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Well pretty much yesterday i get my truck allready to go out and bash, do a quick check with my servo's, take the Savage outside, turn the power button on the controller on and........ no light.

Had Brand new batteries too! I just put them in because i left the controller on the last time i used it. So immediatly i grab my friends T-Maxx Radio controller and swap the batteries.... What ya know it has power.

So Now i need to buy a Radio Controller, i dont race with my Savage i just bash. Is there one someone can reccommend to me. Maybe i will buy a used one off ebay.

Thanks. But this sucks, because i just got it running since last year, and i put a bunch of parts in to it already and now this........................
 

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$25 will get you a never used HPI 2 channel Savage controller to your door. I installed a 2.4 system when I got the car.
 

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I would recommend at least going fm. Way less glitching.
 

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UPDATE: I dont know, they where cheap batteries, they feel almost a tiny bit like 1/8th inch too smaller then brand name batteries, I didnt buy them i got them from the kitchen, but i took the batteries out of my buddys Radio controller, put them back in my Radio...... Guess what................. it now works again. Strange!

so With FM do you need digital servo's? i just beat on mine in the winter and it will get wet, so I'm not throwing alot of money in to it..... can't believe how much i already have lol. Thanks for all the replys, can't believe it works now. Sorry if it was a waste
 

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UPDATE: I dont know, they where cheap batteries, they feel almost a tiny bit like 1/8th inch too smaller then brand name batteries, I didnt buy them i got them from the kitchen, but i took the batteries out of my buddys Radio controller, put them back in my Radio...... Guess what................. it now works again. Strange!

so With FM do you need digital servo's? i just beat on mine in the winter and it will get wet, so I'm not throwing alot of money in to it..... can't believe how much i already have lol. Thanks for all the replys, can't believe it works now. Sorry if it was a waste



The reciever you will need comes with that auction.
 

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The reciever you will need comes with that auction.

How much of a difference is it going to FM? Do i need to change my servo's to get them to work with the reciever?
 

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here is a shameless plug...
check out the for sale section.
i have a xs3 FM radio for sale. don't let the price scare u, its negotiable
 

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here is a shameless plug...
check out the for sale section.
i have a xs3 FM radio for sale. don't let the price scare u, its negotiable

? i can't go in the for sale section I'm not a supporting member yet.

and whats a shameless plug?
 

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You can go in the sale section and buy, you just can't sell...

Shameless plug means he is promoting his own stuff for sale...
 

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? i can't go in the for sale section I'm not a supporting member yet.

and whats a shameless plug?
He is saying his input is shameless.....but with FM yes, you can use (standard) analog servos. I like FM a lot better than AM. Especially here in Okinawa I get a lot of glitching. I went to 2.4, never a problem since. Glad your controller is back up and going though. That is one way to rain on the 'ol parade.
 

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You get what you pay for. AM usually comes with the car...2 channel. You can step up to 3 channel if you want reverse. Then you can go to FM for more reliability and less chance of glitching. Next up is a computer FM radio for better control and easier adjustments. Top of the line is a no crystal 2.4 GhZ computer radio. They will all work with the standard servos.
Step up as far as what you need. Glad to hear you got yours working.
 

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Thanks, well the only problem i really have is my steering servo is probly not strong enough, when my truck sits on a carpet and i try to make it turn, it doesn't have enough torque. I also think that under acceleration the servo isnt strong enough to keep the steering max'd to the right or left. When i try to bust out some donuts in the snow it doesn't do a very good one, only in one direction it does ok ones. But i only bash with it anyways i still have fun

But what i use this thing for i probly dont need anything but a stronger servo for my steering.
 

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