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Old 09-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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i want to get a servo with lots of torque but dont know which one to get, hitec HS-985MG maybe...and whats the difference between digital and analog, anything that i would have to have for a digital.
BTW this is for a t-maxx
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Analog servos are slower and have less holding power than digital servos.

Digitals are more "precise", hence the reason they generally cost more than analogs.

Check out the Futaba S9351 if you are looking for a good torque servo . Can't beat the service and reliability.

If you are on a budget, Ace makes some high quality servos for a good price.
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if you do a search for servo, you should get a ton of answers, I personally run the hitec 5955, super strong, fast enough, titanium gear, less expensive then the futaba, and superb customer service, not that you really need it with a 5955. I run it in my revo, tmaxx and my son runs one in truggy. the 985 is a pretty good servo, my buddy runs the digital version in his 4wd mod buggy, but it should be alright for your application. The futaba should also be a good servo as suggested below.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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what about the Hitec HS-645MG, compared to a traxxas servo? anybody using a Hitec HS-5645MG
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:47 AM   #5
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Hitecs... Phenominal customer support.

I love mine.

I have the top models - the '6' and '7' (Throttle & Steering, respectively)...

Two years of running almost every weekend (One and a half years of total abuse, because my driving skills SUCKED) and they still work like new!

Great products!

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Old 09-02-2007, 06:55 AM   #6
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ive heard that digital servos break more then analog servos, is this true
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:12 AM   #7
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Only if you overdrive them with the EPA's set incorrectly. Digitals burn up alot faster if you do that. I'd like to try futaba's new brushless servos. Anyone with experience? Those might be the best.
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brushless? i didn't know they even came with brushes...hmm
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Digitals are more prone to being burnt out if not properly set up, ie EPA and center ( trims/sub trims on your TX ) but when they are setup well, they will outpreform an anolog servo and do it wiht much better power/speed and accuracy. its normal for a digital throatle to hum or buzz, even when properly setup.

im a big JR servo guy. ive always had good luck with them, and good CS Results. only needed it once from JR. they replaced the servo with a new one.


im partial to the JR Z9000T. 320 in/oz of torque at 6v, and like a .15 ms response time. 115.00 usd.

Jato, you mean the Coreless servos, or did you mean Brushless?

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what about the Hitec HS-645MG, compared to a traxxas servo? anybody using a Hitec HS-5645MG
I have both of those servos. I did use them for steering in my touring car, but they were a bit slow. I do use them for my throttle/break. I did a ghetto repare job for my REVO. The traxxas throttle break servo died after a year. I grabbed one of my many 5645's and torque'd it in the REVO and life is good!

I think the best steering servos are JR 9000 rock crushers (.10@ 400oz) and Airtronic 57's (.10@ 200oz), 58's.
Off road I think ( 200 to 400oz) is the best. I use Airtronics in my truggy.
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Jato, you mean the Coreless servos, or did you mean Brushless?

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idk someone above was talking about brushless servos and i was like wtf.
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yes futaba has brushless servos out now. would be good buggy steering servos maybe t/b.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/14927

This is the Futaba BLS451 Brushless Digital High Torque, High Speed Servo. Futaba digital servos offer precision, power and performance far beyond that of standard servos. And when Futaba complements their digital servos with cutting-edge brushless motors, modelers enjoy top-of-the-line technology for taking R/C to the next level! With their brushless motors, these servos will last more than five times longer than servos with brushed motors. Additionally, the motor design allows these servos to run cooler for optimum performance and reliability. A long list of advantages makes these servos a "must-have" for modelers:

Unparalleled response times – 30% faster than standard digital servos
Less susceptible to the effects of vibration and/or shock — a problem that has hindered modelers for years
Lower operating temperatures — for added longevity
Specially treated gears that virtually eliminate slop and backlash
Increased resolution – keeping the modeler "in-touch" with his model
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The same power consumption and centering as with brushed digital servos, with the same case size as typical standard-sized servos – they fit anywhere a standard Futaba
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Speed: .14 Sec/60 Degrees @ 4.8V - .10 Sec/60 Degrees @ 6V
Torque: 111 oz-in @ 4.8V - 147 oz-in @ 6V
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i just bolted an HS-5997TG in my Revo... man
im a happy camper...
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Ace 1015 for steering

ACE 1313 for throttle

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Ace 1015 for steering

ACE 1313 for throttle

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