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Old 04-08-2004, 10:32 AM   #316
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I don't really care for anymore topend, but I really like the kick down low with the 063 - is the 2050 with waller at least very close to that? sorry, im hearing different answers lol
stick with the 063 then....it's more or less the same. The reason why I used a waller on a 2050 'coz I needed more acceleration.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:42 AM   #317
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about servos - guys, i guess it doesnt matter - just use what you like (and have had good experience with) and stick with it. Seems like everyones had problems with every brand (okay, ive heard about hitec more than others) but yeah if we were to go by that there'd be nothing to pick.

I've personally run futaba all my life and never had a problem, so i'll stick with it. If it's the same for you and hitec, horatio, why the hell not
I'll be honest and say that I was very cautious when first using Hitec servos as they were very much a 'budget' oriented brand and I didn't have much faith after everything I'd heard. Until then, I also used Futaba servos in all my models (aircraft as well) without any probs. At race meetings, I've seen others with dead Futaba & KO fet servos and more recently KO digital servos.

In reality, I've seen very few Hitec servos being used for racing, so perhaps that's the reason why I've never seen a Hitec go up in smoke. But so far (touch wood!!) I've had a really good run of luck with Hitec. Statistically, I'm overdue for a Hitec failure - but it just isn't happening

Hitec now own JR, a well respected company, so this should help improve Hitec's quality on the Radio side of things too.
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:44 PM   #318
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ive had hitec servos fail in every type circumstance possible throttle and steering on/offroad
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Old 04-09-2004, 04:14 AM   #319
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ive had hitec servos fail in every type circumstance possible throttle and steering on/offroad
Isn't it strange that there are so many people having problems with Hitec, whilst I've enjoyed 5 years clear run.

I'll just count myself lucky then!

It would still be nice to know the specifics regarding the failures though - the info would be helpful to those considering buying new Hitec stuff and also those like myself who already race Hitec servos in 1/8th buggies.
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almost every failure involved the servo to just stop working (no reaction to input) but 1 time i stripped a gear
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:09 PM   #321
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Found a used futaba 9451 so i'm getting that soon, hopefully it will be good. Will get a 9350 for steering later, and the 9451 can drop to throttle/brake.

tambok - thanks - but though i like the 063, i was asking about the os because i dont like how the rb's get destroyed so easy. I'll try a 2050+waller next, see how it goes.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:50 AM   #322
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I was woundering what a waller was and where I can get my hands on one I will be running a mbx5 with RBws72 and I thing the pipe I got is a 086

and what are you guys JB welding

sorry I am new to 1/8 scale
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:26 AM   #323
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you can get it on line at www.nitrohouse.com

The waller adapter can make your pipe longer thus giving the engine more torque (in theory). People use it when they see if their engine doesn't have enough power to clear the jumps...especially when jumps and corners are too close to each other.

re: JB weld
it only applies to the OS2050 pipe's pressure nipple . (reinforcement)

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Old 04-11-2004, 12:32 PM   #324
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yeah... I second that.. ask what you need to... we'll help you... no big deal at all...

ask yourself if you need a waller before going to get one.. you may not need it at all... too much torque can actually slow you down... causing wheel spin.. control is key..
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thanks for the info I will wait and see if I need one before I get one
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Old 04-18-2004, 09:54 PM   #327
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went racing for the first time yesterday.... not really racing just practising on the track with some friends. first time i've done it though, had a lot of fun

the track isn't finished yet, but it's mostly done. only two or three jumps on the whole track, more would be fun, but it's not a very big track I guess. I'll get some pics next time, no one had a camera this time.

is anyone driving a 7.5 here still, or is everyone x5'in?
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Good thread... the first few pages are just what I was looking for.

I'm curious how different the Lightning pro2 is form the Lightning pro.

Should I only consider the new version?

Also, I'm very interested in the Swift, but there hasn't been much talk about it lately. Is there a "pro" version? Is it still making a good showing and proving durable?

thanks
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Good thread... the first few pages are just what I was looking for.

I'm curious how different the Lightning pro2 is form the Lightning pro.

Should I only consider the new version?

Also, I'm very interested in the Swift, but there hasn't been much talk about it lately. Is there a "pro" version? Is it still making a good showing and proving durable?

thanks
if you scroll down and search for that person who was posting about the Swift........I think he is actually the distributor and I have been testing the buggy too......you can ask him about it.
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Has anyone checked out the new 1/8 Mayhem (Sportwerks) that Horizon Hobby is releasing?
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