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Old 07-21-2008, 07:20 AM   #21
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I can honestly say that the LOSI truck is really awesome. it's extremely durable.

One thing that has helped me (thanks to Justin from the Glenwood track) is the use of the end point adjustment on the controller. I mention this because as far as I know, the speed T is very fast. which usually translates to very slow lap time initially.

here's what had happened.

I walked back to the pits after my first qualifier and realized that my buggy had too much something and was wheeling down the straight. I was thinking of adding more weight, or changing something on my setup.

Justin suggested that I turn down my endpoint on the controller.

in a nutshell, I suggest that you start off with the endpoint (to a lower top speed setting. ie: 65% of full speed) so that your son is able to make a few laps without needing assistance from a marshal.

once that's done, start turning it up.

hope this helps!

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Old 07-22-2008, 09:58 PM   #22
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You're right the truck is extremely fast and the first run my son was doing wheelies like crazy. JB at Fastcats suggested that I loosen the slipper a little bit and it made a huge difference. The truck still has plenty of speed when you need it but when he hit the throttle it smoothly took off.

I didn't get much run time myself since my son's truck steering servo broke a gear and I swapped it with mine so he could drive. Looking for a servo upgrade any suggestions?
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:51 AM   #23
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find a few used ones with metal gears. also check to see if your servo saver is loose enough. that was probably because of it being too tight.

also running the slipper a bit looser is good. turning down the end point is also very good in terms of learning driving skills.

get some empty pop bottles and fill them with about 1/3 water and cap them tight.

use 4-6 of these to make a course wherever you run. this will start to train the eye in depth perception. and if you make a mistake, there should be just enough water in the bottles to make them stay put but not cause the rc car to break if it hits it!!

try this one out, it's awesome.

and if you're going to build a jump, try and get the landing to be on grass. much more forgiving :KABOOM:
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