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Old 10-03-2022, 01:00 PM   #1
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Talking SCX6 Servo Options and Installs....NSDRC

What Servo is everyone running in the SCX6 Jeep/Honcho? Got any pics of your install? I am looking to upgrade mine from the SAVOX 0236MG

Servos that I am aware of:
ShiftRCs X5
NSDRC 2500
Reefs Beast 1000, 2000
Promodeler 1/5 scale servos
Savox 1/5 Servos
Hitec 1/5 Servo
AGFRC 100KG High-Torque Servo

What other Servos am I missing? Amazon? Another Brand?

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Old 10-03-2022, 07:50 PM   #2
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I believe Reefs has changed the servo horn since I put this up.

SCX6 Beast 2000 Servo install

If I were to do it again I'd go for the NSDRC cheaper and more torque, it wasn't around when I did mine.

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Old 10-04-2022, 08:08 AM   #3
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I believe Reefs has changed the servo horn since I put this up.

SCX6 Beast 2000 Servo install

If I were to do it again I'd go for the NSDRC cheaper and more torque, it wasn't around when I did mine.
Thank you! Just looking at all the options. Great post!
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Old 10-07-2022, 09:12 AM   #4
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Looks like the new NSDRC 2500 V2 is both fast and has high torque. I think that may be the way to go on a higher end servo.
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:46 AM   #5
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Got the V2, in-line battery adapter and servo horn. Servo horn is setup for the M4 screw!


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Old 10-24-2022, 09:54 AM   #6
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M4? Wow! Looks like an absolute beast.

Nothing to add but I love seeing pics of new servos. It's like Christmas morning every time I get a new servo in the mail lol.

- Might even be a cool thread, I dunno... "NSD"
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Old 10-25-2022, 02:39 PM   #7
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I have tried the AGFRC, NSDRC V1 and the Shift Rcs X5 and the Shifts was the best by a large margin. I am not a team driver or affiliated with any of the vendors.
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I have tried the AGFRC, NSDRC V1 and the Shift Rcs X5 and the Shifts was the best by a large margin. I am not a team driver or affiliated with any of the vendors.
You might like the NSDRC V2, it's nice and fast and strong on the rocks!
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Old 10-26-2022, 01:24 PM   #9
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You might like the NSDRC V2, it's nice and fast and strong on the rocks!
I would hope so, I didn't like my V1 at all, it was a major slouch.
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:48 PM   #10
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Easy install!


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Man, that thing is a beast for sure. How is it performing?

I know it must go with the territory, but it would be a hard pill to swallow to spend $250-$500 to upgrade the servo.

At the price point of the rig, it would be nice if they installed a better servo from the start, but I guess we always say that about the RTR servos
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Old 11-20-2022, 06:14 PM   #12
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I just put in an amazon cheap one - Power HD WH-80KG that was $80. I saw a couple people had been using it with some success. Also I personally have like 12-15 hours on the stock server and it's still working OK off a 7.2V BEC. So maybe I'm easy on servos, idk... I constantly crawl technical rocks, but I don't tend to force things when they get bound up... throttle or steering.

This one is much stronger and is running off 8.4V BEC. It will move the truck side to side easily and never seems to bog down like the stock would (even on BEC). I don't play 'wiggle the servo" games you see people doing in comps, so I don't know or care about rates.

Anyway quite pleased with it on initial 3hr day, now the clock starts to see how durable it is. And I carry the stock one as a spare in case it dies on the trail. Fits in the Honcho's rear toolbox lol.
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Old 11-20-2022, 08:34 PM   #13
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Thanks chilly, good info.

I have had good luck with the cheaper Amazon servo's for the 1/10th scale stuff and suspect the bigger ones would do fine.
And I am also okay with the fact that they are slower. I am generally just crawling around with my kids.

It will be good to see your thoughts in the months/years to come.
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Old 11-21-2022, 12:52 AM   #14
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Iíve got that 80kg servo in my cart.. Iíve got a new bec laying on the bench already also. Curious to see how it holds up, but the specs sound pretty good and considering I can buy 3 of these to most the other name brand servos.. I think Iíll take a chance. Not saying the others arenít worth it because Iím sure they most definitely are, but I think thereís a time and place like everything.


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Agreed, the high and servos Iím sure are much better and cost a lot for very legitimate reasonsÖ real production costs, innovation, small sales volume, etc. I donít think theyíre trying to rip us off or anything. And I know the Chinese ones blatantly misrepresent specs and are disposable (are the fancy ones rebuildable?)

I just donít feel the need one so massive. Honestly, the stock one after adding the BEC was working out pretty good for me. Only a few situations where I couldíve used a little more torque. I wouldnít even have replaced it except for all the horrible failure reports I didnít want to get stuck on the trail. So I replaced it before it died so I can keep it as a spare.

But Iím the same with motors and ESCís. To me, this thing has more power than I could ever need stock and seems to have great low speed control to me. Why would you spend money upgrading it? It probably has enough torque to break an axle or strip gears if you wedge a wheel into a gap and force it, and It goes faster than the suspension and geometry is designed to function effectively on (in bumps) and itís not gonna jump for crap. Same reasons I donít crawl with my 6s Arrma EXB.

I even drive a Volkswagen GTI on the street. Would I rather have a skyline GTR, sure. But I donít track it and so much of that is just wasted on the street. The GTI is the perfect streetcar imho and is less than a quarter of the price. Then I have so much money left to blow on $1100 RC cars!


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Man, that thing is a beast for sure. How is it performing?

I know it must go with the territory, but it would be a hard pill to swallow to spend $250-$500 to upgrade the servo.

At the price point of the rig, it would be nice if they installed a better servo from the start, but I guess we always say that about the RTR servos
So far so good. I had a friend print off the adapter to mount the rear battery tray up front and I got some 4S 1500mah batteries to run the Servo off of. It's a beast of a servo and It takes anything with ease. Yes it was a hard pill to swallow. I got my SCX6 used and it came with a SAVOX servo in it that was better than stock but I wanted at least 1,000oz.'s out of the servo b/c my rig has Vitavon axles and it weighs more than 30 pounds. I wanted something that would be good for the truck and at 2500oz. I could not be happier.
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Sounds like it’s a beast for sure, glad it’s working well for you.
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