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Old 10-18-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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For my Losi 8ight I've got an Orion Vortex VDS-1409 (0.09 sec/ 195 oz) and a Orion Vortex VDS-2015 (0.15 sec/278 oz). I've always gone by don't go less than 200 oz for steering but have been reading a lot lately that it doesn't have to be that high. I would like a little more speed at the wheels and wondering if that would be enough to push though. Thanks!
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You could run either on the steering, 195 is plenty especially in a buggy! And .15 is pretty fast! I personally would run the faster one in the throttle and torque one in the steering. I like the speed on throttle for faster throttle response. And slower steering in order to keep it from being to twitchy. But that's my opinion. Hope it helps
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It really depends on the brand. I don't know about Orion servos, but in my experience the speed servos of any brand tend to die in the steering. It's not that 200 oz isn't enough, it dang sure is enough, it's just the speedy servos are better in the throttle on 1/8th scale buggies. Now on a slash or a 1/10th scale buggy speed servos are great, but on a big buggy they usually have issues.

I would like to hear from someone who has owned an Orion servo, they do look like great servos, and just because other brands would fail doesn't mean that they would too.
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Well there just rebadged savox servos. Which a lot of people are saying are really good. I was thinking of switching to them because of all the great reviews I've heard. But it's just easier to stay with what what works for me. But if my hitecs go out on me I may switch to either Orion, or savox!
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I think that sticking with the 2015 for steering is the way I'm going to go. I have about two gallons on it and its doing great. Just got a used 1409 for throttle and was thinking about tossing it for extra speed, but after reading what yeal posted, it was close to what I was thinking originally. But as for the servo's themselves, awesome!
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Put the speed on the throttle because it has plenty of torque for braking and then the torque servo on the steering.
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Speed on throttle/brake and torque on steering.
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