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Old 05-26-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Good inexpensive 1/12 servo

I have a CRC that ill be racing soon. I want to get a servo so I can start racing soon what are some good budget minded choices out now. Are the Hitec 1/12 servos any good?
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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Futaba 9650.

From previous experiences with HiTec, mine tended to not center well. YMMV.
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dont skimp or ull pay later in this area.

9650 is an excellent piece.

good, fast, and cheap. pick 2, any 2, but u can only pick 2. its how it works!

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Good and inexpensive don't go usually mix... Save up and buy a good servo once don't buy a cheap one now and buy a good one later, you end up spending more $. That said, I like the futuba 9650 & 9660, JR has also been good to me.
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Spektrum h5000 helicopter servo... its the bomb
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I have a CRC that ill be racing soon. I want to get a servo so I can start racing soon what are some good budget minded choices out now. Are the Hitec 1/12 servos any good?
No you do not want Hitech.

The most popular are below:

Futaba 9650
Futaba BLS651
JR 3650
JR 3550

All of these are good. 1/12 and cheap servos do not play well togather. You need a strong and fast servo.

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Thanks for the fast replys from everyone. I guess when I first started looking all I could find were $100.00 Servos but the Futaba 9560 will go perfectly with my 3pk speed gun $55.00 is a lot better for my wallet.

thanks again to everyone
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hi everyone,
just a quick question

is possible, in your opinion, use the savox 1251 lp, on the 12r5?

in other words, is it only a problem of space, because in that case i can tape i did on the yokomo bd5..

thanks!!
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in regards to speedos, will the lrp stock spec fit 12r5 chassis without rubbing the body? I'm new and trying to build car correctly
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hi everyone,
just a quick question

is possible, in your opinion, use the savox 1251 lp, on the 12r5?

in other words, is it only a problem of space, because in that case i can tape i did on the yokomo bd5..

thanks!!
That is a great servo for TC but not 12th. Get the futaba s9650 as mentioned above as it's your best buy and reliable

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in regards to speedos, will the lrp stock spec fit 12r5 chassis without rubbing the body? I'm new and trying to build car correctly
Yes it works fine as was used by top racers at big races recently in stock and mod
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Savox1250MG in my associated. happy with it and the $65 it cost? pretty good specs for the money.
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Using the Savox 1250MG in my Xray X11 and X10, no problems with fit and I'm very happy with the performance of these servo'c,cheers.

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the JR 3650 is the best of the best when it comes to 12th servos. Besides its speed and strength, it is smaller than most of the others and is super dependable. i have 1 that i've had since they first came out and it's still going strong after years of use.

This year, i have been testing the Spektrum A5030 and A5040. They are listed as airplane servos, but they work great in 12th scale. I have been running the A5030 (plastic gear version) in my 12th car weekly for over a month now and it works awesome. no failures, no issues returning to center. It's light, fast, inexpensive, and so far has been perfectly dependable.

The A5040 is the metal gear version and i haven't got as much time on this one yet, but it is in a WGT car, so it is getting a harder test than the one in the 12th car. I hope to get more time on this one soon and see how well it does in the bigger, heavier car.

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Watch ebay for the 9650, I picked up a brand new one for $32.00 a couple of weeks ago.
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Just so everyone knows don't try to replace a s9650 case. The motor is actually glued into the case. Was trying to put new mounts on servo and went badly. Just buy new one...lol
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