Savox SC-1268SG Servo Review
When it has been the time to choose what servos I will use for my summer buggy project, I wanted something different than what I usually use. After reading many good comments on the Savox servos on different forums, I’ve decided to pick two SC-1268SG High Voltage servos for my buggy. The 1268SG supports 7.4v LiPo receiver pack without the need of an extra voltage regulator. When connected to a LiPo receiver pack, the 1268SG has 361oz-in (26 kg-cm) of torque and a transit time of 0.11sec. The specs are also good at 6v, with 208 oz-in of torque and a transit time of 0.13sec. The Savox SC-1268SG uses an aluminum case with heatsink, metal gears and accepts 25 splines servo horns.
As expected, the servos installation into my RC8B buggy went flawlessly. The servos fit perfectly in the tight space reserved for them. Since the servo’s output shaft has 25T, I use the 25T Futaba horns included with the kit. The nice looking anodized orange case of the servos added a nice touch to the buggy, they even match up my engine’s head color!
With a freshly charged 7.4v LiPo pack installed in my buggy, I have turned on the the receiver and have adjusted the trims for the steering and brake servos on my transmitter. Like for any others brands of servo, this is very important to adjust the EPA to prevent the servos from frying, specially with LiPo receiver packs. My first concern about the Savox servos was their noise. They are little more noisy than others servos. However, when the nitro engine will be running, no one will notice! According to the specs, the SC-1268 servos are about 0.02 sec slower than the servos I usually use. I have saw no difference in term of speed when driving my buggy. They have always centered well and they have more than enough torque to steer the front wheels and to stop my buggy. The steering feels smooth and precise and I was feeling confident with the servos.
At the exception of their noise, I must admit that the Savox SC-1268SG have surprised me. They are affordable, around 30$ less than the competition. After 2 gallon of bashing and racing with 6v and 7.4v LiPo receiver pack, the Savox servos are still precise as a Swiss clock. They never showed any sign of overheat or weakness. Savox has a complete line of servos for any needs. The street price for the SC-1268SG is around 90$us.
- No Regulator needed
- Higher performance due to increased voltage and improved technology
- Fast response
- Incredible torque
- Increased transit speed
- Increased efficiency
- Water resistant with 4 silicon seals implanted
- Strong and precise-made steel gears
- Suitable for 1/8th nitro racing and large scale aircraft.
- Suitable for 600 and 700 class helicopter swash plate servos.
- Torque: @6.0v – 208 oz-in. (13 kg-cm) / @7.4v – 361oz-in. (26 kg-cm)
- Speed: @6.0v – 0.13sec/60° / @7.4v – 0.11sec/60°
- Voltage Range: 4.5v-7.4v
- Weight: 62g
- Motor: Coreless
- Gear: Steel
- Case: Aluminum Heatsink
- Output Shaft: 25T Spline (Futaba)
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 40.3×20.2×37.2mm
For more information, visit www.savoxusa.com