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Old 12-21-2002, 05:13 PM   #1
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Sup guys! I wanted to hear your opinions on putting a digital servo in my XXXS with a 10-double. I know the battery drain of a digital servo isn't that bad with a stock motor, but will I have problems with dumping if I put a digital in now?
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If you are worried about batterys dumping with the digital servo...then I would get a digitial one with 6V vice 7.2V I.E. a Futaba 9550 vice a KoProPo 2123

both of them are outstanding servos..but the 2123 is a tad bit over kill in my book

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A digital servo will drain more than an analogue servo.........but the battery drain from ANY servo is insignifcant compared to your motor! You have to put things into perspective sometimes!
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Just run some of the new 3300Ni-MH and you shouldn't really have any problems dumping in a race....
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Digital servos do not drain that much I ran 45minute to 1 hour mains running 2 digital servos in my 1/8 buggy. If you are gonna dump because of your servo then I would look elsewhere for your problems.
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I run 2400 nicads & running Futaba 9450 digital servo.I haven`t noticed any significant performance loss or battery dumping during a race.
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Old 12-21-2002, 11:11 PM   #7
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Ski Bum;

Only time I might want to go analog is in an Electric spec class that only allows 1500-1600mah battery packs.
Using any Digital servo should be of no concern, Nitro or electric. All of my cars (8) have them in at least the steering.
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Thanks guys! The servo I plan on putting in is a Airtronics 94757 Digital (6.0V). I run Sanyo 3000HV's, so dumping shouldnt be a problem.
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I don't know the specs of the Airtronics 94757 Digital (6.0V), but go for the fastest one offered. You will really love the way the car drives with a High Speed servo.
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It's a pretty fast one at 0.07 sec. It has 115 oz/in. of torque too, with dual ball bearings and all metal gears! (ok, ok, im getting kind of corny)
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The 6.0volt/7.2volt is just what voltage was used to get the specs for the servo. If your running 6cell, it'll run at 7.2v regardless...
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The 6.0volt/7.2volt is just what voltage was used to get the specs for the servo. If your running 6cell, it'll run at 7.2v regardless...
err....not quite true!!
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Old 12-22-2002, 09:51 PM   #13
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Yeah, the servo will only run at 7.2 V if it is a fet servo with a forth wire attached to the speedo. All other servos will run at 6.0V when in a car with an ESC. The esc only sends 6.0V to the reciever so it doesnt fry the reciever.
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Old 12-23-2002, 05:23 PM   #14
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No, there is no fourth fet wire, so it runs on 6.0v. Thanks again for the help!
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