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Old 08-19-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
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Anyone ever use these servos on their cars? Seems to me, they're similar to hitec servos, just a hell of a lot cheaper. I'm thinking about trying them out. The specs on them look pretty good, and they're metal geared servos as well.

http://nitrohouse.com/acces,_servos.htm


Post up comments if you guys use these servos...thx
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:39 AM   #2
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They are great servos. I have the 621mg and it's excellent. The only thing i can say is that the casing seems to be weaker than on most servos. I broke the casing on one but it cost me 3$ for a replacement casing.

Performance wise -- flawless. I bought mine from balsa products.
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I bought a bluebird servo that done nothing but glitch up. No matter what reciever, radio, freq etc. it always stuffed up. It didn't centre properly and skipped teeth for no reason. I also know of two other local racers who used bluebird servos. One acted just like mine did. The other just stopped working.


IMHO i would save up a bit of cash an pick up a good futaba or KO servo. then you know you have quality.
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I have owned 5 bluebird servos and 5 of them have managed to fail in quick time. They are the worst servo you could buy..
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Anyone ever use these servos on their cars? Seems to me, they're similar to hitec servos, just a hell of a lot cheaper. I'm thinking about trying them out. The specs on them look pretty good, and they're metal geared servos as well.

http://nitrohouse.com/acces,_servos.htm


Post up comments if you guys use these servos...thx

Similar to Hitec?......thats not a glowing review...hitec has to have the worst reputation when it comes to failures.....I personally own them,and stopped buying them a year ago...you never know when they are going to fail.....
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Well they are only 23.99..
I may give one a shot. Maybe my luck won't be as bad. Hitec does make some sorry servos though. The newest one I have does nothing but glitch and skip teeth.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I actually own some high end servos such as a KO Propo 2343 FET for my steering on my MTX3 prospec. Just wanted to see if I could buy some cheap servos for my NTC3. Looks like I wont be buying the bluebird servos.

I do use hitec servos on my savage, and they've held up just fine. I even had the 645MG and 525MG on my x-term deluxe, and its been bulletproof. I always wondered why people were having trouble with hitec servos. In my opinion, they're great servos for the price. If anything, I would just surf the classifieds here on rctech and look for deals on high end servos. There's always people selling some really nice servos, some used, at a great price. I bought my KO servo for only 70 bucks, BRAND NEW!
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I have own 3 bluebird servos and 1 failed (refunded). If you get one of the good ones, they do perform well. If you want to use your NTC3 for competition, buy something else. If for practice and bashing, bluebirds are great values.
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I have 2 bluebird high speed (630mg) & 1 high torque servos on my cars (631mg) and so far, they're doing fine. Slick Zero gives 1 month warrenty on them so I would say go for it.
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Similar to Hitec?......thats not a glowing review...hitec has to have the worst reputation when it comes to failures.....I personally own them,and stopped buying them a year ago...you never know when they are going to fail.....
oops..... I recently got Hitec 5955TG

I think the latest model will be different, I mean good quality.

How about this ACE Digital Servos ? I've seen them and looks professional gears.


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afd - Do you use the servos on your MTX3? I was gonna try the bluebird servos for my NTC3. My NTC3 is mainly used to mess around during practice, or at parking lots with friends. My MTX3 is only used for practice and real racing at the track. Never touches a parking lot floor.


asw - Where do you get those ace servos?
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asw - Where do you get those ace servos?
OMG !!! hahaha, it's from you http://nitrohouse.com/acces,_servos.htm

scroll down little bit more. I have MTX3 too !
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We were both looking at the same page and I didn't see em either.
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afd - Do you use the servos on your MTX3? I was gonna try the bluebird servos for my NTC3. My NTC3 is mainly used to mess around during practice, or at parking lots with friends. My MTX3 is only used for practice and real racing at the track. Never touches a parking lot floor.


asw - Where do you get those ace servos?
No, I have airtronics on my mtx3 and serpent. Currenty, I have a high speed bb servo on my r40 only.
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lol I didn't even see the ace servos on that page. my bad.
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