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Old 12-04-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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i think it's time we have a thread about Ko Propo and their line of digital and analog servos.

Ask your questions here.

Ko Propo has listened to their customers..and have a low profile servo coming out in Feb. 2006. Specs are as good if not better than current low profile servos out on the market today.

Here's a pic from the 2005 iHobby Expo. The sticker is just a prototype and hasn't been finalized.



for more information on other servos: http://www.kopropo.com/servos.htm

the 2365 and 2363 are my personal favorites
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That is one sweet looking servo....
Thanks for the intel Chris....
Gotta love the HSR with a low profile...
Should be nice change to small spaces in these new TC's
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ooooooh man, I need to get me one of those.

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Is KO ever going to consider a smaller servo for 1/12 scale? I like the 947, but it would be nice to be around the same dimensions as the Jr Z3550
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Is KO ever going to consider a smaller servo for 1/12 scale? I like the 947, but it would be nice to be around the same dimensions as the Jr Z3550
Ko has the PDS-949 ICS servo and it measures at: 1.42x1.21x0.59 in

specs are here: http://www.kopropo.com/servos.htm

looks like the 949 is better. check out the comparison:

Jr Z3550 from (http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByC...odID=JRPSZ3550)
Torque: 38 oz/in at 6V
Speed: .11 sec/60 at 6V
Dimensions: 0.58 x 1.30 x 1.02in
Weight: 0.9 oz
Bearing: Dual output
Motor Type: Coreless
Gears: Nylon
Application: 1/12 steering

Ko Propo PDS-949 ICS
Torque: 38.8 oz/in at 6V
Speed: .09 sec/60 at 6V
Dimensions: 1.42 x 1.21 x 0.59 in
Weight: 0.95 oz
Bearing: Double
Motor Type: ??? (robert can fill this one in for me)
Gears: Metal
Application: 1/12 steering

the dimensions are listed different. but they're very close in size. the Ko has more torque and is faster. plus it has metal gears compared with nylon. hope that helps. oh ya.. the Ko is programmable since its the ICS series.
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I think I am gonna put two of the 8044 in my TC and try and break my bellcranks.

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I think I am gonna put two of the 8044 in my TC and try and break my bellcranks.

Jeff
talk about steering! 333oz should do it though.

how's it going man? by the way.. the SXT stuff works great! keep it up the great work
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Ko has the PDS-949 ICS servo and it measures at: 1.42x1.21x0.59 in

specs are here: http://www.kopropo.com/servos.htm

looks like the 949 is better. check out the comparison:

Jr Z3550 from (http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByC...odID=JRPSZ3550)
Torque: 38 oz/in at 6V
Speed: .11 sec/60 at 6V
Dimensions: 0.58 x 1.30 x 1.02in
Weight: 0.9 oz
Bearing: Dual output
Motor Type: Coreless
Gears: Nylon
Application: 1/12 steering

Ko Propo PDS-949 ICS
Torque: 38.8 oz/in at 6V
Speed: .09 sec/60 at 6V
Dimensions: 1.42 x 1.21 x 0.59 in
Weight: 0.95 oz
Bearing: Double
Motor Type: ??? (robert can fill this one in for me)
Gears: Metal
Application: 1/12 steering

the dimensions are listed different. but they're very close in size. the Ko has more torque and is faster. plus it has metal gears compared with nylon. hope that helps. oh ya.. the Ko is programmable since its the ICS series.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge KO fan and have been for a long time. I love the 949 servo. What I'm saying is that CRC and Associated both pre drill their chassies to fit the Jr Z3550. If you run these two cars each very popular, you either have to use the JR servo or drill and counter sink your own holes in the chassie. I was only questioning if KO had any plans for a smaller servo. I think it would help only because the chassie manufactures are allready drilling them out the the other sizes. I know that they are close, but not close enough to fit in the chassie. I think more 1/12 scalers would buy the KO 949 if it were smaller.
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:41 PM   #9
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I have a 2123 and it is amazing. It's really fast and has held up well against some fairly serious abuse. I also like that it gets its power straight from the battery pack rather than from the BEC.

I'm surprised that more folks don't run these.

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Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge KO fan and have been for a long time. I love the 949 servo. What I'm saying is that CRC and Associated both pre drill their chassies to fit the Jr Z3550. If you run these two cars each very popular, you either have to use the JR servo or drill and counter sink your own holes in the chassie. I was only questioning if KO had any plans for a smaller servo. I think it would help only because the chassie manufactures are allready drilling them out the the other sizes. I know that they are close, but not close enough to fit in the chassie. I think more 1/12 scalers would buy the KO 949 if it were smaller.
pulfinator... now it makes me wonder what servo masami uses?

he runs 1/12th and drives for Ko... im gonna have to ask robert that
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pulfinator... now it makes me wonder what servo masami uses?

he runs 1/12th and drives for Ko... im gonna have to ask robert that
Masami does use the PDS-949 and he is the current IFMAR World Champion. Maybe the Yokomo version of the AE is different? As far as I know, there is no plans on making the 1/12th servo smaller. We will have servos for the 1/18th scale releasing soon.
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I believe Hara uses PDS-949 as well..

and i use 949 on my standard AE L4 and it fits perfectly. I don't need to drill any holes or do any other mods to it? I just use the factory holes and servo mounts.
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Pulfinator is just a clueless 1/12th scale driver. Don't let his comments make you think to much. But I think what he means is the JR servo is a little wider but not as long which allows the JR servo to fit better in the 1/12th sclae servo mounting positions that are provided from the factory.

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Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge KO fan and have been for a long time. I love the 949 servo. What I'm saying is that CRC and Associated both pre drill their chassies to fit the Jr Z3550. If you run these two cars each very popular, you either have to use the JR servo or drill and counter sink your own holes in the chassie. I was only questioning if KO had any plans for a smaller servo. I think it would help only because the chassie manufactures are allready drilling them out the the other sizes. I know that they are close, but not close enough to fit in the chassie. I think more 1/12 scalers would buy the KO 949 if it were smaller.
will it fit in a speedmerchant
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Sorry for the confusion.

Jimmy no I'm not going to the novak. By the way. The KO 947 or 949 are both quicker and more torque than the JR line of 1/12 scale servos.

The KO servo's are wider and longer than the JR servo's which all I'm saying is that AE and CRC pre cut their chassies to fit the JR servo's. The KO servo's will fit in ALL 1\12 scale cars. You may have to purchase the CRC adjustable servo mounts or AE also makes and adjustable servo mount. Speedmerchant has no pre drilled holes. You can use the KO no problem, you will have to drill your own holes. All 1/12 cars you can drill your own holes. I being the dork that I am have drilled some chassies slightly off causing problems such as un-even circles right to left and front end geometery being off just a hair. My only intent on this was being lazy and wanting to use the pre-drilled holes in my CRC 3.2R chassie. I only was asking if there were any plans on possibly making the KO servo in a smaller size. That is the only point I wanted to mention.
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