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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 03:41 PM
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newbie with brake issues

just got a rc nitro but has no brakes, was told by the seller that they need adjusting???? he said disc??
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2008, 12:18 AM
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yes this is probably correct you need to do 1 of a few things
1. adjust where it conects to the servo
2. adjust the trim on the servo
3. get new disks wich are the cardboard type pads that squeeze the brake..

best bet is take it to your local hobby shop and tell them your prob as its hard to dignose and fix a problem without being able to look at and analyze the prob...hope this helps
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I am having problem with nitro rustler brakes.The brakes worked fine when I got the car, but now it has almost no brakes and they hang up.The arm on the brake is stuck on everytime I run the car.Is this a common thing?Anyone there who can suggest me what should I do to fix this problem.
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AJF is right. your desciption is not detailed enough to decide whether or not it is your actual brake disc, or it is something else (most likely your trim). Take it to your local hobby shop where you can have someone there help you set your trim and inspect the brake disc for you. If you have never set a nitro cars trim before, dont until it is explained to you. You run the risk of the car taking off on you after start up, or not stopping when hitting the brakes.


Did you buy the car brand new or used? if the car was bought new, then they may be talking about the distance between the pads and the disc. This will be set in accordance to how you have the throttle trim set on your controller. if you bought it used, they may have been talking about you needing a new brake disc for the car which, should install pretty easy (considering you can find parts for this off brand model) but remember that after installation, your trim will most likely need to be set, along with the gap between your brake pad and new disc. Like we told him, your best bet is to take it to a hobby shop where your brakes and trim can be diagnosed and set properly.

PS: to both of you and all, get a fail safe no matter what, it is more than worth it! ask your hobby store for one (basic viper fail safe works well). Take this info kindly from a nitro vet.
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