The Build – Part 2
The next setp involves installing the steering servo into the truck. I can definitely say this is the most involved steering servo install I’ve ever done, but it is quite cool! This thing isn’t going anywhere!
I am using one of Futaba’s killer brushless servos, the BLS157HV. Only the best for my stadium truck.
It’s a good idea to pick (and test fit) the correct servo horn prior to starting this step. This makes this step easier and helps keep the build moving along smoothly.
It is also a good idea at this point to center your servo. You can do this by hooking up your electronics package, turning on your transmitter and making sure the servo is centered.
Start this step by installing the ballend into the correct Servo Horn.
Attach the Servo Horn to the servo and use the screw that came with your servo. Again, make sure your servo is centered before attaching the Servo Horn.
The servo in the DEST210R is angled (unlike most off road cars where just the Steering Bellcranks are angled). Secure the servo to the Servo Mounts but do not tighten down the screws yet.
Build the Servo Drag Link with a 2mm gap per the instructions. Now snap one end of it onto the ballend on the Servo Horn.
Mount the Servo Mount-Servo Mounts to the chassis. These key into small nubs on the chassis.
Take your servo assembly and slide place it in the chassis, sliding it down into the slots as shown. If it seems difficult, loosen the chassis-mounted Servo Mounts and try again.
Secure the servo with the two 3x10mm screws. You can re-tighten the screws to the chassis-mounted Servo Mounts if you loosened them in the last step.
Tighten down the Servo Mount screws.
Snap the Servo Drag Link onto the Steering Rack.
Stay tuned for Part 3 – Assembling the front shock tower.