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Old 01-18-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Need a couple of servo's for my B4 and B44. Have a Futaba 3pm 2.4 ghz Fasst radio. Any good metal gear, ball bearing digital servos for around $50. Looking to buy from Tower Hobbies or any other discount hobby shop.

I am new to off road, have a Futaba 9550 in my TC5, would like to keep that servo in the car.

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Old 01-18-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Anything Hitec is good... For $100 you could get the ACE 1015. (.10, 200oz, etc)
I currently run 2 Hitec 625mg's and their good for the money but noting crazy fast and I also run a ACE 1015 (AE DS1015 version) and it is my favorite servo by far.
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hitec would be a good choice for an inexpensive but good servo
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #4
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NO HITEC...

BLS451 from Futaba...Great Servo. Lots of torque, plenty fast and it doesn't chatter like the digitals.

I'm sure there are people who will disagree but Hitec servos are worth about 1/2 of a piece of hamster poo. The find center about as many times as a drunk hamster singing karaoke like the one in my avatar. Don't buy hitec.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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I personally run the Mg 5945 Hitec servo. It is has more torque and speed than i'll ever need. been running it for a year, not a single problem. ran it in a buggy, and now in a TC. i dont experienc any Centering problems with it. Quite coincidentaly, I have issues with futaba servo's centering like drunk hampsters...

Its just another Brands war. choose the one that you like. IMO, Hitec has the best Performance to price ratio.

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NO HITEC...

BLS451 from Futaba...Great Servo. Lots of torque, plenty fast and it doesn't chatter like the digitals.

I'm sure there are people who will disagree but Hitec servos are worth about 1/2 of a piece of hamster poo. The find center about as many times as a drunk hamster singing karaoke like the one in my avatar. Don't buy hitec.
I see someone doesn't like Hitec... My 985mg and 2 625mg's never let me down. (I did fry a fet in the 985mg because I reversed the polarity on the RX batt.)
For a low price servo there is none better than Hitec. Mine have been though EVERYTHING!!!! Very dusty conditions, mild amounts of water, etc and their still ticking along perfectly. Don't get me wrong... Futaba is nice but I'm a racer that bashes the crap outta my stuff and my Hitec's have been perfect as long as I have had them. IMO get what ya want... You'll be happy with just about any servo.
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Need a couple of servo's for my B4 and B44. Have a Futaba 3pm 2.4 ghz Fasst radio. Any good metal gear, ball bearing digital servos for around $50. Looking to buy from Tower Hobbies or any other discount hobby shop.

I am new to off road, have a Futaba 9550 in my TC5, would like to keep that servo in the car.

Steve
When you find them be sure to let us all know where we can get them.

Regardless of brand if you want a good high quality servo you aren't going to get it for that price. Probably not even used.

Personally I'm an Airtronics fan but I also like the new Futaba servo's. I will say this. I used to run Hitec servos because of the bang for buck but when I switched to the Airtronics servo's my driving skills mysteriously improved.
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Futaba 9451. Or the one that is the same that came out oafter it. Futaba BL451?
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Futaba 9451. Or the one that is the same that came out oafter it. Futaba BL451?
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Get the best one you can afford, you have two very nice kits, dont skimp now...
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:14 AM   #10
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I use 2 JR Z9000s servos and my god they are fast. 95 each on amainhobbies.com buy your servo once and stay away from used. Just look at the specs of this unit.
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jr9000s ---$114.00 at your local hobby shop, you cant race at amain hobbies.

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jr9000s ---$114.00 at your local hobby shop, you cant race at amain hobbies.

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Can't go wrong with a JR servo. That's what I run and never break.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:16 PM   #14
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Thanks guys, I will take a look at the JR's.

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Old 01-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #15
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jr9000s ---$114.00 at your local hobby shop, you cant race at amain hobbies.

support your local store
well yea, do this. i spent 115.00 plus tax x 2 @ LHS. RC Shops need to have better customer skills to survive these days, I am a strong believer in paying for service.
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