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View Poll Results: Who makes the best high end servos?
Futaba 24 20.17%
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KO 59 49.58%
Hi-tec 11 9.24%
JR 5 4.20%
Sanwa 8 6.72%
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default What is ultimate servo for speed, torque and durability!?

I currently have a Hi-tec metal gear digital servo. I am noticing that I have to keep on adjusting my steering trims just about every other run. But in general I have been happy with it. I know that it won't last forever, so I want to make sure that I am saving for a great servo next time.

Obviously Hitec-303 and Futaba 3003 are very poor, and I am watching newbies break servos again and again. I want to be able to tell them "don't replace with those cheap, poor things, get a ______________ servo and you will be miles ahead. It will work better, last longer, and in the long run will be cheaper than replacing the servo with another cheap servo."


So tell me your favorite quality servo stories. I need to know what is the best from you, because I do not have the time or money to try all the different brands and models of servos out there.

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Old 04-25-2004, 11:20 PM   #2
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I love the Futaba digital servo 9550. The best yet
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Old 04-25-2004, 11:24 PM   #3
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Futaba S9550...
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I currently have a Hi-tec metal gear digital servo. I am noticing that I have to keep on adjusting my steering trims just about every other run.
Its not the servo, its probably your car. Either there is slop/tweak
somewhere in the steering linkages or your servosaver has
taken a heavy whack and now doesn't centre back properly.



Futaba S3003 is the best "basic" servo ever made - it is torquey
enough for most uses and sufficiently fast for its spot on the tree.
For something that is included in base radio sets... can't complain.

Why slag off on it by comparing it to servos 3x 4x 5x the price??
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Ko is the way to go !
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Ko propo 2143!!!
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Sanwa ERG WRX metal gear, 0.07 secs. plenty of torque.

there is a KO servo that is as fast as the Sanwa
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Old 04-26-2004, 02:32 AM   #8
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I havent seen any with better specs than the KO PDS 2123 - that should be one of the older KO, which is even faster, but not digital as the 2123.
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Just about the fastest has been the older KO 2015 0.05s ......scarificed everything for SPEED.....fine for EP ...but not for GP!!
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How well do these servos center? What is the average reatail price of these servos?

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How well do these servos center? What is the average reatail price of these servos?

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My 2123 always center.

Prices depends on where you live and if it should be digital or analog; Around here i Europe/Denmark, you can get a KO 2123 for around 215$. But if you search just a little, you can find them here for 150$. And if you want an analog, you can get the 2113 for 110$.

Just checked my spare part compartments, I do have a PS-2015 laying (It's not for sale)
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Sanwa ERG WRX metal gear, 0.07 secs. plenty of torque.

there is a KO servo that is as fast as the Sanwa
You kidding ? Ko have always made the fastest servos. Actually it's 0.06s for the 2344.
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My 2123 always center.

Prices depends on where you live and if it should be digital or analog; Around here i Europe/Denmark, you can get a KO 2123 for around 215$. But if you search just a little, you can find them here for 150$. And if you want an analog, you can get the 2113 for 110$.

Just checked my spare part compartments, I do have a PS-2015 laying (It's not for sale)
you can have them for much less than that. Just got a 2343 for 100 bucks off speed tech.

I've been using a 2015 for more than 2 years, bought it second hand for like $60. It's very good, unfortunately mine had to go for repair, and stayed there for 3 months as it's been sent back to japan

A friend of mine kept his 1001 for more than 12 years, using it every other week.

For me, there is no match, Ko are far the best, worth the money.

Hitec servos are just wanna be high end servos, but ALL I had with them was problems, and I had a bunch of them.
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KO 2343, it has the same speeds as the 2143, but it is programable, but i dont even use that function. You cant go worng with KO. And i can get them at my hobby shop for 94.99.
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Futabe 9550 is the best servo i have ever used, its slim and is the most precise servo i have ever used. Had KO's in the past and they were not a patch on a futaba. Rick
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