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Old 08-11-2003, 09:43 PM   #1
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What is a decent amount of torque for a servo to pull a truck...i just want to play around with it no comp or anything.
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:28 PM   #2
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what do you mean "pull" a truck??? you mean to just turn the wheels? or act like a winch??
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sorry for the confusion...i meant for steering...
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i've heard very good things about the 645MG (hitech) for a steering servo. i am going to order mine soon so I cant tell you an opinion on it but it sounds really good.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUZ89&P=0
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Old 08-12-2003, 06:43 PM   #5
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I havn't heard all too many things about the Hitec personally. I've heard they break down easily?

Personally, I think the JR servos are a good mix between top notch performance, reliability and price. Check out maybe a JR z4750 or a z590M will do fine. Both have faster transit speeds and 85+oz of torque which should be fine. The Hitec servo there, has a horrendously slow transit time, but a little more torque.
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I use the 4750 for throttle/brake in my 1/8 buggy.

The 4750 is a very nice servo, but at $85, there are better servos out there for steering a truck. I've been running a Hitec 5925MG in my 1/8 for almost a year without any problems. For the money, the Hitec 625/5625 are very good buys. I have heard of Hitec durability problems, but only digital servos in throttle applications(mainly in 1/8's, too), and anything else was a servo other than the 600 series or 900 series.
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I guess a 4750 is a bit extreme for just bashing around with a truck!

I've used a combo of the 590M and 4750 in both my TC's (NTC3,MTX3) and now the same combo in my new MBX5 .... The 590M is pretty cheap, and a good little servo in my opinion. I liked it better for steering than my 4750. For my buggy, I'll be using the same .. 590M up front and 4750 for the throttle/brakes.

As you can tell, I havn't built my MBX5 yet Awaiting it in the mail! hehe

btw, Dave you wouldn't happen to be from Canada would you?
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Nope, California. What gave you the idea I was from Canada?

Ah, yes. I'm all too familiar with that wait. Glad that wait is over, though. You're going to love the MBX5!
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i'm thinking of buying a multiplex mc v2...i think it have something like 65oz of torgue and 180 or holding power at the speed of o.09

wat u think
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ahh just the sound/tone of your message; I thought you were another Dave from around here! haha my mistake

I hope so ... It sure looks sweet!
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Ah, I see.

zoombie, I don't know too much about Multiplex servos, so I can't really comment. If this is going into an electric stadium truck, that should be fine, but a nitro stadium truck or a monster truck would need a little bit more torque(80+oz/in for the nitro ST, 100+ for an MT). How much can you get the servo for?
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There are a lot of things on an R/C car that you've bound to change and/or replace as time goes along. Most of these things, as they deteriorate, won't end your day in one sickening expensive crunch. The steering servo is NOT one of these.

The steering servo is something you want to put in and forget, because when it breaks, you're done, then and there. So, in my opinion, it's not a place to go cheap. Spend the $$ now, and never again. Two cheap servos are more expensive than one good one.

Airtronics 94357. Torque, speed, metal gears, ball bearings. Install and forget.
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$40 + $40 > $110?
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For what you want to do, a 5645 MG would be perfect. Gobs of torque and good speed. All Hitec servos come with a 2 year warranty. TTYL.

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I personally run Airtronics 94357 in my stadium truck... I race with it though.

For non-race use... I think the Hitec servos are fine, (I know a lot of guys run the Hitec HS-625MG - metal gears, dual ball bearings, pretty fast, and a great price and warranty.

Best place to buy Hitec servos... Servocity.com

http://www.servocity.com/ServoCity/P...ec_servos.html

Lowest prices, and free shipping.
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