out of all the investments we make in r/c, i stress spending as much as you can on servos.
1. good servos will last you a very very very long time
2. much better steering response.
the hitec argument has gone on forever. defenders of hitec always say how its hype that other servos have to cost more and also that hitec has a great warranty. and i have heard a lot of people using that warranty cuz their servos crapped out on them.
i've owned airtronics and futaba servos for as long as i've been in r/c. i've never had to use their warranty. and i have never seen my customers who have bought futaba needing to use it. hitec however...
403: btw, the reason why the space program uses outrageously expensive tools etc. is two folds. one they want to ream us of more tax dollars
. but more importantly is that they dont want any failure of a tool that they may need at a critical moment. that is why they buy the best possible tool for an outrageous price.
it is almost equivalent of people buying hudy tools. i've had cheaper ofna tools before, but i still went to get hudy. why? cuz the ofna stuff was didnt last long at all while my hudy has not let me down yet.
as people say, this is the bottom line: YA BUY CHEAP, YA BUY TWICE.