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Old 04-09-2005, 06:40 PM   #31
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I don't plan on racing with anything lower that a 19T motor in my TC3. Would I still need a high torque servo? Won't my Futaba S3003 do the job?

Boy, this hobby is getting more and more expensive everyday... Spending more time with the wife is actually starting to look more affordable... lol...
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like i said, i have a tc3 and i have both stock and 19t motors with a futaba s3003

if you really wanna be competitive, no, the s3003 WILL NOT do the job, this is why i'm getting a new one...it's just too slow when you want it to be fast and in order to go through without being forced to slow down you need a faster one.


"ok while looking for those servos mentioned above, i found another one, the hitec 925mg (.08 sec i think).
why is it so much cheaper than the 94357 (.07 sec) is it just poor quality or what?

thanks again"
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I run KO 2343 .08 111oz.
No they are not that expensive. If you look around most places have the 2343 for $99!
Do not buy them from Tower or Horizon Or RCModels, You will end up paying between $134-157 for the same servo!!!
Speedtech has them for $104.
Do not get the 2363 or 2364 as they are the heat sink versions and are really not necessary unless you run nitro.
For my money Ko is the best and only about $10-15 more than the next best from the other mentioned.
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Now remember this is only my Opinion. Hitec servos have never performed well for me, either they strip a gear or there lack of centering properly.
I like the Airtronics in fact I still keep my 94357 in my pit box as a back up to my KO 2343.
I like the KO servos, they are a little bit loud because they are constantly tring to center them selves, ironicly the reason why I stopped using the Hitec's.
If you want a servo that is fast and will last both of those are the right choice. the reall difference is that the Airtronics isn't digital so I would say the KO.
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You guys are funny.. I have run just about every servo on the market and in my opinion When you get to the uper end servos They are all good..Get the numbers you need,If you want to spend more than you need to,.Why should anyone stand in your way.. I would stay away from Hitech..
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like i said, i have a tc3 and i have both stock and 19t motors with a futaba s3003

if you really wanna be competitive, no, the s3003 WILL NOT do the job, this is why i'm getting a new one...it's just too slow when you want it to be fast and in order to go through without being forced to slow down you need a faster one.


"ok while looking for those servos mentioned above, i found another one, the hitec 925mg (.08 sec i think).
why is it so much cheaper than the 94357 (.07 sec) is it just poor quality or what?

thanks again"
Ok, so I guess even with stock or a 19T motor I'd have to get a better servo. I haven't actually raced yet at the track. All they have is an indoor dirt track and I'm getting ready for their outdoor asphalt track. I've only run my car once (just got it) out in th cul-de-sac and I did have problems steering. Being a noob, I wasn't sure if that's just the way the TC3 turns or it's a servo problem. The prices for these high-torque servos are close to a hundred bucks. Isn't there anything in the $30-$50 range that'll do the job? I'm just looking to be competetive and not necessarily win a race - for now at least.
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Ok, so I guess even with stock or a 19T motor I'd have to get a better servo. I haven't actually raced yet at the track. All they have is an indoor dirt track and I'm getting ready for their outdoor asphalt track. I've only run my car once (just got it) out in th cul-de-sac and I did have problems steering. Being a noob, I wasn't sure if that's just the way the TC3 turns or it's a servo problem. The prices for these high-torque servos are close to a hundred bucks. Isn't there anything in the $30-$50 range that'll do the job? I'm just looking to be competetive and not necessarily win a race - for now at least.
If you are not really ready to race at a very competative level the Hitec 625MG is the way to go, I believe it is like $45.00. It will not give you the best performance but for a Noob it will be fast enough to handle most of the punishment you can throw at it. Make sure you get the MG it means metal gears and it is paramount to get them or you will be replacing gears left and right. I believe JR and Futaba also make a pretty fast servo at a reasonable rate, but I don't know the specs. I kinda went right past the low market right to the best of the best so I can only tell you what I used. In Touring car racing the speed of the servo is more important than torque. Just trying to help.
If anyone has more info on the Futaba or JR servos please point him the fast metal gear servos only. Plastic gears will make you want ot pull every hair out of your head.
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I had the Hitec 625 MGBB which means it has metal gears and ball bearing, good for the money, not too fast but fast enough to cope. Pretty solid as far as stripping goes.

I had to throw mine as after a crash it messed up, not the gears just the circuit board i imagine it was just flying all over the place as soon as you connectec it.
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