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Old 07-21-2020, 03:29 PM
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I have been out off the hobby for yrs, just got a serpent Medius TC. What is a good servo for TC racing ? I have a Sanwa M17 radio !
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I've had no problem with savox 1251 servos. Cheap and if you get the black shorten wired one for TC they look great in just about any chassis. Like anything tho sky's the limit on what you wanna spend.
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I like the tekin t120
The matching programmable sanwa low pro servo is popular... But feels complicated to me
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With no expense spared i think the best servo would be the futaba ct700.
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With no expense spared i think the best servo would be the futaba ct700.
That servo is out of my league !
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My go to for racers is either the Savox 1258TG (perferred if a standard size fits ok) or the 1251MG if I need a low profile servo. There are better out there, but these are fast and strong enough for me.

In saying that I have a few different cheapies like the JX 4409MG and SPT 4412LV which so far work fine. I'm not sure that the specs are what they claim, but I run these in my Tamiya rerelease buggies with my son so it doesn't really matter. When you consider they cost about USD13 delivered compared to USD60 for the Savox, I'm tempted to try them in my race cars too.
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Originally Posted by Ulyusmc View Post
That servo is out of my league !
what’s your price limit?

the Futaba ct700 can be had for about $170 shipped on rcmart.
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The ProTek low profile is a nice servo as well.
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AGF programmable precision series. according to AGF only the servos “ass marked” are programmable.
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Savox 1251/1252 or PowerHD R12. PowerHD also is an oem for other brands like muchmore CDS10 or SRT. These usually have titanium and aluminium gears that develop a bit of play after a few crashes, regardless of servo saver.

PowerHD's B7 or S15 are a bit more expensive but have titanium and steel gears, which should be a bit more durable.

Anything more expensive doesn't really get better in any noticeable way, and are sometimes worse. I dont even think pro's use stuff like the futaba ct700.

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If you want to buy once and not buy again for a long time, MKS575SL

not cheap. But you won’t replace it in a hurry either.
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Futaba 9551
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Originally Posted by Gyr0 View Post
I've had no problem with savox 1251 servos. Cheap and if you get the black shorten wired one for TC they look great in just about any chassis. Like anything tho sky's the limit on what you wanna spend.

x2 on this. Never a glitch in either of my TC's.
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Futaba 9551, works awesome! It’s what I have in most of my cars.
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I'm still struggling to settle on a servo brand but I much prefer and recommend a servo with aluminum mounting ears (doesn't have to have a full aluminum case). They mount to the chassis much more securely and reduce flex in the steering system. They are also less likely to move or tweak after a hit. The same applies to a 12th scale.
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