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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    Best Cheap Single Servo Options

    Hey guys, I just found out my Summit has TWO bad servos. One has bad electronics, and one has bad gears. Given the fact I can get a new servo for only $14, and then swap gears out of the one that burnt out, it would be easy to do that. But I figure I might as well upgrade to a better single servo while I have the excuse. I really don't know anything about servos, so I have no idea what to get. So, here is my criteria in order to get a single servo.

    Must be less than about $60
    Must have the same, or higher amount of torque than the stock servos
    Must not cause brown outs
    Must not need a bec (Is that what it's called?)
    Preferably waterproof, or easily water proofed.

    So, I'm basically looking for a direct fit, drop in servo that doesn't need anything else. Thoughts? Thanks guys!
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    Jimmie Neutron sent me to theses servos
    been good so far

    http://www.hobbypartz.com/33p-solarservo-d772.html
    im using two of theses just b/c with a 23 t servo horn

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    I have a $60 servo in my Summit and the above mentioned $20 servo in my MT4. The $60 is supposed to have higher torque, but it has issues with stock tires while the 772 pushes Trencher X's like nothing. Also, the 772 does not brown anything out while the $60 option does... it could be linkage differences, but I doubt it.

    The 772 has o-rings at the seams... all I did is disassemble and grease the spline shaft and reassemble.



    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I have a $60 servo in my Summit and the above mentioned $20 servo in my MT4. The $60 is supposed to have higher torque, but it has issues with stock tires while the 772 pushes Trencher X's like nothing. Also, the 772 does not brown anything out while the $60 option does... it could be linkage differences, but I doubt it.

    The 772 has o-rings at the seams... all I did is disassemble and grease the spline shaft and reassemble.
    So, your saying if I bought http://www.hobbypartz.com/33p-solarservo-d772.html it's a direct fit, no mods needed? Does it need a bec, or aluminum steering parts?

    Also, is there any other name brand options?
    Last edited by Wolfslash16; 10-28-2013 at 05:04 PM.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    It does not need a BEC.
    You might not need an aluminum steering assembly, but eventually I started snapping the saver arms and striping servo horns with my single setup.


    JWC is the one to ask about fit.


    "Name" brand options are going to drive the price over your limit.
    Last edited by Jimmie Neutron; 10-28-2013 at 07:38 PM.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I like my Xq power servo. Waterproof. Cheap. About 300 oz. And fast. Look into them.

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    the d772 sounds like a pretty good noname servo.....wounder if it would fit in the traxxas 2wd stamped....yes i need the torque with 7.5" tires
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    hey guys with these servo's can you only get them off of hobby parts?
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    i think so, but i did see two used ones on ebay when i was looking for the tooth count

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    Quote Originally Posted by reod12x2 View Post
    the d772 sounds like a pretty good noname servo.....wounder if it would fit in the traxxas 2wd stamped....yes i need the torque with 7.5" tires
    It should... it fits in place of a 2075 and that is the same/similar to what is in the pede.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    So, Would I only need one servo? I know one servo is best, but I like the option of having two to reduce breaking steering parts.
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    Yes, only 1. That would reduce the chances of overall breakage, not increase it.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Thanks. This thread has been very helpful. I'll be ordering one of these in the morning.
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    Alright, thanks guys! I'm going to order one here shortly!
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