R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2017, 04:39 AM   #16
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 391
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Another option is graphite servo horn. Feel is the same as alloy but if you have a big hit the horn will break before the servo does.
DamianW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 07:08 AM   #17
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 34
Send a message via ICQ to iliveonnitro Send a message via AIM to iliveonnitro Send a message via Yahoo to iliveonnitro
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DamianW View Post
Another option is graphite servo horn. Feel is the same as alloy but if you have a big hit the horn will break before the servo does.
That's a pretty good idea.

I don't run one because the car always seems to wander on me a little. You won't find many people running servo savers at big races for that reason, too. They want every little performance advantage and won't care as much about the cost to replace gears.

Honestly, do whatever makes you comfortable.
iliveonnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 08:23 AM   #18
Tech Fanatic
 
daleburr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 854
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iliveonnitro View Post
That's a pretty good idea.

I don't run one because the car always seems to wander on me a little. You won't find many people running servo savers at big races for that reason, too. They want every little performance advantage and won't care as much about the cost to replace gears.

Honestly, do whatever makes you comfortable.
The Xray one doesn't wander at all. I've used the Kimbrough ones, and they do wander in a TC, and I've killed a few of them as well.

Only downside is that even the Xray one gives a little at high-speed, so you get a bit less high-speed steering, which is why the pros use a solid arm. But they get free servos when they kill their gears.
godzukihop likes this.
__________________
Team Xray
RC-Timing Software - http://www.rc-timing.com
Mercedes AMG F1 - http://www.mercedes-amg-f1.com/
daleburr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 08:53 AM   #19
Tech Master
 
texastc's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Forney Texas
Posts: 1,583
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

always
__________________
Exotek F1Ultra Tamiya TRF101 Speed Passion SP1 and Exotek F1UltraX Prototype.
"TexasTC, the single Greatest RCF1 racer I have ever known" - My mom
"you are a disgrace to RC" - everyone else. TCdoesRC
texastc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 04:55 PM   #20
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 790
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

I run the Associated servo saver, part no. 25162 (futaba). I've only broken one and that was a very hard hit.
glennhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 07:03 PM   #21
Tech Master
 
Ivan Dickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cali Love USA
Posts: 1,639
Trader Rating: 11 (92%+)
Thumbs up

Xray servo saver, 2 years running no problem...indoor small tracks and
out-door larger tracks, no wandering at all, gives you peace of mind knowing
if you ever hit hard your servo will survive the crash, I myself use high-end
Sanwa SRG BLS servos in all my cars. I decided to stick with servo savers
on all tracks the I race.
__________________
SPECIAL THANKS TO ✦ MY WIFE ✦✦ MOTIV RC ✦✦ GRAVITY RC ✦✦ JGO PAINTZ ✦✦ TQ RC RACEWAY ✦✦ TAMIYA RACEWAY ✦
Ivan Dickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2017, 10:08 AM   #22
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 456
Send a message via AIM to GuyIsDamGood
Default Tamiya Servo-Saver

I have a Servo-Saver installed on my Tamiya Evo 5; and the chassis will pull to the left or right.
I'm going to install the Direct Servo Arm and see if it's runs straight.
GuyIsDamGood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 01:28 AM   #23
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,708
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyIsDamGood View Post
I have a Servo-Saver installed on my Tamiya Evo 5; and the chassis will pull to the left or right.
I'm going to install the Direct Servo Arm and see if it's runs straight.
If you have a decent saver (that doesn't have a fault), it shouldn't wander.
Occasionally I have run a direct arm, but to be honest I couldn't tell the difference.

If you do, make sure you have a spare servo ready to go.
__________________
Xray T4'18, T4'14 (Wet Car)
Xray X12 2018
Xray X1'16
wlrc.co.uk (West London Racing Centre)
RCDisco.co.uk
Skiddins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 09:20 AM   #24
Tech Fanatic
 
daleburr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 854
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
If you have a decent saver (that doesn't have a fault), it shouldn't wander.
Occasionally I have run a direct arm, but to be honest I couldn't tell the difference.

If you do, make sure you have a spare servo ready to go.
I've ran a metal arm for the past month or two, aiming for a bit more steering.

That servo now feels very rough, the gears have clearly taken a beating. So it's back to the trusty Xray servo-saver for me.
__________________
Team Xray
RC-Timing Software - http://www.rc-timing.com
Mercedes AMG F1 - http://www.mercedes-amg-f1.com/
daleburr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2017, 03:12 AM   #25
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 456
Send a message via AIM to GuyIsDamGood
Default

Hey Skiddins; thanks for the info.

With the Servo-Saver installed on the Evolution 5; the chassis will pull slightly to the left or right.

My Evolution 5 will be a lap-time only chassis starting this summer. I'll try to be careful not to crash.

I'll install the Direct Servo Arm and see how it runs.
GuyIsDamGood is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8ight-T 3.0 Servo Saver jedi.mind.trick Nitro Off-Road 7 03-24-2015 05:34 AM
Mini 8ight Servo\Servo Saver Issues Airious Micro and Mini Scales 23 02-09-2013 04:26 PM
servo saver question dreaux Nitro Off-Road 30 05-30-2010 07:02 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:37 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net