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Old 03-30-2009, 04:39 PM   #16
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i think the focus here shouldn't be IF there is a noticeable difference, it should be, how big is the difference and is it worth spending $100 bucks for a new servo?! especially if you are a weekend racer on an amateur level...

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p.s. dude A has $50 million bucks and dude B has 75$ million. there is a difference but i am sure you can survive with $50 million. you know what i mean?!
Damn I'm not sure on that one send me $125 million, I'll give $50 mil to my buddy and we'll let you know
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Shouldn't we be concernd about worn servo savers before purchasing a high-dollar servo?
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:06 PM   #18
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I was in this same boat. Now I havent had a ton of run time but I bought a Hitec 7955 for my steering and what a diffrence it makes. I can drive better and the buggy goes where I want it to go.

I was skeptical at first dopping $100 on a servo. I liked the 7955 so much that when my throttle went out I purchased another one.

Yes all said and done its over $200.00 in servos but I looked at it as long term money saving investment. Consider how much time and effort you can spend changing out servos and then the cost starts to build. In the long run you end up spending more money.

In my short history being in this hobby I believe this is where you should spend the most money. My throttle servo (cheap one) went out 2 days ago. It wasnt even a question which one to buy 7955.

Hitec 7955 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus if something happens send it in and get a new one no questions asked is what everyone is saying.
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Shouldn't we be concernd about worn servo savers before purchasing a high-dollar servo?
Setting your endpoints is critical with high dollar high torque servo's
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #20
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I was in this same boat. Now I havent had a ton of run time but I bought a Hitec 7955 for my steering and what a diffrence it makes. I can drive better and the buggy goes where I want it to go.

I was skeptical at first dopping $100 on a servo. I liked the 7955 so much that when my throttle went out I purchased another one.

Yes all said and done its over $200.00 in servos but I looked at it as long term money saving investment. Consider how much time and effort you can spend changing out servos and then the cost starts to build. In the long run you end up spending more money.

In my short history being in this hobby I believe this is where you should spend the most money. My throttle servo (cheap one) went out 2 days ago. It wasnt even a question which one to buy 7955.

Hitec 7955 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus if something happens send it in and get a new one no questions asked is what everyone is saying.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:24 PM   #21
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What were you using before, just curious?
Cheap spektrums that came with the RTR. The throttle went first. I moved the steering to the throttle and put a 7955 on the steering. First time out after the change the throttle servo (spektrum) blew after 3 tanks.

Walked right into the hobby store and gladly shelled out my $120.00 but I did get a free practice.


The next day with both servos in was a blast not having to worry about anything. The smoothness alone is worth it.

Any servo company makes a cheap or mid range servo. I put a $40.00 Hitec servo on my sons hyper 7 for steering. It lacks in many things over the 7955 however my son beats the hell out of his car and the servo keeps going. Its night and day when you spend a $100 on a servo.
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I have the Hitec 7955TG on both throttle and steering on my Mbx6, Love them to death! got them off e-bay for$89 each and $5 s&h. I have 2 hi-end Airtronics analog servo's for spares and a couple of tower pro 7955 too, but I don't think I will need them
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Look at it this way:

$50: servo
$45: entry for larger race event

Having the cheap $50 servo fail in the big event = wasted $45 + having to buy another $50 servo...

Just something to think about.
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