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Old 05-13-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JetBlast
Can you guys teach me about servos? What are the major differences between a $40 servo vs a $100+ servo? I am going to be servo shopping after pay day.
Typically it is all metal gears vs. plastic gears. Then it has to do with specs. Torque and speed. You pay more the faster it goes and the more torque it has.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Casper
Typically it is all metal gears vs. plastic gears. Then it has to do with specs. Torque and speed. You pay more the faster it goes and the more torque it has.
Good info, thank you. I am going to research online to figure out which is my best bang for buck and talk to my LHS to see what they have. I know both of my shops have a wide variety of servos in stock.
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Originally Posted by JetBlast
Good info, thank you. I am going to research online to figure out which is my best bang for buck and talk to my LHS to see what they have. I know both of my shops have a wide variety of servos in stock.
There are a lot of good servo's out there but it is hard to beat the Spektrum S6040 for performance at it's price point. There are faster and stronger servo's out there but not at that price. You want to look for torque over 150in-oz and speed .10 or better and all metal gears for this truck.
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Originally Posted by Casper
There are a lot of good servo's out there but it is hard to beat the Spektrum S6040 for performance at it's price point. There are faster and stronger servo's out there but not at that price. You want to look for torque over 150in-oz and speed .10 or better and all metal gears for this truck.
I was about to ask you what servos you recommend for the SCTE

Temporarily, I am running my stock servo out of my SCB just to test things out. I am not running the truck hard or doing anything crazy just yet. I only ran it a couple of times but I dont plan on doing any track time/dirt playing until i get the upgraded servo in a couple of days.

That S6040 is a great bargain at that price! I will put that on my list!
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Nice first paint job! did you do liquid mask or tape for your stripes? I always chicken out and do single solid colors. Mine is one page back.. all perl white.
sorry, I didnt see your post. I used tape for the stripes.
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I would add that if you are looking into the Savox servos (1258 is popular for this), they work well but draw a lot of power and can cause a voltage sag causing the receiver to drop out. Plan to get an external BEC (CC BEC) if you go this route. Mine ran great after this and was super fast, reliable and never had another issue.

I've sinced bought a Radiopost (green) and it is near silent, super quick and very strong. It's also almost twice the cost. I love it. Good luck!
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Ive seen a article in a RC Mag about servos for 4x4 SC and it says the min is 138oz and speed .14 or lower.


I been using this servo for a while on my SCTE .

You really cant beat the price on this one with Titanuim gears too. Its pretty quiet and fast enough for me it did seem to have a better feel when i used the inside hole on the Losi Alum horn and really a really tighten steering saver .

The replacement gears are only $20.


MKS DS1210 Titanium Gear Standard Digital Servo
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Dead Band: 0.002ms (Default)
Control System: +Pulse Width Control
Working Frequency: 120Hz
(RX) Required Pulse: 3.0~5.0 Volt Peak to Peak Square Wave
Operating Voltage: 4.8~6.0V DC
Operating Temperature Range: -10 to + 60 Degree C
Operating Speed (4.8V): 0.15 sec/60 degrees at no load
Operating Speed (6V): 0.12 sec/60 degrees at no load
Stall Torque (4.8V): 111.79 oz/in (8.05 kg-cm)
Stall Torque (6V): 138.87 oz/in (10 kg-cm)
360 Modifiable: NO
Motor Type: DC Motor
Potentiometer Drive: Direct Drive
Driver Type: FET
Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearings
Gear Type: Metal gear
Programmable: NO
Connector Wire Length: 15.0 cm (5.9 in)
Dimensions: 40x20x40.30mm
Weight: 56g (1.97 oz)






The main diffrence with the $100 + ones are more torque and ethier a Coreless motor or a Brushless motor in them . Are they nessasary not really just to run but from exprience the coreless motor ones are pretty smooth on the steering and more efficent.
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For 50 bucks this is hard to beat... I have never used one but it is a name brand and specs look perfect for the SCTE.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo
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Originally Posted by Casper
I believe they are the same base material but the tini pins will be smoother and help the suspension do its job better.
Thanks, just ordered some.
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I'm still using my trusty Airtronics 93458. Not the fastest, but solid!
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i have the 1258 in mine and its plenty fast. and its almost 3 years old if I belive so they are pretty good in terms of quality and you will sure need a glitch buster or cap.
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WHAT motor esc combo are you guys using in your scte I ran the 540 viper 5150 kv setup and it has a lot of power but not without getting really hot. IM asking because I want to have all the power in the world but not overheat help me please I keep thermaling out in mains and losing them to shutdowns! I race mostly outdoors big tracks!
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Im running the Brushless 120 amp ESC for now intill i fix the small bugs out of it, and the 4600kv 401 Tenshock motor never gets hot especially if you have a heat sink on them . Its a good outdoor track motor pretty good power.
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I just purchased the Tekin Rx8 which I hear is always solid and the brand new Tekin Pro4 HD 4300kv 550 motor should this solve my heating up issues?
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Originally Posted by T3tsaya
I just purchased the Tekin Rx8 which I hear is always solid and the brand new Tekin Pro4 HD 4300kv 550 motor should this solve my heating up issues?


I dont really know about the RX8 to be honest i always see them blow up from the people i race with for some reason. But lots of other people have 0 issues with them .

Yea usually the lower kv will have less heating issues.

Check your bearings to see if there griddy or any biding in the drivetrain.
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