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Old 01-20-2016, 11:34 AM
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on the cheap used for 1/10 2wd buggy, I really enjoyed the JR 9100S servo I had. lightning fast on 6V. I would however NOT use this servo in something heavier as you can get the "JR Shake" on a hard impact.

Right now I got on a Savox 1251MG on the cheap as I wanted a low profile servo and it does about what I would expect, however I am definitely used to the faster response of the JR so I am going to be looking possibly for another servo and put this in the spare buggy I am going to setup.

As a side question, what low profile servos offer HV capability?

And what servos that fit this topic are sub .08 sec of transit?
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
on the cheap used for 1/10 2wd buggy, I really enjoyed the JR 9100S servo I had. lightning fast on 6V. I would however NOT use this servo in something heavier as you can get the "JR Shake" on a hard impact.

Right now I got on a Savox 1251MG on the cheap as I wanted a low profile servo and it does about what I would expect, however I am definitely used to the faster response of the JR so I am going to be looking possibly for another servo and put this in the spare buggy I am going to setup.

As a side question, what low profile servos offer HV capability?

And what servos that fit this topic are sub .08 sec of transit?
That might be a bit of a Unicorn, but I'm not sure.
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yeah my initial search defintely had that feel to it lol.

After watching ALL the Leprechaun movies this weekend with my hurt ankle, I bet I could find one, and "me pot of gold!"
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
on the cheap used for 1/10 2wd buggy, I really enjoyed the JR 9100S servo I had. lightning fast on 6V. I would however NOT use this servo in something heavier as you can get the "JR Shake" on a hard impact.

Right now I got on a Savox 1251MG on the cheap as I wanted a low profile servo and it does about what I would expect, however I am definitely used to the faster response of the JR so I am going to be looking possibly for another servo and put this in the spare buggy I am going to setup.

As a side question, what low profile servos offer HV capability?

And what servos that fit this topic are sub .08 sec of transit?
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Well color me crazy

@Cain, why do you want/need a low profile HV servo anyway? While the posted servo technically meets your specs, are the torque numbers enough? I'm just curious about your need for a low profile servo and HV..it's not a normal combination.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:02 AM
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The TrackStar TS-9xx series have worked well for me: specifically the TS-920 in my 4wd buggy. It's fast, accepts high voltage, and the metal case always keeps it cool.

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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
Well color me crazy

@Cain, why do you want/need a low profile HV servo anyway? While the posted servo technically meets your specs, are the torque numbers enough? I'm just curious about your need for a low profile servo and HV..it's not a normal combination.
I was thinking of having one for space issues, and hv as some of the escs I am looking at can go HV so why not take advantage of that.
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if you dont mind buying second hand, the ae ds1015 is really nice and can be had for cheap. i got one for like 30 dollars not long ago (perfect condition), and they were 100 new
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
As a side question, what low profile servos offer HV capability? And what servos that fit this topic are sub .08 sec of transit?
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Originally Posted by TheRcworld101 View Post
Savox servos destroy lipos, they suck up to much power and sometimes lead to freezing, for example....I'm going around the track and then everyone lines up for the main...and I left my car sit, and when the announcer says less then 5, and I twich my steering to make sure we are good and set, I have no feedback...as if I ad turned the car on, I got into panic mode and twitch the steering even more then everything kicks on again, deffinitly not good, the servo was a 1257tg, and thats what made me stop using savox.
What radio? What reciever? What esc? What Lipo?

To say a servo destroys lipos is a pretty Ballsy statement and ridiculous.

I use thatbservonis everything 1/10 2wd & 4wd buggy, sct, stadium truck, 1/8 Buggy and Truggy. With Futaba 4pls and futaba r304sb reciever. Have not had 1 issue.

Sounds to me you have other issues.
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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
That might be a bit of a Unicorn, but I'm not sure.

If you have a servo that is .08 at 6v why on earth would you care about going HV? Its not needed.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:10 PM
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Not super budget but I'm really liking the KO PROPO 30205 HV low profile servo in my RB6.6
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Originally Posted by soulcoma View Post
If you have a servo that is .08 at 6v why on earth would you care about going HV? Its not needed.

I think Cain stated it was due to now having esc's that can output 7.4 at the Bec

But for me I use the solar servos (770,771,772) and billdelong has done a number of reviews and showed that 6 volt numbers are a bit exaggerated. So I run 7.4 volt because I can and you get more torque. Plus since i pull from the balance plug I don't need to worry about the Bec being over taxed (especially on my basher emaxx that probably has a 2 amp Bec)


Still run my 770's off the ESC Bec at 6.0 v as it's plenty quick and more then enough torque for 2wd buggy but if I had a 7.4 volt Bec why not (Minot)
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I don't know why everybody is a hater. I think the Savox 1258 is the best servo that you can get for the money. All the new RXs have enough power so that power hungry servos like the 1258 don't cause brown outs. If the 1258 is good enough for Cav it should work for most of us. I, myself, am not too picky but I mostly use the KO RSXs but those cost more than twice what the Savox does. Once again, this thread is about what the best "budget" servo is. That's my $.02.

PS: I'm not singling anybody out but the idea that a servo could destroy a lipo is kinda like saying the world is flat. I'm just saying......
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Originally Posted by QDRHRSE View Post
I don't know why everybody is a hater. I think the Savox 1258 is the best servo that you can get for the money. All the new RXs have enough power so that power hungry servos like the 1258 don't cause brown outs. If the 1258 is good enough for Cav it should work for most of us. I, myself, am not too picky but I mostly use the KO RSXs but those cost more than twice what the Savox does. Once again, this thread is about what the best "budget" servo is. That's my $.02.

PS: I'm not singling anybody out but the idea that a servo could destroy a lipo is kinda like saying the world is flat. I'm just saying......
RC electric technology has advanced a lot in the last year and a half, just sayin.
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