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Old 03-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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i have a second junk buggy im gonna get up and running again, its a himoto, its servos, receiver and remote are complete garbage so im gonna replace it all.

any suggestions on the servos? they dont need to be super powerful, and not the most expensive.

any suggestions on the receiver? id like a decent one that gets me a lot of range and wont cause my car to crash, again.

any suggestions on a remote? i dont want an expensive one, just one thatll do the job.

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(2)Tower Pro MG995 $30-50 for both
Spektrum DX2 or DX3 with SR3000 $95-125 for the set
Actually a pretty good setup for cheap!
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(2)Tower Pro MG995 $30-50 for both
Spektrum DX2 or DX3 with SR3000 $95-125 for the set
Actually a pretty good setup for cheap!
damn, that is cheap, i was looking to spend near 300$

ill take a look at those when i get home from work tonight. thanks for the advice
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That was a 5 minute search on Ebay and stuff goes cheaper around here usually.
But the servos are at a great price!

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-X-MG-995-MG995...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Spektrum-DX2-Tra...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/SPEKTRUM-DX2-0-2...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:41 PM   #5
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damn, i was going to buy them off carolinas and it would have cost like 300$, but instead i found this. and hope to get it for under 200

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260220623000

and i already that exact same setup in my other car (spektrum receiver and remote), can i have 2 of the exact same, they wont EVER interfere with each other? how do i get it so that they know which receiver to connect to, because i will have 2 of the exact same...
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Just my 0.20,

The HXT12 and MG995 (I have used both) tend to overshoot (about 3deg) and oscillates 3 times before it gets to its intended position. It's not an urban legend! DO NOT use these for your throttle!

Get a standard Sanwa/Airtronics SRM-102 or SX-112 servo for your throttle if you wanna save some cash, and get a bluebird servo for the steering
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Just my 0.20,

The HXT12 and MG995 (I have used both) tend to overshoot (about 3deg) and oscillates 3 times before it gets to its intended position. It's not an urban legend! DO NOT use these for your throttle!

Get a standard Sanwa/Airtronics SRM-102 or SX-112 servo for your throttle if you wanna save some cash, and get a bluebird servo for the steering
hmm, i def dont want junks servos, theres nothing worse than that.

guess i wont buy the mg995s.
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Spektrum dx3 it comes with 2 recivers and 2 servos that are moer than you need for onley 200$ thats 2 recivers 2 servos 1 radio
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Don't buy the mg995. I bought two of them and neither of them would center. They also didn't come close to the rated specs.

If $300 is your budget, I would go with the spectrum DX3 It comes with 2 receivers and 2 servos. 1 servo is junk (270) and the other could be used as the throttle/break (590). Then you could get an ace 1313 for steering. All this for about $315.

I have 4 receivers binded to my DX3. All you have to do is switch the model number on the transmitter and the radio "knows" that the receiver is binded to it.
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Don't buy the mg995. I bought two of them and neither of them would center. They also didn't come close to the rated specs.

If $300 is your budget, I would go with the spectrum DX3 It comes with 2 receivers and 2 servos. 1 servo is junk (270) and the other could be used as the throttle/break (590). Then you could get an ace 1313 for steering. All this for about $315.

I have 4 receivers binded to my DX3. All you have to do is switch the model number on the transmitter and the radio "knows" that the receiver is binded to it.
Definatly ace servos all the way. They are digital and very strong. I'm using a ACE1015 in my 8T and it is night and day difference. They are a little spendy but they won't fail. About $95 for 1015 and $79 for 1313
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Don't buy the mg995. I bought two of them and neither of them would center. They also didn't come close to the rated specs.

If $300 is your budget, I would go with the spectrum DX3 It comes with 2 receivers and 2 servos. 1 servo is junk (270) and the other could be used as the throttle/break (590). Then you could get an ace 1313 for steering. All this for about $315.

I have 4 receivers binded to my DX3. All you have to do is switch the model number on the transmitter and the radio "knows" that the receiver is binded to it.
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Definatly ace servos all the way. They are digital and very strong. I'm using a ACE1015 in my 8T and it is night and day difference. They are a little spendy but they won't fail. About $95 for 1015 and $79 for 1313

i just won this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=016

230$ aint bad, i can sell the 2nd receiver for like 60$, so then it only cost me like 170$ for the remote, receiver, and 5 servos!! way more than i need.

ill def have to look into buying one of those ace ones. thanks for all the help.
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RTR servo's suck tho.....Unfortunatly they wont get u very far.
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RTR servo's suck tho.....Unfortunatly they wont get u very far.
yeah i know. ive already bought the dx3.0 kit with the rtr servos.

one servo is complete junk (270), and the 540 isint too bad for a throttle servo, those dont need to be top of the line do they?

but i def will invest in a nice steering servo. or use one that comes with the package on ebay.

out of those 5 servos on ebay, which is the best? my guess is the Hitec HS625g?
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Just my 0.20,

The HXT12 and MG995 (I have used both) tend to overshoot (about 3deg) and oscillates 3 times before it gets to its intended position. It's not an urban legend! DO NOT use these for your throttle!

Get a standard Sanwa/Airtronics SRM-102 or SX-112 servo for your throttle if you wanna save some cash, and get a bluebird servo for the steering

+1 what he said. I bought six of them online... didn't take me long to learn THAT lesson. It's not fun to come off a jump and have the servo alternating "brake-throttle-brake-throttle-brake-throttle" in the air...

At least the wires are useable for other stuff. Actually I guess you could use those on steering if you didn't mind a little wriggle returning to center... but they're not particularly reliable either. I DID run them on steering for a while and got away with it.
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The HXT12 and MG995 (I have used both) tend to overshoot (about 3deg) and oscillates 3 times before it gets to its intended position. It's not an urban legend! DO NOT use these for your throttle!

Get a standard Sanwa/Airtronics SRM-102 or SX-112 servo for your throttle if you wanna save some cash, and get a bluebird servo for the steering

What's a "bluebird servo?"
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