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Old 02-11-2004, 01:38 PM   #1
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I am just about to get a 1/12 scale car and have no idea what kind of servos people run in these. How many oz. of torque is needed. There is no budget, I will get the best. I am also partial to JR as I have been running their servos in everything I own both on and off road. Thanks for the suggestions in advance.
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Old 02-11-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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Hey Brandon, this is Kevin Mac from Rosewood. I also use JR stuff and they have a 12th servo. The 3550 JR is made for 12th scale and I have been using it for about 2 mos. with no problems. It is very small and very fast. It has around 33 oz tor. which is plenty for a 12th scale. I have been very pleased with mine. Good run at the birds and look forward to you running 12th scales with us at the Wood. Let me know if I can help at all. Kevin Mac.
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Don't really need a whole lot of torque for 12 scale cars..
any mini servo like the Futaba S132HS or Hitech HS225mg or 235AG will work fine. Futaba and Hitech came out with a mini digital servo that is even better...sorry don't know the model #...
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K Mac- Didn't know you were on this board, lol. Thanks for the recomendation, I saw that but the 38oz looked like a small number, but I am used to looking at 100+ so maybe that's why. See ya at the bash.
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Yeah its not at all like 10th scale needs. Heres my Rugrat with the 3550. Later Kevin Mac.
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futaba s9602 is really good!

the JR 3550 servo is really expensive and it only have plastic gears on it. the futaba have the same specs and its metal gears! best of all, its cheaper than the JR!

12th scale dosent take much torque but the plastic gears will break over time! better invest in a metal gear servo

i would take futaba anytime over JR

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JR 3550 is 60.00 I would'nt consider that expensive at all. But maybe that's just me.
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JR 3550 is 60.00 I would'nt consider that expensive at all. But maybe that's just me.
but looking at the futaba one, it has the same specs and everything PLUS metal gears!
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I have used the 550 and it is great little servo, Also used the airtonics,futaba and hitec servos. They all work ok. I have found that the Hitec just does not center like the Airtronics,JR or Futaba.

Never had a problem with the gears being plastic on the JR, and it is in a 1/10 F1 car. Lie you brandon, I prefer JR servos, never had one let me down. Though the KO's I have are awesome too
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Brandon, why didn't you ask me on the phone dude! haha. I use the Futaba 9602 with metal gears and ball bearings. Very nice. KO Propo 947 is a very nice one as well but expensive. The Futaba 9650 is the digital version of the 9602, but it has plastic gears. Stan uses that one. Airtronics is the 94145 with metal gears and ball bearings. And of course the JR that Kevin talked about. Stay away from Hitec... Catcy ya at the Winter Bash....

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Airtronics 94145 or KO 947.
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