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Old 09-03-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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I'm considering this Bluebird 821DMG+HS servo to replace the throttle on my 8ight-B 2.0 RTR.

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Maybe I had bad luck, but I've used 3 of their servo's...

2 mid range ones used for throttle, both only lasted 1 race meet, died...

1 high end steering servo which I loved for a while, but after 5-6 meets it also died...
(none were the same model as you listed though)

I've had one Ace and one Futaba servo since with no sign of any problems...
I'm defiantly a beliver in buy 2 decent servos instead of 6 crap ones.... NOW
It really does work out cheaper in the end.
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DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. MY NEPHEW BOUGHT 4 OF THEM FOR TWO DIFFERENT CARS AND ALL 4 LASTED ABOUT A WEEK. THERE'S A REASON THEY ARE $25
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Havent looked into the ACE servos yet but I've seen the name frequently. I'll look into those as well.

I just need to be as efficient with money as I can an still get some decent upgrades. I will get good stuff where I need to for steering, tires, etc. But I need to try and scrimp where I can...

How much beating does the throttle take?
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. MY NEPHEW BOUGHT 4 OF THEM FOR TWO DIFFERENT CARS AND ALL 4 LASTED ABOUT A WEEK. THERE'S A REASON THEY ARE $25
Alright then, that's two negatories...

Guess I'll keep searching!

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Dont spend the money on the Bluebird stuff, but the ACE servos are good I have had a Associated 1015 in my car for 2 years and I race every week. The ACE 1015 is the same servo but they are not cheep $99
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #7
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I have used them - The higher Torque metal gear ones. Bought Two, they lasted almost a season of indoor 1/10th scale offroad. They have two year warranty - so i sent them in for warranty and they replaced them in about a two week turnaround.

I have since switched to Hitec - Good servos, Good Warranty.
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Hitec :

Get this one for throttle;

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo


And this one for Stearing:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo





That's as cheep as I would go
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Ok so Bluebird = SUCK.
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Hitec :

Get this one for throttle;

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo


And this one for Stearing:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo


That's as cheep as I would go

I would bite the bullet and spend a little money and get the following:

Throttle:
Hitec HS-7940TH

Steering:
Hitec HS-7950TH

Buy these and you won't need to buy another set for sometime. Fast, Strong , High Voltage(lipo receiver pack) and great warranty.
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I agree, but if he's looking for a good servo for less money..I have had good luck with the cheeper Hitecs and they lasted 2-3 years for me Plus they still have The wonderful Hitch Warrantee
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If you have too, save up your pennies and buy Hitec. You'll be glad you did.
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Let's talk strictly throttle for a moment.

As far as hitec or ACE, what can I get away with for fast, digital, and 'enough' torque? Fast to me seems to be under .13 sec.
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I would bite the bullet and spend a little money and get the following:

Throttle:
Hitec HS-7940TH

Steering:
Hitec HS-7950TH

Buy these and you won't need to buy another set for sometime. Fast, Strong , High Voltage(lipo receiver pack) and great warranty.
Those are awesome servos, I'm sure. But likely a bit overkill for my needs at the moment. I'm just beginning and don't even know if I will get good enough to hold my own on the track.

If/when I get good enough to be competative, those will be the ones to move up to.
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Hitec 985 MG $69 .13 at 6V just type in 985mg in the a-main search I know alot of people that run this servo in both steering and throttle and when they blow you have the no question asked warranty of Hitec
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