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Old 05-16-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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LOL, internet problems or what?

throttle servo doesnt need to be anything special, you can use cheaper ones for throttle/break. personally I use the spektrum z590 for throttle.

for steering youd want at least 200oz @ 6V

for steering Im currently using an airtronics 94359 servo for steering, its a 110$ servo.

just make sure you dont cheap out on the steering servo or you will really regret it.

if you dont agree with spending $100+ on a steering servo, try to find the one you want second hand, but make sure its not near the end of its life!

I bought a JR DS8711 servo, I think its one of the strongest you can get, Torque:347 oz/in @ 4.8V, 403 oz/in @ 6V, normally a 140$ servo... I got it off ebay for 37$ and it works perfectly.

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LOL, internet problems or what?

throttle servo doesnt need to be anything special, you can use cheaper ones for throttle/break. personally I use the spektrum z590 for throttle.

for steering youd want at least 200oz @ 6V

for steering Im currently using an airtronics 94359 servo for steering, its a 110$ servo.

just make sure you dont cheap out on the steering servo or you will really regret it.

if you dont agree with spending $100+ on a steering servo, try to find the one you want second hand, but make sure its not near the end of its life!

I bought a JR DS8711 servo, I think its one of the strongest you can get, Torque:347 oz/in @ 4.8V, 403 oz/in @ 6V, normally a 140$ servo... I got it off ebay for 37$ and it works perfectly.
Why go with something with at least 200oz @ 6v? I'm new to this, so I'm just curious. What will less torque cause?
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Don't pussy foot around. Just the strongest & faster servo you can afford for both!

I like (and use) the Hitec 5995TG. (333oz @ .015") I'm probably going to give the new Hitec 7995TG a try too, when they are available in my new 808. I've been running the same two servos (T&S) in my (Losi) buggy for over 2 years now, and I race the %$#@ out of it...

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Im a Futaba guy so ill reccomend the new brushless BL-S351 http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...shless%20Servo
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I use airtronics 94358 for both steering and throttle/brake for buggy.
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Hands down the best value for for money and quality is the Ace DS1313 (+- $75) for steering on a buggy and if wanting a bit more oomph the DS1015 (+- $90).

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Why go with something with at least 200oz @ 6v? I'm new to this, so I'm just curious. What will less torque cause?
Depends on what your talking about, buggy or truggy. For a truggy sure go for a 200+ oz steering servo. For a buggy anything above 130 oz is fine.

Most everyone here will tell you to spend $100 on a steering servo for a buggy but its a waste. There is no logical reason to have that much torque in a 7lbish buggy with skinny wheels. I did a back to back to back comparison with a jr9000t and my hitec 5625, and there was no difference in performance.
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Hands down the best value for for money and quality is the Ace DS1313 (+- $75) for steering on a buggy and if wanting a bit more oomph the DS1015 (+- $90).

http://www.acehobby.com/ace/digital_srv.htm
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hitec really?

i bought a HS 5625MG and HS 5645MG on wednesday. My intention was to use the 5625 as throttle and 5645 for steering.

Last night i put them on my buggy and test it. And guess what, the throttle one was okay but the steering could not center and can only turn to one way. I brought it to the shop just now and they said I have abused it. So no replacement but only repair and it takes one week. What the $%#@ ???

There is no way I will buy hitec again, ever.
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Futaba.....the only way to go
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+1 fpr Futaba. I sent 2 s9351's in for service. I got them back in a week and opened up to find 2 BRAND NEW servos. Now thats customer service.
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for my 808 i will use a DS1015 for steering and Sanwa ERG-RZ/Airtronics 94362 with Al-heatsink on throttle. 125oz/in will be strong enough for braking and the speed (0.07sec/60) is unbeaten.
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all jr servos

speed
8800s
9000s
9100s

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8800t
9000t
9100t

these are what I run and they work really well but the are all in the 90-120 range
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I use all Kopropo except on my truggy's steering I use the Hobbico CS-170, which is a Hitec 5955tg with a diffrent sticker on it and $20-$25 cheaper. But I love Kopropo they are just I belive the most expensive servo.
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