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Old 12-31-2002, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default replacement servos for nitro rs4/3. Any suggestions

At the moment i have bog standard servos on my rs4/3 type ss, i was wondering what would be decent replacements for these. I have been looking at the digital servos, but will these give me a decent enough gain in performance to justify the difference in price.

Any suggestions????
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Old 01-01-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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I looked at the digital servos as well,but didn't really want to fork over the serious cash. I also read that they use alot more battery power than analog servos. I opted for a Hitec servo. I got a high torque servo for the steering and a high speed servo for the throttle. They both made major differences in my NRS4-2. The whole car feels more responsive than with the other servo's. The good part is that I got them for under $30ea. at tower hobbies
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nigel: go for the new JR Racing Z590 servo if your looking for extra speed and power without draining your wallet. Its faster than stock servos and comes with a whooping 81oz/in of torque. They cost $39.99.

I use a KO Propo 2173. It is analog, but has digital servo performance at a analog price. The specs are .09 sec @ 116oz/in. It goes for about $89.99 Thats faster than most digital servos and it cost about $30 cheaper than most digital servos.

And unlike Hitec servos, theres no doubt about the quality of KO Propo servos.
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Old 01-04-2003, 02:18 AM   #4
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My advice goes for the Futaba servos, on nitro you may need to go with serious hardware. Get Futaba servos.

If you desire Digital servos go with them, but only on the steering, two digital servos drain a lot of current on my NTC3 and MTX3 I use a 9450 for the steering and a 9402 for the throttle/brake - it's the same servo but in digital/analog versions.

Used the same 9450 servo for three years on my TC3 before switching to the MTX and works flawless during this time.
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Old 01-04-2003, 06:02 PM   #5
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The Futaba S9450 is excellent, high speed 0.10sec @ 6.0 v.
Super high torque 8.0 Kg'cm at 6.0 v.

I have bought cheep servos in the past and had to keep buying them, never again. I have had my S9450 servos now for more than a year with no problems.
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Old 01-04-2003, 06:27 PM   #6
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ko or futaba - you can't go wrong with either one.
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