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Old 11-19-2014, 02:30 PM
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I run the same servos across the board on both buggy's and Truggy's. I have 2 spares in the pit box. Makes it easy if I ever have a failure. I ordered a couple ProTek's and both failed in different ways. Not impressed lasted 3-5 months 8-10 charges
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:18 PM
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Another option to explore. Dimensions look a bit long but worth measuring your battery compartment to be sure (dont have the buggy in front of me or I'd measure).
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:03 PM
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I'm using the Savox 1256 for steering & 1258 for throttle/brake duties, been using them around 2 yrs & running them on LiFe with no problems at all & the extra little bit of voltage (.6v) makes the servo slightly faster with a little more torque.
The set up I use does the job just fine & will for alot of people, I'll go with a 1256 for throttle next time as well, just for the extra braking force if needed, throttle doesn't need a super fast servo. Brother is using 2x 1256tg servo's on a LiFe pack & so far its been working great, throttle/brake speed & torque is plenty.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:35 AM
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If you want to try something different to the usual brands, try the Highest RC line of servos, iv just started running the DT2100 in both buggy and truggy. Very high quality, super quiet, super smooth, super fast, also they have a replacement policy to honor any warranties.

I use to run Savox 1268/1267 line of servo, had a lot of dramas with them, won't run them again
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:49 PM
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Ended up with: 2273sg on steering and the 2274sg on throttle. I also went with a lipo rx pack, and on 7.2 volts they just straight fly. Really impressed with the speed and the torque!
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:05 PM
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I love my protek there HV so you can run a lipo. I have a 130s and it's 0.6 speed and more then plenty torque for steering and fast as balls, and a protek 150t for throttle/brake it has 460 I think with a lipo, and there quite unlike savox
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:38 AM
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Make sure you run a long screw in the proteks, at least as long as the one that comes in the box. I have seen the main gear sheer off in a hard hit.
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
Make sure you run a long screw in the proteks, at least as long as the one that comes in the box. I have seen the main gear sheer off in a hard hit.
They recommend at least 10mm I believe.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:15 AM
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Never had any issues with Savox, have run Savox servo's in every car I have owned and they have all performed flawlessly.. Even ran 1/10th scale stuff in an 1/8 scale for a season with no problems. Set your EPA's right and I doubt you will experience problems
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:01 PM
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I've been using the Savox SB-2274SG for steering and SB-2271SG for throttle. Works good.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:26 PM
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I'm using the protek servos in my MBX7R and the protek lipo battery, http://www.amain.com/protek-r-c-li-p...er-plug/p15789 . I can get about 2hrs of straight running with out a single problem. I have a spare battery so that I don't have to charge while out at the track. It makes it really easy to just worry about driving and not stop to charge. Take advantage of the BF deals at Amain and get the spare lipo.
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I used to run Savox, had some problems but nothing out of the ordinary... I have been trying different ones lately. I have Proteks in my buggy 130T, and have now been using Hitec 7954's for Truggy.

I did have an issue on one of the protek's but A-main customer service kicks butt and I had a new one sent to me and no problems since then.

I wouldnt hesitate to use Savox, Protek, or Hitec's, they are all good and all have their pro's and con's.
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