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Old 05-24-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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can people give me feedback about different servos you have tried before.....my digital hitec suddenly stopped working at the race on sunday and i need to buy a new one............does anyone have any suggestions, preferably not hitec because of what just happened to me........EX. airtronics, KO, Futaba??? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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go with futaba s 9451, best servo for the oney
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:19 PM   #3
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I have had good luck with both the 357 & 358 Airtronics.
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overall, the ko, futaba, and airtronics all are good servos. I use airtronics. I had one KO that seemed very slow compared to what it was supposed to be. You will find people that swear by whatever servo they use. The most common problem servo is the Hitec, but you will also have the guy on here posting that " I have 8,577,439 Hitec servos and have been using them for 12 years and have never had one fail." I have had more Hitec problems with fewer servos... but whatever. You will be fine with any of your 3 choices listed.
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I have 8,577,439 Hitec servos and have been using them for 12 years and have never had one fail.

No, so far I've used a bunch of them (hitec) and one failed on me at a rather inappropriate time (throttle servo on the long straight, good thing it decided to move to full brakes instead of staying stuck WOT)...

All the brands you name are good, and you'll likely have few problems with them, if any. You may want to check parts availability before deciding on a brand. It would be a waste to throw away a $100 servo just because of a stripped gear. In the end, that was the reason for me to go Hitec again for my steering servo...
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I`m running Futaba S9451`s on both throttle and servo and theyre great
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Oops, make that throttle & steering
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:07 AM   #8
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Futaba 9451 and 9351 is the best servo combination money can buy!!!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:51 PM   #9
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thanks guys for all ur input.....im really considering the airtronics one...i dont really remember the number of the servo but it has a blue heat sink and it has 125 oz of torque and .07 transit time.......or the futaba s9451......either one of them i will chose from .....thanks alot guys

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I have the futaba s9450. Its amazing. I went and got another , the newer s9451 and found out that its kinda overkill.

The s9550. Its a smaller and lighter version which performs adequate. This is a good thing for performance all around. But if you have maybe a bigger vehicle that needs more torque. Then the

s9451 = 56g
s9550 = 45g

When you have 2. Thats 22grams saved.

I used the s3003 on my on-road. The cheap standard and that one weighs 36g. Works fine and saved me a good amount of weight and if it dies...oh darn. There goes $10 bucks. Or if it doesnt perform as good or gets gritty or if you get in a bad wreck. Toss it in the trash and buy a new one. And any local hobby shop should stock these.

Funny thing too. I got a hitec 625mg and the thing was rated at .15 or so. It was horribly slow. I put in the 3003 and its rated at .19 and was way faster.

Ill probably never use anything other than futaba. Its never failed me yet.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #11
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They are all good servos but if you are in the US and races a lot I suggest you get KO. Why? because Robert from KO is always at the big races helping racers. He is a great guy and provide the best service and support I know.
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Just a question l.... a 6 kg torque steering servo its ok for 1/10 200mm racing ? (im thinking over the Futaba 9550) ... i usually use Hitec 925 on the steering (7.7 kg torque and 0,08s travel time) but on my upcoming G4 i think the 9550 fits better, but im not sure if its capable for steering racing ...

Any opinion ?

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The 9550 has enough torque for the 1/10 200mm.
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Send your HITEC digital back to the factory,they had alot of problems with early servos after current repair they are fine. Airtronics servos have a weak primary gear not good for a newcomer.Have run them all and prefer KO digital,fastest and most reliable.
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Quote:
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I`m running Futaba S9451`s on both throttle and steering and theyre great
Yep totally agree i use the S9451 for steering and S9550 for Throttle
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