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Old 01-11-2013, 01:33 AM   #16
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A good servo can last years so under a hundred bucks is what im prepared to pay for a servo. When i first started out i had to run a power cap just to settle down cheap electronics. Some of the new super high speed ones really are too fast to even notice the difference so who can justify the extra cost. I have 2 x Sanwa SDX801 for 2 years now and it has lasted through Xray T3, Mi4CX and now S411. You can find them sometimes for $80us in the HK shops. http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...-servo-p-16815
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:06 AM   #17
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They're known to not play well with spectrum receivers. I flat out do not like savox servos. IMO they are low quality, power hungry and sloppy. All of my offload/ on road servos are either ko or futaba and a lone Orion in my rb6 that seems to work just fine. No idea who makes it for them, I've heard sanwa as well as savox.
That's what I'e heard, and I use Spektrum so there's another problem. I've used Futaba S9551 servos for the past 5 years and never had a problem. Original one stil going strong. Probably should just stick to what I know.

Other options were a Sanwa: http://www.rcmart.com/sanwa-digital-...Path=1099_1029
or a Orion: http://www.rcmart.com/team-orion-vor...Path=1099_1029
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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They're known to not play well with spectrum receivers. I flat out do not like savox servos. IMO they are low quality, power hungry and sloppy. All of my offload/ on road servos are either ko or futaba and a lone Orion in my rb6 that seems to work just fine. No idea who makes it for them, I've heard sanwa as well as savox.
i think that savox produces the orion line.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #19
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The classic Futaba S9551 is hard to beat, even compared to the BLS servos. And as with all Futaba servos, no glitch buster required.
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I love the Futaba S9551, but one Futaba that often gets overlooked is the S9452. It's not low profile, but not standard sized either. More like medium profile. Just as quick as the S9551, just as smooth and quiet plus a bit more torque. And it's less expensive, too.
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+1 on Futaba

how is this for reliable, 14 years ago i purchased a S9402 for my RC10L2, I then had a 12 year break in the middle there from RC, I begin to use it again last year, works great. its now sitting in my b4.1,
I like the S9551 in my touring car and F1, never missed a beat.

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