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Old 07-12-2021, 05:51 PM
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I've been running used gear for a while now and finally would like to treat myself to a new servo.
I'm wondering what everyone is running and what is considered "the best" out currently.

(I know most of "the best" is all opinion based which is why they are in quotations. Looking forward to hearing everyone's two cents )
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Originally Posted by Cepted View Post
I've been running used gear for a while now and finally would like to treat myself to a new servo.
I'm wondering what everyone is running and what is considered "the best" out currently.

(I know most of "the best" is all opinion based which is why they are in quotations. Looking forward to hearing everyone's two cents )
why not try new of the current used servo you currently have? If you’re happy with it then try out the new same model.
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Originally Posted by STLNLST View Post
why not try new of the current used servo you currently have? If you’re happy with it then try out the new same model.
Currently running a rather old Savox. There is nothing "wrong" with it per say, however I'm sure I could get something way more effective / fast with newer technology.
So figured I'd ask to see what people are using, to see a few options.
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Depends on what you need and can afford. You want speed? you can get some that goes up to 0.06s.... but do you need it?

https://www.rcmart.com/jx-servo-alum...208mg-00079389

What about accuracy and price? This jx servo goes for ridiculously cheap and has decent speed and has little play but my sanwa ssl is faster and has no play. The play on the jx servo doesnt affect driving at all but the sanwa ssl is just much higher in quality.

I however realised the speed of the sanwa is far too advanced for my needs. I have never once felt the jx was slow and that i needed more speed from the jx steering servo. So you need to gauge what your needs are.

With that said both servos are fast and have no issues steering the car. I can however buy 20 jx servos for the price of the sanwa...



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Sanwa's are good, must confess I run the Bruno servo, which appears to be repackaged Savox anyway.
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Originally Posted by Cepted View Post
Currently running a rather old Savox. There is nothing "wrong" with it per say, however I'm sure I could get something way more effective / fast with newer technology.
So figured I'd ask to see what people are using, to see a few options.
I think he met why not try the latest from the brand you're currently using. Savox has some great options, I'm fitting out all my cars with them, I'm a fan so far, and I always have good luck with products made in Taiwan. If I were in the US I'd still use Pro-Tek, but overseas my goto Savox and Bluebird (both Taiwan).

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I have always liked the Futaba 9551.
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I use the Savox SB-2263MG in my touring cars.
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For Futaba I just bought the CT500 which I think is the fastest low profile servo that Futaba makes and is also SR protocol compatible. And the CT700 is the all aluminum case version that is barely only a smidge slower but a ton more torque.

For a big outdoor asphalt track you may not benefit much from the "best" servo. I can tell a difference in a small and tight indoor carpet track though.
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What's your budget? The best usually comes at a premium.
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Originally Posted by mooby64 View Post
I have always liked the Futaba 9551.
Still using these myself (among other Futabas). Still going strong after 10+ years.

Also got S9550s and BLS551s in use. Would go for one of the CT servos if these ever die. Always Futaba radio for me.
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I have always had excellent luck with Futaba servos. S9551, BLS551, BLS571
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Power HD R12 hands down is the best option. Great specs and unbeatable price.
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As mentioned, Power HD R12, S15, D12 or L12HV

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