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Can there be overkill when choosing servos?

Old 05-29-2008, 04:29 AM
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Default Can there be overkill when choosing servos?

I was wondering about overkill when choosing servos. I have a Jammin X1-CRT truggy that I drive alot and its time for a new servo for steering.
I decided to go Hitec but heres where the dilemma starts.

The 985 servo puts out 172oz,and transit time is 0.13sec
The 5955 puts out 333oz,and transit time is 0.15sec

Now both are within my budget but do I really need 333oz of torque when a 985 will clearly do the job? Whats the benefit of running the 5955 over the amount of power produced?
I dont race but I do drive my car alot. Thanks for the feedback.
Old 05-29-2008, 06:38 AM
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Default RE: Can there be overkill when choosing servos?

i would never buy a low end hitec servo they are complete junk buy the 5955 and get it over with.
Old 05-29-2008, 06:51 AM
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Default RE: Can there be overkill when choosing servos?

Odd that one servo is great, the other junk. Seems like one radio is great, another is junk. Sometimes one vehicle is great, another is junk. Even one manufacturer makes junk, and all bow to a different manufacturer whose stuff is great.....etc...etc.....

Buy what makes you happy...for me this means the least expensive item that gets the job done....(and lasts a reasonable period of time before breaking).
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Default RE: Can there be overkill when choosing servos?

For steering, if you say that they both are in your budget, go for the 5955. If it was for throttle/braking, there you must have a dilemma
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ORIGINAL: Osirisf16

For steering, if you say that they both are in your budget, go for the 5955. If it was for throttle/braking, there you must have a dilemma
Exactly ... 5955s for my steering and went the 985 on the T/B
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Pick the one that draws the least amount of current from your reciever battery, if same then torque is your friend. You know .03 second is impossible to notice .
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thx guys for the replys.Also I noticed the 5955 has a heatsink,does that really work enough to justify the price difference
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ORIGINAL: stunna

thx guys for the replys.Also I noticed the 5955 has a heatsink,does that really work enough to justify the price difference
I have a Hitec digital servo (HSC-5997TG) with a heatsink and it really needs it so the motor doesn't burn itself up, these high torque servos last longer with heatsinks. Less heat increases the life of the servo, servos without heatsinks usaully don't need them.

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