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Old 06-22-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default How much torque, does one need?

For a basic 1/8 buggy, how much torque on the steering and throttle servo is actually needed for a good setup? I know more is better, but in reality, most of us can't afford $200 servos..

Right now I have a 180oz torque servo on my steering and a piece of crap stock RTR servo at 57oz of torque.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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You must be talking about High Voltage JR servos 480 oz of torq with unregulated Li-po. No they are not really needed more of a want. You can only run the servo saver so tight that it won't break it or other parts.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:22 AM   #3
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For a buggy the servo you have should have more than enough torque already. IMO, you can find a Hitec high torque servo for way less than the 200 of the HV JR servos. Bottom line is that what you have is more then enough for a buggy.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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I good rule to follow is fast for throttle/torque for steering.

Be around 100 OZ in the throttle, and 200 in the steering and you'll be fine, you can get 2 hitech's for around $120
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+1 for 100 throttle / 200 steering - check out the ACE/AE servos - they are a good deal for buggies
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The ACE servos work well in truggy also...been running them for over a year with no problems.
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I personally like the Futaba 9351 for throttle/brake duties, and I used to always use the Airtronics 94359 for steering, but have moved into the Associated 1015's for steering lately. Both the Futaba/Associated seem to work good. I prefer at least 120oz of torque on the brakes, as I like alot of brake, and I think the more they are rated for the longer they will last. They cheaper servos always seem to go out at the worst time possible.

Your steering servo should be fine, but I would update the throttle, if it were me.

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Associated and Ace same servos
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Associated and Ace same servos
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Ace servo's are weak to say the least...Hitec if you want a bomb proof servo that will last you Years to come......you cant skimp of electronics....you WILL pay for it down the road.
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Ace servo's are weak to say the least...Hitec if you want a bomb proof servo that will last you Years to come......you cant skimp of electronics....you WILL pay for it down the road.
Wow...... I would have to say the complete opposite. I won't own another Lowtec.
I guess everyone has their own things they like.

But I do agree with the second part of your statement. One run away because of a bad throttle servo is a big reminder of how important electronics are.

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Wow...... I would have to say the complete opposite. I won't own another Lowtec.
I guess everyone has their own things they like.

But I do agree with the second part of your statement. One run away because of a bad throttle servo is a big reminder of how important electronics are.

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HiTec? Bomb proof? Really?

Futaba BLS servos all the way. Pricey yes, but a 9 pound nitro powered RC missile goin outta control because a servo won't center, or craps out completely, is a bad thing.
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So how do you guys feel about tower servos? they have a digital H.T.2BB titanium gear (TS-170) servo with 333oz-in of torque for $89. I was thinking of getting one for the steering on my 2.0 T
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So how do you guys feel about tower servos? they have a digital H.T.2BB titanium gear (TS-170) servo with 333oz-in of torque for $89. I was thinking of getting one for the steering on my 2.0 T
Just took a peek at it. IMO, it looks like a re badged HiTec. For only 30 bux more, check this out. It also has an aluminum center case.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRAX0&P=ML
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Just took a peek at it. IMO, it looks like a re badged HiTec.
man when you're right you are right. this is the link for the replacement case for the tower servo.. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHZT4&P=V

the futaba sounds like a good deal with the discounts I get..
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