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    high speed or high torque servo?

    I am replacing servo, radio and receiver so I can run higher than 6 volts, looks like 7.4 volts I think I can run, question is for a 7.4 volt servo I can get a high torque or high speed servo. I would get high speed servo because vehicle is light and doesn't need extra steering torque (or at least I think, I could be wrong) but I am concerned that high speed servo might turn to fast making it difficult to drive/turn. Any thoughts?

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    A faster servo means that it responds faster to your steering commands. So when you steer a little, it just steers a little. But you want to make a fast sharp turn or some correction, a high speed servo will respond faster to your steering commands.

    I think there is no need for a different receiver and radio, there are faster and stronger servos that just work with the stock set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    A faster servo means that it responds faster to your steering commands. So when you steer a little, it just steers a little. But you want to make a fast sharp turn or some correction, a high speed servo will respond faster to your steering commands.

    I think there is no need for a different receiver and radio, there are faster and stronger servos that just work with the stock set.
    I am switching just because I want to run higher voltage, 7.4 or whatever it is. More voltage=more better, case in point, thats why I am running 4s.
    Plus I already installed castle cc bec rx battery eliminator

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    I use a Castle BEC in my Stampede, but I still run my Sav÷x 1258TG on 6V. Enough torque and speed.
    More is not always better. Or sometimes very marginal better. You can tell the difference between a the stock 2075 and a the 1258 with the naked eye, but I wonder if you see the difference between a 0.06 and a 0.08 sec servo. I don't.
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    Peterjet is right, you wont really be able to tell the difference between a fast servo at 6volts or at 7.4 volts. A fast servo is already fast. The benefits would be so marginal. You can run a savoy 1258 with the stock BEC and you'll be super impressed with how fast it is. Way faster than I've ever needed it to be.
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