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Old 08-24-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Good $70 servo for 8ight buggy

I would like to find out what is a good $70 servo I could use for both steering and throttle on a 8ight buggy?

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Hitec HS-985MG
Ace DS1313
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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There are many good servos around, but DO NOT get an Ace. They are one of the worst servos there is. I had troubles with mine and others have had the same trouble. Sometimes u could get full throttle, then you would only get a quarter and then other times u would only get half. They are unreliable
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i run an Ace 1015 for steering and it's an awesome servo. i know heaps of racers that run these servos and they swear by them.

I think i'm running a Hitec 945 for throttle/brake... It does the job.
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1.) are you racing?

you get what you pay for, and $ 70 doesn't cut it on the track, get a good $100 if that is your intent.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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The Hitec 985 is a great choice. I have had the digital version of it (5945) in my buggy for 3 seasons with no trouble other than the case's ear breaking off after two seasons. I replaced the case for $4.50. The 985 is as good as any servo on the market, at any price. Spend the extra $$ if you really need digitals.
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I picked up an Ace DS1313 for my throttle servo and an Airtronics 94358 for steering on my XRAY XB8 - both lightly used on the forums in here for less than $70 each. There are so many servos for sale on here you should be able to find one without much trouble - just shoot for a steering one that has at least 200 oz-in of torque and a fast one for throttle/braking, around 160-170+ oz-in of torque there and you should be ok.
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I just installed a pair of 985's in my buggy today. I have always had good luck with Hitec and these servos look like they will be no exception. Plenty of power and speed for both steering and throttle. BTW, I will sell you a JR 9100T for $80 shipped
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since this is going into an 8ight I would suggest buying at least 5 servos. You are going to need them....I promise
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i have a great steering servo for you.....JR9100T used for a gallon in my RC8, sold all my stuff and i have it left. $75 shipped.
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