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Old 04-15-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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i just purchased a Team Magic G4S and need some servos for it. I am coming from a monster truck background so I am wondering what people would recommend for an on road application.

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Old 04-15-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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2 options IMO

Fuataba 9451 on both throttle and steering or One 9541 on steering and a 3305 on throttle.
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I use the KO 2344 servos in my G4S and they work a treat.
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I run two JR 8800S servos and have never looked back. I wish I had another one for my electric TC.
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Airtronics/sanwa 94357's for both steering and throttle. Bullet proof and lightening fast.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick replies. Now I just have to pick one.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:39 PM   #7
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Airtronics/sanwa 94357's for both steering and throttle. Bullet proof and lightening fast.
I second this recommendation 100%!!! I have been using these servo's for about 8 years or so and NEVER have problems with them. They have the Perfect amount of torque and speed for our Sedan's. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend these servo's. I have tried the JR Z9000s (s for speed) for the steering. This is a digital servo with almost identical specs as the 357's, so you might go this route as well. But only put this digital servo on the steering, and use the Airtronics servo for throttle. Or like wizby mentioned, the 357 for both. Trust me dude, this is the best route to go. I have around 40-50 of these servo's in my cars (I own lots of rc) and have NEVER had one go bad. Not even in my off road stuff where servo's can take more abuse. I think they are only about $100 bucks each or so. The JR I mentioned is a little more then that, but it's a hair faster.... .06sec/60 degrees the 357 is .07sec/60 degrees and both are at 128 oz/in of torque. Good luck bro!
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:52 PM   #8
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The Futaba servos are cheaper than some of the other brands if that plays a role at all. Futaba makes great servos, very reliable, never had a problem.
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Both Futaba & Airtronics makes good quality servos all depends how much you want spend$$$$$.
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Any one using the Futaba 9550 on the nitro car?
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KoPropo 2368 for throttle and 2366 for steering.
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Any one using the Futaba 9550 on the nitro car?

I used it on the throttle for my 1/8th scale. I only ran two races before I sold the car, but it worked well in that application. I am a bit gunshy about using a digital on the throttle/brake, but since I can't use tons of brakes due to a front one-way I thought I would risk it. I didn't have any issues. I wouldn't run it on my sedan. I would normally want a touch more torque and speed for the steering, and would use an analog servo for throttle/brake since I do use a spool with some frequency in the sedan.
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Just tips for who doesn't know : Using Digital Servos for throttle and brake needs proper EPA adjustment at full throttle and full brake. Let the servo stop ( no buzzing sounds ) at maximum point. Otherwise it may damage the gear or burn the motor inside the servo or wasting battery power.
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Just tips for who doesn't know : Using Digital Servos for throttle and brake needs proper EPA adjustment at full throttle and full brake. Let the servo stop ( no buzzing sounds ) at maximum point. Otherwise it may damage the gear or burn the motor inside the servo or wasting battery power.
Ok, thanks for that one... I better get mine fixed... I currenlty using Futaba S9451 on the brake and throttle, but I did not set the EPA.... I'm using a S9402 on the steering end...

I personally like to have the same speed server on my steering of all my cars... that is why I have the 9402 on the steering, but I may flip these around....

Scott - thanks for the info... I was just looking at this mid size, for the Elec side of my little race program, but I like to have the same servo on my steering of all my cars...
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A good fast digital on steering and a analogue torquey servo on throttle is the best combo I have used.
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