You asked for it – and you got it! After a number of posts (on here and the M3 board) about how the steering mechanism in a Bit Char-G works and potential problems/fixes, we decided to push forward the scheduled photo session of front end disassembly and the steering mechanism.
Ladies(?) and Gents – here is a direct link to the photos that I’ve just uploaded. Yes – eventually these will become part of a detailed technical article – but for now you’ll just have to browse them in conjuction with the following brief notes:
Warning : DO NOT attempt this operation unless you have either:
VERY steady hands, a #0 Philips screwdriver, and a sharp eye to avoid damage
A qood quality soldering iron to repair any damage
Spare cash lying around to buy a new car!
Not trying to scare anyone offasthis *IS* a simple procedure. You just need to be patient and careful if you want toget through it with your car functioning at the end 😉
1 Remove the main body of your car
2-4 Slide off the clear receiver cover
5-6 BE CAREFUL. Some of these wires are simply single
copper stands. They are VERY easy to break!
7-8 Locate and remove the front end locking screw
9-10The wheel assemblies will fall out
11 Here we can see the magnetic steering assembly in
12-13The red coils are essentially tiny electro-magnets
that attract/repel the centre assembly to make the
wheels turn in and out. Clever, huh?
14-17This is the bit that physically turns your wheels.
NOTE: If the steeringtrimming switch on the bottom
of the car no longer appears to work, you’ve
probably managed to dislodge the shiny element from
its holder. A tiny dab of PVA glue will fix that
once and for all!
18-24 Just play the tape backwards and your car is in one