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Default recommend a steering servo ?

Hi all
I've been recommended a savox (I've forgotten the model type recommended) and they look good for the money thinking around £50 is enough for my skill set.
Anything else I should consider?
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Forgot to add it's going in to a Schumacher kf if that makes any difference.
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I have a few savox 1258's, never had any issues with them and more than enough for my driving skill
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Moved away from Savox to Expert after seeing a few go down or develop loads of play.

Looking to replace it with Highest going forwards as they look the business!
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My one bit of advise would be whatever you get make sure its full size one
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Been running my Savox 1258s in 2WD and 4WD for a few years now with no problems whatsoever.
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Savox 1258 or Spektrum S6040 both seem to fit the bill
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Can't beat the Xpert ones 👍🏻
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Can't beat the Xpert ones 👍🏻
Who sells them in the UK, I have had a few people recommend them to me now after I kept killing the Savox ones?
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Have a look at the xpert 4431 - fast and torquey

have a look at http://answer-rc.com/uk/en/107-xpert-rc
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We stock the expert servo's which are great, but also consider the Absima range. The Absima servos have steel gears so are extremely robust. They are popular at Silverstone.

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This may be a first but we have stripped 2 xpert servos in one season

We have also stripped 1 savox servo but that lasted 2 seasons.

LMAO

Both are good servo's the Xpert is very strong and quick but also expensive, the 1258TG is the savox to buy if you go along the savox route, these are nearly half the price of the xpert as far as I know.

Do not buy a low profile servo unless absolutely neccesary for your car layout

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What radio gear do you use?
Savox don't play nice with spektrum......
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Thanks all good input, I bought a savox 1258 and very happy with it. shame I keep hitting stuff and breaking every component connected to it
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update with the savox

I decided to replace my wheel controller and buy a stick model, sooooo I bought a core-rc code digital model of ebay (second hand), great thinks I finally saved a bit of money there.........

nope...turns out the core-rc model and savox don't like each other.

it works but the steering is jittery
found this video on YouTube and the uploader informed me it was the core isn't compatible with the higher spec servos

i have the same as this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ILC849ILA


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Strange that - coz I've been running that exact same combination in 3 Cars (TM2, Durango DESC210, DEST210) for at least 3 years with absolutely no problem.....

Try a power capacitor in the receiver (ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spektrum-V...gAAMXQlgtSqehY
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I have a power cap you can try if you have a 4 channel receiver and there on Tuesday
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thanks Noddy for the offer, sorry I hadn't come back to this thread to read your post.
sadly this is only a three channel.
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