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Old 03-31-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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Whats a good servo to run in my XX in the 2wd mod buggy class ?
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Get the best servo you can afford. A higher end servo will last longer and perform better. jr, airtronics,ko,futaba, hitec all make good servos. Gets something with at least 100oz/in of torque and at least .13 speed
with servos you get what you pay for.
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Thanks for the info ! I don't know why people don't want to leave feedback ? Either its a touchy subject or they just don't know .
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jr 9100s or the orion imo the best 2 on the market
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I saw a Hitec with something like 200 in/oz at 4.8V and 333 in/oz at 6V.
That's ridiculous, if only I had the $120 for one....
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I agree - the new Team Orion Vortex servos are awesome. I'm running them in all my cars now. I run the VDS1007 in my 2wd and the VDS1409 in my Truck and 4wd. The 1007 is a little faster but the 1409 has a little more torque. Either way, they would both be great servos for your 2wd.

http://www.teamorion.com/Products/Vortex+Digital+Servos
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+1^^^^ get the orion servos.
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I've always been a KO person for years. They seem to make the best radio gear imo. Here's their new "budget minded" servo:

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...ns&pn=KOP30051

Looks like a winner to me, see what you think. I ru the high dollar stuff myself, but getting one of these for the kid.
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I have Z590's as "backup servos", as I have acquired them over the years with
cars purchased and such. Not the fastest or strongest, but work fine for me in 1/10th off-road.

Z590 Servo Specifications
Torque 85 oz/in at 6V
Speed .15 sec/60 at 6V

My 4WD has a Futaba S9402 that I got in a box of parts by mistake, works great.

111 oz-in @ 6V
.10 sec/60 @ 6V
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Since this is a servo-related topic, may I ask whether a digital servo consume more current than say, a standard Futaba 3003 type analog servo?

Is the difference of much significance in overall run-time?
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I have to disagree, if your a new racer, a super fast servo isnt always the best, it shows every input, every reaction, which isnt always good. I found i drove smoother at first with like .15 transit because with .07 my front wheels would be dancing. For mod buggy get something with at least 75oz, people think they need 200oz or 300oz, honestly that could help me drive my 1:1 cars steering but for mod buggy 100 is plenty. heres a start http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXUZ76&P=ML but jr's are nice.

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Thanks for the info ! I don't know why people don't want to leave feedback ? Either its a touchy subject or they just don't know .
Likely because while there are a lot of opinions that's all they are, and there are a ton of options and any better known brand is good. But there really is no BEST answer. As a couple of people mentioned get something in the 75-100lb range, nothing too fast as it's not neccessary and can make a 2wd car a handfull, and get a quality brand the first time and you likely won't ever need to replace it.
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Since this is a servo-related topic, may I ask whether a digital servo consume more current than say, a standard Futaba 3003 type analog servo?

Is the difference of much significance in overall run-time?
Not that you'd be able to recognize, and if you're electric racing and could benefit from a digital servo's centering abilities runtime shouldn't be a concern anyway.
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HS-985MG best servo for 2wd electric period. @ 6.9V same speed as digital and doesn't "DRAW AMPS" when servo gets in a bind. It's a coredless motor so it's very smooth and reliable. JR is good but for electric RC it is not practical. You want the HS-985MG from Hitec. 1/8 and 1/10 scale nitro is a different story, there you would want the JR digitals.
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good point, ill second that
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