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what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby jamcar » 16 Jul 2007, 23:02

Hi guys,

What are good servos to use for IC racing?

Many thanks

Dave Forsythe

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby TOMWARDY13 » 19 Jul 2007, 20:31

high torque for throttle i use blue bird BMS-705MG
stering i use bluebird BMS-706MG


hope that helps everyone uses different stuff but thats what i use also check they fit your car before you bye as they fit a team magic but im not saying they will fit yours so just have a look at the big picture you can tell strate off if they will or wont :D
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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby Baz. » 20 Jul 2007, 20:15

I use HiTec 645 in my touring car and truggy and havent had any trouble yet touch wood,

like tom says everyone uses different servos, but you get what you pay for

for about a year i used to use the Futaba 3001 servos, then they wore out and i moved up to somthing a little better.

Dave, you could ask here also there is many IC racers

http://3hobby.net/index.php

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby Iain H » 20 Jul 2007, 21:00

like baz,i use hitec.......5997tg's for me,had no probs at all !!

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby jamcar » 20 Jul 2007, 21:15

Hi Tom/Baz/Iain

Thanks very much for advice. I'll check these makes out so that I can ditch the Futabas.

Baz, your help over the last couple of meetings is much appreciated( specially the tips on camber and droop). It's a pretty intense old learning curve.

Final at last meet was **** embarassing for me! - I'm just glad I managed to stay out of yours and Iain's way and not take anybody off. However, it was good to see where on the track I need to improve.

Dave

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby NiMo » 21 Jul 2007, 11:39

Steering Servo:
Try to get one with Metal gears and at least 7Kg of torque.
Platic gears can strip easier in an incident, and a low torque servo can cause the steering to straighten under powr, not good when still in a corner.
Speed is not necessary for the steering and can actually cause a handling problem (making the car twitchy) if it is too fast.

Throttle/Brake Servo:
This is more important that steering.
Try to get one with Metal gears and at least 9Kg of torque, and with a good speed rating.
Applying power doesn't need the torque or speed but ..... Braking does.
Having a high torque high speed servo on the brakes means good stopping power and instant brakes (speed of your thumb) without the speed you will have that annoying delay on the brakes which will make you overshoot the corners, or worst still end up using other cars for brakes.

I personally use Sanwa servo's

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby jamcar » 21 Jul 2007, 15:32

Hi NiMo,

Thanks very much for this advice.

Looking back at the records of AMCC it appears you were a top IC racer. Hopefully, you be coming back?

PS - Thanks for the link to the Pike's Peak video...( guy driving sports Proto) It was awesome. I think it was you who provided this.

In any case, it provided much enjoyment for me and all my work colleagues into Msprorts

Thanks

Dave

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby tolly55 » 08 Nov 2007, 17:01

Hi,

What servos did you go for in the end?

I'm still undecided as what servos to get for my car, been looking at the Sanwa ERG-VX, VRX. Hitec 5996tg, 5997tg KO 2343, 2344. I have spoken to a few people that rave about the ACE DS 1015 (0.10 sec-14kg), 1313!!

I am thinking more the sanwa or Ace...........still not sure.

Is it OK to use a different brand of servos to your transmitter? (I use a KO EX-10)

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby Baz. » 08 Nov 2007, 19:36

tolly55 wrote:Hi,

What servos did you go for in the end?

I'm still undecided as what servos to get for my car, been looking at the Sanwa ERG-VX, VRX. Hitec 5996tg, 5997tg KO 2343, 2344. I have spoken to a few people that rave about the ACE DS 1015 (0.10 sec-14kg), 1313!!

I am thinking more the sanwa or Ace...........still not sure.

Is it OK to use a different brand of servos to your transmitter? (I use a KO EX-10)

CHEERS....


The sanwa servos are good i have one for my steering now and the feel of the car is much better than the hitec 645.

as far as i know its ok to use a different brand servos to your TX, RX. ( someone correct me if im wrong) Ive had no trouble.

Baz :arrow:

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby NiMo » 08 Nov 2007, 20:46

Baz. wrote:
tolly55 wrote:Hi,

What servos did you go for in the end?

I'm still undecided as what servos to get for my car, been looking at the Sanwa ERG-VX, VRX. Hitec 5996tg, 5997tg KO 2343, 2344. I have spoken to a few people that rave about the ACE DS 1015 (0.10 sec-14kg), 1313!!

I am thinking more the sanwa or Ace...........still not sure.

Is it OK to use a different brand of servos to your transmitter? (I use a KO EX-10)

CHEERS....


The sanwa servos are good i have one for my steering now and the feel of the car is much better than the hitec 645.

as far as i know its ok to use a different brand servos to your TX, RX. ( someone correct me if im wrong) Ive had no trouble.

Baz :arrow:


Servo make can be different to TX/RX
It is the TX & RX that you have to keep the same most of the time as compatabilty is vital here.

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Re: what are good servos to use for IC racing

Postby tolly55 » 08 Nov 2007, 21:00

O.K., : Thanks for your help guys.....