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    Savox Servo

    Just curious right now I'm running a Hitec servo but after racing at the track this weekend everyone who was great was running savox.. Does anyone have one and if so which one.. So many to choose from they just said it needed to b a high torque servo


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    I use the Savox 1258TG, which is the "high speed" one. This should be perfect for it, especially with SC tires. I'm running 17mm badlandish type tires. The high torque one of the same is the 1257TG. I have it installed on my P4de with huge 2.8" Trencher tires. Still fast but offers the torque you need for moving them.

    1258TG Specs:
    •Speed @ 6.0V: 0.08 sec/60
    •Torque @ 6.0V: 166 oz-in / 12 kg-cm
    •Weight: 52.4g
    •Bearing: Dual
    •Type: Standard
    •Gear: Titanium and Aluminum
    •Case: Aluminum Heatsink
    •Output Shaft: 25T Spline (Futaba)
    •Case Size (LxWxH): 40.3x20x37.2mm


    1257TG Specs:
    •Speed @ 6.0V: 0.15
    •Torque @ 6.0V: 277 oz-in / 20 kg-cm
    •Weight: 52.4g
    •Bearing: Dual
    •Type: Standard
    •Gear: Titanium and Aluminum
    •Case: Aluminum Heatsink
    •Output Shaft: 25T Spline (Futaba)
    •Case Dimension (LxWxH): 40.3x20x37.2mm


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    Thanks man for the quick response...
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    Im runnin the Savox 1258TG too and its great!

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    +2 for the savox 1258TG..I use it in both of my rigs..If you're using a CC MMP then you will need an external CC BEC cause the 1258TG is power hungry and could cause brown outs w/ a BEC
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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveItLikeYaStoleIT View Post
    +2 for the savox 1258TG..I use it in both of my rigs..If you're using a CC MMP then you will need an external CC BEC cause the 1258TG is power hungry and could cause brown outs w/ a BEC
    Yes... a BEC is a must have. Ive got a Spektrum BEC.

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    I run a sc???? Servo lol
    But it is savox
    Fits right in

    Transit: 0.07sec
    Torque: 180.5oz-in

    I needed a glitch buster though ..
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    That's at 6.0v^^^ sorry forgot to add that
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    If you order a Savox servo i'd pick up at least a Glitch Buster. Mostly needed for Castle ESC's and will remedy the glitching issues. You can pick them up for $5 most of the time. It plugs right into the Rx on an open channel. The best fix is a BEC, Castle offers a 10A that fixes the problem. Just takes a little time and solder work to get it connected up.

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    Any difference between the castle and racers edge?

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    Still a little confused on the BEC and what it does or the glitch buster... So when I get the savox I need to get a BEC otherwise what happens lol? Does the truck catch on fire or something, or does the servo not work at full capacity?
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    My understanding is that the BEC/glitch busters just supply the amount of power needed for all different parts, especially with the larger motors and servos.

    I just dont know the differences between the castle BEC and any of the glitch busters

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    The glitch buster is a capacitor. (remedy)
    The capacitor is an invention that was used to store up an electrical charge, and then discharge it into a circuit. This can be used to smooth out electrical impulses, or turn a constant electrical flow into a series of impulses.
    A BEC is used to keep the voltage so the Servo will perform at its best. You set it at 6.0v or whatever you Servo needs and it will feed it that. (fix)
    Our Battery Eliminator Circuits are small devices that eliminate the need for a receiver and servo battery pack. They draw higher voltage from the motor batteries and drop it to a voltage level that is suitable for your receiver and servos. This is required in applications which draw high power for multiple servos or use more than 3S motor packs, as most ESCs with linear BECs are not designed for these applications.
    More than likely your Savox servo will work spiratically, or hop when you use the servo. Castles are just known to have weak internal BEC's. I think their newest controllers are better from what i hear.
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    I would try the new Servo without BEC etc. at first. Am running Savox in my Emaxx and my Slash and both with no issues or glitching. Mate has Savox in his Summit & Slayer and also no issues.
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    Yeah that's true .. Probably give it a try

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    What ESC are you running??

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    I've been running the SC-1258tg for 6 months and it's been great. With the MMP I used to have, I ran it with the CC ext. BEC set at 6 volts. Now with my RX8 it works fine without needing a BEC or cap. If your setup has brown outs, get the Spektrum Voltage Protector. Worked great on all the trucks I've used it on, and you can't beat $5.

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    I have the castle MMP .. so it looks like I'll have to get their BEC --- What is involved with the install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buduck04 View Post
    I have the castle MMP .. so it looks like I'll have to get their BEC --- What is involved with the install?
    You don't have to. At first I used the ext. BEC, which did it's job well. It's just that at that time I only had one BEC and had two cars that needed it, so after I ordered the voltage protector. I used the votage protector on a second MMP and everything worked fine. But installing the ext. BEC was easy. You just have to solder the + and - leads from the ext. BEC to the ESC's + and - battery leads. Then you unplug the red wire on the ESC's reciver lead, and plug in your BEC in the AUX. By unplugging the red wire, you disable the ESC's internal BEC, letting your new ext. BEC take over.

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    Just my .02 but I would never swap out a Hitech for a Savox.

    Every professional review on Savox all say the same thing...
    Loud, doesnt center, power hungry.
    After trying out two of them because this is the only thing my LHS stocks I have to agree. Now I run Hiech and JR and will never look back.

    Have a look over at Big Squid and compare reviews on the two brands.

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