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Old 08-23-2010, 09:11 PM
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Good choice none the less. The 7940 is a rock solid servo.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:18 PM
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ium-Gear-Servo

I have a JR9100s with 180oz torque and thats PLENTY for a buggy steering. I'd like to hear what people have to say about the savox servos, they have titanium gears too.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:37 PM
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Futaba BLS 452 is very good for sterring,for throttle imo Futaba BLS 451,

just very good,

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
Man that's perfect. Not one post recommended the 7940 but that's what you went with. Priceless.
It's nice to see you value the opinions of your fellow racers.
Frank, the third post in this thread recommended the 7940....


If you look around, you can find Hitec 7940-7950- or even 7955s for a lil more than $100.

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:39 AM
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Just confirming what others have already said here.
Hitec 7955Tg's are my most commonly owned. I run them in everything, yes even 1/10th scale 4wd, short course, and 2wd buggy. It is one item I know will not fail at a race event.

I have, however tore up a wire on two of mine in my truggy when I was at my last RC Pro event (most likely due to the age of the servos and just working at a fast pace) and replaced them with Hitec 7950's. Two words...HOLY COW!
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
Hobbico CS-170. It's a re-badged Hitec 7955TG
Thats 5955tg, can't run it HV.

Originally Posted by xjwolfpacker View Post
I ended up picking up a Hitec 7940 tonight on eBay. We'll see how long this thing lasts...amazing speed, but torque is slightly lower than I'd like. If it's good enough for Drake though, it's good enough for me!

I would have gotten a 7950th. I run those premium hv's and after 4 races i had to send the 7940 back it's a good servo when it's working but....

I finally get to test this famously good hitec warranty out. Too bad soo soon.

If your putting that in the steering i would be very concerned.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:15 AM
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The 7950 is just too slow to me...I used to race 2wd buggy and was just used to having a snappy steering servo.

I'll give it a shot and if it doesnt hold up I'll get a 7950.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:34 AM
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The 7950 is FAR from slow when using a lipo.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:29 AM
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I run the 7940TH as steering in my truggy, no issues this season so far. Set EPA's and your servo saver correctly and you shouldnt have any issues.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:35 AM
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HITEC - 7955 - 7950 - 7940 - - - anyone with TI gears................... Jammin and others have sold me on these servos and I am happy I did. When I go on the track, I do not worry about servos. I feel confident that my two hitec servos will do their jobs...... "If you dont have confidence in your ish, you can never get better." Billy - 1992 - Franciscan Hobbies, SF
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Looking at the

Hitec HS-7945TH HV Multipurpose Titanium Coreless Servo

Tower Hobbies Hitec Hyperlink

Motor Type: Coreless (7.4V wind)
Bearing Type: Dual ball bearing
Speed: 6.0V, 0.12 sec/60
7.4V, 0.10 sec/60
Torque: 6.0V, 250 oz-in (18.0 kg-cm)
7.4V, 319 oz-in (23 kg-cm)
Size: 1.57 x 0.79 x 1.5" (39.88 x 20.07 x 38.10mm)
Weight: 2.40oz (68g)

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:28 AM
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Great servo I've used those and I still do strong fast without issues
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawknavy02 View Post
Looking at the

Hitec HS-7945TH HV Multipurpose Titanium Coreless Servo

Tower Hobbies Hitec Hyperlink

Motor Type: Coreless (7.4V wind)
Bearing Type: Dual ball bearing
Speed: 6.0V, 0.12 sec/60
7.4V, 0.10 sec/60
Torque: 6.0V, 250 oz-in (18.0 kg-cm)
7.4V, 319 oz-in (23 kg-cm)
Size: 1.57 x 0.79 x 1.5" (39.88 x 20.07 x 38.10mm)
Weight: 2.40oz (68g)
The radiopost servo specs are better and it costs less: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...o-High-Voltage

I've never used it, so I don't know about reliability, just saying, the specs are better and I've heard some good reviews on them.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:17 PM
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I have been on the Radiopost servos for a year now. They work great for me. Silent and efficient. Neat idea to be able to tuck the additional wires into the servo case.
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Airtronics!!!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Airtronics-9...item35bebd2bb8

The old 94358s were good servos too but they arent digital.
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