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Old 03-09-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Hello,

Coming from 1/10 scale electric.

What are some good 1/8 scale buggy servos, especially for steering? I know this is subjective.

I want what everyone wants. The fastest highest torque most reliable servo. Cost is not an issue.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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I really like the ACE R/C DS1015 on steering and throttle. If you're a little strapped for cash, the DS1313's ain't bad either.
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Savox Servo's They are a new company but a getting a fair few top drivers signing for them including the top British driver John Hazlewood.. Elliot Boot.. um.. many more.. great servo's some of the lightest on the market.. and a affordable price too.. Check them out.. They have improved my Driving lots from my Old Hitec 645mg's hahaha
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Hitec 79XX TG series servos. I have a 7955TG in my truggy and it has worked flawlessly. Hitec has one of the best warranties in the industry.
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u will get eventually recommended all the top servos

so lets continue.

Futaba BLS351/352/451/452 depending on application.

JR9100T/S

and list continues...

i really like futaba brushless series as they seem to have quite low power consumption
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u will get eventually recommended all the top servos

so lets continue.

Futaba BLS351/352/451/452 depending on application.

JR9100T/S

and list continues...

i really like futaba brushless series as hey seem to have quite low power consumption
+1. I really like the futaba BLS351/BLS451 in my truggy. I run a JR9100T for steering in the muggy and it seems to work well, but hasn't been used that much so i can't comment on its durability yet.
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u will get eventually recommended all the top servos

so lets continue.

Futaba BLS351/352/451/452 depending on application.

JR9100T/S

and list continues...

i really like futaba brushless series as they seem to have quite low power consumption
I probably should have mentioned that I have a Futaba 3PK w/HRS. From what I understand HRS only works with digital servos, but is there an advantage to sticking with Futaba digital servos?
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Futaba, JR, Hitec.... and so on is just like Ford vs Chevy.
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Futaba, JR, Hitec.... and so on is just like Ford vs Chevy.
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The guy who recommended the Savox servo's failed to tell you that in the US they are the Orion servos. I use the old 5955 st, and the 5625 throttle from Hitec and havent had any issues. And I will run them till they go caput. I like to try different brands of stuff I have used KO PROPO and loved them along with Futaba. I will probably try the Orion's next unless the price goes down on the HV JR's with the metal cases that are coming out soon I belive. They look promising, especially because you can use lipo without a regulator which is the only way i will run 1.
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Any of the 79XX series will do just fine.....7955 especially for steering....and fwiw dont skimp out on servo's....its 1 area you should buy big and buy once.....replacing lower grade servo's even once becomes more expensive then buying a top grade one from the get go.
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Any of the 79XX series will do just fine.....7955 especially for steering....and fwiw dont skimp out on servo's....its 1 area you should buy big and buy once.....replacing lower grade servo's even once becomes more expensive then buying a top grade one from the get go.
Integra is correct, and I learned this the hard way. I'm currently running a JR DS8717 for my steering on my 8ight. Plenty of torqe and speed for me. Don't buy $35 servos, they a are not made to withstand the abuse of 1/8th scale racing.
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The guy who recommended the Savox servo's failed to tell you that in the US they are the Orion servos. I use the old 5955 st, and the 5625 throttle from Hitec and havent had any issues. And I will run them till they go caput. I like to try different brands of stuff I have used KO PROPO and loved them along with Futaba. I will probably try the Orion's next unless the price goes down on the HV JR's with the metal cases that are coming out soon I belive. They look promising, especially because you can use lipo without a regulator which is the only way i will run 1.

Sorry I didn't know that. I though they were Called Savox everywhere my bad
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I would strongly recommend Futaba servos. Though they are not the fastest , they are the most durable and trouble free. And, since you already have the Futaba radio ( which is also a fine piece of electronics) why not run a complete Futaba system?

JR 9xxx are super fast servos..

Hitec- I've owned one Hitec servo, which lasted all of one qualifier in a B4. And that was after I had just purchased it in the hobby shop.


I"m like you, price is nothing. However, when it comes time to buy something, I look for quality.
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i run the JR8915 in my steering - MBX5R - Hasn't let me down.
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