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Old 04-20-2010, 07:12 AM
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Can you guys recomend a good one for my 1/8 electric? Is that futaba bls454 too much for my ride?
I run the bls451 in my RC8be. Dialed.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:18 AM
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Can you guys recomend a good one for my 1/8 electric? Is that futaba bls454 too much for my ride?
I run the bls451 in my RC8be. Dialed.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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I put an Align DS610 in every SC I have. The list of features add up to way more than its $60 price tag. Digital, coreless, titanium gear, aluminum case, 166 oz/in, .08 seconds. Intended as a heli servo, it is very strong, fast, and precise. It's Futaba spline so it uses the same stock servo arm in the Blitz and USC.

I've been racing weekly with them for 4 months and they still work flawless.

How important is a good servo? Very. I won't even run a stock servo, I drop in a good servo before a new kit even touches the track.
A slaes rep at amain said that this servo didnt have enough torque??? How can this be at 100+ozs?
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Most recommend 150+ in oz for 8th scale.
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How is a servo this important? It just makes you go left or right, how does it make you go faster? I still don't see the importance though i did get a nice metal geared digital one since i needed a new one.
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Originally Posted by *BBB* View Post
A sales rep at amain said that this servo didnt have enough torque??? How can this be at 100+ozs?
166 oz/in is plenty of torque in my book. I've not tested the DS610 in an 8 pound buggy though. It throws around the 4 pound short course trucks like nothing.
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Originally Posted by krone6 View Post
How is a servo this important? It just makes you go left or right, how does it make you go faster? I still don't see the importance though i did get a nice metal geared digital one since i needed a new one.

Ever driven a car without power steering?
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