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Old 01-07-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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Looking for some sugestions on a steering servo for our ax-10. Our stock one is a futaba S3003. We broke the mounting ears of one case and stripped the nylon gears out of another. (all from some bad rollovers). A friend has a very high end one, Hytec I think and is around 330oz but I seen it break steering nuckels. Looking for something in between, maybe around the 160oz area. Open to input. Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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Ive never broke any knuckles with my big Hitec....
Futaba has one I think the number is 9451 or 9452 it has around 150oz....
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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You should never break your steering knuckles if you set end points on your radio.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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I personally run a Hitec HS645 and its perfect for a 2.2 rig such as the Axial. I do believe its rated around the 130 ounces mark, and it costs around the 40 to 50 dollar mark depending on the shop you go to. The servo has all metal gears and i have never had a problem turning 2.2 wheels with one of these. you can get more power but this is what i would recomend for a starting point. Higher torques servos do break knuckles no matter the end point adjustment, if you bind the truck up enough and hit the steering and a wheel is buried real good its gonna snap the weakest part. The servo doesnt know that your wheel is stuck in a hard spot and will turn no matter what, with or with out the knuckle,lol. Its like anything you ever do, if you give something more power you need to make sure everything around it can handle it.....
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thanks to all and I have to agree with cloddyman, from my years playing with full size 4X4's, everything is a chain, and the weakest link will show at some point.
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