whats a good quick servo?

Post all of your steering modifications to get more angle and to fix ackerman on your chassis.
marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:41 pm

i looking at picking up a good servo. ive been using some futaba 3010 and theyre alright. they last a couple months and then die. sometimes the motor dies and sometimes the plastic gears chip (i think from tapping other cars when chasing or being chased. no crashing though)

so whats a good servo? im interested to see what you guys use. i'd prefer something fast with metal gears if thats possible.

im just pretty much over the futaba 3010 since this will be the 4th one in 2-3 years. lol. but if i find another bunch of'em for dirt cheap (i got these 5 bucks each from a closing shop) then i may buy more

nickvig
CSJ VIP
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:07 pm
Drift Chassis: TA-05VDF G; TA-05v.2 IFS;
Location: SoCal, SFV

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby nickvig » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:42 pm

The Savox line is really nice, inexpensive, and they seem to be very durable. I have one in my TA-05V.2 and it's been great. You can find servos with a speed of less than .10 for about $65USD.
Image

bajaboy5b
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:29 am
Drift Chassis: 3 VDFs :P
Location: Australia

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby bajaboy5b » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:36 pm

Savox 1251mg or Futaba S9551 both are under $80 and are really good.
Team PINK!!!

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:39 am

have you guys been running those for a while now?

thanks for the replies :)

bajaboy5b
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:29 am
Drift Chassis: 3 VDFs :P
Location: Australia

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby bajaboy5b » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:06 am

I've using the S9551 since late 2009 they started to show signs of wear very late last year.The 1251mg I've used since mid last year and they still work like new,both servos have had almost daily use.

Jeremy.
Team PINK!!!

Calzone
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 328
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:29 am
Drift Chassis: TA05ERxCCCS
Location: The Netherlands

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby Calzone » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:15 pm

Blue bird sells digital metal gear servo's in 0.08 and 0.12 for less then 25 bucks at Hobbyking ;) They're pretty populair in our country at the moment :)

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:43 pm

Calzone wrote:Blue bird sells digital metal gear servo's in 0.08 and 0.12 for less then 25 bucks at Hobbyking ;) They're pretty populair in our country at the moment :)


i've actually been eyeing those out as well. also those turborix (spelling?) are aroudn the same price and are a .08 speed. its hard to decide. lol

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:43 pm

and thanks everyone for the replies. some good servos you guys pick!

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:58 pm

bajaboy5b wrote:I've using the S9551 since late 2009 they started to show signs of wear very late last year.The 1251mg I've used since mid last year and they still work like new,both servos have had almost daily use.

Jeremy.


this is an amazing testimony. gonna order that savox now.

i just searched around about the bluebird and it doesnt seem to last long if they work. and sometimes they dont work :(. if they were quality then i would have got them for all my chassis.

tamiya
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 353
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:47 pm
Drift Chassis: TA01/2/3/4/5/6, TBeIII/IV/5, TB03, ProD...
Location: Melbourne Australia

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby tamiya » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:30 am

forget bluebird & every other cheap yumcha crap out there

if you're serious get the Savox 1251

unless you've got mountains cash to burn then Futaba 9551 is good,
or there's similar from KO & Sanwa in same pricerange.

Or buy 2 savox for same $$ > :)

Calzone
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 328
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:29 am
Drift Chassis: TA05ERxCCCS
Location: The Netherlands

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby Calzone » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:54 am

Bluebirds dieing and not working is on the old models indeed, the new ones don't do that anymore. And what if one would die after a year or two? For the price of a Savox you can get 2/3 bluebird servo's!

I and a lot of other can highly recommend these:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... 46_5g.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... 46_5g.html

cubadragon
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 56
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:42 pm
Drift Chassis: MST FS-01D 80% & MS-01D Pro 80%
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby cubadragon » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:40 pm

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=A3688086 here is a place that sells them in the US. I was told by a fellow drifter part of the reason some of the bluebirds were dying isn't because of it being a crappy servo. That most of the bluebird servos are made mainly for planes and some of the servos most guys use like 661 are for 1/18 or 1/16 scale. I have the 825 and it's awseome. I also have a 661 that had for a year no issues.

xReTaLiaToR
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:40 am
Drift Chassis: Yokomo DRB HYPER SSG SPECIAL
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby xReTaLiaToR » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:48 pm

I'm currently using Futaba S9551. You don't need a very quick servo for drifting especially counter-steer. A S9551 is good enough and also the build quality is good, won't spoil easily. Other than Futaba, Savox, KO Propo, JR Propo, Sanwa and Fitec are also worth considering. Didn't use Blue Bird servo before, but some people say they spoil easily, but hey, it's pretty cheap I supposed? Blue Bird is not popular in my country.
Owned chassis: Tamiya TT-01 - Hot Bodies Cyclone S - Hot Bodies TCX - Tamiya TA-05 VDF - Hot Bodies TC-FD - enRoute JXR - Yokomo DRB HYPER SSG SPECIAL
Your greatest opponent isn't the car next to you, but the road beneath you.

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:16 pm

i like my steering fast. i need a fast servo. suits my driving style better.

xReTaLiaToR
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:40 am
Drift Chassis: Yokomo DRB HYPER SSG SPECIAL
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby xReTaLiaToR » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:51 am

KO Propo BSx and RSx Response and Savox got the quickest servo. How much is your budget?
Owned chassis: Tamiya TT-01 - Hot Bodies Cyclone S - Hot Bodies TCX - Tamiya TA-05 VDF - Hot Bodies TC-FD - enRoute JXR - Yokomo DRB HYPER SSG SPECIAL
Your greatest opponent isn't the car next to you, but the road beneath you.

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:27 am

i ordered a savox. budget was 100 and under. got a sc-1257tg coming. titanium gears, digital, .09 speed. im happy. has great reviews. it should be here next week.

User avatar
dori
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:33 pm
Drift Chassis: Tamiya TA05R
Location: Feilding, NZ

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby dori » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:43 pm

Thoughts on going for a Futaba S3010 "High torque ball bearing" servo? Can get them for about $45 NZ ($36 US)
TA05R - Mamba Max powered CS D1RC'er
ft. ER GRT V2

xReTaLiaToR
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:40 am
Drift Chassis: Yokomo DRB HYPER SSG SPECIAL
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby xReTaLiaToR » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:00 pm

dori wrote:Thoughts on going for a Futaba S3010 "High torque ball bearing" servo? Can get them for about $45 NZ ($36 US)

Not worth it imo, I can get one locally for $24USD... Go for something much better, the S3xxx is real old.
Owned chassis: Tamiya TT-01 - Hot Bodies Cyclone S - Hot Bodies TCX - Tamiya TA-05 VDF - Hot Bodies TC-FD - enRoute JXR - Yokomo DRB HYPER SSG SPECIAL
Your greatest opponent isn't the car next to you, but the road beneath you.

datduderob
Rally Style Drifting
Rally Style Drifting
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:59 am
Drift Chassis: Sakura Zero D
Location: Tulsa,ok

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby datduderob » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:36 pm

marshun wrote:i ordered a savox. budget was 100 and under. got a sc-1257tg coming. titanium gears, digital, .09 speed. im happy. has great reviews. it should be here next week.


Got this same one last week - Works like a champ!!

marshun
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am
Drift Chassis: yokomo drift package
Location: hawaii

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby marshun » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:16 pm

yeah since i got mine its been extremely solid! really precise. love it

User avatar
Murdock
Still Turns In
Still Turns In
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:14 am
Drift Chassis: VDF, DRB, TCX, E4FS, R31
Location: Norcal, California

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby Murdock » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:54 pm

I like Blue Bird BMS661MG-HS. Super cheap and good quality.
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
Tamiya - TA05VDF - Build thread click HERE
HB/HPI - TC-FD - Build thread click HERE
Yokomo - SSG DRB - Build thread click HERE
Image

Lemboss
What's CS?
What's CS?
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:13 pm
Drift Chassis: MST FS-01D, HPI Cup Racer
Location: QLD, Australia

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby Lemboss » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:58 am

Murdock wrote:I like Blue Bird BMS661MG-HS. Super cheap and good quality.



Good quality?
Mine didnt even work straight out of the box.. Says alot for their quality control....

prinsdrift
What's CS?
What's CS?
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:52 am
Drift Chassis: Sold my 2 TC-D.No drift chassis now but soon I'll
Location: Turkiye(TR)

Re: whats a good quick servo?

Postby prinsdrift » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:40 pm

A good fast servo is Sawöx 1251MG and also Sanwa SDX801 or SDX701 is a bit cheaper. If no budget limit, get Sanwa SRG-BL and use it with M11X/Exzes X with R receiver :)


Return to “Steering”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests