LIL' MAX Guides
LiteHawk LIL' MAX 4X4 Features:
Transmitter: The hand-held radio unit that sends throttle and steering inputs to your model. Also known as the radio or controller.
Servo: Small motor unit in your model that operates the steering mechanism.
ESC: The Electronic Speed Control provides digital proportional throttle control to the model’s motor based upon your throttle input on the radio.
Charging The NiCad Battery
Remove your battery from its storage compartment in the bottom of the LIL' MAX. It is stored there, unplugged and with the start switch turned off. The Start switch should always be off, unless you are on a run.
Synchronizing The LIL' MAX
Is as easy as turning on the Radio/Controller first, then turn on the start switch to the LIL' MAX. You should be ready to go. Remember.. Controller first, then the truck.
Wheel and Shock Removal
Take the Single screw from the Wheel center, and remove the wheel.
With the Wheel off you can remove the two screws holding the Shock on, and you can remove it.
There are four screws that have to be removed for the body to come off. Two on the left and two on the right. One at the front and one at the back.
Then you can just lift the body right off.
Start with taking down notes of which wire set, plugs in where on the ESC. You don't really have to because I have for you. : )
With all of the wiring harnesses out of the way you can remove the two screws holding the ESC. in place, and lift it out of the way.
Separating the Rear Drive Assembly from the Chassis
Start with removing the top screws holding the Rear shocks in place.
Now remove the four screws that hold the brackets that hold the articulating rear suspension arms in place.
Now remove the two screws that hold the bracket that holds the Central articulating suspension arm in place, from the ESC. Compartment.
You can now separate the three links from the Chassis, and the Rear Drive Assembly is now free.
Separating the Front Steering/ Drive Assembly From the Chassis
This is identical to the Rear Drive Assembly Removal
Start with removing the top screws holding the Front shocks in place.
Now you can remove the Two screws that hold the Bracket that retains the Front Central articulating suspension Arm.
Now flip it over and remove the four screws that hold the brackets that hold the articulating rear suspension arms in place.
You can now separate the three links from the Chassis, and the Front Drive Assembly is now free.
You can remove the Servo without separating the Front assembly from the rest of the truck. Just the body has to be removed so that you can disconnect the wires from the ESC. Remove the one screw from the Servo horn, and move the horn aside. Remove these three screws, and lift off the servo from its mounting posts.
Accessing the Wheel Hubs and drive axles
There is a single screw beneath the front bumper, so you have to remove the two screws that hold the front bumper on and set it aside, to access that screw.
With the bumper out of the way, remove the two screws that attach the steering links to the wheel hubs. Then remove the seven screws holding the Front assembly chassis together, and carefully lift off.
Before lifting the steering linkage out of the way, take special note of how the Trim pin point has to align with the Trim adjusting mechanism upon reassembly.
Now you can lift out the main Drive shaft, and the wheel axle and wheel hub will just fall off.
Carefully replace in reverse order.