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Old 08-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm getting the electronics for my Kyosho MP 777, and I just wanted some servo advice. I want a steering servo that responds fast, and has pretty good torque on the track. And I'm not sure about the throttle servo, is torque really important here or is about response time? And should I get the same brand for both? I want to do well on the track without spending a fortune, I'll go $50 per servo. I'd appreciate some advice or personal experience. Thx!
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Servos is not where you cut corners in fact that's true for pretty much any part in this hobby but especially servos.
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I would recommend Ace servo's at the least, two ds1313's. But they run about 75 a piece.
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I have seen many ace servos die very quickly, not all but many. I would say hitec 7955 steering, 7965 or 7985 for throttle or JR9100s/t. If money is no object then get the JR 9100hvs and 9100hvt. These things are awesome, nothing on the market beats them. They are very pricy but I fully believe you get what you pay for. Get them at carolinasrc.com and take advantage of the 7% discount. It will save you cash.

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i have been running the futaba bls servos for over a year without any failure so will recomend them
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What type of radio tx/rx are you running?
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I have seen many ace servos die very quickly, not all but many. I would say hitec 7955 steering, 7965 or 7985 for throttle or JR9100s/t. If money is no object then get the JR 9100hvs and 9100hvt. These things are awesome, nothing on the market beats them. They are very pricy but I fully believe you get what you pay for. Get them at carolinasrc.com and take advantage of the 7% discount. It will save you cash.

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Is high torque essential in the throttle servo?
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Warranty on servos is very important for future replacement or repair. Also customer service.

I've burnt out $80 servos and $140servos just the same. Doesn't matter.

Save your purchase receipts. If you buy used, your taking a chance, not worth it.

Ace servo has only a 6 month warranty.

Futaba 1 year.

Hitec 2 year

Jr's 3 years.

All 4 brands above have good customer service and replaced my damaged not working servos free of charge under warranty. With Receipt.

Torque for steering, speed for throttle brake.

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Throttle servo should be around .08-.14 speed and 130 oz of torque. Steering about 190-210 torque and .12-.17 speed. Some good servos are the Futaba S9350 for brake/throttle and S9351 on steering. JR 9100S and 9100T are good also. They have more torque and speed, but they also draw more power too. The Hitec 7955 or 5955 are also some to consider. One other thing, since you have a MP777, you may want the ST-RR servo saver ass'y. The stock MP777 had a weak spring that would activate in high grip corners.
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Warranty on servos is very important for future replacement or repair. Also customer service.

I've burnt out $80 servos and $140servos just the same. Doesn't matter.

Save your purchase receipts. If you buy used, your taking a chance, not worth it.

Ace servo has only a 6 month warranty.

Futaba 1 year.

Hitec 2 year

Jr's 3 years.

All 4 brands above have good customer service and replaced my damaged not working servos free of charge under warranty. With Receipt.

Torque for steering, speed for throttle brake.

Hope this helps.
I think u guys are right, since I shelled out good money for my MP 777, I should go with quality servos even though it'll cost me, I'm gonna have to drop some more $$$$ than I thought, I think I'm going with digital Hitecs
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Is high torque essential in the throttle servo?
You need 120-140 oz of torque for adequate braking, in my opinion.
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Get a pair of these. You can get them on EBay for about 55 to 60 bucks shipped. That's the closest your gonna get to the price point you're looking for. They'll definitely do the job.
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Get a pair of these. You can get them on EBay for about 55 to 60 bucks shipped. That's the closest your gonna get to the price point you're looking for. They'll definitely do the job.
Those will work very well. i run a DSM2 radio that is capable of a very fast frame rate and non digital servos will not run on that frame rate, but if you are on a budget then LabRat99 is right the hitec 985's will get the job done.

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