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Old 11-17-2009, 09:53 AM
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WHat are you guys using for Low profile servos? I am thinking about swithcing into one to get a little more space in my TB03 but want to see what is proven around here.

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Futaba.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:57 AM
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WHat are you guys using for slim servos? I am thinking about swithcing into one to get a little more space in my TB03 but want to see what is proven around here.
ko 2413 0.10s/60 and 118oz of torque, metal gears and 10 grams lighter than KO's larger verions.
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I re read my post and actually meant low profile not slim. I need more room behind the servo. I use a DX3s also if that makes a difference.
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Check out www.blue-bird-model.com Very good servos and reasonable prices.
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You can't go wrong with the Futaba. Been running them for years plenty strond and durable. Most of all they are priced right and can take a beating and center properly.
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Originally Posted by bigbeej View Post
I re read my post and actually meant low profile not slim. I need more room behind the servo. I use a DX3s also if that makes a difference.
In that case, flog the standard receiver on ebay and get a SR3500 micro receiver. They're about 1/3 the size of the standard receiver.

THESE are apparently very good servos... metal geared and quick too.
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Futaba S9550 or Futaba S9551
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General servo knowledge :

futaba or ko, very first choices.

might try : savox, orion, sanwa/airtronics

should avoid : anything else such as hitec, towerpro, bluebird etc...

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Futaba S9550 or Futaba S9551
Add the BLS 551 to that list. Replaced one of my 9551 with it and it's smooth! Same specs but brushless power
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Futaba S9550
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savox low profile
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Futaba S9551, Never a problem.
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I've been running the 9550 for a few years now. Very good servos and very smooth. I did try the KO for awhile and it was also very good but felt "edgy" to me. Not a bad thing necessarily, just different.
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Where did you buy it?
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Check out www.blue-bird-model.com Very good servos and reasonable prices.
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