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Old 04-14-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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i'm in need of a new steering servo, and i dont know what to buy. I look on rcplanet and a-main hobbies and stuff like that, and there are like 100 different ones ranging from 25 to 200. do i need a really expensive one, or are the cheaper ones good enough. I know i need a hi-torque servo for steering, but do i need a digital servo, and what it that anyway, i guess i havent ever bought a new servo so i dont know what i need, if anyone can give some input that would be great, almost forgot it's for an 1/8 nitro buggy
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I would suggest a digital, with at least 180 oz torque and at least .15 transit time. Yes spend the $ once because if you go cheap you will regret it. I run a Hitec 5955 which is now the 7955 which has 333 oz torque at .15 transit time. It will cost you around $100 but well worth it and if something happens to it they will givw you a new 1. Another good 1 is the Ace ds 1015 or 1313. Futaba also makes excellent servos. If your on a buget the Ace DS 1313 is probably the cheapest that will do what you need.
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Hitec 7955 is the best servo on the market. Anything else is not worth the time/money.

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Like i said that what you want you will have no issues been running mine for a year and a half.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:31 AM   #5
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not exactly what i wanted to hear, i dont have an extra 100 bucks to spend on a servo. i guess i'll just sit this truck on the self til i get me some cash, maybe if i go to the track and talk to some people i can get a used one on the cheap from someone, i guess that's my only option now
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If you really can't spend the green to get the high-end servos, there are less expensive options. I've been running a JRS-126MG for a steering servo for the last year. It's not nearly as strong or fast as what most people use, but it's plenty strong enough for a sportsman class racer or a basher.
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Whats wrong with a 126oz JR? Cost less than $50? I have had several and had no problems.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #8
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This is a good place to start..it will more than do the job, and you can go for the $100 in a few months and move this to throttle, or keep it for a spare

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/18374

Make sure you use 6 volt rechargeable pack to get the most out of your servo's..Alkaline=waste of time
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This is a good place to start..it will more than do the job, and you can go for the $100 in a few months and move this to throttle, or keep it for a spare

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/18374

Make sure you use 6 volt rechargeable pack to get the most out of your servo's..Alkaline=waste of time
That one will do for a while on a buggy. On a truggy it would probably die a quick death. I used to run one of those on steering on my Losi 8ight.
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I think the 5625 would be even better for a short while then moved to throttle its what I use for my throttle. Its like 140 oz torque at .14 transit which is much quicker.
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Whats wrong with a 126oz JR? Cost less than $50? I have had several and had no problems.
I mean no disrespect, I just find the semi-irony in your post funny.
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I think the 5625 would be even better for a short while then moved to throttle its what I use for my throttle. Its like 140 oz torque at .14 transit which is much quicker.
My opinion is you need quick for throttle, and torque for stearing, at 168OZ I think the 5645 better suited for Stearing. But I am sure either will work Ok until he can afford one of the big boys

PS. If you can tell the difference between .14, and .18 I'd like you to train me how
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once again jaz, you pull through and come up with the best solution for my problem
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Its all good i just was referring to the thought that the servo eventually would be moved to throttle/brake duties and I think the 5625 is a better choice as a throttle servo because it is quite a bit quicker. Thats why I use it. And for a short while it will work for a steering servo and they are like $45
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