In the true realm of things, you will be better off upgrading to a high quality servo before upgrading the radio. Savox 1258 is a decent mid grade servo that most racers swear by, and then Radio Post makes some very high quality servos with high torque/speed and more importantly, precision.
Bill is right on.
I bought a very expensive servo, which I used with my Spektrum DX3E, which is a decent radio, along with a SR300 DSM1 receiver, which isn't so great. Anyway, I immediately felt connected to the car; however, my SR300 would continually suffer brown outs and the range was shorter than others, which could be an issue at larger outdoor tracks and bashing. I bought a CC BEC, this fixed the majority of issues, but when a lot of DSM1 or cheaper transmitters were around, I would still have issues, one of which caused a pretty sever crash (at least I like to think so
I could have bought a DSM2 receiver for $100, but I decided to switch companies before I invested too much.
I now have a good Futaba radio and haven't had a problem since. A good servo, receiver and transmitter are the triad for happy driving and can't really be separated. It doesn't mean you have to have the latest greatest, but you want something that isn't going to hamper the other items performance.
One thing I do find funny, what good is it to obsess over latency measured in miliseconds if you go out and buy a servo slower than other options by several hundredths of a second. A decent transmitter/reciever from any company is going to outperform the fastest servo made. I understand ergonomics, channels, mixing, etc. I am just trying to advocate a balance. Get a great servo and a good radio/receiver, like a 4PL, MT-4, or any other reputable name brand etc. and get racing!
If you can afford the best, well....buy it
(Last edited by JayhawkNavy02 : 1.09.13 at 2:34 pm)
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