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Old 09-17-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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hi guys am planning to buy the ko 2368 servos for throtle and steering on my 8ight..good choise or not.?.any other advise?? forgot to mention i use ko 2,4ghz..
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The would work fine in a buggy. It would be pushing the limit for steering in a truggy though. I have a few KO servos and they certainly are nice. Very reliable. I run them in my 8ight.

You could go with Hitec 7955s that would be cheaper by about $30 each and have more torque at 6V but I don't think you can run them any higher than 6V nor are they as reliable. Well, my 5955s weren't. I have yet to try my 7955s. You can't beat Hitec's warranty though. But if one does go out, you'd be without a servo for about 3 weeks unless you had a backup.
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330 isnt to much torque for a buggy? iwant to go with the ko's but i want to make sure they dont have any issues..
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The would work fine in a buggy. It would be pushing the limit for steering in a truggy though. I have a few KO servos and they certainly are nice. Very reliable. I run them in my 8ight.

You could go with Hitec 7955s that would be cheaper by about $30 each and have more torque at 6V but I don't think you can run them any higher than 6V nor are they as reliable. Well, my 5955s weren't. I have yet to try my 7955s. You can't beat Hitec's warranty though. But if one does go out, you'd be without a servo for about 3 weeks unless you had a backup.
hitec sucks every servo i have was bad i hate them
they never center out,u should go w/ the KO or a JR there both one of the
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WOW thats a first.I have less trouble with hitec than jr as well as most everybody I have ever talked to.I run both & like both but am sick of sending the jr stuff in for warranty.

Not trying to be a jerk but is there a possability your failurs might have something to do with your sig?
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WOW thats a first.I have less trouble with hitec than jr as well as most everybody I have ever talked to.I run both & like both but am sick of sending the jr stuff in for warranty.

Not trying to be a jerk but is there a possability your failurs might have something to do with your sig?
they didnt fail they suck i have one JR and futaba ,the jr is way beater all hitec has been known for there servos not to center out
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hitec sucks every servo i have was bad i hate them
they never center out,u should go w/ the KO or a JR there both one of the
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This coming from a guy with "chassis breaker" in his sig

I've used all sorts of brands of servos. Hitec is the cheapest. You get what you pay for. Their higher end titanium gear servos have done me good. I have sent in a few that had bad amps and pots. But I was running them in an 8ight-T, so it's a toss up as to whether it was the car or the servo. I have yet to blow any hitecs in my 8ight buggy. Their standard metal geared servos work well too, but the metal is a bit soft and the geartrain generally wears out before the electronics do.

Airtronics are generally good servos too. I had a 358 last a full month while improperly installed in my 8ight buggy (forgot spacers to keep it off the chassis)

Only owned a few KOs. They've always worked flawlessly; except in my touring car in which they seem to draw enough power to trip the BEC on the speedo (QC2).

Running a JR 9100T in my crawler with no problems, but I haven't had it that long so I can't comment on longevity. But the whole reason I bought it was because I heard good things about 'em.

Haven't run Futabas since I had a JRXT, but they have an excellent reputation too. But they are more expensive.

Oh... to answer your other question... there is such a thing as overkill, but it's better to have too much torque than too little; unless you don't have your EPAs set properly

If you have your heart set on those KOs, then by all means, get 'em.
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ko servos are the best hands down, you can also run a lipo with no voltage regulator with ko servos. you can definitely notice the speed and torgue of the ko servos with ALL of the lipo power
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This coming from a guy with "chassis breaker" in his sig

I've used all sorts of brands of servos. Hitec is the cheapest. You get what you pay for. Their higher end titanium gear servos have done me good. I have sent in a few that had bad amps and pots. But I was running them in an 8ight-T, so it's a toss up as to whether it was the car or the servo. I have yet to blow any hitecs in my 8ight buggy. Their standard metal geared servos work well too, but the metal is a bit soft and the geartrain generally wears out before the electronics do.

Airtronics are generally good servos too. I had a 358 last a full month while improperly installed in my 8ight buggy (forgot spacers to keep it off the chassis)

Only owned a few KOs. They've always worked flawlessly; except in my touring car in which they seem to draw enough power to trip the BEC on the speedo (QC2).

Running a JR 9100T in my crawler with no problems, but I haven't had it that long so I can't comment on longevity. But the whole reason I bought it was because I heard good things about 'em.

Haven't run Futabas since I had a JRXT, but they have an excellent reputation too. But they are more expensive.

Oh... to answer your other question... there is such a thing as overkill, but it's better to have too much torque than too little; unless you don't have your EPAs set properly

If you have your heart set on those KOs, then by all means, get 'em.
chassis breaker was a nick name that was given to at the track that i go to.but any way hitec is junk ko/jr are the best hands down
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330 isnt to much torque for a buggy? iwant to go with the ko's but i want to make sure they dont have any issues..
@6v the PDS-2368 has 194.4 oz and a transit time of .15 sec
I have been using KO servo's for years, and I can attest that they are excellent quality. I was considdering this same servo for my 808 after my PDS-2344 blew a gear... I ended up getting a JR DS8711 instead.
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umm ok im just saying what i reed
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ko are good i after 4 gallons i had one that got so much slow for steering you get adjustable trim
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what u read...
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what u read...
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