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Old 02-20-2002, 11:54 AM   #1
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I was wondering what radios and servos all of you are using on your nitro cars?????? I have a TC3, what would be the best combo. to go with?? I was looking at the Kopropo Servos: PS-2174FET for Throttle and the PDS-2143FET for steering. I am also thinking of going with the Futaba 3pjs radio. Is this a wise choice?

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Old 02-20-2002, 08:18 PM   #2
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I have the 3PJS with two digital S9450 Futaba servos. EXCELLENT combination. I love the servos, and the radio is absolutely fantastic. The radio has more features than you can shake a stick at (and the built in fail safe is very nice), the receiver is quite small, and the S9450 servos are top notch (0.09 60 degree transit and 111 oz*in of torque).
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Thanks man ! Anyone else?
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Pretty much all Tx are compatable with all servos! For GP I use a 3PJS with Fut 9402 for throttle and KO 2143 for steering!
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So I take it that the KO 2143 for steering is a good servo to go with ?
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So I take it that the KO 2143 for steering is a good servo to go with ?
Very good, it falls into the 'very' fast category [email protected] The only other one I can think of is Sanwa (Airtonics) VR or the new WR [email protected]!! More than enough torque for GP.
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Cool I am sold on getting the KO 2134FET for steering, Now what about the KO 2174FET for Throttle?
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Cool I am sold on getting the KO 2134FET for steering, Now what about the KO 2174FET for Throttle?
I use KO 2143 for both throttle in steering in my Nitro TC. The 2143 is very fast (I like quick throttle and brake response) and it has enough torque for this size of car. Some people might think this is overkill, but I like it alot!
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Hey guys don't forget the 900 series Hitec servos. Speed [email protected] and 130oz torque. I used the 925's all last season with no problems. The digital 5925s are also very nice and the same speed and torque. The price is really the seller alittle more than half the price of the other top of the line servos and just as good! I think they are also alittle bit smaller in size and alittle lighter.

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Cool I am sold on getting the KO 2134FET for steering, Now what about the KO 2174FET for Throttle?
If my memory serves me correctly...2174 is the analogy version of the 2143. slightly lower speed [email protected] and a little less power consumption, but still more than enough to handle throttle duty!!
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Oops.... I got mixed up.....2174 is the analogue version of 2144. 2173 is the one I was thinking about!

Check the KO site for specs!

http://www.kopropo.co.uk
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I dunno how much youw illing to spend but those servos these guys be listing seem pretty costly. I personally use the hitec 5625 and 5645(don't quote me on those model numbers) and they are 55 bucks a piece and work great. For a TX and RX I use the KO Mars ex-1. Like the Futaba 3PJS it has more features than you'll ever need.
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Digital is the best way to go with steering. For steering, I use Futaba's 9450(digital) on my electric Losi XXX-S and the Futaba 9404(analog) on my nitro AE TC3. Today was my first time racing a nitro. For the throttle I used Hobbico's C-61($9.99). I had now problems with my nitro. Placed 2nd. They drive a little bit less responsive than the electrics. I'll eventually upgrade the steering servo to Futaba's 9450 on the nitro and put the 9404 on the throttle. For radio, I use KO's Mars.
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