Steering servos

Old 07-01-2007, 05:48 PM
  #1  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
David Butts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Middleburg Fl.
Posts: 122
Default Steering servos

Allright, I know this has probably been beaten to death already but I can't find a thread on it.

What is a great steering servo for touring cars based on price and durability. I ain't got much money and I'm tough on my stuff.

I have a FTTC4 and I'm looking at possibly a 5 by the end of the year, Might even run Touring at Da'Birds next year instead of oval like the last several years, Last February I helped with onroad tech and raced oval. Dont ask me when I slept, I dont remember.

See y'all at-- uh? I'm not sure I'm supposed to say where but we'll all be in the Orlando area.

Thanks in advance on all the good info I'm sure to get here
David Butts is offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 05:51 PM
  #2  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (18)
 
VooDooPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philippines
Posts: 3,715
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Futaba 9550
VooDooPH is offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 06:03 PM
  #3  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brisbane. Australia
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

sanwa wrx i hit lots of stuff still going strong after 12 months.
gets my vote. though low profile servo's like the 9550 are attractive asit can give u more room in cramped tc's.
aus jd 2703 is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 04:14 AM
  #4  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 41
Default

KOpropo 2413

much faster and stronger than the 9550's
oversquared is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 03:20 PM
  #5  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
David Butts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Middleburg Fl.
Posts: 122
Default yippeeee

Thanks for the replies guys and keep'em coming, The specs on the 9550 dont look quite fast enough and I've already had one recomended servo end up being too slow in the past, My reflexes aren't what they used to be but I need the car to turn when I want it to, Not when it wants to.

Has anyone had any luck with the Hitec stuff? They are always applauded in the magazine writeups.
David Butts is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 05:13 PM
  #6  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brisbane. Australia
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

wrx is tied for the fastest servo at 6 volts .06 sec transit time. cant get faster
aus jd 2703 is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 05:29 PM
  #7  
Registered User
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: ROAR HAD ME BANNED FROM RC TECH.
Posts: 2,025
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I've had issues with Hitech's not wanting to always center correctly, they will sometimes be one spline off either left or right after trimming. I've had some with no issue, I've had two that always did it. Others have said the same thing to me.

.06 is more than fast enough, especially if your getting slow as you say. A faster response can actually give you more issues if you're hand eye coordination is beginning to worsen. But you can always slow the servo down with the radio if needed.

Most reliable and best all around servos are JR's in my opinon..but I've used everything and only with Hitech's have I actually had any "issue" with, I've just had failures or have damaged others beyond repair (which was not the servo's fault..)
Desolas is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 08:32 PM
  #8  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
David Butts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Middleburg Fl.
Posts: 122
Default

Originally Posted by David Butts View Post
The specs on the 9550 dont look quite fast enough and I've already had one recomended servo end up being too slow in the past.

Oops, Must've been looking at another spec because the 9550 is faster than what I have in my other car now.

Thanks again guys.
David Butts is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 09:15 PM
  #9  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 495
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

I also like the 9550. Great price also.

Originally Posted by VooDooPH View Post
Futaba 9550
porschejim911 is offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 10:02 PM
  #10  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (1)
 
Tim W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 803
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I really like my Airtronics 94362 its a great servo
Tim W. is offline  
Old 07-03-2007, 09:38 AM
  #11  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (44)
 
Jerry P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Astoria, NY
Posts: 2,436
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

The 9550 is a great servo. I got in to the hobby in october and i ran at that as my first servo. I hit lots of things when i started out and it survived. I have one in my XXX Cr and it's working out great.
Jerry P is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.