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Old 02-26-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default Reccomended engine/servos 8ight

I just got one, And was wondering what I should put in it. Im new to the class and have been racing monster truck. Any helpful tips would be great!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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It's all a personal preference man. None of the servos or engines do better or worse than the others. I use ACE servos for my 8 and 8T. I use O.S. and Novarossi engines. There are so many good engines and servos out, there is no way to say which is best or worst. I can say that the engines and servos listed below will do well for ya, the list of engines is long so I just put a few common ones in.

Airtronics, JR, Hitec, Futaba, Sanwa, ACE, etc...

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Thanks man, I only ask because ive been in racing with rc's for 6 months now, If even that. But I only have raced monster truck and wanted to try something new. Thanks for your help
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Same for me. A year ago I stepped up from running a Revo. Now I run an 8ight, 8ight-T, GT2, T4, XXX-CR, and GT1 occasionally. Our local scene seems to be 1/8 scale during the summers and 1/10 scale in winter. Outdoors in summer and indoors during the winter. Racing never seems to stop. It's awesome.

Monster trucks pop up every now and then. The best MT racing I've seen, in person, was in Oklahoma City, OK. Several heats and it looked like a lot of fun.
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I have been running RB motors and my losi cars for more than a year now and they are very reliable and smooth.

Here is what I like:

Truggy:C6BBT7,Futaba 9351 for throttle servo,Hitec 5955 steering servo

Buggy:WS7 for lose tracks,C6BBT hi bite tracks,Futaba 9351 for throttle servo,Hitec 5955 steering servo

I hope this helps Like I said it has been a year and no issues.
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If you wanna be different run a falcon motor. They are similar to a ninja motor but have a different crank. Very sexy lookin engine.
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Can't go wrong with an OS V-Spec or Speed. Very easy to tune and very reliable. My 1st OS Speed engine has 16+ gallon's and still going with original sleeve, rod, and piston. It is now my back-up engine as I just got a new one a month ago.

Futaba BLS9351 servo's are working great for me. Should last longer then brushed servo's.
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I was thinking about using the bls9351 sounds like I should try one out.
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Running BLS451s and they feel pretty good, and are plenty fast and more than enough torque for both duties. BTW they are not BL9351s, just BLS351..
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i bine running RB motor there good and fast and for servos i bine running futaba S9402 for gas and breaks and steering in my buggy and i love them
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I have a Falcon and a Ninja engine and there the same threw and threw no different crank here wait the only difference I see is the color of the front bearing Falcon being blue and ninja being black.
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This topic comes up every two weeks, does the search button not work on this site ???

Buy a V-spec and Ace servos model # 1015

Not an O.S. Speed why would a newbie need that much motor ???

Breaking in a Falcon could be a KILL Joy one tight motor
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I run the OS V-spec, its a gread motor, plenty of power and easy to tune.
I have run Airtronics 358 for throttle and a 360 for steering, I haven't had any problems with them.
I tried running and Ace 1015 and it caused me a lot of problems and i only have 3 races on it.
I also ran Hitec Servos for a bit but i didnt like them as much as Airtronics.




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ill suggest a novarossi 3 port bf 21 or an RB s3 or s5 or even a go 3 port. if you are starting out those engines are still fast enough and would help teach you how to drive smooth. more important learning how to drive smooth than squeezing the trigger ...the more power you have the more uncontrolable it is when you are learning.
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