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Old 01-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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What is a good steering servo out there for mainly competition racing but won't hurt the bank?

I forget if I need to use a High Speed servo or a High Torque servo? It's been awhile since I've built a onroad car.

Could you list any modules out there? I have a HiTec 645MG servo for one of my clods and a High Torque for my Truggy's and other stuff...but onroad...did I need a high speed one?

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gonna race with a BL setup also...
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What is a good steering servo out there for mainly competition racing but won't hurt the bank?

I forget if I need to use a High Speed servo or a High Torque servo? It's been awhile since I've built a onroad car.

Could you list any modules out there? I have a HiTec 645MG servo for one of my clods and a High Torque for my Truggy's and other stuff...but onroad...did I need a high speed one?

thanks guys.

gonna race with a BL setup also...

Savox makes a servo that might help you out.......
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/product_view.asp
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Savox 1251 is really nice and can be had for around $60.

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+1 on the Savox 1251mg. Great servo
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they have a new one. 1252 now which is a little faster. same price.

amain doesnt list it yet but you can get it from savox direct.

there is also the 1257/58. fast and more torque than a 1251 but full size.

im gonna try some of the 2270 series servos on my nitro car as my new airtronics receivers are lipo compatible.

lots of other good servos out there but if you want bang for the buck, savox is where it is right now.
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Thanks guys..

I actually own a few of the Hi Torque Savox servo's for my off road racing. I was checking out the 1251MG and the 1258TG...but I think I will go with the 1251MG.

Thanks guys..
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With a number of touring cars having the servo mounted across the chassis rather than down the chassis I would encourage you to look at low profile servos. A full size servo may leave things tight for your electronics.

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If you're going to run a servo-saver (or the car has one built in), then the 1251MG is a good buy. However, if you're not running a saver, I'd look at Futaba BLS551 ($$) or S9551 ($). The 1251MG has all-metal gears that are pretty brittle, so you go from fine to DNF with a stripped servo with very little notice. And it can blow out on a seemingly innocent little tap.

The Futabas, on the other hand, have one plastic gear in them, which seems to give them a little more resilience. I've stripped a 1251MG twice. With similar levels of punishment, I've never stripped my BLS551. But I run servo savers all the time now, because I don't like DNFs.

That being said, the gear sets for the 1251MG are quite cheap, so if you don't mind a DNF a couple times a season, then keep an extra gear set on hand and go for it.

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I run a jrz9100s in a jrx-s. had it for 3 years hasn't failed me.
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savox 1251mg no issues
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Ko rsx one 10 or futaba bls551.
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Ko rsx one 10 or futaba bls551.


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The rsx one 10 can be had for less than $150 and the bls551 for less than $100. I don't see spending 100 on a servo that will out last the chassis as breaking the bank.
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I read in a thread somewhere that the Savox's have high current draw or something and some electronic systems (RX or ESC) can't handle them. Any truth or thoughts to that? I'm also in the market for a new servo for an F1.
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I read in a thread somewhere that the Savox's have high current draw or something and some electronic systems (RX or ESC) can't handle them. Any truth or thoughts to that? I'm also in the market for a new servo for an F1.
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.
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