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Old 01-30-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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What are the specs of a good servo for a Losi 8ight T 1.0 Tuggy? I got a roller that I was trying to sell but I am not getting much action so I may go ahead and complete it.

Anyhow, what should I look for with torque, speed, etc for the steering and throttle. I am trying to keep the cost down so will most likely look at the For Sale board here for one.
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The Hitec 7955 is the ticket for steering with a 1/8 truggy. Great servo.
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I would say 300 oz/in and 0.15-0.18 sec are good numbers to shoot for on the steering servo. Not sure on a throttle/brake servo since I run electric.
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7955 steering, 985, 5985, 7985 throttle (at least it works well for us)
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What are the specs of a good servo for a Losi 8ight T 1.0 Tuggy? I got a roller that I was trying to sell but I am not getting much action so I may go ahead and complete it.

Anyhow, what should I look for with torque, speed, etc for the steering and throttle. I am trying to keep the cost down so will most likely look at the For Sale board here for one.
Really it depends on what your going to do. If you want a dependable servo to keep you going in races you should invest in a 300 plus oz servo like a 7955/7950 hitec for steering and in the throttle you can get away with a little less .oz. But if your just gonna be bashing around you can get away with around a 200oz for the steering and then again much less for throttle. Really the 1.0 will turn with less than 200oz but will be very slow and won't last long. It just depends on what your plans are.
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Hitec 7955 is a great servo, but pricey. If you want something that costs less, try this one. They also have a "High Speed" version (1258TG) that would be great for the throttle:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ium-Gear-Servo

I just put one in a buddy's RC8T and it works great. No firsthand knowledge on duarbility, but other guys I know have been running them for 5 or 6 months with no issues.
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Well here's the question.. I would like to race, but not sure how competitive I can be with the 1.0. So, is it worth the money to get the better servo or dump the 1.0 and look to get a used 2.0 RTR?
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My son still runs the 1.0, and he is very competative. He will be running it for another season, very comfortable with it.
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I've raced both, and I'm sticking with the 1.0. The 2.0 is wider and has a much plusher suspension. Easier to drive, stable, it will definitely get through whoops and rough stuff in a straight line a little quicker. IMO, the 1.0 is nimbler, feels a little more like my 8ight buggy to me. But yes, you can still be competitive with the 1.0. And without dropping the 7 bills or so that it costs to get the 2.0 LOL. Is yours the kit/race roller or RTR? The chassis, and in particular shock towers, on the 1.0 RTR are awfully thin.
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any of the HV servos seem to handle the loads and would look in the 300 torque range.
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Here is my 1.0, think it is a race roller.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ne-extras.html
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Yeah, that's a race roller. I love mine. I bought it from a guy I knew basically because the radio was worth almost what I paid for the whole shooting match. Never was really much of a truggy guy, but I took it apart, rebuilt and set it up and took it to the track and found out it was a blast to drive. The Truhe 2007 Nitro Challenge setup is a good base. If you don't have it already, be sure you download the throttle addendum on the Losi site and follow it when you set up your linkage. It will save you blown servos. There's also a radio tray addendum where you put o-rings under the radio tray, but I never have and mine has been fine.
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