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Old 01-10-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hi i just blew 2 servos in 2 days i dont think they were quality so i am dissapointed. what i would like an answer on is

what is a good servo at a good price? like no more than $100

and also what sort of settings should i be looking for, eg torque?

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Old 01-10-2010, 12:19 AM   #2
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go with a hitec 7955 and you will never need another one ever again. i have been running mine for over a year now on both buggy and truggy. also make sure end points are set right and that your servo saver isnt to tight, it needs to be tight but it should give some on hard hits.
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when you say adjust the end points how do you do this exactly? i no what it means but when do you no when you have got to the right point?
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i agree with Jmax hitec are great servos, what servo's were you using ?

you need to set your servo saver according to what servo you use, if you use a servo rated at 13 kg / .........oz you need to set your servo saver so that it will open at roughly 13kg of force.

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when you say adjust the end points how do you do this exactly? i no what it means but when do you no when you have got to the right point?
turn your wheel (on your radio) slowly to the right/left and when you get to the point that the steering on the car can no longer turn any further you will hear the servo start to bind up, decrease the travel of the servo (on the radio) so that it is slightly less than that.
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ok cheers for that, will do that when i get a new servo

what would be the minium speed and torque would you use on a steering for 1/8th buggy?
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turn your wheel (on your radio) slowly to the right/left and when you get to the point that the steering on the car can no longer turn any further you will hear the servo start to bind up, decrease the travel of the servo (on the radio) so that it is slightly less than that.
+1 i would like to add some. i turn it all the way to one side and back off the EPA on the radio just to the point where it like less than a millimeter from full steering.

if you have the end points set right you will have alot better luck with servos. i ran an scion (not sure one spelling on that) servo that came on RTR cen matrix buggy for 5 months before the motor only started turning one way. but my dad had one also and it last less than a tank because he forgot to set his end points.
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no worries. cheers for that

i run cen matrix as well just thought i would let you know haha
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no worries. cheers for that

i run cen matrix as well just thought i would let you know haha
i never ran cen lol but my dad had a RTR truggy and he had two pro buggies now he is trying to get rid of the one he only used for like 2 gallons maybe its like new lol. but he switch to jammin bc i was running jammin but now we are starting to like the odonnell buggy he bought we will probably sell jammins and go with them now. its kinda sad because we have more cen parts than anything and he only ran them for a very short while.
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ok cheers for that, will do that when i get a new servo

what would be the minium speed and torque would you use on a steering for 1/8th buggy?
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for my own buggy, i would not go below .13 sec to 60 degree's @6v and 12 kg, i am not sure what 12 kgs is in oz, look for ace 1313 or something similar
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+1 i would like to add some. i turn it all the way to one side and back off the EPA on the radio just to the point where it like less than a millimeter from full steering.

if you have the end points set right you will have alot better luck with servos. i ran an scion (not sure one spelling on that) servo that came on RTR cen matrix buggy for 5 months before the motor only started turning one way. but my dad had one also and it last less than a tank because he forgot to set his end points.
To add to the previous points. Set your EPA with the car elevated off the ground first. Then for your final adjustment set the chassis on the ground and check again. You may find that you can increase the EPA a few clicks with the wheels on the ground.

On servo recommendations. I would get Hitec, they have great customer service. I'm currently running Futaba BLS351 on both throttle and steering on a unregulated LIPO with no problems so far after 1 year of running. That would be another option.
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Carolinas rc has the Hitec 7955 for 99.00 members price.Most dealers are 119.00

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I'm not trying to thread jack here but I am going to be replacing my servos on my 8IGHT 2.0 and was curious as to why the 7950TG wasn't recommended? I have heard that a few people said that they had reliability problems but I can't seem to find any of these negative reviews (online at least).
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