1/12 servo?

Old 01-17-2007, 03:22 PM
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What is a good servo for a 1/12 scale car. I like ko-propo things but have no clue what one to get.There are so many different ones. Any opinions welcome thx
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"Futaba 9602 or 9650, JR 3550 or 3650, KO 949, Airtronics 94145
Any of these will work well." -OD

I personally run a 9602. Its a little big, but the fact that it is two seasons old and still not sloppy at all keeps it in my car. I have a 3550 that will eventually make it into one of my cars.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:49 PM
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I personally think the z3550 is the best 12th scale servo. I didn't fare well with the 3650.
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JR3550 if you can still find one.
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Yeah, the jr 3550 is a great servo for 1/12. I have used them before and am currently looking to find another.
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I have heard that before that people seem to like the 3550 vs. the 3650
Why is that?
Seems odd because the 3650 is digital while the 3550 is analog(which would not work with my HRS)

right now I run Kondo 949
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I just started running 1/12 and run a 9650 and I love it, no issues at all. As far as people liking the 3550 over the 3650 I can't be sure. I do run a JR 4800s in my drake 2 and have noticed that it's action is a bit smoother than the 8800s or 9000s. The digitals just seemed a bit "notchier." Not an issue in gas offroad but in 1/12 it might be very noticeable.
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i used to run 1/12 and had a hitec metal gear servo (about $30+), forgot the exact model. worked well for me because it wasnt high speed, the car was not too twitchy on carpet
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Marvi, I think you may be talking about the Hitec 225 with metal gears and ball bearings. It s a great servo for the price. I use one in my 12th scale and haven't had a problem in 2 years with it.

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Old 01-18-2007, 06:09 AM
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that's it .14sec/54oz-in @ 4.8V, .11sec/67oz-in @ 6.0V, not bad for about $30 had it for a couple of years without any problems
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Originally Posted by mrhenning11
JR3550 if you can still find one.
they make them again i was told and i think there very good.
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I use Futaba 9650 digital servo

Ko Propo is 949 also digital but more expensive
Good but analog is Sanwa 141

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Originally Posted by marvi
i used to run 1/12 and had a hitec metal gear servo (about $30+), forgot the exact model. worked well for me because it wasnt high speed, the car was not too twitchy on carpet
NOOOOO....never use Hitec servos. That one in particular has centering issues.

I think Hitec uses some sort of active centering hardware. While other quality servos are constrained to finding the same center point every single time, Hitec gives you MANY different center points. A new one EVERY time the servo moves.

This usually results you removing the servo from your car (while cursing the stupid shop owner who sold it to you) and inserting the servo into the nearest trash bin. Shortly to be followed by purchasing what you should have bought in the first place.

Hitec sucks
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well, i never had any problems with my hitec servos ive used that for my 1/12 with no problems. for my nitros and touring, ive also used 5955's and 5997's, again no problems. i guess im lucky
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I have a Hitec HS-235AG in the "For Sale" section if anyone is interested
sold!

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