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Old 05-02-2003, 02:15 AM   #1
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The Best Steering Servo for MTX-3?

I need help buying a new servo for my MTX-3. The servo does not center properly when turning right. Which steering servo do people use? I am running one a tight, small track. Money is no object as I have tried 2 servos before: (Futaba 9451 and Airtronics 94357. Please help

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:46 AM   #2
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Have you checked Kimborough servgo savers?
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My vote goes to a Futaba 9450 or 9451 servo. I don't need more speed or torque (8Kg is enough for me).
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I would have to reccomend the HiTec Digital HS5925MG servo, it has an enormous amount of both speed and torque and in my opinion it is the best servo on the market. I own more than 10 of these same servos, I use them for every application from a steering servo in my Serpent 705 to a throttle/brake servo in my 1/5 scale FG Evo! Since money is no object, you should also buy the HiTec HFP-10, it is a digital servo programmer and lets you fully calibrate the servo, it works on any digital servo, not just HiTec digital servos. The HS5925 has 128 oz. of torque... and it's a HIGH SPEED servo!

I'm not too fond of HiTec radios and whatnot, but their servos are by far the best on the market. I've tried Airtronics, Futaba, and Megatech servos and in my opinion, HiTec makes the best servos.

http://www.hitecrcd.com/Servos/hs5925.htm

http://www.hitecrcd.com/Servos/HFP-10.htm

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Have you checked Kimborough servgo savers?
LOL, I thought I read servo saver

Yes, the 9450 and 9451 Futaba servos are very good servos for the steering. You might also want to try KO 2143 servos. These are one of the best servos around. BTW, they are all digital type.

What Tx are you using?
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Old 05-02-2003, 08:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies guys:

Accord: Do where I can buy the HiTec HFP-10 over the web, since I am in Australia?

InitalD & Corse-R: I am running a JR-R1 PCM, and have tried the 9451 with problems of centering, what others can you recommend? or you have nothing had any problem?

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Go for KO PDS-2143FET, accept no others. However, if money and time permits, by next two months KO will launch its new series digital servos: KO PDS-2243FET and PDS-2244FET. These are "programmable" servos. Make your money worth, only if you can afford it though. Get something else, otherwise.
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well, onroad 1/10 you need the servo with high holding power rather then plain torque..i personally prefer digital servos on my 1/10 onroad as they provide much greater holding power then analog servos . JR 8450 will be a perfect fit.
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JR: DZ8450 Digital High Speed has worked great for me. (3 year warranty)

Hitec: 5925 Digital HS is a close second. (2 year warranty)

Stay away from the Hitec (5)625/645 series as they are trouble prone. (I know!)
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Stay away from the Hitec (5)625/645 series as they are trouble prone. (I know!)
Yes stay away if this servo,I have two of this didn't last than a months get a ko 2143 or 2144 digital.
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KO 2143 servos are good
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where can i get ko propo 2143 servos online for a good price and I'm assuming you can get them with Airtronics/Sanwa connectors? Sorry for the newbiness of the last question.

oh, and will these servo arms fit ko or futaba servos?


Sanwa - Hyper Racing Servo Arm
Products Model: SW-107A53011A


one more question, I've been looking at the Airtronics MX3 radio. It looks nice and is priced well. What other radios should I consider that are about 200 bux or less?


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PDS-2143 FET
6 Volt
Weight :1.93 oz.
Size: 1.61X1.50X0.79
Speed: 0.08S @ 60

94357Z ERG-VR High Speed Servo
6 Volt
Weight: 2.12 oz
Size:1.54 x 0.79 x 1.47
Speed: 0.07S @ 60

The above specs are taken from the respective website from the manufacturer, Sanwa servo is 0.07S while KO is 0.08S...
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Thumbs up ko 2143 servo

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where can i get ko propo 2143 servos online for a good price and I'm assuming you can get them with Airtronics/Sanwa connectors? Sorry for the newbiness of the last question.

oh, and will these servo arms fit ko or futaba servos?


Sanwa - Hyper Racing Servo Arm
Products Model: SW-107A53011A


one more question, I've been looking at the Airtronics MX3 radio. It looks nice and is priced well. What other radios should I consider that are about 200 bux or less?


BossPlaya go to ebay search #3118155742 for 90bucks that's a brand new servo good deal hope this help.
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thanks wolf, really appreciate that
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