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Old 01-06-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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I have run airtronics servo's for the longest time, and thought they were fine until I switched to a JR in my 12th scale (which previously had had problems wandering down the straight and such, and I had gone through around 6 servo's, so it wasnt one bad servo). My sedan however, still has that same problem, and trust me its not the car, its defently something else, and I assume the servo.

What other top of the line servo's are out there besides the airtronics ones? (i am mainly looking for part #'s, lol), and I have a M8, so that will limit me from the new KO's.
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Old 01-06-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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I love the JR 8450, and run that only in my steering in all my cars/trucks.
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Old 01-06-2004, 02:58 PM   #3
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I run both the JR Z8450 and Z8550. Very fast and plenty of torque for a TC. These are the digital servos from JR. Before digital I ran the JR 4735 and had very good experiences with them too.

You can't go wrong with any of these servos.
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JR z8450

http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...prod=JRPSZ8450

buy some spare "sacrificial" gears
http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...p?prod=JRPSGB2

replace them after every season & you'll never have a problem
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Old 01-06-2004, 02:59 PM   #5
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I also agree, JR Z8450.

I've run mine for 2 1/2 years in sedan and still works just like it did when it was new....awesome.
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Old 01-06-2004, 03:06 PM   #6
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My favorite is the S9550 futaba, low profile so it gives more electronics space in the car.
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Storm, why can't you run a KO with your M8? I've run a KO with my Caliber. Just curious.
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Ko Propo PDS-2143FET for your sedan.

Ko Propo PDS-947FET for your 1/12.

They are both reliable and excellent servo...no problem to date with mine...
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I use an Airtronics M8, but love KO servos. I use the PDS-2123 (holy crap it's fast!) in my Xray and a PDS-947 in my Hyperdrive 1/12. I've yet to have any problems, gotta say they work well!
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Old 01-06-2004, 04:13 PM   #10
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JR 8450 is awesome for a steering servo in a sedan. I've tried several different servos and nothing beats the 8450.
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i have an Airtronics 94257 servo. I launched my car off a rumble strip, and striped the hell out that one plastic gear in it(all but one gear in the servo is metal). Is there a place to get one single gear, or do i have to buy the whole set?
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Thanks to everyone who posted something, I really apprecaite it. And it looks like I am going with a JRZ8450.

The reason why you cant use the new digital KO servo's, or so I was told was because they are too fast or have a different signal that only works with their digital radio's.
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TC JR z4750 awesome
12th KO pds 947 awesome


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Im going with the airtronic 94758 that what I have and Im really pleased with it
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KO 2143s are good. Although the JRs which are very good too and have a 2 year warranty.
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