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Old 12-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #1
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Questions?? Blue bird servo...any good?

I am going to purchase a used Bluebird servo. It is a high speed all metal gear servo. I just wanted to know if this servo was any good? It is going in my B4.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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When they 1st came out Bluebird servos had a lot of probs, but they seem to have solved the probs. I don't see the complaints about them like I used to. Used to see a lot of warnings to avoid them.

Their servos seem to be pretty good now.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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I have one in my gv2 buggy and truck. No complaints here and saved me about $100 for a high end servo with similar stats.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
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You can save money in the short run with a blue bird, but it will not last nearly as long as a real servo.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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Their high end servos are good. dont buy the cheap ones. I talked to a full ride trinity guy that said if I knew which company they came from I wouldnt hesitate. I used them before in a MT nitro 8thscale and was an awesome servo for like $50, tons of torque and good speed. They have heatsink servos now to that look decent, but they aint cheap.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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I use a bluebird servo in my RC8e and just bought 2 more for a new SC8e and 1 as a backup. I haven't had any problems and they are fast and strong. I broke a horn on a bad landing and no problems with the servo. So they are reliable also. Go for it!
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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Hi,

last year i bought a bundle of 5 new 631mg servos.

One was faulty from the beginning and i got a refund.
I broke the "ears" of one of the remaining servos in a silly accident: i flew off the track with my touring car and landed on the grass.
The other three are performing like a charm.

If i have to find a negative point about the 631mg servos, it will be for the plastic they use for the servo case: it is too brittle.

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Old 12-05-2009, 03:04 PM   #8
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I had few in the past, I had to tighten the case screws and then they were fine.

There are not as good as high end servos but they are OK for the price.
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Some of them don't come with enough grease on the gears so if you get one with a clear case look to see if the gears are lubed enough. If not open the case and put more grease in. Also some of them need lots power from the Rx to operate properly without stuttering so you may need to run a power capacitor on the Rx.
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They're not too bad, good starter servo's. I highly recommend going after a Digital Servo when you get the cash.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:54 AM   #11
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Thanks for the heads up. I will post again when I get it to say if it's good.
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