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Old 08-14-2010, 06:32 PM
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I like the HITEC servoes mostly the 645mg but I also use the 85mg and 65mg these are just the ones I like to use. They offer a lot of torque and reliability for a reasonable price.

Lets here from you guys what you like. Dont bash someone elses choice just tell us about the ones you like.


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I think for shifting a futaba standard servo works fine

And for turning on and off lights via. a servo connected to a switch any micro servo works, there is no need for a high tourque or larger servo
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Well then Probie you need to try 645's on both I will not build a truck anymore with anything else your truck works so much better with good servos.
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Well then Probie you need to try 645's on both I will not build a truck anymore with anything else your truck works so much better with good servos.
Rite now there bolth standards. I guess I'll have to pick a few up
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A high-torque servo for the steering is a must .
Besides a much more precise steering without having to rock the truck forth and back ,
you can then also skip the sloppy servo-savers and use a very direct setup .
the Hitecís is a good choice , since they are also considerable cheap .
You donít have to go even bigger , like the much more expensive digital servos ,
( except you build some sort of a monster-truck , all a matter of tire-size and weight you have on the steerable axle )
A standard servo for steering is a no-no for me .
Shifting and accessories , well , for that you can use standard servos ,
but even here I prefer better when standard quality servos .

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I agree w travis ,Paul and willy . travis got me hooked on the hi-teck 645mg + 85mg and I got a 65mg lifting my tailgate . thanks travis

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I'll echo others with liking the hitec servos. I also like the programmability of their digital servos. You can slow them down without buying add'l electronics. Good for making the look of slower hydraulic function.
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Guys, I'm about to buy two servo's for my first King Hauler build. I agree on quality so can someone please inform me of the best servo's, brand and model # please before I go out and waste money. Also I'm keen to convert this truck to a 6x6 so again if someone can advise me the corecct diif, part # and where to buy I will be most gratful.
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Your in the right thread, Just read
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hitec servos are what i used in most of my pullers. they have great torque for the price and decent transit time. there are some others out there that are cheaper but ya get what ya pay for
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Thanks RC puller, I checked out Hi Tec 645's like was suggested above but the price was around $125 - no shipping included - does this sound right?

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Thanks RC puller, I checked out Hi Tec 645's like was suggested above but the price was around $125 - no shipping included - does this sound right?

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Ok thanks mate, I thought it was a bit on the hight especially when I need to buy two.

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No problem, I think this thread deserves a stick
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I run the Hitec 65MG in my loader for the hydraulic valving for shifting I use the Hitek HS55 (but I bet it woun't last too much longer). In my 4 axel IH tractor - for steering I run a Spektrum DS821, for the lift axel I run a JR Z590M, for shifting I run a JR Z270 for the fifth plate I run Spektrun DS821
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i take it for someones first build they should try ebay if we cant get the parts from members here ?
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i take it for someones first build they should try ebay if we cant get the parts from members here ?
I know some members don't have a good local hobby shop but if you do I would support them first. I know guys who will sell out there LHS to save $5 at an online store but they will be the first one in line at the LHS on a Sunday to get that Item they want right now. If you don't support them they won't be there when you need them. Just my .02 cents.

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I've always been a Futaba guy, but decided to try some Toward Pro's off of Ebay. Cheap, metal gear, high torque, and digital, haven't really used them a lot but happy so far.
They're supposed to be Tower Pro's, but when I got them the labels said Toward Pro.
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I have tried and worn out the "Toward Pro" 995 (several actually).
Extreme slack in the gear and the known overshoot problems after a few hours of operating my grader.

I cannot comment on longevity of any of the following servos, as I have not yet used them in earnest yet:

The 996R is supposed to be the improved version with better electronics and better gear quality.
In my small test, the overshoot is improved, but still not perfect.
Overshoot is not a problem if you move the stick slowly or limit the servo's speed in another way. So you might argue that this is a problem for aerobatics, but not trucks.

The 946R is a high-torque version of the 995 (I assume it might actually be based on the 996R).
It's still plenty fast for trucks and machinery.
Strong overshoot (see above).

The best budget servo is IMO the hexTronik HX12K. It might not be a full digital servo, though: If I switch my transmitter off, the 996R and 946R hold their positions, the HX12K does not. (and neither does the 995).

The 946R seems to have the highest torque, the others seem very similar to one another, IMO.
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Hitec all the way for steering. Been through many Futaba ,Jr and Airtronics for steering on my 1/8 buggies they dont last under extreme conditions very well. Switched to Hitec and havent replaced a servo in 5 years. I use the other brands for throttle and they all seem to work fine. I havent servoed up my king hauler yet so the questions I had about torque requirements have been answered. Thanks
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