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Old 02-15-2006, 04:30 AM   #1
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Default What would be good servo for 1/10th offroad?

What kind of servo would be really good for 1/10th offroad. I drive a xxxtmf2 with gtb 5.5, i wanted to spend about 90-120. Can i get anything real nice for that? What should i look for and what are the pros and cons? Thanks!
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Personally I have the airtronics 54758 and like it. It has great strength and speed. In 10th scale you want speed first and secondary torque. I would shoot for something in the .10 sec or faster rating (this rating is different for each company so all .10 are not the same.) and 80 oz or more or torque. I like metal gear servos some people think they have to much slop. I would stay with a major brand Futaba\JR\airtronics. Brands are open for debate. Some people love hitech. I choose digital becasue of my radio being able to do a High response setting. Digital is also suppose to keep the wheel center beter as it adjust more often. In offroad it may not matter but it really did not cost me anything extra. I wanted the speed. That was the fastest airtronics had, .06 I believe. I know futaba has a good one my friend has one.

If you get digital remember many of them have a load annoying hum to some people.
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I have a JR 8800s in my mf2. Its about $100 and is digital. I think the specs are 110 oz and .08 speed. There is also a torque version of that servo thats 180 .17

I run the 8800s in my truck and its seems to work fine.
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The servos the guys above mentioned are great. You can get almost any high end servo for close to 100.00 personally i like ko servos they seem to be built just a little tougher than most. look at a 2343. oh yeah dont spend 80$ on a hitec.
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The two best servos I have used are the Airtronices or the Futaba brand servos.

Airtronics 94357,94358,94359,94360 are the best to use from that brand, the 94357, 94360(125 torque with .09 speed) are both speed servos while the 94358, 94359(200 torque with .11 speed) are torque servos and are all analog. These sell for between $110-$125.

Futaba 9402, 9451 are the two I recommend from them, these are both speed servos with very similar rating, just the 9451 is digital and the other is analog. Both have ratings of approx 115 torque and .10 speed. Both these sell for between $80-$90.
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I use the Airtronics 94360 in my 1/10 scales I think that it's 125oz. of torgue and like .09 speed for around $120 and it's anolog.
Plus it has the heatsink built into the case.
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94758. nuff said
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Thanks for all the help guys. What are the differences between analog and digital? I have heard alot about digital but dont know anything about it. Can someone educate me? Pros and cons. Thanks!
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JR 9000s is a beast. It is super smooth, and centers perfectly everytime (which is very important when you're setting up for jumps). It cost around 12-130. .06seconds over 100oz of torque. You won't be dissapointed with JR or their customer service.
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A digital servo is designed to check it's location more often than what an analog does(which gives it a stronger feel and is more precise than an analog), but it does use more power to do this.

An analog servo checks for the location of the servo horm many houndred times a second, unlike the more modern digital servo(which does it many times more often) the advantage to an analog servo is that it does not use as much power to operate, is much more efficient, just not as precise
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Thanks you adept! Now my decision is a little harder. Will i actually notice a difference on the resetting center of the servo when lining up for a jump compared to a good analog? How much more power does it take? Like will i notice a difference in runtime?

I was looking at this servo. How is this one? Digital or analog?
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You will not notice much in run time change, the area where you will notice this would be in nitro vehicles, and since you run electric, it will not affect your run time or anything like that. The ability to center will not be noticed but if on a really high bite track, you might notice the holding difference at full steering lock. The Airtronics 94359Z(analog) is a great choice(is my actual first choice), is what I use to use before I went digital(so I could have back ups for my nitro vehicles when I race them).
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Thomas thank you so much and sorry to bother you and ask so many questions but one more thing. What about the 94358. Is that one ok? I want something that i can race competitively with but i dont need a super duper servo. Also what do you mean i might notice a little difference of holding at full steering lock on a high bite track. Sorry but i dont know what hodling at full steering lock means. Thank you so much for helping me out!
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The only difference between the 94359 and the 94358 is the metal heatsink case on the 94359 and the first gear is brass instead of plastic(only plastic gear in the 94358). Everything else about them are identical.
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