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Old 08-28-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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I have been hunting around for a servo for my f301 and I'm not sure what to get, I see the Ace/Assoc. servos (ds1015 etc.) but I am afraid of getting it in there with the metal heat sinks and having to cut the ears off of it, has anyone put one of these in an F1 or are there better alternatives that you guys might be able to suggest, obliviously I am looking for speed, torque and good size for an f1??
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I was also looking at the Orion Vorex servos
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I would think that you could use what the guys are using for TC's. Something fast. I wouldn't think that you need as much torque as the ACE/Assoc. 1015's are putting out. Plus if I were you I would try and find something light, even low-profile if it fits.
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They don't need all that much torque. I'd go for high speed steering, standard size, metal gears and bearings. After that digital or standard. JR makes nice ones as do Futaba and you can always buy an extra case.
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Im looking at servos too, from the hitec 225 series to the associated or similar standard. I dont want a high end servo, but i do want speed. the lowest i can get. looking at spending $30 or less if possible.... any more suggestions?
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Im looking at servos too, from the hitec 225 series to the associated or similar standard. I dont want a high end servo, but i do want speed. the lowest i can get. looking at spending $30 or less if possible.... any more suggestions?
I have a 225 in my WGT and its pretty sluggish. That's why I didn't recommend it.
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If I was buying new I would go for the orion 07

I ripped the ears off a heatsink $$ ko, wt heck right? it can't make me slower
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I am not sure what price range you want to be in, but when I ran my F103, I was using a Futaba 9650 servo with no problems...
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Price, anything under a 100 would be sufficient I think
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Price, anything under a 100 would be sufficient I think
I have found the servo I mentioned above for 55.00 dollars in a hobby shop. My old F1 car is at the Tamiya Nationals this weekend. I can't wait to hear how it does..
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I put a 10 year old Futaba servo in my F104, scavenged out of my junk pile.

It makes driving her interesting, If it ever happens to go in a straight line then I figure the servo has failed and I have lost steering....(this happened when the servo lead wore through from rubbing on the ground)
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