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Old 04-18-2010, 10:08 AM
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Hi guys, I have A Inferno VE hopped up w performance parts.. But I still have the stock servo which I havn't had any problems with. How much or what advantage would I see if i went to a $50-100 servo?
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Hi guys, I have A Inferno VE hopped up w performance parts.. But I still have the stock servo which I havn't had any problems with. How much or what advantage would I see if i went to a $50-100 servo?
a huge advantage in

speed
torque
responce
performance

spend the money and you will see for yourself
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+10000 dude

get u a good 100+ oz servo and you will have to change your driving style the car will handle so much better!

when buying a new car i always buy a GOOD servo! and have just recently been informed and now know why always get the digital big brother of the servo if you can!
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Totally agree with both of the above posts. It's unbelievable how much better a car drives with a fast, strong servo. Try it and when you drive a car with a stock servo you'll think you're running in slo-mo.
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ok... can you guys name a few goods to consider. it'll be for a scrt10.

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I was selling a couple of servo's the other week, and one of the guys who bought one came up to me at the end of the meeting and thanked me, as he had improved by around 2 seconds a lap at our local track.
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ok... can you guys name a few goods to consider. it'll be for a scrt10.

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xp 1015 I run them in B4,T4, and slash

I like it better then the KoPropo that I had in my buggy!

And they are very reasonable I payed 95 i think for them
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xp 1015 I run them in B4,T4, and slash

I like it better then the KoPropo that I had in my buggy!

And they are very reasonable I payed 95 i think for them
Awesome servo. Great for everything. Not too fast for SC trucks but strong enough for even 1/8 MTs. I've got a lightly used one for sale if interested.
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yea i use xp 1015 and their worth the money for sure one of the best upgrades you can do for a rtr.
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Definitly need to upgrade the servo...Although you don't need to spend 100 bucks. I bought a bluebird high speed digital servo from hobby king for 22 bucks and it seems every bit as good as my Futaba BLS451. People will tell you, you get what you pay for but I have been running the crap out of this servo for 6+ months in my b4 and still works perfect. I would say I got my 22 bucks worth even if it fails tomorrow.
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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?
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the XP ds1015
ACE ds 1015

depends where you live.

is great for everything from 1/10 to 1/5 scale
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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.
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Think of an upgraded servo as adding power steering to a full-size car that didn't have it before. Big difference.
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