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Old 12-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Which one will you go if the price is not an issue:-

1) Hitec 7950TH
2) Futaba BLS 352
3) Futaba BLS 452

My HS recommended me the Futaba BLS 352 and 452 but the problem is, he don't carry and Hitec servo so I don't want to be recommended of something just because he don't carry them . And the sucks part is I've already bought the Futaba BLK 352 and 452 and when I check on their website, seems like the 452 is meant for EP car while my is a nitro!

I'm prepared to give him a good nagging if he's selling me a FU servo when I've made it clear to him that I want a good servo and price is not an issue!

Or you have a better one to recommend for a 1/8 buggy off-road

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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There's a thread on here about the servos. But if $$ is not an issue then KO RSX power servos win by a mile.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oly-Compatible

Or if you like them lightening fast

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oly-Compatible
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are you wanting one for steering and one for throttle? if so, i would look at the BLS351 for throttle and S9157 for steering, this combo is great IMHO the nicest servos ive tried, however, havent had an KO servos... the BLS352 is slow and BLS452 is weak and slow
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I like the Hitec 7955 in steering, and futaba bls451 in throttle....the hitec is bombproof and the futaba is all silky smooth and fast....
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I love the Hitec servos because their bullet proof and their customer service is second to NONE.....
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Don't sleep on the Savox line, those things rock! ..and I used to be a HiTech fanboy but eventaully gave up sending those things back for service all the time.
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I gave savox a try but had issues and now running the bls351 servo in both steering and throttle they make no noise at all so very quiet and there fast
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I've tested futaba hitec savox and ko servos and hands down ko and futaba are a cut above the rest, this is one of those situations where you get what you pay for!
hitec always seem to go bad at the WRONG TIME eventually... and good customer service doesn't change the fact that you had a terrible day at the track when servo failures occur...
savox where good for the money but the the servo i had on steering died inexplicably. 1258 TG or something.
always ran futaba servos they were more expensive but never failed on me unless it was due to human error ie front wheel hooking a fence at high speed lol.
i went to ko propo last year mostly for the lipo compatibility an i never looked back smooth sailling sine then.

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I've been running the same Hitec 7955 servos for throttle and steering in my truggy and buggy for 3 years now without a single issue.And guess what, I bought them used from a member here on RC Tech! Yes, they are a bit noisy at times, but they work flawlessly.

The KO and Futaba servos are very nice and very quiet but not sure they perform any better.
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Hi Guys,

Which one will you go if the price is not an issue:-

1) Hitec 7950TH
2) Futaba BLS 352
3) Futaba BLS 452

My HS recommended me the Futaba BLS 352 and 452 but the problem is, he don't carry and Hitec servo so I don't want to be recommended of something just because he don't carry them . And the sucks part is I've already bought the Futaba BLK 352 and 452 and when I check on their website, seems like the 452 is meant for EP car while my is a nitro!

I'm prepared to give him a good nagging if he's selling me a FU servo when I've made it clear to him that I want a good servo and price is not an issue!

Or you have a better one to recommend for a 1/8 buggy off-road

Thanks in advance guys.
have been running the 2 same servo's for 2 years 1 year in odonnell buggy second year in a losi 2.0 buggy...futaba BLS 351 and the BLS 451 ...great servo's if money is not a issue. Bet they will last a few more years.
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Hi Guys,

Which one will you go if the price is not an issue:-

1) Hitec 7950TH
2) Futaba BLS 352
3) Futaba BLS 452

My HS recommended me the Futaba BLS 352 and 452 but the problem is, he don't carry and Hitec servo so I don't want to be recommended of something just because he don't carry them . And the sucks part is I've already bought the Futaba BLK 352 and 452 and when I check on their website, seems like the 452 is meant for EP car while my is a nitro!

I'm prepared to give him a good nagging if he's selling me a FU servo when I've made it clear to him that I want a good servo and price is not an issue!

Or you have a better one to recommend for a 1/8 buggy off-road

Thanks in advance guys.
I run bls awesome servo expecially with the 4pk. the 352 and 452 will be just fine for buggy if yor running a truggy I would return and get the

http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...rvo+hv&x=9&y=5
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Well I am still running the same Hitec 5955's so that tells you how long they last
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I've had excellent luck with the Futaba Brushless servos and Savox servos.
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Futaba does have some brushless HV servos out that look nice.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your advise. I should have check further and not trust the HS advise, seems like the BLS 352 are meant for Heli and it's 19 seconds! Looks like the BLS 351 should be the correct one and so with the BLS 452, as the BLS 451 would be a better one.

Damn, I've already paid for both of them. Lesson learn not to trust HS seller but to do my own research first . Anyway, just my luck, I will get a new servo.

Actually I've made it clear that I'm willing to pay more for a good servo and he did tell me that it's the best one!
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