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Old 2016.12.07, 01:24 PM   #46
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steering issue

DMALMAD, i'm so glad this thread got started, I've been searching all over for resources about the BZ. I've had mine running for a couple months now but the steering is constantly giving me trouble, it doesn't seem to want to return to center, I have all atomic parts including the metal gear digital servo, metal steering cranks and steering blocks. I've double checked to make sure the steering moves freely without any sticking.

I'm curious if others have seen this issue or have suggestions on what might help.

I only found that extreme, and i mean extreme toe out helps stabilize it a little but it still doesn't fix the issue or make it a truly drive-able car.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 2016.12.07, 06:01 PM   #47
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DMALMAD, i'm so glad this thread got started, I've been searching all over for resources about the BZ. I've had mine running for a couple months now but the steering is constantly giving me trouble, it doesn't seem to want to return to center, I have all atomic parts including the metal gear digital servo, metal steering cranks and steering blocks. I've double checked to make sure the steering moves freely without any sticking.

I'm curious if others have seen this issue or have suggestions on what might help.

I only found that extreme, and i mean extreme toe out helps stabilize it a little but it still doesn't fix the issue or make it a truly drive-able car.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I had the same issue, the floating servo mount screws, after some time get sloppy and the servo mount will move in both directions. I chased this down and ended up Shoe Gooing the servo to the chassis. Solved the problem.
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Old 2016.12.07, 09:22 PM   #48
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I had the same issue, the floating servo mount screws, after some time get sloppy and the servo mount will move in both directions. I chased this down and ended up Shoe Gooing the servo to the chassis. Solved the problem.
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thanks, I'll verify the servo doesn't move, at first glance it looks like it has some slop so I'll give that some focus, I also have a new servo to try in case it's a servo issue.
I'll repost after I get some time to mess with it
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Old 2016.12.17, 06:33 PM   #49
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I also think you're onto something, I have the same issues, and the servo does move although I tighten it down all I dare, I even put threadlock on the screws goin into aluminium.

I got the tip, put on a plastic, not lexan body, it will keep the steering more protected from impacts


I still have to test the BZ using a hard plastic body.
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update: I had some slop in the steering servo and couldn't find shoe goo, so I used a little hot glue and that appears to have taken care of the centering issue. I'm still struggling with getting it to turn well, I have the adjustable aluminum knuckles and seems to have a little toe out to a lot of toe out not much in between or any toe in without cranking the links way out.
anyone else have a better setup for the steering that gets more steering out of it without a ton of toe out?
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update: I had some slop in the steering servo and couldn't find shoe goo, so I used a little hot glue and that appears to have taken care of the centering issue. I'm still struggling with getting it to turn well, I have the adjustable aluminum knuckles and seems to have a little toe out to a lot of toe out not much in between or any toe in without cranking the links way out.
anyone else have a better setup for the steering that gets more steering out of it without a ton of toe out?
First, I am sorry I haven't been very active on this thread as I have been very busy with school (just finished my first semester of college).

With that out of the way I didn't really like using the aluminum knuckles. If you notice they are the same design for the rear too while the plastic ones have a different design for the front than the rear. I think this is why it is difficult to setup your toe how you would like. I know some people that liked using them but I liked not having to mess with roll centers and everything to get the car to handle right so I always stuck with the plastic and I haven't ever broken one.
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Hey guys so I am now sponsored by Atomic and I thought I would post here to let you guys know that I will be spending a lot of time in the coming weeks testing setups and different option parts for the BZ chassis.
Is it possible for you to make a list what parts are useful to buy from the rcatomic website (as you're a sponsored driver ) when someone wants to get into 1:28 racing with a BZ 2017 evo chassis?

So I mean what tyres are useful/necessary to have (racing on rcp mini-z tracks), what rims (what offset) to use with the lexan body, what springs, shims, what grease for diff and dampeners etc etc.
Like a 'basic kit' that lets you start decently at the local track.
If you're not already into mini-z's it fairly confusing what to pick and what not to pick. I see loads of tyres with and without thread patterns, in different stiffnesses etc, shimming cv axles (what shims to use?) etc.

The electronics part I've figured out pretty much (I'm probably going to use adhfs, not asf, and found a small adhfs rx), but the other hardware is not so clear yet.
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