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Old 08-22-2004, 05:21 AM   #1
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I have a 1/10 scale nitro on road car Kyosho V one RR. Recently I bought a JR racing xs3 pro radio that included servos and etc, basically all the electronics. The throttle servo took a crap on me and I crashed WOT at the end of the straight.

I'll looking for a good servo, that won't take a crap on me and that has a warrenty. So far I heard that KO propo has a warrenty on their servos. I'll looking to spend $50.

What servo do you guys think I should buy? I really want one that won't die on me and warrenty is a BIG plus
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Too be honest, I'm running a standard Futaba 3003 (replaced the S148) in the throttle servo. At $10 its a bargain. Been running it for 6months (I destroyed a KO 2143) and still never a problem.

To stop WOT accidents use either a rubber band or throttle return spring to ensure the servo comes back to center.
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I have a 1/10 scale nitro on road car Kyosho V one RR. Recently I bought a JR racing xs3 pro radio that included servos and etc, basically all the electronics. The throttle servo took a crap on me and I crashed WOT at the end of the straight.

I'll looking for a good servo, that won't take a crap on me and that has a warrenty. So far I heard that KO propo has a warrenty on their servos. I'll looking to spend $50.

What servo do you guys think I should buy? I really want one that won't die on me and warrenty is a BIG plus
My suggestion is anything with the following spec:

Speed: under 0.13sec/60
Torque: over 40~50oz will do

may be look into hitec, they have some good inexpensive servos and warranty is a breeze too!
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My suggestion is anything with the following spec:

Speed: under 0.13sec/60
Torque: over 40~50oz will do

may be look into hitec, they have some good inexpensive servos and warranty is a breeze too! and you probably dont need digital servo for throttle, may be save up for steering and you will see the difference it makes on how much harder you can push your car in those turns
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:32 AM   #5
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I have a 1/10 scale nitro on road car Kyosho V one RR. Recently I bought a JR racing xs3 pro radio that included servos and etc, basically all the electronics. The throttle servo took a crap on me and I crashed WOT at the end of the straight.

I'll looking for a good servo, that won't take a crap on me and that has a warrenty. So far I heard that KO propo has a warrenty on their servos. I'll looking to spend $50.

What servo do you guys think I should buy? I really want one that won't die on me and warrenty is a BIG plus
Also, STFA you will find alot of quality information all of us had already put in!
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what a good steerin servo for a serpent 710? around $30-50
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good servo does come with the price, for the budget the Sanwa or Hitec might work. but, you might want to spend a bit more to get the metal gears servo. think it will las longer.

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I would say look for a used airtronics 94737. (they are $70 new at tower) or find a new Hitec 525. I have been using the Hitec in my RC10Gt for over 4 years with not one problem yet.

Do not get a digital servo for your throttle/brake servo.
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I was curious in why you suggest not to run a digital servo for throttle/brake. Thanks for the info.

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Digital servos are prone to a much higher failure rate when stalled. If you use brakes, you are stalling the servo. I have spoken personally with the people at JR and Airtronics as well as seen postings online from the guys at Hitec, and they all say this. I also agree with this from personal experience as well.

Use an analog servo for throttle/brake.
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I had a Hitec MG525 for throttle for a couple of hours, but I sold it on e-bay and can't use it. So does hitec have warrenty for their servos, because I was told at the hobby shop that they don't give warrenty on their servos.
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Last time I checked, they had a 2year warranty on their servos.
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Their service on their Radios and servos are top notch!!!!
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I use a JR Z4750. Im very happy with it. Very good response and torque(.12 sec/96 oz) If you run a one way you dont need the torque but since I run front and rear ball diff and like to use brake on my NTC3 and that servo give me plenty of torque my driving style. I used to race it for two full season and show no sign of glitch or whatsoever

The price tag is a little bit higher than 50$ but maybe you could find one on Ebay.
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Also, STFA you will find alot of quality information all of us had already put in!
STFA????

I'm searching for servos, will most likely go with Hitec.
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