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Old 02-26-2007, 10:34 PM   #16
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altering your clutch set-up is much cheaper than putting a $100 plus servo in your throttle. if your new to drive nitro or racing having to much snap on the throttle will only cause more spin outs. something to think about. you will want to spring for a good servo in your steering though, to take the abuse of the hits you will have as you learn to drive. hitec offers some great servos with similar number to say airttronics,jr,futaba, or ko propo. but they are about 85 bucks for what you would need.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #17
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Thanks, guys. That's what I was looking for.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:56 AM   #18
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As a refrence point Fred, I have used the SAME air 357 for 3yrs in a 1/10scale gas truck!!
Gt(1)?, AD2, and now a Gt2. NO troubles at all with the steering servo.
100-125 oz of torque should be great no matter who makes the servo though.
Throttle?
Think of more as a 'brake servo'.
It takes a LOT more pull from the servo to engage the brake sometimes, than it does to pull the thottle open.
I have used the same 357 for 2 yrs in 1/10 scale, but with the speed turned down a little in the radio setting.
I blew 2 650m's I think they were before switching to my current stuff.
So maybe the same servo(of your choice) for both after a while might work out best in 'the long run' for you.
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I have a GT2 and use Airtronics 94360 steering and 94737 throttle/brake(discontinued). The current equivelent to the 737 would be 94742. I would highly advise that no matter what brand you choose, FOR NITRO, stay away from digital servos. Everyone I know that has ran a digital servo regardless of brand, have had problems. They just cant take the constant vibrations.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:09 AM   #20
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You have my thanks, guys. I definitely have quite a few options at this point.

RCBlue, no digital's though, huh? I was actually looking at a Futaba S9451. Guess I'll have a closer look at the Airtronics 94360, which seems to be a popular servo.

Downtown, I have to say, what you mentioned about the throttle / brake servo makes complete sense. Thanks for that one!

Really, does anyone make an aftermarket clutch shoe for the GT2 though?

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Old 02-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #21
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Digitals also draw a LOT more amperage from your rx pack.
resulting in shorter run times and slower? response after a while?
constant centering takes it out on the rx pack pretty good.
A 1600 mah pack (as previously suggested) is a Great start to solving the 'basic' problems with ALL servo's.
Not sure about any 'gucci' shoes, NEVER found a need for them.
Stock 1/10 clutches last forever and work great for Almost every one.
good luck with it and 'have fun' It's what these things are for.
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