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Old 03-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default B4 high torque servo

Hey what's up guys,

is it really necessary to get a high torque servo for a RC10b4?
i found a futaba for 38 on tower hobbies. Does anyone know cheaper ones?

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I'd say you need at least 75oz of torque for a buggy, you could get away with less, but you may have trouble in high speed turns. The place where the torque really comes in handy is wiggling the car off the pipes when you get stuck during practice of if a marshal isnt paying attention. If you dont want to spend a good amount of money then dont go with Futaba or Airtronics, Airtronics are expensive for pretty much everything and Futaba has pretty good bang for your buck with their digital servos. However, both companys lower priced servos have bad specs and are expensive for what they are. Go with Hitec if you want more bang for your buck. The downside is that Hitec Servos arent very reliable, Ive had two in the past and they both failed, one was my falut, but I think another servo would have survived. The other one just went on its own. I sent that one in and got it repaired for free and sent back to me with around 2 weeks turn around time.
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Now that I look at your name, I remember that you said you were just bashing in another thread. In that case alot of torque isnt really essential, but it will make the car turn better, especially if you're driving in grass.
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I have problems with grass with my gt, how can a b4 go thru it??

You want cheap servos with good stats?? Click Here!

Only thing I'd do with a hitec is see how far I can throw it... For racing anyways.
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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I use a Hitec 525-mg (57oz of torque) in my B4 and find it to be more than enough for modified racing on a very high traction surface. Can't tell too much difference between it and the JR 4735 (95oz torque) in my Bk2.
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Do you have experience with the Bluebird stuff?
It certainly seems like a bargain, especially if those stats are accurate.
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Well lets just say i have gotten a couple to put through the paces in my GT and B4. I'm also going to try one in my 1/8 just to see if it lasts at all.

Haven't gotten to run them yet.. But I have tried one for the throttle in my GT. The hitec I had for throttle would never put the carb back to the idle stop. The bluebird in there puts back to the stop every time.

For bashing I'd say it would be worth 20 bux just to try out. I'm going to race the he!! outta mine and see how they last.
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I've got a HS645MG in my T4 and B4, they turn pretty good.
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can i just take a part a RTR and put it back together again?
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I run the Hitec 925MG servo. had this one now for 3+ years and haven't had a problem. The quality of the Futaba and Airtronics Servos is better, but, for the money I like Hitec.
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Hitec makes excellent products at even better prices... If you ever do have a servo or any other product by them fail, just send it back and it'll be replaced free of charge! I'm currently running Hitec's new titanium digital servo in my B4 and I love it! I was running the 303MG and it provided enough steering. It all depends on how much money you're willing to spend. Unfortunately performance comes at a price, but it's well worth it!
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5998?? A $114 servo? That's amazing for this little truck..... The 199oz/in of torque at 4.8V SHOULD be enough. lol
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5998?? A $114 servo? That's amazing for this little truck..... The 199oz/in of torque at 4.8V SHOULD be enough. lol
Sorry for being off topic..

Greg- What happened to RC-X.org? I was moving at the time and when I finally got internet connection the site was no more. I have been trying to find some users on other boards but to no avail...until now. Just wondering. Good to see you around again.
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:19 PM   #14
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Don't wanna stray off to much from the topic....so YGPM.
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