R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #16
Tech Adept
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 209

Originally Posted by MRX4XXXX View Post
Thanks for everybody. It's nice to see that I'm not alone thinking about these things...

The price range is somewhere in the VZ-SRG area. The RSX-level hurts a little bit too much. Second, you have to always remember that it's the total cost that counts. If something fails, (receiver, battery, throttle servo), I will loose the engine at the same time, in the worst case scenario...


(-3C and snowing today)
Also looking forward to some warmth!!!

I'm not a pro but I would hazard a guess that speed isn't really a major factor in 1/8 as it would be in, say 1/12?

As long as your speed is around the 0.10 mark then this would be fine. Savox are very popular in the UK at the moment for some reason. I have a few in both electric and nitro cars and never had a problem, they also look very cool!

I have heard bad things about the KO servo's not being as good as they once were, but then I suppose it depends who you talk to. I have a Futaba BLS servo in my 5s lipo buggy and it is also very very good and taken some serious bashing with no problems.

One thing I would say is, stay away from Team Associated servos. They offer some good specs but I had a few problems with them blowing fets. They are badged as AceRC.
JIM1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 06:10 PM   #17
Tech Fanatic
hotdognobun's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)

Cmon guys pricing should be the least important once you are in this hobby! OK you save some hear and there but that only leads you to buying either another kit or more unnecessary stuff (like me). Theres a reason why certain servos are priced the way they do. I had to replace my whole front end of my Evolva M3 Evo cause my Savox titanium series shut down due to heavy load and cause me to crah at highspeed turn which led to other crashing into me. this happen to another driver who had the same servo in his Durango 1/8 buggy. I've use the new ko rsx since it came out and drive every weekend still no issues!

Last edited by hotdognobun; 01-21-2011 at 08:52 AM.
hotdognobun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 10:03 AM   #18
Tech Fanatic
blanks596's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Los Angeles Dojo
Posts: 813
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)

Originally Posted by MRX4XXXX View Post
Used to use Sanwa ERG-VZ, but it seems to be discontinued product. Looking for good servo's to my brand new MRX5-car. Any suggestions? Maybe I'm wrong but it looks likes that the new Sanwa servo's are not giving as good tech specs than the old ones (13kg/0.10sec). What would be the VZ replacement from the new ones?

Or would it still be wice to try to find a couple of VZ-servos and go with them?

(-1C and raining ice-cold water today here)
ON the contrary, the airtronics digital servos tech specs don't portray their overall speeds; meaning the overall application-digital servos hold their torque throughout the range of motion whereas the analog's max torque is at the end of rotation, which can mean that they're equally as fast as the .06 fast analog servos in application or faster. But coupled with the airtronics 92744 and 92451, the overall speeds are increased in the digital servos; more so if you use the 92451 with SSR servos, but in either case both receivers produce the fastest digital servo response in the industry if I'm not mistaken.
Serpent/Desoto Racing
Max S
blanks596 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 02:23 PM   #19
Tech Apprentice
MRX4XXXX's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 96

That one is correct also.

Another thing, how many of you have fried receivers or servos with some kind of lipo-setup, or with the new receiver's boosted SSR or other settings?? Also, tell me what combinations they were and what kind of vehicle?


(-5C and cloudy)
MRX4XXXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #20
Tech Lord
SuperEk4's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10,333
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)

How many kg min for a 1:8 on road steering? Thxs!
Hobbywing-Acorn Racing-ManiaRC-UpgradeRC-Hong nor-Rc monster-Blackbeard-Rc-MoosDesign-SweepRacing-Boca bearings-Tresrey USA-Velociti raceware-Tekno Rc-Team J-JPL Models-SNR Graphite (RETIRED)
SuperEk4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
Tech Addict
drpower's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: BC,Canada
Posts: 531
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)

drpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #22
Tech Adept
Jay7's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 215
Send a message via AIM to Jay7

I ran savox in my Capricorn 1/8scale this past year with no issues and they're lipo friendly. KO has very nice servos as well and they feel super smoother...
Jay7 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minimum torque for 1/8 competition steering servo FREAKAH Electric Off-Road 14 09-07-2004 04:07 PM
1/8 onroad stuff for sale. litespeed-dom R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 41 01-04-2004 11:11 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:24 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net