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Old 03-08-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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So after a 5 year break from RC cars, I got the bug again. I am looking to do some 1/10 scale on road electric racing locally. I currently have a completely stock tc4. I plan to race in either a 27t or a brush less 21.5t equivalent class.

I'd like to get a nice steering servo. I did a little bit of homework and found that these servos get really high up there in price. I don't mind dishing out the cash if it is what I need to be competitive, but if can I can go cheaper, I will.

What are your suggestions for steering servos?

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The "top of the heap" is probably the JR 9100S and it's equivalents from other manufacturers...super fast metal gear digital servos. They get pricey though at $100+ a pop, but there are alternatives like the JR 4800S which is still relatively fast with strong metal gears, but is analog instead of digital, but also is at a lower price point $70-$80 or so last time I checked. I'm more familiar with JR stuff because that's what I run but all of the manufacturers have good servos. A good general guideline would be .12 sec transit or so and I would consider metal gears a priority. Welcome back

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Im running a Futaba 9551 and an ACE 1313, both great fast servos.
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The "top of the heap" is probably the JR 9100S and it's equivalents from other manufacturers...super fast metal gear digital servos. They get pricey though at $100+ a pop ........

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+1 on that. You simply can not beat those servos especially when you consider the torque they put out too and their reliability. And if you think they're expensive over there remember our dollar in oz is half yours, thank you very much. Be careful though and avoid buying yourself a gyro (heli tail rotor) servo (they have very similar names) which is very tempting considering their .05s response time. The reason the're no good for steering is they'll hunt. The 9100S though comes pretty close at .06sec reaction time, you shouldn't need any better than that. You can't even blink that fast.
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I did a little more research on this forum and the Futuba 9551s seems to be popular for 1/10th on road. I think I am going to give that one a shot.

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