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View Poll Results: choose your favorite servo company
hitec 162 42.74%
futaba 37 9.76%
jr 35 9.23%
savox 74 19.53%
ace/associated 24 6.33%
ko propo 15 3.96%
airtronics 16 4.22%
orion 7 1.85%
spektrum 6 1.58%
align 3 0.79%
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:00 AM   #91
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:55 AM   #92
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I just got an H6040 Spektrum servo for my 1/8 Ofna DM-1 onroader for gas/brakes. It's identical to the Savox 1258. Apparently Savox builds the servos for Spektrum. I.e. the Spektrums are rebranded Savoxes... Etc..

Anyway, the 6040 has two versions - the H6040 and the S6040. Is there a difference?

These servos - H6040, S6040, and Savox 1258 have 12 kilos and .08 sec @6V. But on amain it says under the S6040 that it shouldn't be used for 1/8 offroad. Why?

Just mounted mine up. It is wickedly fast...

ps Here in Germany the Spektrum is 5 bucks cheaper than the Savox...

pps I voted Hitec. My 5955's have been indestructible.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #93
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just my experience
I have only ran a few brands of servos(jr, ace, airtronics and hitec. The ace servos were fast and smooth, worked well for the money but just did not last. I was replacing gears constantly and the top case cover around the brass bushing. I had good luck with some of the JR servo's. The DS 8711 was bullet proof for me, I ran it in 2 truggy's and a buggy and was still working when I took it out. I only had 1 problem with the 9100T, but the 9100s's were a constant problem. Same problem as the ACE, gears or top case cover. Jr's service treated me well it's just a hassle and a big bummer when your 3 hrs from home racing and it fails.
Airtronics servos seemed to be smooth and fast but honestly I didn't give them much of a chance before installing Hitec 7955's in all my rigs. I been running the 7955's and controlling them with the M11X. It has been almost a year now and I have not had 1 single problem. The 7955 is smooth, fast, strong and thus far very reliable. Although I have not had to use Hitec's service I hear it's great.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #94
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I went with Hitec: When I got into SC racing about a year ago I looked for an affordable servo under $50.00 that had decent torque rating and I found the Hitec HS-645mg and it has been doing it's job ever since without any issues. Recently I purchased a used Losi 8-t and it came with Hitec 7955tg the torque and speed ratings are monsterous, but more importantly it performs flawlessly without any issues.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #95
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i have to vote for savox, the only servo ive used but so far hasn't missed a beat
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #96
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For the moment I am going to run in my Losi 2.0 the JR9100s for my throttle and the Savox 1256tg for my steering. And I have been told once but want to verify.

Can I run Lipo reciever pack or must I run Nicad because servo's dont say High Voltage? confused
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After 4 seasons with truggy and 1 1/2 with buggy, only 2 gearsets worn out with futaba 351's. Never an electrical problem either. Actually 1 guy (not me) knocked the gearsets out, lol. Now i use the S9157 for truggy steering. Great servos.
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For the moment I am going to run in my Losi 2.0 the JR9100s for my throttle and the Savox 1256tg for my steering. And I have been told once but want to verify.

Can I run Lipo reciever pack or must I run Nicad because servo's dont say High Voltage? confused
I dont know about the JR but the Savox 1256tg is not a high voltage servo. I have read that some have run them on LiPo but I would be hesitant to do so. I am using a LiFe battery with mine.
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I dont know about the JR but the Savox 1256tg is not a high voltage servo. I have read that some have run them on LiPo but I would be hesitant to do so. I am using a LiFe battery with mine.
Life pack ok. thanks just didnt want to buy one only to find out its the wrong batt.
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Life pack ok. thanks just didnt want to buy one only to find out its the wrong batt.
This is the only one that fits Losi

http://www.cobrarcusa.com/node/16
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This is the only one that fits Losi

http://www.cobrarcusa.com/node/16
Well crap, just bought the Pro-tech Life Pack off ebay cause A-main was back ordered. :-(
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Ive been running the same pair of Hitec 5955 servos on straight lipo since fall 2008. Ive got 2 7955s too but dont have a use for them currently because the 5955s are still perfect.
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This is the only one that fits Losi

http://www.cobrarcusa.com/node/16
Thanks for the heads up. Getting ready to order the Cobra Life Pack but when I click on link it wont show me how many MAH it is? I was guessing 1700-1800mah?

Can anyone confirm?
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Thanks for the heads up. Getting ready to order the Cobra Life Pack but when I click on link it wont show me how many MAH it is? I was guessing 1700-1800mah?

Can anyone confirm?
6.4v 1400 mah it's plenty of power and last over an hr
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6.4v 1400 mah it's plenty of power and last over an hr
Thanks for your help! I have been racing for over 10 years and had never heard of Cobra Racing. Hopefully they send a sticker or two!
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