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One of the first issues we faced with our Carisma GT14 cars was a strange steering behaviour. The car would develop a twitchy steering wobble.

On inspection this was electronic rather than mechanical. We spent hours trying to re-sync the electrics, replacing batteries and adjusting drift and steering tolerances.

In the end we realised that this was an issue with the steering servo itself. Through general wear and the odd bit of mistreatment, the servo had overheated and developed this odd issue. This can be confirmed by smelling the unit that usually had a distinct burnt odour.

Replacing the servo with a new one solved the issue. This takes around 20 minutes, here are my tips:

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"Having grown up racing Tamiya radio and remote controlled cars and trucks I was keen to get my kids started on the same hobby. Here, I share my R/C reviews and guides to getting started in this electric and petrol powered world."

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