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Old 10-31-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Front Dig Mod,steering mod & pushbar

I did the "Front Dig" mod by using another 1:18th board & piggy backing it to the orginal board (just the power wires run in paralle) then I used the steering wires (yellow & blue) from the board to power a Futaba S3110 mini servo making sure to use 2 - 10 ohm 1 whatt resistors in series to reduce the voltage to the servo. Also I removed the circuit board from the servo & ran the red & black wires from the servo right to the motor in the servo. And to make the connection from the yellow & blue wires to the connector on the servo I soldiered paper clips (cut to lenght) to the (yellow & blue) wires so they can be plugged & unplugged from the servo. I made a bracket to hold the servo & used a blowdart for the linkage. The blowdart is kinda spring like & acts like a servo saver & doesn't bend & stay that way. The linkage connects via a small hole drilled through the high/low switch (sides on switch sanded to slide easy). A simple screw through the gear case & the high gear keeps the rear locked. To operate the front dig you just select a different channel on the second board & switch back & forward between bands on your radio.

I also did the Hobby grade steering servo using the the same method above for wiring & mounting. This time using a Hi-tec 81MG servo. I flipped the (rear) rear which really helps! And I made a pushbar.

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...=FrontDig1.jpg

Update: Little mod to cage.

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...Image1.473.jpg

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:32 PM   #2
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Default Front Dig Video up!!!

Go here for "Front Dig" video: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/ms0...20Dig.WMV.html
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