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Carl888

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  1. It’s the one next to battery pack.
  2. Hi all, sorry to be a pain. Just need an answer to something. In the instructions it seems to suggest you should remove the screws placed in the image below. Am I reading this wrongly as I’ve not taken them out and it seems fine?
  3. Hi, just tried to shorten it. Can’t get a sweet spot. It seems to then as I use the car it seems to lose that position.
  4. So I’ve reset the servo again and the car doesn’t like to reverse consistently. I can trim it, but then throttle forwards doesn’t work at full. I’ve taken a picture of both situations without the motor connected.
  5. I did have power on for sure because I was using the remote to test the throttle. It does seem to centre. But whereas before if I engaged full forward throttle the contacts went beyond the plate it has to touch, now when I reverse the same thing happens with the reverse contact. Sorry I don’t really know the descriptions.
  6. I think I’d like to keep the body for nostalgia. I’ve added some pictures of it. I guess I had it early/mid 90’s from new. Also added the broken arm at the front I referred to.
  7. Evening. So I cleaned the car as best I could this evening. Particularly the throttle servo and components. I then went ahead and disconnected the motor. I connected the battery and ensured the remote was able to operate both the steering and throttle servos. Both worked, but I noticed that when engaged the rod that comes from the servo pushed the contacts beyond the plates that engage the forward throttle. It was however no longer sticking. When released it didn’t centre, rather it kept the throttle forward due to this. I removed the rod and servo attachement and tried to realign them. This temporarily resolved the issue. But after 10 mins of use the car will now not reverse. I assume the contacts aren’t meeting in reverse this time. As this hasn’t cost me a penny at the moment I was hoping I could keep it that way. So could anyone offer any reason as to why after centring the servo it has lost this caliberation, only in reverse? Otherwise, the car drives fine. Although I will be after some hop ups, a rear bumper (cracked), and the part that the rods at the front of the car connect to, behind the bumper as one of the self tapping holes has sheared off. Is it worth sanding and repainting this shell? Thanks all
  8. I’ll try and get a minute to check this stuff later today. Thanks.
  9. It goes to full power and stays there. I’m pretty confident that the controller is fine.
  10. Thanks for the advice. I just retried that battery in the LB and SBF and worked in one but not the other?
  11. Thanks for your advice. I’ll try those things tomorrow and report back. I’m not adverse to changing parts but if I don’t need to then I’d prefer that. I have got the silver can from my LB, I assume that’ll fit straight onto this car?
  12. Thanks for your reply. I did turn on the controller first. I remember that used to sometimes be an issue.
  13. I’m sorry for my ignorance but what is an Xtal? I am using the original handset to control it. So it’s the one I used all those years ago. That shows power going into it as it has one of those old battery gauges. Thanks.
  14. I’m not bothered about the vintage look just want it to work so my little boy can enjoy it. Thanks for your help. Could there be an issue with the battery I tested with? I’ve put it back in the LB and it works in that.
  15. Hi all, I was hoping someone could tell me some things to check on my old super Blackfoot. Basically, when I first connected the battery from my new LB and turned the SBF on it accelerated full throttle, got very hot and I had to turn it off at the battery switch. At that point I hadn’t touched the receiver at all. Since then I have tried again after taking the top cover off, and disconnecting the motor. Now there’s nothing at all. Reconnected the motor and still nothing. I was hoping that a bit of grease on the old servo might solve it as it could have seized etc. But nothing. I have a silver can motor spare from the LB, is it possible to just replace the servo etc for more modern equivalents - whilst retaining the remainder of the car? Thanks, Carl
  16. Yeah I think overall it’s improved the handling. It’s just such a hard ride now, vs the springing stock look. I guess I was hoping it’d soak up more bumps, but be more stable in harsh cornering. Maybe I’m looking for it to be too balanced. Would a LiPo battery improve the speed of the LB? If so what should I look for please? Thanks.
  17. Awesome thanks. I tried the LB tonight just on a tarmac road. I think the combination of oil shocks and foamed tyres have almost made it too hard of a ride. At one point as the rear wheels went over the drop kerb the car did a front flip and landed on its roof?!? If using foamed tyres, should I reduce the suspension hardness? Thanks.
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