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Old 07-18-2017, 10:44 AM
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I almost up to the servo part on the install of my rc8b3. I having problems on what to buy. I was about to order 2 savox high torque for steering and the other for throttle but I don't if its too much for the throttle.if any body has any recommendations. I wanted the savox for the steering but don't know if should spend the extra for another one or is there one that's not as expensive for the throttle
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:51 AM
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I use a Savox 1270 for steering and a 1256 for throttle. Works great for me. I use these in my B3 and T3.
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I strongly disagree
I throw Savox servos in the garbage
My last used car came with 2 HV Savox that worked as well as they can....
Won't hold center despite 400+ oz/in of torque
Bought Protek 170 -- Works great

Protek 170 for steering, something cheaper from them for throttle is the hot ticket

I won't use the Savox stuff
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I strongly disagree
I throw Savox servos in the garbage
My last used car came with 2 HV Savox that worked as well as they can....
Won't hold center despite 400+ oz/in of torque
Bought Protek 170 -- Works great

Protek 170 for steering, something cheaper from them for throttle is the hot ticket

I won't use the Savox stuff
My Pro-Tek Chad Bradley steering servo went in the trash with half a season on it. I have a pair of Hitec's that are two years old, and still work flawless. My backups are Savox, and I've never had any issues with them either. Savox servos aren't as smooth as Hitec's, but they do what they're supposed to do.
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Originally Posted by hydeyoshi View Post
I almost up to the servo part on the install of my rc8b3. I having problems on what to buy. I was about to order 2 savox high torque for steering and the other for throttle but I don't if its too much for the throttle.if any body has any recommendations. I wanted the savox for the steering but don't know if should spend the extra for another one or is there one that's not as expensive for the throttle
Would be better off getting a couple of Hitec, Futaba or highest servos. Have seen alot of issues with Savox,experienced some myself and read of even more.

I highly recommend Hitec servos. Have been running the same steer servo since i started racing about 5 years ago, and since getting into nitro, have run the same steer and throttle servo. Never missed a beat nor had an issue. Hs7950th for steering and a hs7940th for throttle. You pay a little extra, but when i havent had a single failure, they have more then payed for themselves since i am still yet to replace them.

But to answer your question, there is no harm in running a high torque servo for throttle,as long as you adjust your end points and settings to suit.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:58 AM
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Thanks for all the info. Hitec Servos seems like the one to go with.Are there any other models of Hitec a liitle cheaper that can be recommended or futuba servos.
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Originally Posted by hydeyoshi View Post
Thanks for all the info. Hitec Servos seems like the one to go with.Are there any other models of Hitec a liitle cheaper that can be recommended or futuba servos.
I'm not one to prefer Hitec over all else, but they are definitely reliable. That said, I have had extremely good fortune with running the xpert line of servos. So far I have four of them (three 3000 series and one 4000 series) and every one has run like a champ.

For your application, the Xpert 4000 ($80) series might be the best bang for your buck without going for cheap overseas knockoffs. Just my opinion.
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i use futaba s9373sv for th and st
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:46 PM
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MKS HBL 599 for both steering and throttle. Best servos I've ever used. Tried Savox, Futaba, KO, Hitec but nothing is better than the MKS's. So quiet, powerful and precise.
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got 1 so far for steering-Hitec 37955S HS-7955TG Ultra Torque Titanium Gear. now looking for throttle.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:26 AM
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ending up going with Hitec HS-5565MH for throttle and picked up lipo batt and charger and transmitter from amain hobby. this is becoming costly quickly good thing my girlfriend got me the car for Christmas and I just have to handle the rest of accessories.
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Originally Posted by brewert View Post
My Pro-Tek Chad Bradley steering servo went in the trash with half a season on it. I have a pair of Hitec's that are two years old, and still work flawless. My backups are Savox, and I've never had any issues with them either. Savox servos aren't as smooth as Hitec's, but they do what they're supposed to do.
Savox medium quality.
It s good servos.
I use 1268 and 1267.
Futaba 9352 hv
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I have 3 7955's and they treat me good. Set the end points properly and your good to go. Not the fastest servos around but they are durable and reliable. I just started RC last spring so I had no idea what a end point was. 7955's handled months of abuse w/out the end points being set. I use the 7940's in tenth scale and they have been flawless as well.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:56 AM
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I've been running Futaba 9352 and 9353 for the past 2 years with no issues.

The new 9373 and 9372's are brushed and made in china, which worries me, but they might be fine, as the previous ones are great servo's, coreless and made in Japan.

Tried some protek servo's a few years ago, all crapped out within a few months.

If I had to get new ones now, I'd be looking at HiTec 93xx, or MKS.
Though I am hearing some good things about these new servo's out called KingMax.

Worthy mentions, KO & Highest arn't bad either.

Savox = rubbish
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have you use king max?
these are servo s hobby king.....
but i prefer savox to king max
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