If you read my race report earlier this month, you may remember that my stock servo packed it in at the start of my A-main...grrr. Oh, well...Amazon to the rescue. I ordered a Savox SC-1267SG Black Edition to replace the stocker
Why I chose the SC-1267SG:
Price was a consideration in choosing my new servo but durability and reliability was my primary concern. With so many servos on the market it was a bit of a difficult decision.
My first option was to use the Savox SW-0231MG1 from the TR-MT10e truck as these are durable, cheap and I have them in stock. This is what my son is running in his TR-SC10e and it works great. This option probably would have been fine but I wanted to go with something a little more race oriented.
My second consideration was to go with an ultra high end servo like a ProTek or Tekin but I'm not a pro racer and I doubt the high price tag would be worth it for me.
I settled on the Savox SC-1267SG Black Edition because it fell right in between these two price points, it looks good in the Black Edition and all of the reviews and information I found online made me think it should be a reliable choice.
The Savox SC-1267SG Black Edition comes in a nice plastic box that will come in handy for storing spare parts / screws etc. I also picked up a Protek RC PTK-7819-BK Aluminum Servo Horn while I was on Amazon. It looks okay but for the price, I think any cheap Amazon/China special would have been a better value.
The Savox included some plastic servo horns, mounting hardware and a couple of sticker sheets. Oddly, the servo horn screw was a phillips head rather than a hex head so I chose to use the Redcat servo horn screw. I also used all of the stock mounting hardware.
Here's the Savox installed in my TR-SC10e. The install was simple and I think it looks great in the truck. It dropped right into place with no issues whatsoever.
I did however have to turn my dual rate down to around 73 or 74 to ensure the servo wasn't trying to move the steering linkage beyond it's limits. When I upgrade my transmitter at a later date, I'll use the EPA adjustments to do this properly but for now, the stock transmitter only offers dual rate adjustments so that will have to do.
I also decided to use the stock plastic servo horn for now (will I regret this decision?) So far, the stock servo horn is working well and I figure the little tiny bit of flex in the horn may help protect the servo and other steering components.
I'm looking forward to giving this new servo a real test but for now, I'm quite happy with my choice and would recommend the SC-1267SG.
By the way, if you found this helpful, please do me a HUGE favor and support me by purchasing your TR-SC10E parts and hop-ups from me and also by using my Amazon links if you make any purchases at Amazon (servos or otherwise - they'll pay me a small commission)
You can also check out some of my other TR-SC10E project posts here:
Part 1 - New Body
Part 2 - ESC Mount
Part 3 - Front Bumper
Part 4 - Wheel Nuts
Part 5 - Aluminum Rear Hubs and Aluminum Steering Knuckles
Part 6 - Rear End Upgrades
Part 7 - Front End Upgrades
Part 8 - Ball Cups
Part 9 - Battery Tray
Part 10 - Tires
'till next time