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Servo Survey

New school stuff -- brushless, lipo, spektrum, etc...

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by lmw94002 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:41 pm

For my "old" cars I picked up some Hitec metal gear servos for playing around and I know they work good w/ my old radio gear. While I was at it, I bought kimbrough servo savers for them as well. Since I'm not sure if they'll end up in a RC10, a DS, or a 10LSS...

For the new B6/B6D that I hope to race (once I put one together)... I went with Savox based on the local recommendations I got to use w/ the new radio gear.
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Re: Servo Survey

Post by sandbar782 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:59 pm

yellowdatsun wrote:
Actually, if you use the stock steering stuff, I believe that white oval piece is the servo saver.[/quote]

I was unaware of this can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by jwscab » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:28 pm

yes, the non-worlds steering bellcranks have a servo saver built in. historically, the hot tip of the day was to add some tie wraps to snug up the saver portion.

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by dsmith » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:16 pm

was using futaba's...but not no more.....now......savox...they have good ones for around $25......

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by sandbar782 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 pm

Specifically does the worlds rere have a servo saver built in. I guess that was really my question.

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by lmw94002 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:55 pm

I'm pretty sure it uses the same bellcrank as the original worlds. I always ran a kimbrough servo saver on the stock and after market bellcrank steering systems when racing after I destroyed my first servo without it.
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Re: Servo Survey

Post by JK Racing » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:54 am

sandbar782 wrote:Specifically does the worlds rere have a servo saver built in. I guess that was really my question.
Worlds - no
Classic - yes
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Re: Servo Survey

Post by sandbar782 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:54 pm

JK Racing wrote:
sandbar782 wrote:Specifically does the worlds rere have a servo saver built in. I guess that was really my question.
Worlds - no
Classic - yes
Got it. Thank you.

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by rccars4sal » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:39 am

Ive never had good luck with hitech car servos. I use the micro aircraft servos alot, and very reliable units. I have killed 2x 605bbmg servos in a slash, and several 425 servos just failed or were incompatible with my crappy radio gear.

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by Stuntmanmike1975 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Im a bit late to the party but if I may?

Ace 1313 Digital- The last servo you'll ever have to buy for about $100
I use these in all my better cars/ aluminum case and metal gears very strong and versatile.
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any of the JR's or Savox

or the cheap & reliable
Hitec HS645MG- surprisingly strong & reliable for about $35

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by Lonestar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 pm

Stuntmanmike1975 wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:58 pm
Im a bit late to the party but if I may?

Ace 1313 Digital- The last servo you'll ever have to buy for about $100
I use these in all my better cars/ aluminum case and metal gears very strong and versatile.
He doesn't want a $100 servo for a $100 car ;)
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Re: Servo Survey

Post by kiohio » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:59 pm

I have bought and beat on the following, Savox 1258TG, Savox 1251 and Power HD 1207TG.
All of them have done very well with no issues whatsoever.
I use full size on the RC10T's and the compact ones on my RC10's

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Re: Servo Survey

Post by Timmahhh » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:07 pm

If you're just looking for something to play around with, keep an eye out for deals from reputable sellers on metal gear servos (new or used). You dont really need a servo saver on metal gear servos, and not running one will get you a little better steering response. I run a rebranded savox (orion) in my race car, and its good, but savox servos can draw a lot of amperage. Futaba, Airtronics/Sanwa, and KO Propo are all awesome, but pricey. Savox and Hitec are what I'd consider the next tier... a little cheaper, and still good, but not AS good (Savox with power consumption, some hitecs dont center great)... and then you have the budget servo brands like hobbyking, power HD, etc., which are probably fine for a lot of applications, but sometimes overrated on specs. In a buggy, I'd look for at least 90 oz of torque, and 150oz for a truck. .10 or better will be really fast, any once you get over about .15 for speed, you'll start to notice it being a little slow.

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