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Old 08-25-2015, 09:41 PM
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I can get a Hitec HS-645MG for my truck.
Old 08-26-2015, 11:58 AM
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That will depend on how you will run it. if it's stock and your light trailing and crawling then a hi-tec 645 mg works good but if you going in water you need to water proof it.
after adding some weight you might need to go for a better one like maybe a SAVSW0241MG. i'm going to get one soon. all my 645's are stripped but i'm not easy on them.
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yea its stock apart from my custom made lower links.
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Then the 645 should work fine and even better after you waterproof it.
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I waterproofed my 645mg by opening it up and putting a ring of die-electric grease around the top where the servo horn attaches then put the top back on so it sandwiches the grease, then used a conformal coating like liquid electrical tape around all the seams, and the body screws, works great, did the same to my new Savox SA-1231S. The Hi-Tec worked great for an SCX-10, but for my 1/6 Jeep at 14lbs I needed to upgrade to the Savox.
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I got a Hextroink HX12R
Old 08-27-2015, 06:28 AM
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awesome dirtytanker. now you can get back to them trails. i haven't heard of that servo but hope it does good for you.
look up how to waterproof a servo on youtube. there is a few good vids on there about it. i followed DJ medic's guide but squirrel and a few other guys do a good vid on it to.
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It hopefully go ok at a CRCC4x4 meeting I'm going to its at 4WD park and what are the SAvox servos like.
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Don't have any yet but there next on my list. mike flea or someone will help you out better than i can. but IMO there great. i wish i had like 5 right now.
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For waterproofing I use CRC 808 spray on silicone
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that works too. i like to use plastidip and marine grease but just as long as it gets the job done that's what you need.
take some pic's at your meeting and post'em up.
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will do
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does the Tactic TSX45 come on all scx10 or only some. what i'm asking is a stand servo fot axial.
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The standard servo on my Ridgecrest was the AS-3, and that's what I put on my home built scx-10.

I just put the Savox on the jeep, as part of the rebuild, because the Hi-tec wasn't cutting it on the rocks with the heavier weight. The SA1231-S has 444oz of torque compared to 164oz on the 645mg. Don't get me wrong, the Hi-tec works great for a lexan bodied scaler with 1.9 or 2.2 tires, and it worked fine for the 1/6 Jeep, but as I added more scale items, steel bumpers, rollcage, and 2 - 12" dolls, the steering suffered by not being able to steer unless the vehicle was moving. I have not tested it yet because I'm still in the process of the rebuild.

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wouldn't 222oz be the most I need.
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I would say so, but I might be wrong, not knowing your trails and terrain, but also factor in the weight of your vehicle. Most SCX-10's, scaled out and loaded, let's say with a driver and some scale accessories, weigh in around 8 lbs, and that's taken into account wheel weights, and/or maybe beef tubes. 222oz should be fine. The stock Axial AS-3, from the Ridgecrest, is 133oz, and it works real good turning stock 2.2 Ripsaws, as long as you switch to aluminum steering links.
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this video mite give an idea of what terrain we have in NZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZLMfGjwuk
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3mFXG02s2k
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8tVGbw-zxk
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGI2Rkb9rwQ
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That's about the same kind of terrain i run and iv'e lost three 645's. most that run on that type of terrain add weight to help with crawling, preventing it from rolling over and a list of other things for good reason. IMO if you enjoy running these type of RC's (and i know you do) and want to get the most performance from it through DIY things or upgrades. save your self a headache and get a good servo. yes the price is going to be higher but you will be happier when you see that after some wheel/knuckle, beef tube and metal links so and so on your steering won't slow or change in performance as fast as a lower torque servo would.
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I get some weight from the batteries I use 3800mah nickel metal hydride.
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then the hi-tec will work good.
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hows the hitec HS-5645MG?
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are there any futaba servo that work all so.

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