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Old 01-25-2009, 01:30 PM
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Are there any servos that compliment the specktrum radio system. I am getting ready to change out the servos that came with my losi 8 B RTR. I know there is a ton of posts out there but I was reading some info at Hitech and it said that you have to be careful with servos as they may not work with some radio systems as well as others.

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you can run w/e servo's you please.


Hitec's are my recommendation...any of the 79XX series.
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The Jr z9100s 180 oz/in @ 6V .06 sec / 60 degrees @ 6V or the Jr z9100t 370 oz/in @ 6V .15 sec / 60 degrees @ 6V work really well w/SPEKTRUM. i have a Spektrum DX3R w/two z9100s and love them and all JR Servos come with a 3 year Warranty. Hitech does give you a life time warranty, but your going to use the warranty for sure I will almost bet on it. It all really comes down to what you want to spend on servos but think about it this way you get what you pay for.
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any servo should work with the spektrum radio, just no digital for the throttle
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Originally Posted by Troubles Dad View Post
any servo should work with the spektrum radio, just no digital for the throttle
why not?
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????? I have been running a digital on my throttle for some time now????
I have the JR 9100t on my steering and wow.
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i have always ran digital servos and never had a prob one in my losi 8ight but its not a rtr. I know that the rtr have guys have been haven prob with them but if you buy a good servo with good specs that you should be ok i can just speak for myself no one else.
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Originally Posted by losiracer78 View Post
The Jr z9100s 180 oz/in @ 6V .06 sec / 60 degrees @ 6V or the Jr z9100t 370 oz/in @ 6V .15 sec / 60 degrees @ 6V work really well w/SPEKTRUM. i have a Spektrum DX3R w/two z9100s and love them and all JR Servos come with a 3 year Warranty. Hitech does give you a life time warranty, but your going to use the warranty for sure I will almost bet on it. It all really comes down to what you want to spend on servos but think about it this way you get what you pay for.

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the only thing at hitech that is any good is their repair guys. hahahaha
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I have hitecs in my jammin and they been in for seasons with no brakeage. I have also had the jr590 in my t-maxx but they where older maybe from 5 years ago and its alot better then my freinds brand new jr590 3 months old.
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jr590 are 85 oz/in @ 6V .15 sec/60 @ 6V were talking about some 9100s or 9100t $135 servos not $40 servos im sure they work really well for playing around the house and local here and there racers but if you a fulltime weekend racer spend the extra money and get you something that going to last
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I don't care if it is a $400 dollar 1,000 oz/in. If I have one now and in 2 years get the same one and it is a craper then the first one tells you something about the company don't it.
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any servo should work with the spektrum radio, just no digital for the throttle
I run JR9100s for the throttle and a 9100t for the steering in my 8ight truggy. The so called throttle servo problem is non existent with these servos. I did blow up 2 JR590's within 2 months so the 9100's must be higher quality. They have run great for almost a year now. I use the DX3R radio and the only way to use the faster frame rates of 5.5ms is to use high quality premium digital servos. Digital drains the receiver battery faster but the pay off is top notch performance. I do think the 9100s is a little fast for my taste but with the expo dialed way up it compensates just fine. It sucks to DNF in the main because of cheap economical equipment. Buy it once and then use it to its potential. Just my opinion, it seems to work for me. I do want to try the futaba brushless servos. Anyone have any experience with them BLS351, BLS352??
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dale im not say all of Jr products are top of the line but i do feel you get what you pay for.
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I guess my experience with digital throttle servos could be from a buggy, that was set up correctly, decided to go wide open throttle, upside down, the servo itself got so hot it melted the case, now their may be great ones out their but it is not worth a 200 dollar motor, so now I run airtronics 358 or 359's in all the buggies and truggies, and run hitec in all the 1/10 gas & electric trucks, so like someone said you get what you pay for
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