R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Radio and Electronics

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By monsterbrad
  • 1 Post By SouthFloridaApp
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2017, 07:06 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 14
Default Best Steering Servo Around for 1/8th E Buggy

I cheaped out on a steering servo for my 1/8 buggy and I don't want to make the same mistake again. I want to buy quality servo that will last this time. If money were no option what servo would you purchase?
nmadsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 03:39 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
d.hoopes11's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 146
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default Servo

Can't go wrong with Hitec, futaba, savox, protek, ko-propo, BK. I use Savox myself, but Hitec just came out with a new servo recently. Look to spend around $100 or more on a nice servo that's coreless, brushless, steel or titanium gears
d.hoopes11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 05:39 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 1,486
Trader Rating: 25 (96%+)
Default

If you want something for the long haul, then I would only select a brand that offers a true service department in the US, and when it comes to service I truly believe nobody beats HiTec based on all the feedback I hear from the racers in my area... although I used to run Radiopost servos and was able to send them in for repairs from time to time for $25 service fees.

I once got burned by Savox and had to learn the hard way that they offer no service for servos outside of warranty. I got tricked into buying another servo and was told over the phone to send in the old servo with a current sales receipt and they would do a swap only to be denied later because I didn't buy from an authorized distributor in the US.... so that was another hard lesson learned.

I still play the budget game and currently race with brushless servos from JX in both my 1/8 truggy and buggy, though they have no service protection, but I keep a spare just in case and that's my level of protection. I'd rather have an instant replacement to keep racing the same day than to have to send a servo in for repairs and potentially lose multiple race days.

Another brand that I see picking up locally is MKS which might be worth looking into.
billdelong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 06:01 AM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
monsterbrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Erie
Posts: 849
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I have had hitec servos for almost 20 years!
billdelong likes this.
monsterbrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2017, 02:32 PM   #5
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Miami Beach
Posts: 748
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Bill makes some great points.

I purchased a Savox servo and was happy with it, but I broke the plastic upper case and cannot find a replacement. I emailed Savox and they sent me on a wild goose chase. I have a $100 servo that I cannot use. From now on I will never purchase servos where I cannot purchase replacement parts... I.e cases and gears..... I purchased a Pro-Tek....so far so good. I have had good luck with Hitec as well (durable)
billdelong likes this.
SouthFloridaApp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2017, 02:53 PM   #6
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 71
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Good to know about savox, the one I have hasn't given me any trouble thankfully.

My Hitec has been great and my protek 170sbl is amazing so I've bought a backup to have on hand.
__________________
ISO LOSA3554 X 1 , LOSA6948 X 2, LOSA3502 X 3, LOSA3553 X 2, TLR242012, TLR242011, TLR242019, LOSA6947 X 1, LOSA3500 X 1, TLR242003 X 2

All 8ight-t diff parts
Aligater is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duratrax 835E 1/8th RTR Buggy jdawg53 Electric Off-Road 1130 05-19-2017 08:48 PM
All of my Offroad RC Cars and Equipment FOR SALE LosiRox R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 31 06-11-2014 05:00 PM
Getting out sale. Rollers for sale. Geee R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 04-21-2011 01:37 PM
Lots of items FOR SALE!!!!! GARAGE SALE!!! omaha_racing R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 23 03-30-2010 08:57 PM
Lots of R/C goodies for sale, just in time for christmas!!! SavageSS27 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 37 01-26-2006 05:24 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:30 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net