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Old 12-17-2014, 10:59 AM   #9766
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I don't know why no one has really suggested the XP line of servos, they are better quality then the Savox (in my opinion). One issue I've seen with Savox is that they will draw a lot of power and sometimes require an additional capacitor be used. This is not an issue I've seen with other brands of servos, be it XP or any other brand.
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I don't know why no one has really suggested the XP line of servos, they are better quality then the Savox (in my opinion). One issue I've seen with Savox is that they will draw a lot of power and sometimes require an additional capacitor be used. This is not an issue I've seen with other brands of servos, be it XP or any other brand.

IIRC they're pretty heavy servos.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:37 AM   #9768
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I don't know why no one has really suggested the XP line of servos, they are better quality then the Savox (in my opinion). One issue I've seen with Savox is that they will draw a lot of power and sometimes require an additional capacitor be used. This is not an issue I've seen with other brands of servos, be it XP or any other brand.
I've been using the same savox 1257 for 3 years with no issues. I've never had to add a capacitor either and I've had airtronics, ko propo and now spektrum radios with an orion esc.
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I run the 1257Tg, a better option than the 1258, with my Orion R10.1 pro and haven't had any issues.
Why is the 1257 a better option over the 1258?
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Why is the 1257 a better option over the 1258?


Faster. Torque isn't a worry in 2wd buggy.
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if it has a 57 at the end of the part number. it must be good. I've had few of them last 10 years. can't beat the return for the price!
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I don't know why no one has really suggested the XP line of servos, they are better quality then the Savox (in my opinion). One issue I've seen with Savox is that they will draw a lot of power and sometimes require an additional capacitor be used. This is not an issue I've seen with other brands of servos, be it XP or any other brand.
I suppose I haven't really tried many other brands. First one I bought for a heli was cheapest for the specs I wanted and pretty much just stuck with them since.
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I have seen a lot of guys running the flat front arms on the b5m what is the advantage ? I see in some of set up sheets also flat front arms ..
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How do you like the in line setup this way? Im assuming you have the esc behind the battery and on the chassis?
That's not skrichters car in the pic. I don't know if Steve is running that setup or not.
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I have seen a lot of guys running the flat front arms on the b5m what is the advantage ? I see in some of set up sheets also flat front arms ..
IMO, and I know a bunch of guys will agree with me, the flat front arms are a must for the MM. It just calms the car down and makes it wayyy easier to drive harder and consistently. The gullwings are just to damn twitchy and offer good initial steering but I think the flat arms have better all around steering.
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i was just wondering whats the best setup to run on this car i run on a tight indoor clay med bite damp track? should i use the box setup or one from a driver? also any aftermarket parts i should get for car while im building it? any help please
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Who makes the best aftermarket parts for the B5M?

And what are the first pieces to upgrade? Are there any known failure points that should be replaced out of the kit?
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i was just wondering whats the best setup to run on this car
There is no such thing. Start with box stock, and tweak from there

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Who makes the best aftermarket parts for the B5M?

And what are the first pieces to upgrade? Are there any known failure points that should be replaced out of the kit?
Check post #1. The only upgrade I would consider a must, is the slipper system.
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IMO, and I know a bunch of guys will agree with me, the flat front arms are a must for the MM. It just calms the car down and makes it wayyy easier to drive harder and consistently. The gullwings are just to damn twitchy and offer good initial steering but I think the flat arms have better all around steering.
Thanks I got some and going to put them on and give it a shot ..
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