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Old 07-31-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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hi guys, i have a question concerning about servos! i see a broad range of prices and as far as the brand, #'s i do not have a clue about them, also i know that the cheaper ones are plastic geared, vise versa the more expensive it is, is b/c of the ball bearing / metal gearing! this is all i know about servos literally! i am gonna run an Team Magic G4RS late august and need to get servos! but one thing now,... i have a money budget, so any suggestions on servos i should get?and also please feed me some more information about servos to increase my understanding of them! Thank You to All!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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Good all around servo would be a Futaba S9452 good power and quick. You dont need ultra torque. You need medium power ,but quick. look up those specs and it will give basis of comparison. New its 80 bucks less on Ebay
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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for racing on a budget, I found the HI-Tech 645 is a great servo. They run around 35 bucks, metal gears. It should hold you over until you can go with the high $$$ servos. I have raced them on oval, and onroad, take a beating and keep going
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I would not buy any of the hitec 600 series servos. My experiences (and every person I know with experience with those servos) has been quite bad. The 600 series servos uses a 3 core motor which does not stand up to any mistreatment.

The best advice I can give, which applies to lots of things not just RC gear, is this:

1st: If you know what you need, wait until you have the means to get it. If you don't, you are wasting your money on stuff you already plan on replacing.

2nd: Buy the best gear you can afford. A great warranty and great service doesn't help you when your throttle servo sticks wide open and you destroy your car and your engine. Buying good gear doesn't guarantee against failure, but the old adage is: "you get what you pay for"
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I would not buy any of the hitec 600 series servos. My experiences (and every person I know with experience with those servos) has been quite bad. The 600 series servos uses a 3 core motor which does not stand up to any mistreatment.

The best advice I can give, which applies to lots of things not just RC gear, is this:

1st: If you know what you need, wait until you have the means to get it. If you don't, you are wasting your money on stuff you already plan on replacing.

2nd: Buy the best gear you can afford. A great warranty and great service doesn't help you when your throttle servo sticks wide open and you destroy your car and your engine. Buying good gear doesn't guarantee against failure, but the old adage is: "you get what you pay for"
I agree with the above statement, I would prefer any of the well known top brands. I ve had Hitec 600 series before in my car and helis...somehow these servos do not center very well...if you have to buy Hitec try their digital version....I have good experience with 5925 and 5945 series, though I do not use them anymore. At the moment I m using Futaba BLS451,BLS352,9451, KO2413, Sanwa WRX, ERG VX. Yes, they are pricey then again these servos are a very good investment in your future RC scene.
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I would not buy any of the hitec 600 series servos. My experiences (and every person I know with experience with those servos) has been quite bad. The 600 series servos uses a 3 core motor which does not stand up to any mistreatment.

The best advice I can give, which applies to lots of things not just RC gear, is this:

1st: If you know what you need, wait until you have the means to get it. If you don't, you are wasting your money on stuff you already plan on replacing.

2nd: Buy the best gear you can afford. A great warranty and great service doesn't help you when your throttle servo sticks wide open and you destroy your car and your engine. Buying good gear doesn't guarantee against failure, but the old adage is: "you get what you pay for"

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servo is a one time buy. usually last longer than any other electronics in rc business. mostly luck extends its life.

lots of brands that can fit your appliances and budget. personally recommend sanwa erg series and futaba 9451 for G4. fairly high torque,high speed but still drain low current consumption. try experiment with friends gadget and decide which suit u the most.

normally, G4RS-09 racers like the KO's. i like them but i prefer sanwa and futaba. its cheaper. for my level, i hardly feel any difference using either ERG-WRX(digital 0.06sec/60degree with 9kg torque) and ERG-VX(analog 0.10sec/60degree 12kg torque).
but using slower ultra torque servo(hitec) made my car understeer a-lot at corner entry and really kills on fast swifting corners.. just my humble experience.
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How about this? Has anyone seen it?

KO Propo PDS-951 ICS (High Speed)
Speed: 0.09 sec @ 60deg
Torque: 7.8Kg-cm
Weight: 29g
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1st: If you know what you need, wait until you have the means to get it. If you don't, you are wasting your money on stuff you already plan on replacing.

2nd: Buy the best gear you can afford. A great warranty and great service doesn't help you when your throttle servo sticks wide open and you destroy your car and your engine. Buying good gear doesn't guarantee against failure, but the old adage is: "you get what you pay for"
'nuff said.
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