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Old 07-01-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default How much better is the Hitec 7955 than the stock servo in the Losi 2.0 RTR?

I picked up two Hitec 7955 servos today for ~138 shipped on ebay. I am trying to decide whether to keep one/two/none.

I am pretty sure I can plop them back on ebay and make some money, but the question is whether or not I should sell the servo that came with the Losi and keep the hitec or sell both the hitecs.

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For sure, put one on the steering. what you want to do with the second one is up to you. it'd make a killer throttle servo though, and hitec's customer service is top notch. i've busted servos and sent them in even without a receipt and they send a replacement back fast.
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Really??? Seriously??? RTR junk servos Vs. the best servo made. LOL

Keep the Hitec's. You won't regret keeping them, but you will regret getting rid of them. Atleast keep one for steering. Best bet is to keep both.
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Really??? Seriously??? RTR junk servos Vs. the best servo made. LOL

Keep the Hitec's. You won't regret keeping them, but you will regret getting rid of them. Atleast keep one for steering. Best bet is to keep both.
Are the stock servos really that bad?
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Those are overkill for buggy but you won't break them. Probably slower than ideal for throttle but still a bit faster than the stockers. If you got 2 new 7955's for ~$140 I'd say use them unless you can trade them for faster ones (HItec makes the same basic servos much faster with less torque). FWIW, I run a Futaba BLS451 in steering on my buggy, it makes 147oz/.10 sec, it's way fast and plenty of torque for steering in buggy.
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Are the stock servos really that bad?
Yes
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I would keep both save some cash then get 7965mg use as
throttle servo you will have no problems and the best package
going I think
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I would keep both save some cash then get 7965mg use as
throttle servo you will have no problems and the best package
going I think
I have been thinking about this, but I checked Hitec's website and it seems that the HS-7966HB might be a better fit for me since I am running a Buggy.

It is 20% faster (.08 vs .10). It gives up quite a bit in the torque (111 vs 139). Do I really need the extra torque thaat the 7965 provides over the 7966?

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I have been thinking about this, but I checked Hitec's website and it seems that the HS-7966HB might be a better fit for me since I am running a Buggy.

It is 20% faster (.08 vs .10). It gives up quite a bit in the torque (111 vs 139). Do I really need the extra torque thaat the 7965 provides over the 7966?

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You will barely feel the difference between .10 and .08. I would get the higer torque servo for throttle just to be safe.
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I have been thinking about this, but I checked Hitec's website and it seems that the HS-7966HB might be a better fit for me since I am running a Buggy.

It is 20% faster (.08 vs .10). It gives up quite a bit in the torque (111 vs 139). Do I really need the extra torque thaat the 7965 provides over the 7966?

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The 7966HB is a karbonite gear servo. IMO a no, no for anything 1/8.
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The 7966HB is a karbonite gear servo
Is that the same stuff they froze Han Solo in???!!!!
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Is that the same stuff they froze Han Solo in???!!!!
Why yes, yes it is.

If it is good enough to hold solo, then it has to be good enough to throttle 1/8.
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How much better a 7955 is than a rtr servo. Humm.... I just can't count that high.

Keep the 7955's they are builletproof. If you want them to run faster run an unregulated lipo they can handle it. Just make sure your receiver can handle the extra voltage. If it's a specktrum then it can take 9.6v more than pleanty
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I find many people slow down both steering & throtle servos with expo especialy on low traction tracks. A .15 rated speed is plenty fast for me even on throttle & when I run a .06 servo in steering it becomes more difficult to drive. But yea keep the Hitecs you may not use both right now but when you need another servo & gotta go spend another $115 you'll be wishing you had the one you sold.
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