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Old 01-01-2014, 03:00 AM   #1
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Hi all, I am looking for a upgrade servo. At the moment I just have a sanwa srm102 that came with the MX-3 I bought a while back. I don't know anything about servos so if someone could suggest a reasonably priced unit that will go with the mx-3 receiver. I guess a better servo is just faster to respond, or perhaps I need a new radio setup to? I race stock but my goal to run mod in the next 12 months so I guess a fast servo will help my cause, no?
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Rsx response or rsx one-10. Only servos I run in electric.
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Rsx one10. They also just came out with the rsx one10 response. Just a tad quicker than the standard one10. Best servo I've owned so far.
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Futaba BLS551 is very good as well. I have the KO RSX One-10 myself and I can't tell too much of a difference.
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I don't know anything about servos so if someone could suggest a reasonably priced unit that will go with the mx-3.
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Did you guys even read the op post? Most ppl would not class a $100 plus servo as reasonably priced...

Having a Sanwa radio its best to stick with there servos to match IMO. Yes the Futaba and KO servos mentioned are great and I have the BLS 551 myself. But are these reasonably priced? No. So are you willing to drop over $100 on a servo? If yes then the go for it.

But if you don't want to drop that much coin, the new Sanwa ERS971 can be had for around the $65us from hk based shops. Still plenty quick enough without the newer radios high speed modes.
Ers http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...rproof-p-26018

I'd normally say to go with the Sanwa sdx801 or Futaba 9551 as the go to cheap servos. I have had 2 of these before and use the SDX as back ups but it looks as though there both discontinued now.
Sdx http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...-servo-p-16815
9551 http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...-servo-p-14942
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Savox 1251-MG. a little power hungry so you'll need a receiver cap, but super great value.
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I run Spektrum 6070 servos.. Great size,Speed and price..Awesome servos. $60.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Surface-Servo
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Thanks for all the replys guys, $100 is a lot but i guess it will last a while no? Also, what do i need to watch out for in terms of compatibility with my receiver? I keep reading 'digital servo' everywhere, does that mean i need a digital receiver or just that the servo itself is digital internaly? That rsx response is damn fast, is it analogue?
Just one more thing, it appears that a servo is the slowest thing in a radio system right???
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Yes, your servo is going to be the slowest component in the system typically. Servos can last a long time if taken care of and used properly.
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Digital servos should work with almost any receiver. Of course they will be a little more power hungry than analog servos. Digital is almost always better for servos, as they center much more accurately.

A good servo will last you. I have 10+ year old servos from KO, Airtronics, and Futaba and they are great. I'm not so much of a fan of Savox servos for onroad, I can actually feel my Futaba/KO being smoother. But I do use them for offroad.
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