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Old 10-09-2017, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Looking for 1/8 ebuggy servo recommendations

Currently working on a 1/8 ebuggy build and really have everything down to the part number in my list, but decided to spend some time on researching servos this time around. Servos aren't one of those things that there are tons of information and threads on so I decided to ask!

For all of you who run 1/8 scale ebuggy, pro or casual, what servo do you prefer and why? Lets assume for the sake of argument that price is not an argument and base the question strictly on performance.

As I am looking to buy one, the only relevant options here are ones I can purchase new and would prefer if they were fairly new models (for potential parts/options reasons). Obviously a 6 year old servo that isn't available anymore isn't going to help much!

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Old 10-11-2017, 02:39 AM   #2
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Because nobobdy has tried to answer your question, I'll chime in even though I don't own a servo of one of the brands I'm about to mention, so take my input for what it is...

Most people on this board tend to prefer Protek (bang for buck) or Hitec (high end). I can't tell you the models because imo servo's are in some way also a preference thing. For example, some pro's use 16kg servo's because they want 0.06 speed, while others run 30kg servo's with 0.10 speed..

I myself run a JX servo (25 euros) that is rated at 30kg/0.12sec (probably exagerated specs) but it works flawlessly.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:49 AM   #3
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For what it's worth I've been running the same HiTech 7955's in buggy and truggy for almost 2 seasons. Not one problem w/ them for me. They have more then enough torque but lack the speed of other hi end servo's. I still turn down my servo speed on my tx so the speed of the 7955 is not bothering me.
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I also use the Hitec servos for both ebuggy and nitro buggy. If you are not looking to run the BEC at 7.4V I would recommend the 7955. If you can/will run the BEC at 7.4V I would use the 7954SH. Both servos have more torque than you need and are decently quick.
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MKS HBL575 and Protek 170SBL are my current favorites. Both are very fast, have more than enough torque, and durable.
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I also use the Hitec servos for both ebuggy and nitro buggy. If you are not looking to run the BEC at 7.4V I would recommend the 7955. If you can/will run the BEC at 7.4V I would use the 7954SH. Both servos have more torque than you need and are decently quick.
The 7955tg is pefectly capable of running on straight lipo voltage so running it at 7.4 volts will be perfectly fine. The speed jumps to .12 at those voltages. Damn good servo for the 100 or so they sell for.
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The 7955tg is a great servo but I don't remember seeing any mention of it as 7.4v capable. Now the 170sbl is a monster, with more than enough power and faster than most will probably need. And it's good looking to boot. Really can't see me going back to the 7955tg anytime soon.
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The 7955tg is a great servo but I don't remember seeing any mention of it as 7.4v capable. Now the 170sbl is a monster, with more than enough power and faster than most will probably need. And it's good looking to boot. Really can't see me going back to the 7955tg anytime soon.
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Spektrum S6280 is my next servo. I've been running Savox for a while and really like them but I just split a 1270 tg literally in half in my truggy after 1 season so I'm going to an aluminum case for 1/8. Sucks that I'm going to end up getting 5 new servos to prevent it from happening again.
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I would say that for steering you need a aloy housing with aloy screw holes just to get as little flex as possible in the tray.
Then I would look at the specs of the servo. A fast and strong servo will be expensive, Futaba HV 9373 or Sanwa SRG-BX or KO Propo RSx2 just to mention a few. The reason that I look for a fast servo is that I can turn down the servo speed on my radio if I need to but the other way around is impossible. The reason for me to look for a strong servo is that I think if your servo is operating at the limit it will fail prematurly.
I look at servos that can pull at least 20kg and 60*deg in under 0,10 at minimum specs.
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Thanks for the input everyone! I will look into them all as I weigh my options.
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