What is the difference between coreless and brushless servos?
Coreless motors are manufactured with a rotor attached to a commutator plate. They are lightweight and have very low starting inertia, which provides maximum acceleration with relatively low power consumption.
Brushless motors are comprised of magnets and a spinning armature. They are more efficient than coreless motors, but they have a bit more starting inertia. They generally provide very low power consumption and have a longer lifespan than coreless motors.
Both servo types are very efficient these days, in reality your decision should be based more on personal preference, coreless servos are less expensive and can provide the same if not better performance than brushless servos. Brushless servos on the other hand are more efficient and could potentially last longer, but this comes at the expense of higher cost.
What would be a good choice for an 8th scale off road buggy?
We recommend the 7000 series of servos for both throttle and steering. The DS-7002HV is a newer version of the DS-7001HV, they’re both great servos and provide plenty of torque and speed for both applications. Most of the drivers that have tried these servos prefer them on their buggies over any other servo! The DS-7002HV has a newer board, runs a little cooler and has a nicer looking and more thermal efficient case, but the DS-7001HV provides an exceptional value with very similar specs.
What would you recommend for an 8th scale off road truggy?
For larger vehicles, such as truggies, we recommend the BLS series of servos. The BLS-8001HV servo has incredible amounts of torque making it suitable for steering on a larger vehicle while the BLS-8002HV has less torque and more speed making it the ideal candidate for throttle!
I have a 10th scale buggy, can I run your servos?
Absolutely! Either the DS-7001HV or DS-7002HV would work great on 10th scale, they’re both extremely fast and have more torque than you need for such small vehicle.
What makes your servos special?
Our servos were originally designed for RC helicopters. Helicopters require extremely precise servos with good centering; just like helicopters, RC cars that are driven competitively on a track also require good centering, this allows the driver to have better control in and out of turns as the car feels more “connected”.
Your servos are just too fast, is that going to cause issues?
Contrary to popular belief amongst car drivers, fast servos are better than slow servos. Car drivers used to think that there was such thing as a servo that was “too fast”. However, expert car drivers in recent times have found that a faster servo provides a more connected feel to the vehicle allowing them to be more precise on the track and this translates into better lines and therefore faster overall lap times.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes! We are proud to offer one of the best warranties on the market! For surface applications our warranties are as follows:
Coreless Servos: 1 year limited warranty.
Brushless Servos: 1 year limited warranty.
Please note that this warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, abuse, and/or other issues arising out of improper use.
I have issues with a servo, how can I request service?
We encourage you to contact the dealer you purchase the servo from. However, if your dealer is unable to help you, you can simply (contact us here) (((enter same link as in the helicopter FAQ))). Provide us with a full description of your problem! The more information you give us, the easier it will be to help you troubleshoot your issue. We take pride in our excellent customer service, in most cases you will receive an answer to your question or concern within a matter of hours.