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Old 08-15-2010, 12:46 PM
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Default Looking at racing and I need a servo.

What do I wanna look for? I'm new, have only bashed my Slash 4x4, but now want to race it. New track opened up and I just want to try it out. If it turns out I like it, I may get a Jammin SCRT, but we'll see.

Basically, I don't know what I wanna look for in a servo and which ones are popular for 1/10 scale SC racing. Any insight and info will be greatly appreciated.
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it depends on what you can afford ...........how much you want to spend? you want something that will work ok or do you want the fastest badest servo regardless of money........
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these are a good all around servo not the absolute fastest but powerfull for the speed


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rvo-w-Heatsink


i would get what ever you can afford with the lowest transit time (fastest) but over 125 oz/in and metal gears


or this one if you dont have $99
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...r-Servo-S-JR-Z
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Savox 1258TG is nice.
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I ru. The Futaba BLS451 in all of my 1/10 off road kits, the BLS351 in my 1/8 e-buggy (higher torque), and a low profile KO Propo in my touring car.

The Futabas are awesome but they're really fast. It takes a while to get used to the twitchiness - especially if you're upgrading from a cheap/slow servo.

Brand-wise it seems that the most popular are Hitec, Futaba, JR, and KO Propo.
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The 3 listed seem like a decent price range. I'd like to stay lower than 100, preferably around 75. I just didn't know what to look for to get the most bang for my buck.
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The 3 listed seem like a decent price range. I'd like to stay lower than 100, preferably around 75. I just didn't know what to look for to get the most bang for my buck.
Try the savox one IMO. I just picked up two of the 1258TG and a low profile for my TC and I couldn't be happier. All are smooth and consistent, and stay cool. Plus they have a decent price for the performance. My $0.02
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This one?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ium-Gear-Servo
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i've used these for a year now with no issues.http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rce=google_ext
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Yup
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This is what you want...

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Digital-Servo
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