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    did have prob this afternoon as i was mounting the parts on the Merv

    when i was done and tested it the motor did turn in the wrong direction so full throttle forward was backwards
    and back was forward
    did have a hard time figure out what and why >>>> ???????

    but reverse the setting of the throttle on the radio and now its all cool
    maybe with the experriment and not knowing with the servo i did change the throttle settings

    work a lot of hours today to correct all the stuff and test it and hope the rain will stay away this weekend

    so i can testdrive it and have some fun!
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    Bizarre, did you change the wiring to the motor connections? like reverse 2 of the 3 or something?? See if you now have a higher speed in reverse. Maybe you are going to want to do your speed runs in reverse only (you have a gyro now, so should be easy pesy right??)

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    I had to change 2 wires on every MMP combo I use. I agree with the other options will make you go faster in reverse than forward.

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    seems to me that doesnt matter since the castle link was set 100% forward & 100% reverse

    you guys have 50% backwards set in your set up! ???????

    BTW wich wires you did you guys change ?????
    i have red-red white white and black black
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    I'm running 50% reverse, but I'm a basher. I don't think it matters which wires you switch, just pick two and see if it changes how fast your forward is to your reverse.

    If you do find it is faster in reverse please take a video of a reverse speed run for me!!!

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    9. I’ve calibrated, but the car goes backwards with forward throttle.
    Make sure the green LED is showing when you give forward throttle. If it is, then just swap any two of the ESC to motor wires to reverse the rotation direction of the motor.

    If the ESC shows the red LED with forward throttle, you will need to reverse your throttle channel on your transmitter (via a micro switch, or within the programming of the radio) and recalibrate.

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    mo and the merv

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    Look at it this way: Cut a triangle shaped piece of paper and lay it down on the table. If you swap any pair of the corners of the triangle, you will see that you have to put the triangle upside down to do that. It doesnt matter which pair you swap.

    Things like brake strength, timing, and other directional stuff might get mixed up if you use the TX to change the direction. Just swap any pair of the wires and you will be fine.
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    HMMMMM did checked all today !!!

    update = did test the whole system this afternoon and you guys were right
    indeed the led was forward turning red and backwards green

    so

    i did set the transmitter to default again so the reverse stuff was gone
    then i tested it and servo and motor turn the wrong way

    then switched the wires white and black and tested the throttle and WHOOOOOOOO turned the good way forward and backwards
    and the led turn green forward and red backwards

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    the pics :


    the new servo



    the new one vs the stock one


    the new hitec servo



    problem 1 : the new servo was not fitting and has to do with the wires which are on the side and the stock is wired on top

    so had to pull of the top of the servo to get it in !!!

    solved !!!!
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    problem 2 :

    the servo arm

    the stock do not fit so i could order a losi arm or a other brand and wait another week

    i decided to go for custom with the stuff that came with the servo





    and again MR DREMEL became my good friend that day !!


    still ruff but it already fitted here


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    problem 3 :

    the servo was in reverse so did search a lot of movies on the tube and downloaded a very nice PDF file

    also noticed that the motor was turning reverse to i thought to be clever and also reverse the setting on the transmitter

    which is above reply : its not working that way



    one last time at the castle link to check



    and now some last minor details like rerouting wires and then ready to roll

    still i dont get it why you take a caste motor with red white and black threath and a ESC from the same brand also with a white , red and black threath and hoke it up on the corect colors and it dont work the right way !!!

    that dont make sence to me

    but thx to the great help from you guys it all worked out
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    The servo will actually squeeze in there without taking it apart! Check out hitec 55701 aluminum horn

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    @ 50 !!!!!!!! -> looks like a great animal and like i sad dogs always +10

    give this dog mos a cookie from mossie
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    i search on that part nr direct on google -> thx for that 50 (you rock)
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    I will do that! Although he is one of four! Your welcome

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    found one at towers $7,59

    gonna order one tonight

    50 -> one of 4 ????? whooo your a pack leader
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    No kidding! You will have to shorten it but with that work station no problem!

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    You can also make a longer link from the horn to the steering arm out of two end links and a threaded 2mm stud cut from a long bolt.I can send a pic later

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    Glad you are getting things sorted out Mossie!! No reverse speed run video for me though?

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    make that 2.5mm not 2mm
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    I dont get why you have such a hard time with steering reversing.

    MENU 3 secs
    MENU
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    SET
    MENU 3secs

    That should do the trick.

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    i know and i am not the brightest on the planet!!!!

    But

    keep in mind that i started this hobby in early 2012 feb
    so i do this rc stuff for 6 months now and i know i am not as far as you guys with stuff

    also i am trying to learn and read as much as possible on the internet on the merv.
    did see obout every rc topic on the tube and do read this forum every day (almost every topic)

    the mechanikal stuff is not a prob for me as working many years in the garage as a car mechanik and done lots of tuning projects with showcars

    but the fine tuning and tweak things i must grow into.

    also i do think that doing BB an other esc , much GPM alu , other wheels & tires and starting right away with dual 3 s lipo in 5 months is insane enough to show that i am taking thehobby serious.

    also you guys mut admit that i am taken every tip and advise serious from you.
    i know my place as a rookie.

    i do know there is lots of stuff i dont know S-word about it but will be eager to learn that!!!

    also always got much respect for other PPL and there projects , no matter how stock their merv is or if the doing bashing what peronal dont do !!!

    i learned its all about respect and enjoy others their pasion too !!
    no matter if its your cup of ...................

    ontopic:

    did manage to get the merv all mounted up this afternoon and its works as fas as i am able to see perfect


    how the little ones looks now


    with the body one





    if the weather stays cool & good i will give it a testrun tomorrow!!!!

    cant wait to do a run !!!
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    and we are ready to run!!!

    next step will be the fasttrax foams and a t bone bumper

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    Looking good! With all that power you will.need foams!

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    the foams are on their way from the UK (fastrax foams and rims)

    also the t bone protect stuff i will get in the next 2 weeks i think!!!

    then gonna do Red rpm arm and rpm front bumper !!!!! but for now this will do

    thx for the possitieve reaction 50 , YOU ROCK !!!
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    Wow what an evolution mossie! Ive been lurking on your thread for a while and I must say "Bravo" great Merv love it. It has to be a monster on 3s! keep it coming!

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    Thx Maxximum thats super kind and respect back master!!!

    update did gie it a run this morning and whooooo the MMP is way insane.
    did manage to start the fan after two dual sets 3s lipo HAHAHahaha

    i did get a bad feeling the first two seconds when hearing a weird noise

    another thing is that i broke another GPM rod and man i neer buy that crap again.
    and i dont reccoment them to anyone also , all other stuff from them rocks but the rods is the biggest crap i eer bought
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    yep titanium or traxxas aluminum!

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    yep ! i am gonna do the Traxxas TRX red ones now!!!!

    the alu is not the prob but the rod ends keep breaking on the gpm ones

    will post a pix of them

    also made two insane speedruns movies today , 1 of them with the merv is coming lose from the road and first wheel a few yards and you see it come lose but i release the throttle at that point.
    i think it also a reason why the GPM rods break to much force on them with the speed runs.

    i did mount the stock plastic ones on the rear again who survived many runs and crashes and still are good

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR i just cant wait to run my foams tires!!!!!!
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    that sounds good! my traxxas aluminum has put up with a lot of abuse even through 3 bent and tore out cvds!

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    Amazing that you break so many rod ends. I broke 5 since I use them (for way over a year now).
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    I've broken 4 so far

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    not a single broken traxxas rod end buy i have new ones that have play in them even with new steel hallow balls

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    SUPERB i do see a e mail that the foam tires are on there way to my home !!!!

    @ the good guys here !!! i broke 2 now in two weeks and 2 times diving
    i dont understand it and its always on the rear , the front ones are holding up fine!

    i did notice that with speed and drive hard the rear is pushed a lot toward the road
    maybe it has something to do with that and the force on the rear ????????

    anyhow i mounted 2 stock traxxas ones on the rear now and hope they will hold untill
    i found another solution
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    Good luck with that! Keep us updated

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    i will do that 50
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    sitting at Home PFFFFFF waiting to see a mailman and his van to show up and handle me some


    FOAMES tires

    did see a track and trace message that he will be at my door between 13:00 and 17:00

    I HATE WAITING
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    update!!!!

    first 1

    the wrecked gpm stuff
    stupid rods keep breaking (on the rear)



    second :

    the foams came in an hour ago


    and happy with them


    the foams vs Speed hawgs


    i must say they look very good at first sight

    i thought they were very small but when i opened the package and put them
    near the proline i had something like HMMMMM not bad at all



    a real shame we got much rain this week in the netherlands , so will have to wait to try them out

    ofcource i will let you guys know how they run!!!

    i bought them for hard and insane speedrunning (what i like the most) , the hpi rims with speed hawgs i keep for fooling around and fun play which i also enjoy
    on hard surface , also still got the stock tallon tires which i also keep for winter fun!! and a dirt run once in a while
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