Need Help Please! My buggy is stopping alright. The Wingnut engages the microswitch and then hits the nut and the vehicle stops. My problem is that the wingnut winds up so hard against the nut at the end that it is becoming literally impossible to extricate it by turning it backwards. Any suggestions what I can possible put in front of the nut at the end so that the wingnut doesn't completely jam into it and sticks like glue. I have tried coiling a wire in front of it but it doesn't help. Anyone have a similar problem? Please let me know. The invitational is this Saturday. I am having trouble just doing the practice runs because after each run I end up having to literally take apart the axle and extricate the wingnut from the stopping nut. Thanks!!
I had the same problem last year, and I found that a spring was very helpful.
Thank you! Do you remember where you bought the spring? Thanks again!
I took it off a random switch I had at home. Dunno where you might be able to get the same one, but I'll post it if I find a similar one later.
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