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Old 01-29-2002, 08:58 AM   #1
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WHAT STEERING SERVO DOES EVERYONE USE?

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MODEL:

TORQUE OZ/IN. :

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC:

DIGITAL OR STANDARD:


PLEASE INCLUDE COMMENTS, WHY YOU USE THEM. I AM IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW ONE SOON.
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Old 01-29-2002, 09:11 AM   #2
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XER987: Up until this coming season, I have always used standard servos. But starting this year I will be using a KOPropo 2173. The specs on it are: Metal Gears, Analog, and speed of 114oz/in @.09sec.

The reason I'm going with this unit is because I have never heard a single bad thing about KO servo's and I have seen this particular servo in action and like it.

If you have the extra $20 or so more it takes to move up to their digital unit 2143, and you want digital, you cant go wrong with KO.
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Old 01-29-2002, 09:26 AM   #3
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by XER987

Manufacturer: Futaba
Model: 9450
Torque: 111 oz/inch
Speed @60: 0.10 sec
Digital servo.

Pros: Full metal gears, ball bearings.
Cons: Incompatible with some older radios. Not my case (then no cons).

I have some servos on all my models, varying from a Futaba 9101 on my Pro10 car to a KO 2001 Fet servo, passing thru several 9450 units. If I need another servo in the future, the 9450 unit is a straight buy for me.
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Old 01-29-2002, 09:39 AM   #4
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MANUFACTURER: Futaba

MODEL: 9450

TORQUE OZ/IN. : 111oz.(60*)/[email protected]

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC: [email protected]

DIGITAL OR STANDARD: Digital


PLEASE INCLUDE COMMENTS, WHY YOU USE THEM. I AM IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW ONE SOON. Digital servos provide more holding power and give a faster response. Here's a link to some info regarding digital servo's. Your gonna need Adobe Acrobat to read it.
Click Here for Info on Digital Servos

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Old 01-29-2002, 09:54 AM   #5
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MANUFACTURER: Hitec

MODEL: HS-9545

TORQUE OZ/IN. : 180oz/[email protected]

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC: [email protected]

DIGITAL OR STANDARD: Digital
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MANUFACTURER: Hitec

MODEL: HS-9525

TORQUE OZ/IN. : 128oz/[email protected]

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC: .08sec[email protected]

DIGITAL OR STANDARD: Digital

Pros: Great servo at any price.....
Cons:??????

I use the HS-5925 in my lighter cars(XXX) and the HS-5945 in everything else....

Like everyone else states....go with digital.....
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Old 01-29-2002, 10:37 AM   #6
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MANUFACTURER: Ko Propo

MODEL: PDS-2144 FET Power Digital Servo

TORQUE KG/CM: 13.0kg-cm

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC: Speed / 0.13s / 60

DIGITAL OR STANDARD: Digital

WEIGHT: 54.5g

SUPPLY VOLTAGE: 6.0V

OTHER INFO: Double Bearings, Coreless Motor, Metal Gears

SIZE: 38x41x20mm

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Old 01-29-2002, 11:04 AM   #7
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I also use the Futaba S9450 servo. Characteristics are off course the same as above.
Prime reasons I use one: metal gears, digital, Futaba is first class brand.
I had a Hitec servo and also a cheaper Futaba with plastic gears.
The Hitec servo always lost its middle point and the Futaba stripped the plastic gears three times.
If I had to buy one the S9450 would be my choice: fast and strong. Until now (about seven months of racing) not one problem with it.
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Old 01-29-2002, 11:10 AM   #8
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I use the KO PDS2143 digital FET servos exclusively, they've been absolutely trouble free for me always. Specs:

MANUFACTURER: Ko Propo

MODEL: PDS-2143 FET Power Digital Servo

TORQUE KG/CM: 8.0kg-cm

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC: Speed / 0.08s / 60

DIGITAL OR STANDARD: Digital

WEIGHT: 54.5g

SUPPLY VOLTAGE: 6.0V

OTHER INFO: Double Bearings, Coreless Motor, Metal Gears

SIZE: 38x41x20mm


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Old 01-29-2002, 12:28 PM   #9
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KO PS713, 6kg/cm(?), 0.1s/60deg - this is KO's non-digital "classic" 7.2v FET servo - half the price of the newest digital models.
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futaba s9402 - 111oz-in torque, .10sec/60, non-digital. i plan to upgrade to a 9450 (digital) and put the 9402 in my monster truck. the 9402 is a tough and reliable servo, i've had it in my tc3 for over a year with no problems. my previous servo was a futaba 3003 that gave up after a couple of months.

question: how are the high torque hitec servos? if they are reliable enough, maybe i'll stay with the 9402 on my touring car and just get the less expensive hitec servos for my truck. thanks for any info
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MANUFACTURER: Futaba

MODEL: FP-S148

TORQUE OZ/IN. : 41

SPEED 60DEGREE/SEC: .22

DIGITAL OR STANDARD: standard

WHY: BECUASE IM CHEAP, LOL!! and also because my car handles great with it and everyone else that drives my car thinks that i have a high speed high torque servo. plastic gears = ghey ...a hit at the perfect "death" angle will render the servo USELESS because the gears will strip, thats the only problem i have with it
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Old 01-29-2002, 07:32 PM   #12
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Futaba S9402

My dad has a HiTec 925MG, it works good, but I've heard a few people say they have centering problems. I dunno about that. :P
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What are the pros of digital anyway? They center better? A good analog servo doesn't have any noticable centering problems... I also read that digital servos suck power..
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What are the pros of digital anyway? They center better? A good analog servo doesn't have any noticable centering problems... I also read that digital servos suck power..
Did you not see my link at the top. You'll need Adobe Acrobat to read it though. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat you can download it from their site free of charge. A digital servo will give a greater response along with 6X more holding power.
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