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1/8th Scale Steering Servo - Recommendations

Old 03-06-2010, 10:02 AM
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Hey guys, just picked up a RC8e with a Tekno conversion and have an SC8e. I'm looking to upgrade to better quality steering servos. What do you guys recommend
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JR 9100T or Hitek 7955

Personally I liked the JR more, but a lot of guys here like Hitek as a brand more.
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I really like high speed servos, & in the 200oz+ department they can get costly quick if they are fast.

The ACE or Associated 1015 is popular locally.
DS1015-Super-Torque-Digital-Servo

Futaba Brushless, & Airtronics are also very popular

My choice personally is limited to under 0.13sec & more than 175oz for an 1/8th buggy.

http://www.futaba-rc.com/servos/brushlessservos.html

Here is a big list....
http://fatlion.com/sailplanes/servochart.html
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Quite often they have these at 99bucks very very nice to say the least!!



http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/474380.asp
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Originally Posted by Dusttt View Post
Quite often they have these at 99bucks very very nice to say the least!!

http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/474380.asp
This one seems a little on the slower side (but very high torque)
Speed: 0.19 Sec/60 Deg @ 4.8V, 0.15 Sec/60 Deg @ 6.0V
Torque: 361 Oz/In (26.0 Kg/Cm) @ 4.8V , 423 Oz/In (30.5 Kg/Cm) @ 6.0V

Shooting for below .13 Sec would be good. I have a slower one in my Ofna (low-end HiTec) and am also shopping for something in the 175 Oz/in and .13 range.
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The best servo in the 175oz @ .13 transit is the Hitec 7985, you can get them at Stormer for like $70-$75. I used to use 5 and 7955 in buggy but wanted more speed this is what I use now.
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7955 and nothing but.

High speed servo's are Over rated and NOT required by any stretch.
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Do u all run Aluminium servo horns or just normal ones?
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Originally Posted by adrictan View Post
Do u all run Aluminium servo horns or just normal ones?


Alum is the way to go...and not the paper thin one's....racers edge makes some Uber beefy horns that wont fail any time soon.
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I'm looking at the Racers Edge Pro Aluminium ones but those website that do sell them are either charging like 30USD for postage or not shipping it to Singapore.
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I'm using a Savx SC-1256TG 20kg/0.15 Digital Servo in my 1/8 buggy. Super quality. Price approx. $95



Standard Size Coreless Digital Servo - Leading edge technology with super high "12 bits (4096) resolution" and "Titanium Gears".

* Extremely powerful with 20kg-cm torque at its size.
* Extraordinarily light in weight, 20% lighter than its kind in the field
* The Coreless motor inside has brought the output performance to the top level - smoother, faster and more efficient
* The metallic case design not only exudes an exquisite style but helps the operating to stay cool and smooth.
* Super strong and precise-made Titanium metal gear form as the solid framework of our servo. Our design will make “Crumbled Gear” history.
* Totally Green – from material to production, our servos are environmentally friendly.
* Ideal for TOC, steering servo on 1/8th scale Buggy, Big Foot and Crawler.
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http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...84&pid=V644336....

Kind of thinking about giving these guys a whirl in my Ve8. Not a hundred percent sure if the stats are good enough (haven't driven car yet). Seems a little slower then a lot of the recommended ones but the torque seems enough.

Have 2 other bluebirds and they have worked flawlessy in my 1/10th scales.
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I just put in the Airtronics 780 servo it is a quality servo and has 423 oz of tq at 6v and 361 at 4.8v.
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Thanks to everyone for all the input, I went with the Hitec 7995TG for both cars.
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