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Old 10-12-2004, 04:10 PM   #16
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for my purposes ive never had any problems or complaints using my old hobbico high torque that came with my GT when i got it. and people tell me that it performs similarly to the $30 USD somthing futaba metal gear single BB servo.

i dont forsee myself going much beyond that
i take it all back lol i hit the pipes pretty hard at the track today and now my servo wont turn to the right, it just sits there and clicks lol

i guess im shopping for an airtronics 94358 this week.
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:23 PM   #17
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Heya Guys.

Well i have 2 9451's and a KO2173 and i still prefer the KO as its slightly quicker and i am a KO man.

I haven't used anything else in the last 7 or 8 years.

Best servo ever was a KO2000 series one, .05 7.2v


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Old 10-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #18
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where can i get KO stuff? im pretty sure my LHS doesnt carry them, but that doesnt mean he cant get them. also, whats the ball park for KO servos? im trying to keep cost down if possible. i cringed at the $105 price tag on the 94358 :O
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:46 PM   #19
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Heya.

Well stormer have the 2173 that i run, its not digital but is extremely quick and powerful with metal gears, 114oz torque and .09 transit time for $89us.

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p.s here in australia KO start from about $200aus for a good servo!
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:51 PM   #20
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thats not too shabby. ill see if my LHS can get them. thanks
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:14 PM   #21
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i run the now discontinued JR $110 one not sure of the number but it had basically been replaced by the airtronics $110 one. in my opinion, best servo out there for the price, ive tried the hitecs and the KO's but ill stick to jr and airtronics..
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:12 PM   #22
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Had what I thought was a good hi tec servo. But had to adjust my steering trims every qualifier. Got one of the high dollar airtronics off a forum for half price, and that thing is way better and stays centered!
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:06 PM   #23
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eek jbrow, heh i think i just settled on the hitec 645MG. doh! honestly right now i seriously cant afford to drop 100+ bucks on a new servo. its not horrible, all metal gears, 133oz at .2 seconds. basically its what ive been running since i got the truck, only with metal gears. and for 40 bucks i dont think im in any position to complain lol

ahh and im still 4 or 5 months away from a tax return

besides, someone was telling me that high speed AND high torque servos (both fast and strong) eat batteries, and i cant afford to hook up with a reciever pack anywhoo. oh well, ill just get good at setting my steering trim fast i guess

BTW, semi off topic, how are reciever packs charged anyway? do they have little chargers just for the packs? or do they some how hookup to the big boy chargers?
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:12 PM   #24
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you can charge receiver packs with hi end peak chargers or wall chargers...doesn't really matter...just monitor the pack if you use a wall charger
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:50 PM   #25
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Anything that charges at 1 amp will be fine.

High speed and hi-torque servos won't kill your receiver pack..wives tale. 1/8th scale races can be up to an hour long, and all of the big name drivers use top-of-the-line servos (duh!). A 1100 mah receiver pack will last one hour just fine.
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:23 PM   #26
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my LHS guy hooked me up with a JR servo (dont remember which one) which was only a couple bucks more than the hitec. w00!

thanks for the info aaron, i think i might just check out radio shack for a 1 amp wall charger. if they have a cheapie one ill grab a receiver pack tomorrow when im at my LHS.
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i dunno. I am thinkig about spending the extra dough and getting a KO just to see what happens. I really do like my 5925, but I cant find em anywhere...... so I will just stick with what I have till i need a new one.
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Old 10-14-2004, 09:13 PM   #28
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ive used 9402's in my on road which can take a beating, and require gear changing. KO's are really good as well, but for 1/8 competitions the sanwa digital line vx,vrx and futaba 9451's have proven their worth. the aluminum casing of the sanwa gives you an appealing sense of "hey this one will take a beating" kinda thing. at .08/second performances.
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:49 PM   #29
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For all those Americans reading.. Sanwa = Airtronics
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oh yeah the airtronics i mean

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