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Old 08-21-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hi

I would like to upgrade the steering servo on my Yeti Xl. I'm quite new to the hobby and was hoping that someone wouldn't mind helping by giving some recommendations as to what I should get.

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Old 08-21-2016, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: Servo Recommendation

I think that truck needs a standard size servo. It depends on how much you want to spend? Also, do you know if you want analog or digital?

This servo, even though it is sold at a heli shop, is an excellent servo and MKS classifies it first as a car servo, it is digital and pricy: https://www.rotorquest.com/index.php...duct_id=106408

BK servo is another high end brand that has excellent servos, this servo is rated for cars/heli's and planes by BK. It is also pricey, however fast and strong: https://www.rotorquest.com/index.php...duct_id=103316

I have a HiTec servo in one of my buggy's, a standard might one, however it looks like HiTec discontinued it...

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Re: Servo Recommendation

I found a hitec option, the HS-225MG, it is analog only, a lot less torque and speed than the other ones I recommended, however it is a lot less expensive. http://hobbyhobby.com/store/product/...-MG-BB-S-Univ/

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Re: Servo Recommendation

Thanks for the info. Tom.

The first two are too expensive for me. The third one doesn't seem like it would be an upgrade.

I found these two used on Kijiji. Do you think that they are worth getting?

Spectrum 6090 $50

XP digital ds1015 $25

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Spektrum servos are hit or miss, I've heard some are rebranded savox, some are definetely not, don't know which this one is, I have had no issues with Spektrum. I know a lot of others on this board would say stay far away from Spektrum. I don't know anything about XP, the nice thing about surface vehicles is if the servo fails it is not that big a deal, so the risk on those would be low.

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Yes. this is true. Are servos plug and play? Ive been reading about extra capacitors or BEC electronics, but don't know if I need them.
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Most servos are plug and play, however you need to verify the operating voltage. A number of the ones above run from 6V to 8.4V, you have a BEC on your truck now, look and see if you can find what the voltage it is currently putting out is. That will help when deciding on which servo to use. My guess would be 5-6V but cannot say for sure. Higher torque servos will need more power as well, however for your truck I would think the current BEC would suffice.

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I will check.

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Re: Servo Recommendation

Try www.pro-rc.ca savox servos I would go the 1230 for 85$ 500oz torque .16 I use these on the rudder of a 120cc plane great servo
Other options are
1232 $80
1283 $119
1231 89
But highest torque decent speed is the 1230

These are futaba spine and come with decent arms

The hitec 225 is a mini servo not even close to what you need and wouldn't fit your mount remember if you buy cheap you will buy twice buy a quality servo you wont have to replace it
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Thanks R Plante

I ordered the 1230. Looks pretty strong.

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