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Old 05-11-2006, 03:01 PM   #1981
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just got my new x1-cr fte and was wondering what servo's are recomended for sterring and throttle.My 1st 1/8th scale buggy so i need some pointers.I have a hi-tech 5998tg for steering in my crt but that seems like it might be overkill for the buggy?I want something of good quality and not overkill.any recomendations are appreciated.
I've tried every servo and the Sanwa seem to be the best.
The one i use for my throttle is like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AIRTRONICS-94...QQcmdZViewItem
The one i use for my Steering is this one: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SANWA-AIRTRON...QQcmdZViewItem

I've been using them for about 6 months and they are awesome!
Bettre than any Hitec will ever be.
I have guys at my club using these also and have been for over a year flawlessly and they are winning races too so they must work well.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:29 PM   #1982
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the better servo's i have used are sanwa & the ace digital servos. the ace ones are solid performers, well built etc. i am currently using the ace DS1015 for the steering & swear by it.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:38 PM   #1983
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I agree the servos listed above are good but what kinda warenties to they offer?
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:08 AM   #1984
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anybody use Blue Bird servos?
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:59 AM   #1985
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i tried a couple of them. the first blew up in a friends buggy because his receiver was wacked. the second doesn't center well. i won't be buying another one....
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:08 AM   #1986
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The reason I asked that question above is this;

Airtronics has a 90 day warranty.
Futaba has a 90 day warranty.
JR has a 3 year warranty.

All three companies make a good servo but the 3 year warranty from JR makes the choice a no brainer for me.

I use to use all Airtronics servos in my RC cars, mostly 358ís, I had 10+. I got one for Xmas one year and did not actually use it until about 5months later. It died at the second race it was used for; it was at the Midwest gas champs. I sent it in and they said it was beyond repair. Something inside got stuck and it burned up! They asked how long I have had it and told them about 5 months. They then told me it was out of warranty. I replied, so now what? I thought they had a 1yr warranty. They said they would sell me one at cost. I thought to myself thatís cool and then asked how much that was and the guy said it would be about 95 bucks. I told him I could by one on the street for that much so that was not much help so I told him just to keep it and that I would never buy another Airtronics servo again. I have since been using JR servos. One of the JR servos I bought had a slight problem. It was having a hard time finding center. It was an 8800S. I sent it in and two days later talked to them and they asked me what I was using it for and I told them it was for a 1/8 buggy. They said they would send me the new model (9000S) for 5 bucks, I said deal! I have never had a problem since.

To be fair here to Airtronics I did get a phone call about 2 months after that from a supervisor at Airtronics that asked me about the problem I had and they ended up sending me a new servo. I still felt the whole deal was not right since I felt the servo dying was not the fault of anything I did or how I used it. I kept is for a backup.

Warranties count, just my .02
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:45 AM   #1987
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JR Rocks, that is all the radio equiptment I buy for myself anymore......

My Daughter has an MX-3 (FM) and Futaba 9402 on her FT GT, but I only got that cause it was cheap and we didn't have much money at the time... She will get my XS3 pro once I get my Z1...... but my 9000s stays in the buggy until JR releases a better digital replacement.......
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i recently made the switch to acer servos and they are the best i have ever used hands down
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i recently made the switch to acer servos and they are the best i have ever used hands down
I don't know much about the Acer servos. Are these the ones that TTR has there hands in? What is there warranty?

IMPACTPLAYR the 9000S series is going to be hard to beat for JR, I don't know what they could do to make them any better.
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exactly......
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yes the acer are the ones ttr deals. i will have to look into the warentee thing. i know one of my buddys has been useing one in his buggy for right arround a year and he practices ones a week then races every weekend and still has the same servos
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Finally, my FTE its here, so i started building last night, so far the front its built and the diffs too ...

Any advice other than the Chad Bradley ones on jamminproducts.com ?

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There's really no hiccups in the assembly process- this differs from kit to kit, though. Take your time, make sure everything is installed CORRECTLY.

If you run into any trouble, post here and we'll help out.
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