stock would be nice. I think I get more steering from the back from the tires making the saver's spring flex. So I need to experiment to find the sweet spot.

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I see a red servo saver on the back there...not sure what one you have.
Try a kimbrough #124 servo saver (black). It's for an 1/8 scale monster truck, best servo saver I've ever tried.
Also, use some double sided tape to help hold your servo from rocking in it's mounts.
I did that and it worked, my truck was tracking really well, I just got tired of the oversteer I was getting...I'd go too far, and then over-correct.... :roll:

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first up...........Brushed/NiMH vs Brushed/LiPO

THE LONG JUMP TEST: 8ft runway, unlimited tries, record longest distance.

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11x2 Trinity Speedgems, EVX-2, ONYX 3000mAh NiMH
LONGEST DISTANCE: 7FT -> First flag marker
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11x2 Trinity Speedgems, EVX-2, SPC 5400mAh 2S2P LiPO
LONGEST DISTANCE: 9FT -> Easily put 2ft of distance on the previous jump. It could go further, but the truck now pulls a 1-2" wheelie on take off and takes away from planting the power down. Regardless, I simply love the LiPO powah!
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And now some fun.......
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I continued to have fun and push the distance, height, and mid-air leveling and well I had some carnage. :explosion: Clod day was over until I could fix it.
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I first thought I lost a wheel barrel nut, but I came to find out that my rear, driver's side knuckle came apart! :censored: All four bolts backed out and let the knuckle come apart. Its a pretty cheesy connection. 4 really short M3 screws hold it together and once they back out they are lost forever. I have a plan that should take care of it. :thumbsup:
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Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I had planned on doing a straight away speed run but I am gonna have to get better at that. Ha! :explosion:

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Nicely done! :thumbsup:

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andymac0035 wrote:Nicely done! :thumbsup:
Thanks. I thought you'd enjoy the carnage! :mrgreen:

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Here is my fixed knuckle. I used 10mm long M3 fasteners backed by nylon locknuts. This sucker ain't comin' apart!

All four knuckles are setup like this now.

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Looks good! :thumbsup:

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Nice video action and i was laughing at the pillows. in the last one where you were knocking them down. :lol:


On the speed run video; all I can say is you might want to get a camera man. :mrgreen: :wink:
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Envy. That's all I gotta say :lol:
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Thanks guys. I can't wait to do the brushless setup videos. I wonder how many feet past 9ft it'll go?

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Get bigger pillows...... :lol: ....... :shock: ....... :explosion: