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Old 12-26-2006, 03:09 PM
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just bought an 1/8 scale, and wonderin if the bluebird servos are any good. I used one in my 1/10 scale, and loved it, but how durable are they?
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:50 PM
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I used one in an 1/8th scale for a couple months and never had a problem with it. However, I have heard enough bad feedback from others that I can't recommend them. Just remember the saying that you get what you pay for.
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ive had about 5 of them and and only had problems with one a wire came off the motor. but the only prob i see is that they dont center the best. maybe try and look at the intergy servos they are good priced and tower has them but not untill jan also slick zero has bluebird servos and they have 95 cent shipping.
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Bluebird is constantly updating their servo's, I just got finished testing a few of the new ones from my sponsor and the are the best yet. It's true that at first there were some centering problems but they are well past that now. I used two in my nitro TC for several weeks and they worked flawlessly. For the price you really can't beat them, click on the slickzero link in my Signature, they carry bluebirds at a good price and the best shipping price in the industry
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thats great if they fixed the centering probs the ones im using are about 3 years old.
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The newer servos have been beefed up quite a bit though I have not had the opportunity to try them.

Tonight I'm putting together a 4wd late model using a BB-621MG from the earlier days into a xray fk04. This will be the 2nd car the servo has been in.

I have had slight centering issues from another Bluebird servo but I also managed to hit something hard enough that it cracked the case and the back of it nearly fell off with the screws dangling out. I think the battery went flying out of the car in that accident also. i've also had centering issues with a futaba servo in my 12th scale. It all depends on what you hit.


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i have been running them in my revo. i have hit the pipes plenty and they seem to be holding up to my driving. offroad i dont worry about the servo centering. they are cheap enough to try.
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Blue Bird servos are very good for the $$$. I get mine from www.bphobbies.com They have all sorts of different sizes as per your application and BP takes care of all of the warranty issues. Hope this helps.
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Id say "STAY AWAY" a real wast of good money.
Between a few buddies and my self we have had 1 of ober two dozen survive a few club meetings in 1/8 buggies.
In fact they are downright s#*t .
we had a few spare at a national event a few months back and gave a fellow driver a new one to use after breaking his steering servo ,aftre 5 mins of use it would only turn right.We changed the servo for another one and it didnt even survive 5 seconds ,stripped the gear when we put the car down on the ground.
Its even caused bad blood with a few guys and the hobby shop owner we bought them from as the distributor doesnt want to accept the fact that they are crap.

Want a good servo buy a reputable brand and if on a budget use the futaba 3305 ,they can be picked up between $35 - $45
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One that I've used in the Bluebird price range is the Tower Pro MG995...it didn't suck too bad.
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:15 PM
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WHICH SERVOS FOR THE BUGGY

AND FOR THE REVOS?
I WAS LIKING THE 610 AND 611, BUT I DONT KNOW. WHAT KIND OF WARRANTY DO THE SERVOS HAVE?

AND JUST TO MAKE SURE, THE BATTERIES IN THE RECEIVER PACK ARE CONSIDERED 1.2V EACH MAKEING A 5 CELL PACK 6.0V CORRECT?

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I just bought a KO PROPO PDS-2366 ICS for roughly $65 which I think is a pretty good deal. I will be using it to steer my Revo. Does any body have an experience with this servo or brand?
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dubum you shouldn thave any hassles with them.
a good budget servo is the Futaba S3305 awesome torque ,might not be the fastes but worked flawlessly for the season with a S3010 on throttle.
If prepared to spend a bit more the Ace Ds1313 is exceptional value for money to use for steering and throttle.Id even opt for the Ds1015 for steering.Amain has teh DS1313 for $77 and the Ds1015 for $90.
My new truggy and TM M1 is getting the Ds1015's for steering and Ds1313's for throttle.
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Having trouble with my 620MG servos when hooked up to my Spektrum receiver. The servo operates irratically. I tried an Airtronics and a Traxxas on the same Specktrum receiver with no trouble. I also hooked the Bluebird servo up to an Airtronics receiver and it then worked fine. Any thoughts?
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