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Old 02-14-2009, 08:54 AM
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Default Nice 1/8 servo's?

I'm getting a 1/8 buggy roller and need some new servos. I have some Traxxas 2075 waterproof servos on my 1/10 buggy and they hold up rather well. I like them because they are waterproof and they offer 125oz of torque. I found them on ebay brand new for $25 each, so I figure why not. But will they be enough for a 1/8 buggy?

Need something thats not going to break the bank. Maybe $40 or less a piece. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Joe
Old 02-14-2009, 09:06 AM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

They'll work, but I cannot stress often enough what an ENORMOUS difference a good servo makes to 1/8th nitro buggies and truggies in the steering department. You need more torque.

Consider as minimum spec a 5645MG or a Hyperion Atlas DS20UMD (this is particularly good value)

The number of times I hear people say 'WOW! I would have got a good servo much sooner if I had known!'.
Old 02-14-2009, 06:42 PM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

Those Hitec look badas$. Offering 164oz of torque with 6v. I use 900mah 7.4v lipos in my receivers so that'll be nice as hell. Ebay has them for $49.99 free shipping from OH. Thanks for the heads up, I'll let you know how I make out. Joe
Old 02-14-2009, 08:37 PM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

Has anyone tried these servo's? http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=483440

202oz of torque with 6v, all metal gears and digital for $29? Please tell me someone here has tried these and they are good.
Old 02-14-2009, 08:39 PM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

Has anyone tried these servo's? http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=483440

202oz of torque with 6v, all metal gears and digital for $29? Please tell me someone here has tried these and they are good.
Old 02-15-2009, 08:19 AM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

Need to know what you think?

Futaba BLS451 Brushless servo: 147oz of torque at 6v/ $99 free shipping from Florida
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Hitec HS-645MG Brushed servo: 133oz of torque at 6v/ $29 free shipping from NY

Do you think there would be a noticeable difference between the brushless and brushed with only a 13oz difference?
They say the brushless have a 30% better responce rate and run cooler than the brushed. I could see if the difference was 133oz brushed to 217 brushless, but we're talking 13oz here. Tell me something..............hahaha thanks, Joe
Old 02-15-2009, 10:12 AM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

I cant see how you would go from a $29 servo to a $99 servo and not step up a bit and get a hitech 79XX servo for about $100 or even a $130 jr servo. you will need at least 200 oz torque to be problem free.
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

End your steering problems forever

Airtronics 94780M MG Digital High-Power Servo Z-Conn

Torque: 361 Oz/In (26.0 Kg/Cm) @ 4.8V , 423 Oz/In (30.5 Kg/Cm) @ 6.0V
Speed: 0.19 Sec/60 Deg @ 4.8V, 0.15 Sec/60 Deg @ 6.0V
Dimensions: 1.6 x 0.83 x 1.5 In (406 x 211 x 381 mm)
Weight: 2.33 Oz (66 g)
Old 02-15-2009, 02:22 PM
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Default RE: Nice 1/8 servo's?

Problems with some of the higher end servos is they say thay can't be used with anything other than a nimh battery and I'm running Lipos. There is a Futaba that offer 217oz of torque that I can get out of florida for $139 shipped. Also they say an extra part is need for some if being used with a failsafe. Whats that about? Its a $40 Futaba parts. Was shown on Towerhobbies when looking at some of the higher end brushless servos.

Hitec Feild Programmer, $39.99. For use with failsafe.

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