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Pull Trigger on 8IGHT-E 3.0 Buggy ?

Old 02-10-2016, 09:42 AM
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Horizon: $379, then use the code WNTR16 to save an additional 10%, + free standard shipping --> $342

AMAIN: $379, code FEB30 to save $30 --> $349
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:29 AM
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I'm building the same buggy. Anybody have a suggestion for a servo? I wanna get the hobby wing sct pro but I noticed it can only go to 6.0 volts not 7.2. So that limits my options right? I high voltage could brown out the hobbywing even with a glitch buster?
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lambo1 View Post
Horizon: $379, then use the code WNTR16 to save an additional 10%, + free standard shipping --> $342

AMAIN: $379, code FEB30 to save $30 --> $349
Exactly what I did. Horizon and shipping was faster then it was supposed to be. Should be here today.

Not a bad buggy for $340. :-)
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by donny939 View Post
I'm building the same buggy. Anybody have a suggestion for a servo? I wanna get the hobby wing sct pro but I noticed it can only go to 6.0 volts not 7.2. So that limits my options right? I high voltage could brown out the hobbywing even with a glitch buster?
You can use a high voltage servo on 6.0 volts, you just wouldn't be fully utilizing the servos capabilities. I've seen the Hitec 7955 recommended for regular voltage, the specs look really good on it. Personally...I use a SCT pro esc with a Castle BEC set on 8.0 volts and Savox 1267 servo. I really like it.

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Not a bad buggy for $340. :-)
Hell of a deal!!
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:32 AM
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[QUOTE=Tommygun1;14385737]You can use a high voltage servo on 6.0 volts, you just wouldn't be fully utilizing the servos capabilities. I've seen the Hitec 7955 recommended for regular voltage, the specs look really good on it. Personally...I use a SCT pro esc with a Castle BEC set on 8.0 volts and Savox 1267 servo. I really like it

Thanks man I'd rather not run an external bec. What's my other options for a good esc and servo. I'm going to go with an SMC 1900 kv motor. I've had good luck withe their 10th scale stuff but they won't have an 8th scale out for at least six months.
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Just pulled the trigger on one. I'm not even sure if the 1/8-scale scene in my area is that big, but this is the best deal in years on a buggy this good, and I've never fully built a kit before.

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I'm building the same buggy. Anybody have a suggestion for a servo? wanna get the hobby wing sct pro but I noticed it can only go to 6.0 volts not 7.2. So that limits my options right? I high voltage could brown out the hobbywing even with a glitch buster?
The BEC circuits on a lot of ESCs will regulate voltage down to 6.0V anyway, so that won't be a huge concern. And a good number of servos rated to 6.0 will handle 7.4 just fine without blowing up, people have been using LiPos in cars for a lot longer than there have been HV servos.
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Originally Posted by donny939 View Post
Thanks man I'd rather not run an external bec. What's my other options for a good esc and servo. I'm going to go with an SMC 1900 kv motor. I've had good luck withe their 10th scale stuff but they won't have an 8th scale out for at least six months.
The Hitec 7955 with the SCT pro should be good. If you want to go with a HV servo, check out the HobbyWing XR8 or Tekin RX8 Gen 2.
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What is the minimum torque for these? Won't be racing. Would like a middle if the road metal geared servo. Don't think I need it to be HV
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Originally Posted by dnadrifter View Post
What is the minimum torque for these? Won't be racing. Would like a middle if the road metal geared servo. Don't think I need it to be HV
Casper mentioned minimum 200 oz-in torque in another thread. http://www.rctech.net/forum/13438520-post2326.html

That's a pretty good thread to find info also.

edit: The savox 1256 looks pretty good for a 6.0 volt servo http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...1256tg/p183314
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Thanks for the link and info. Appreciate it.
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Now that you decision has been made please use the main thread for further setup discussion and questions. Thanks.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-0-thread.html
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