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Old 01-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Futaba 9157

Hi

I have to put a new steering servo in my X2-CRT 1/8 Truggy

I think about the futaba 9157, but i am not sure if it would work with my reciever pack (NOSRAM VTEC LiFePo RX-Pack 2/3A Hump 2000 - RX-only - 6.6V)

I would like to hear from any who has tried this servo.

Otherwise I would go for Futaba 9351.


I have tryed search in here, but I canīt really find something specifik about this servo.

I know there is a lot of hitec fans, but I really wants a Futaba. So please help me chose the right Futaba servo.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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Default I like the bls451

It has the best balance of torque to speed. The brushless servos are more resistent to shock and will probably last longer, but don't bother with their customer service. I sent one in and it cost like 40 dollars for them to do nothing and it still doesn't work right, and I sent them yet another e mail telling them it didn't work, and because i waited they said the warranty for repair was over, it's like 30 days. I like their servos, but the service is the worst.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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Awesome servo! I had one since they first came out. I run it in my 8ight T 2.0 with a standard 1600mah nimh pack.The torque is amazing. I use to run JR but switching over to all Futaba gear to go along with my 4pk.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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+1 on futaba servos the only one that, i had go bad on me is a cheap futaba servo that was a analog. the $90 dignal futaba servo, that i use on my eight 1.0 b is still good i been ,running it for about 2 years now.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:17 PM   #5
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Thank you all.

What is the disadvantage of choosing brushless servo, i think about Futaba BLS-352.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:56 PM   #6
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the disadvantage using a brushless servo, my guess whould be that it uses a. lot of power draw from your receiver pack ,so you have to have a high capacity battery.


its proberty really fast compated to, the coreless servo so you proberty whould want to turn down the speed off it.
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Servos do last a long time. I have a high speed servo with plastic gears in my rc10 and it's been in every new rc10 since way back when. It's like 20 years old and still works great. I had a few probs with futaba servos, but I tend to use them in throttle duty...The brushless will be the new standard.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:29 PM   #8
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i cant image how fast the brushless servo ,is compared to a coreless servo!
does the brushless use less battery, power from the reseveir pack?
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the brushless servos may use more juice, but I haven't noticed any difference and I use nimh 1600 batteries. It's not really faster it's just really smooth and consistent. The motor stays cooler and keeps going strong throughout the race and has less issues from vibration and bad crashes. It's a really nice servo. With all the servos failing from motor issues I think it will be worth the money to at least try one in the throttle and see. For steering duties I havent tried them yet, so be careful.
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