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Old 12-21-2009, 05:25 PM
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I just picked up a Losi Eight-B 2.0 and was wondering what steering and throttle servo i should run. havent raced in a few years, was going more for the hitec. thanks
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i use the hitec 7940 for throttle and 7950 for sterring. they are both able to handle 7.4 volts but i heard my receiver witch is a futaba 3pm cant handle 7.4 volts so i use a regulator. they are both blazing fast with the 7940 a little faster. i think the 7940 is all you need for sterring. i just happened to buy the 7950 before i knew there was a 7940.
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is that a lipo servo?
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I run the 7950 for steering and throttle on unregulated LiPO; couldnt be happier!
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Originally Posted by Ryan Harbison View Post
is that a lipo servo?
it is capable of running a lipo battery with out regulator ..also check the 7955tg hitechs they are a touch cheaper ....if you wanna go budget under a hundred dollars try the ace/xp 1015 servos ..you can find them for 80-95 bucks and they are great performers
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Originally Posted by zixxer View Post
it is capable of running a lipo battery with out regulator ..also check the 7955tg hitechs they are a touch cheaper ....if you wanna go budget under a hundred dollars try the ace/xp 1015 servos ..you can find them for 80-95 bucks and they are great performers
The 1015 or even the 1313 are nice for the money. They hold up alright in a buggy, but not so much a truggy. Be very careful with the losi that you set the tray up right because they tend to wear servos pretty quick. Another nice choice is the new line of Team Orion servos. They can be had for about 85 each. If your just starting out in 1/8 however I would just move the steering servo to the throttle position and just buy an Orion VDS-1409 or a Ace 1015. JR and Airtronics make a nice servos as well. I know im gona piss off the Hitec crowd with this statement, but, the only servos I have really seen fail druing a race have been hitec's. Their warranty is the best in the buisness but I have never heard of them replacing a runaway engine they have caused or whatever.
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i run ace 1015 on steering and airtronics 358 on throttle and my son runs hitec 985s on both steering and throttle they all have been holding up good i have no luck with jr servos.
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Originally Posted by awdcameolsx View Post
The 1015 or even the 1313 are nice for the money. They hold up alright in a buggy, but not so much a truggy. Be very careful with the losi that you set the tray up right because they tend to wear servos pretty quick. Another nice choice is the new line of Team Orion servos. They can be had for about 85 each. If your just starting out in 1/8 however I would just move the steering servo to the throttle position and just buy an Orion VDS-1409 or a Ace 1015. JR and Airtronics make a nice servos as well. I know im gona piss off the Hitec crowd with this statement, but, the only servos I have really seen fail druing a race have been hitec's. Their warranty is the best in the buisness but I have never heard of them replacing a runaway engine they have caused or whatever.

ANY servo can fail on Any given day....just check out some of the WHACKED linkages some guys "think" are all good.

The hitec's that failed locally to you....were they Low end Hitec's or anything But the 5955/7955 or 7940/50 ?...As yes ill admit some of hitecs servo's over the years were less desirable...BUT the couple servo's outta the bunch that will withstand Years of abuse and are Known for it are still the Best servo's in the business there's No refuting that.

Ace/AE's are prone to gear failure's and top case failure's imo they aren't trust worthy for my race rigs...Been there done that...WAY too many DNF's.
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hitec 7955 for steering and a hitec 645 for throttle and break but you might need a better throttle servo for the losi because i have seen a ton of people having problems with the throttle servo on the losi's
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I ran Hitec's 7955 in my 2.0 and was very happy.
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Originally Posted by awdcameolsx View Post
The 1015 or even the 1313 are nice for the money. They hold up alright in a buggy, but not so much a truggy. Be very careful with the losi that you set the tray up right because they tend to wear servos pretty quick. Another nice choice is the new line of Team Orion servos. They can be had for about 85 each. If your just starting out in 1/8 however I would just move the steering servo to the throttle position and just buy an Orion VDS-1409 or a Ace 1015. JR and Airtronics make a nice servos as well. I know im gona piss off the Hitec crowd with this statement, but, the only servos I have really seen fail druing a race have been hitec's. Their warranty is the best in the buisness but I have never heard of them replacing a runaway engine they have caused or whatever.
You mean Ace and Orion replace blown engines from runaways? COOL!

I run Hitec 5955 (older servo) on throttle and 7955 on steering. Never a problem, and they have both been abused. (5955 was previously my steering servo... on truggy... with the servo saver CRANKED down... and taken hits hard enough to bend and in one case BREAK an aluminum servo horn.)

Just to confirm, you are looking at the right servos (Hitec 79xx TG) no need to look any further.
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