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Old 11-24-2011, 08:47 AM
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Default 1/8 buggy servo questions

I am thinking about getting the OFNA Ultra LX-2e buggy and i need to know if thet can use 1/10 servos. If not, can somebody show me a low-priced 1/8 servo thet would fit? Thanks.
Old 11-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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Look for a Savox 1258, or the Spektrum version H or S6040 I think..
Old 11-24-2011, 02:29 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

i put a hpi sf-50 high torque metal gear servo in my rc8be and have not had any issues. you can get them on ebay for 25 to 35 bucks.
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

Thanks Herr and chase. seeing the HPI SF50 being for firestorm, does that mean that it is a 1/10 and 1/8 compatible servo or are all servos 1/10 and 1/8 compatible?
Old 11-24-2011, 10:03 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

1/10th and 1/8th work with each other... IMHO you just want 250 oz/in of torque or more for steering in 1/8th scale.
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

this servo is also used on the savage xl, savage flux, and vorza flux. trust meits a solid servo. i have clipped the barrier at full speed countless times and have had 0 problems. it just depends on ho much you want to spend in the end.
Old 11-25-2011, 04:30 AM
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

FUTABA S3305 metal gear steering servo. 34 bucks.
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

Thanks everybody. My LHS has SF40s for 21.99, so i'll get one of those. and, funny you say that lez, i have one in my Lost Strike right now.  Solid and great servo.  And thanks jmaxey, that really cleared it up.
Old 11-25-2011, 02:51 PM
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dont want to come across rude, but cheap servos and 1/8th scale dont mess together. that being said, you dont have to break the bank either. i run Futaba S9157 for steering and BLS351 for throttle/break, it coast a heavy penny, but thats what i use. but IMO it is really hard to beat the Hobbico CS-170 servo, it will last many many years, it is the Hitec 7955 that sells for 120+ with the hobbico sticker on it. i have one that is over 3 years old and is still being used on my fathers buggy and truggy today. we do race, me running pro and him in sportsman, but that servo is just about indistructable. ive owned just about every big name brand of servo out there, hitec being the longest lasting but futaba being my favorite.
Old 11-25-2011, 05:29 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

the futaba 3305's are not suggested for lipo, i dont think.
Old 11-25-2011, 11:42 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy servo questions

I agree with jmaxey.. I am very much a cheapskate in all things RC, except servos.. I even still run my original 40MhZ RTR radio from my LST2, with four receivers for all my RC's.. You can get get great engines for ex nowadays, for cheap, that will hang with much more expensive big shot race engines. But not so with servos. Cheap servos fry and die.

The Hobbico CS-170 or the other identical one under the Tower name are good, solid investments that will likely outlive your RC.. If you insist on $30 servos, you will end up going through three of them, for the price of the Hobbico, and then the third one will die and you'll have to buy a fourth..

Servos are just one of those things you have to spend more on. Been there done that with the cheap ones..

Savox is a good brand that offers race-worthy good quality servos for a competitive price.. Anything cheaper than that and you're asking for problems afaic..

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