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Old 03-25-2013, 06:53 PM
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Well, the story goes a little like this:

I went to PNB and my front steering servo became a victim of the large jump. I mistakenly forgot to raise the servo slightly from the chassis (though the throttle was raised... go figure ).... needless to say, she died a tough death (was fun though!! )

I then "attempted" to save the weekend by sticking my 1258TG (non-HV) in the steering and got some crazy twitching from the radio, lost control after a lap or two, lost steering, lost all control, then it came back, then lost it again... needless to say, I should've had a backup.

I honestly don't want to spend $100 on a backup... I could, but I don't really want to. I'm going with Hitec for the next steering servo, leaving the Savox 1267 for the throttle for now.

What's a good, or at least decent HIGH VOLTAGE servo to have in my box in case of a servo death? It doesn't have to be a beast, but something that can help me finish the weekend while I get the other one looked at / replaced.

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These are a staunch little servo for the money, I won't bother using anything else, tough as nails

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._10ec_74g.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...14sec_74g.html

There's also this one as well if you want/need brushless

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...0_14s_74g.html
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These are a staunch little servo for the money, I won't bother using anything else, tough as nails

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._10ec_74g.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...14sec_74g.html

There's also this one as well if you want/need brushless

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...0_14s_74g.html
Interesting! never seen/heard of these before! How is the reliability of these? will they take the beating? They probably won't be run all that much as long as my primary servos are alive, and for less than 60 bucks It really cant be too bad!

Question: what is the advantage of a brushless servo?
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a used savox 1268 or hitec 7955 would be the best bang for your buck
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a used savox 1268 or hitec 7955 would be the best bang for your buck
But the 7955 is not high voltage, correct? If so, im afraid it might make my radio/receiver twitch some more.... or CAN they be used with lipo safely?
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It's easy to say you just want something cheap to use in a pinch, but you're going to automatically be at a disadvantage psychologically thinking you're running sub par equipment and that'll affect your confidence.

I second find yourself a good used servo if you don't want to break the bank. If you look around you can snag yourself a deal (I've sold and have seen NIB 1268's for $70 shipped).

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But the 7955 is not high voltage, correct? If so, im afraid it might make my radio/receiver twitch some more.... or CAN they be used with lipo safely?
The 7955 is LiPo safe. See here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/5469413-post5.html
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It's easy to say you just want something cheap to use in a pinch, but you're going to automatically be at a disadvantage psychologically thinking you're running sub par equipment and that'll affect your confidence.

I second find yourself a good used servo if you don't want to break the bank. If you look around you can snag yourself a deal (I've sold and have seen NIB 1268's for $70 shipped).


The 7955 is LiPo safe. See here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/5469413-post5.html
Thanks for that! Im actually looking to spend about 60-70 for the backup, so i think I'll be in the for sale section.

If anyone reading this thread has something, feel free to pm me!
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Originally Posted by nitrokiller123 View Post
Interesting! never seen/heard of these before! How is the reliability of these? will they take the beating? They probably won't be run all that much as long as my primary servos are alive, and for less than 60 bucks It really cant be too bad!
Bluebird have been making servos forever and a day, the lower spec/cheaper units are garbage, but they're top end stuff is decent, they centre well, have a decent all alu vented case and are strong as an ox. I've used other high-end 'brand' name servos and these are just as good/reliable.

The ones I listed are popular amongst the flyboy community in larger scale/heavy r/c planes, where you want an ultra-reliable servo and not something that's gonna cause your plane to crash from the sky. I have not seen nor read of any failure with these particular servos to date - but then again ANY electronic item from ANY manufacturer can fail.

I wouldn't bother buying a used servo, but that's just me personally, as you can't tell how much use it has actually had, especially if it has been in a steering application where they cop the most abuse.
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For the price/performance/longevity/testimony/factory support, you can't beat Hitec 7955 as a "backup" or "every race" servo. Been testing it in truggy for well over a year now and no problems at all. Btw, I beat the living hell out of my truck.
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Whats the point of a "backup" that cheap and cant get you through the rest of the day. Ive seen this year in and year out. People try to cheap out and only adds to the frustration.

If your $100 servo didnt last, what makes a person think that $50 back up will work?

Savox 1268 bought 4 - 2 still new in pack...
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Went with Hitec 7954HV NIB, courtesy of my brother. Thanks guys!
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Does anyone know if these are worth using?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Digital-Servo

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Digital-Servo
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Buy 2 New servos for the car and keep your Savox for a spare.
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Buy 2 New servos for the car and keep your Savox for a spare.
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Originally Posted by CanyonCarverR1 View Post
Buy 2 New servos for the car and keep your Savox for a spare.
Thats exactly what I will be doing, 2 Hitec 7954 HV and the 1267 Savox will stay as my backup!
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