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Old 12-16-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default looking for an upgrade for my sterring servo.

i have a stock NTC3 that i basically just bash around.

anyone know of any inexpensive servo upgrades? the servo from AE im currently running just doesn't seam to have the tourqe to turn the wheels at a stand still.

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:19 AM   #2
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First check your linkages in the car to make sure nothing is binding, it should turn freely by hand.
then check to make sure you are charging your receiver pack to its full capacity.
just about any cheap servo should turn your wheels at a stand still, basically, the more expensive servos will be faster or have higher torque, mainly for monster trucks or 1/8th scale.
however if you wanna spend money, go with a KO brand hybrid gear servo or high end futaba, or JR.
if not the futaba s3003 servos will work just fine and they are cheap.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:13 AM   #3
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yeah, i just put new batteries in, and they barley turn the wheels at a stand still. obviously on a roll, its much easier to turn.

But yes, ive taken the ball cap off the servo, and the front end is very loose.

i just think its time for a servo upgrade..

now, physically are all servo's the same size? i know they'res digital servo's and all that jazz.. and some go up to like 150 bucks.. but i just want a cheap upgraded servo for bashing around the neighborhood.

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Old 12-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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Dude, look into maybe the Hitec line of servos. Good speed and torque for 20-40 bucks. I want to say their HS-625mg would be decent. It's about 45-50 bucks, but has 94oz.in of torque at .15sec/60 degrees. This has about twice the torque of a 15 dollar servo like the Futaba 3003 (46oz) with about a .22 speed rating. Trust me, that a good steering servo makes the car easier to drive and equals to more fun!

Not all servos are the EXACT same size, however any of them in this catagory will work no problem because the dementions are very close. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:29 AM   #5
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right on, i scored some JR servo's on ebay..

i got 2..

a z270, and a z590m.. for 25 bucks.. supposedly take outs from a losi.. and from the pic looks to be great condition.

the 270 i wans't too thrilled about, but would make a great back up for my throttle servo.. the 590 was the one i was interested in. i belive the speed is .15, and the lift rating was like 80-90 oz's.. so im pretty sure thats plenty. its more than double my AE stock servo.

and did i mention MEATAL GEARS!!!

thanks for the advise guys.
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