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Old 11-16-2005, 09:46 PM   #16
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So which one is better then?
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:04 PM   #17
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KO almost indestructable. plus gears and cases can be bought right off the web on the KO site.

I have 18 KO servos and in 5 years have killed just 2. one trying to use a lipoly barrery pack. It was not the servo's fault and I had one that the board where it connects to the motor fractured the connection. The servo's fault but it was very old.

I do believe motorman says it all! KO is a rock solid performer!
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:06 PM   #18
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I do believe motorman says it all! KO is a rock solid performer!
I agree with that
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:45 PM   #19
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I have several High end Airtronics and several top of the line KO. Never had a problem with an Airtronics that was less than 3yrs old. I have had no problems with KO either.

I have heard that KO servos have problems with Spectrum. All of my spectrum equipped cars I make sure to use Airtronics.

Both companies are excellant. I have seen KO keep a booth and a repairman on duty at the Reedy race at Aliso Viejo. Very nice touch.

Airtronics has been excellent when I have called them on the phone. When I have sent in my M8 for repair(my fault poured paragon all over radio it softened up the plastic in a heart beat) airtronics prices were cheap.
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I seem to be in the minority. I have only owned two KO servos... Both high end digitals. I got both of them when I purchased used cars. They both worked fine, but always seemed slow when compared to my analog airtronics servos. I have always used airtronics 57/58 series servos and they are great. I am currently using the futaba 9451's for steering in some cars, because I wanted to try something different. The airtronics analog servos are great.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:42 AM   #21
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buy sanwa if you got sanwa tx and buy ko if you got helios. i stick to one brand less chance of glitches
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:25 AM   #22
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Cool RE: Air vs. KO

I have airtronics 737's and 757's and both don't seem to go right back to neutral. I'm talking +or- 1.5 degrees depending on whether you turn left of right.
My son has KO 2343, which I think is high torque and his go back to center everytime regardless of whether he turns right or left and is as smooth as silk. My servos don't seem very smooth. I admit my servos are about a year old now and my son's servo is about 6 months old but I plan on switching at some point so I'll either sell my airtronics or wait until they completely fail.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:36 AM   #23
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I started using KOs about 4 years back.. mostly for on-road, i switched to futabas after the KOs died on me.

Personally, i feel that Futaba servos are best and they use up very little power off your batts, the KOs i used, i had to recharge the batts after 3 10 heats, i never had to do that with my futabas.
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Well if you cant decide be like me and use both in unison. I use KO 2344 on steering and Airtronics 94257(its 5 yrs old no problems) on throttle. I'm using spectrum and the combo of Dig/Analog seems to work well. Both Servos are good you cant go bad with the higher ends and service is great from both sides.......
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KO, Airtronics & Futaba are all good servos. I personaly prefer futaba, I dont know why. Brand recognition I guess.
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i like KO PROPO......
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KO, Airtronics & Futaba are all good servos. I personaly prefer futaba, I dont know why. Brand recognition I guess.
Futaba good for those noob.. are you noobz?
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hi...i've been with my sanwa the first fm gun i own for the past 3 years....and it comes with the "2 vr high speed servo model"....anyway they have been good till now..and hopefully will continue to do so...the performance for me has been very satisfactory (on road 1/10 touring car) ... the option to have a more "super quick" steering servo should be an advantage., but at this point i am quite happy

as for the other model/make i haven't used so i am in no position to give out reviews...

p/s : but for a 3 year old servo ( it has been making certain sounds now, but with no effect to the performance )
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Futaba good for those noob.. are you noobz?
yeah.............................................. ........
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For me KO its better, reliable, faster than airtronics
Youre answering your own question with this post
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