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Old 03-08-2007, 08:30 AM
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The Hitec Mini servos, the 225 and Digatal 245, all seem to have centering issues. That is a huge problem in 1/12th cars. ANY servo is better than these Hitec units.

The Futaba 9602 is the best as far as price, performance and drop in fit.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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Ok, so who is going to sell me a good servo cheap then

I have 225bb now in my sailboat.. well here in Eastern Canada it is -10 today so I wont be doing any sailing.. so we go with a 225bb to get me started and I will keep my eye open for a better digital.

I assume the main advantage of digital is the centering?

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:12 AM
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I would stay away from that Hitec servo as well. I started out with that same one and did not get much use out of it before I had issues. Seriously save your money and just buy a decent servo.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikerbob
I assume the main advantage of digital is the centering?

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No. The main advantage of digital is positioning and power to hold a given position. However, they have a different feel to analogue, so if oyu've not driven one take time to get used to it. Digital is not the best guide to choice; price and performance are - fit a 9602!

As you can see from this thread, if you want to sell it, there are plenty of buyers!!
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:14 PM
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Digital servos also pull more current so if run time is an issue digital is bad.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:16 PM
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The Centering issue with the HS225 wasn't evident during a race, as in it didn't change once it was trimmed before a race. What was actually happening was, each time you turn the radio and car on, you would expect the trim if not touched to remain the same, but about 30% of the time with the HS225 it seemed to wander a click or 2 off center with the trim. Once set up it stayed good until the next time you powered up the ESC and Radio. It did it in both directions equally, luck of the draw I guess and I confirned it was the servo and not the radio but trying other servo's ( not 1/12th suitable ) in the same set up and they were fine. Strange but true and at a price $25AUD ( about $18USD ) the minor inconvenience of taking 10 seconds to trim the radio on a warm up lap, the other wise fautless performance aI got from it and the value made it a great servo for someone in their first year of 1/12th. It was very crash proof. I'mnot sure about US prices but in Australia a KO 949 sells for about $160 - $200 , and Futaba's aren't far behind price wise either. If you are Learning as I was, the HS did a good job.

But yes as the guys say if you can afford it and can keep it off the walls etc go for a better servo, Futaba or KO.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:30 PM
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Well I have looked up the 9602 and yes - looks and sounds great.. and the recommendations are all there.. but my money is not.

I will set the 9602 as my goal - but have to start with my 225bb for now. I can get a 225bb for $20CDN +shipping new. 9602 over a $100.

Yes I know this is not a hobby for people with weak wallets.. but if you look at my signature you will see this is just 1 of my lines of credit

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Old 03-13-2007, 01:42 PM
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Hey Bikerbob,

Check out Great Hobbies, they have the Futaba 9650 for $65....same as 9602 but digital version.

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