New Throttle servo rod set up

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New Throttle servo rod set up

Post by CRSMP5 » Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:29 pm

Well after being fed up with how porly the throttel servo set up works and after buying a buggy came up with the parts to use to build a buggy style set up on the savage..

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Ofna 10724

they make other colors too
yellow 10721
pink 10722
orange 10723
purpal 10725

the set up takes about 15min to complete, i give it a 1 out of 10 on the hard to easy scale, cost is like 8$

you have to drill 1 hole, there is a casting mark in the brake arm the right size to drill even!
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i did a boo boo here the bolt needs to be turned upside down or it HITS the TVP.. but thats how the piece looks on the servo arm.. thats the hardest part.. the bolt is even supplied in the servo kit..



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thats how the set up looks on the servo at rest, i used the 2 extra set screw clamps on the brake rod, much better adjustment over the plastic nut thinggy, the 2nd one closer to the roll bar is set so if the brakes were to lock into the on position, when full throttle given it will unlock the brakes..

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thats what the set up looks like in braking position.. note how the throttle spring shrinks down to size to prevent servo lock up...

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thats what full throttle looks like..

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the kit supplys a long rod, and ball end with a ball and nut also, the rod needs a slight bend, nothing major, and the ball and nut fits thru the stock hole..

i will be testing this out this weekend also, along with the GMP 51t spur gear, in the last pic, but so far i expect it to work much better than the stock set up, i no longer have a sloppy throttle position on my servo, it seems to feel better on the brakes too, but testing will tell..
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Post by sfgascott » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:10 pm

Nice work CRS! I have seen some people asking about a set-up like this.

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Post by MetalMan » Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:18 am

nice,
after getting my Savage a couple weeks ago i was looking at how it was all setup. and that is the first thing i tried to do as that is how my RS4 is setup and i like it that way. After digging thru all my parts i found i did not have enough stuff to do it. :x

So now you have made it easier, thank you.
but first i must do something with my steering. something funky happened yesterday when i hit a piece of cement slab. haha
never a good thing.

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Post by CRSMP5 » Fri Jun 13, 2003 6:55 am

well i have a steering servo upright saver set upon its way to me also.. for some reason the one i orders, they keep telling me is on back order even though TOWER has it and 2 other alternatives.. so i went to LHS yesterday stating this so should have it very soon..
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Post by oarie » Fri Jun 13, 2003 5:23 pm

CRS, I ordered the blue and purple sets but only a couple of each so we can see how much of a demand there is for it. Looks like a good mod. 8)

I have shipped many orders to Canada and have had only a couple of people surprised about being charged brokerage fees and duty taxes applied upon delivery. I know nothing about these fees which Canada imposes on imported goods other than the fact that they exist. Our shopping cart system will calculate the shipping costs but will not calculate fees specific to the country where the items are being shipped. I believe such fees only apply to orders over $20. There may be some instances where it might be worth while to place multiple orders to keep them under $20 each, I'm not quite sure.
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Post by Signata » Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:06 pm

Top tip..!!!

But as somebody else said purple is faster...

I'll go with the purple (#10725) Ofna kit.

thanks guys, keep up the good work.

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Post by CRSMP5 » Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:45 am

tested the set up today.... i give it a A+++++ i actually had good brakes again

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Post by newbie_101 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:37 pm

Are you going to be bringing the kit to the SC store?

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Post by CRSMP5 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:52 pm

oarie Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 5:23 pm Post subject: Re: New Throttle servo rod set up

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CRS, I ordered the blue and purple sets but only a couple of each so we can see how much of a demand there is for it. Looks like a good mod.



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Post by dollerbill1978 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:40 pm

whats the part no. on that spur gear
and where cam i get it??

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Post by CRSMP5 » Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:11 pm

UPDATE: 7-26-03

well for savage #2 I came into a delema of LHS being out of th eofna set up.. so after poking around thru his hooks.. i found another will work example, the OFNA is way better (thicker rod, stronger spring, and taperes stops), but this costs a buck less for the buget minded.. Traxxas #5168 slide carb linkage set.. like 6$ only avaliable in shiny aluminum fo rthe bling factor :D

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the silver thing thru the servo arm is included along with 4 of the set screw stoppers.. BUT IMO, i feel the ofna is worth the extra buck..

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Post by sfgascott » Sun Aug 10, 2003 2:12 pm

You guys have inspired me to fix my linkage as well. :D

I used Traxxas #5168 2.5 Linkage kit
OFNA #10701 Linkage sliders, yellow
Dynamite #DYN2531 Aluminum Servo Arm:FUT Black

Thanks for posting this guys! It works great! 8)

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Post by CRSMP5 » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:01 pm

O has gotten parts for this conversion in the store.. i went and added links in the above articles for the pieces he has..

he also has the slider linkage kit in purpal if you do not want to use yellwo or blue..

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Post by sfgascott » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:39 pm

After you do this mod, you might want to take a look at this thread on how to properly adjust your new linkage set up. http://www.savage-central.com/modules.p ... ic&t=45250

Also, it has some pics of my set up which is very similar, but uses a Traxxas T-Maxx linkage kit.

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