View Full Version : Torq servos

06-22-2010, 08:33 PM
Well, I smoked an elevator servo and dumped a new nitro - smack in the middle of the runway! Sunsabiches! Anyway, I started the search for my next servo set for cyclic and had to check out the Torq's again. I was shocked when I read the torque ratings. I won't claim to know the fine line between enough torque and overkill in favor of speed, but I was amazed when I read the specs. Even at 7.4 v, they're only rated at 112 oz-in. They are obviously lightning fast. The are absolute electro-mechanical jewelry, but I can't say I feel that warm and fuzzy, given the price for servos that they have the muscle for the heavy demand poeple seem to want for the swash. I also noted Charlie's comments about servo selection for the V90 as well.

Am I out of calibration here? I am sure the factory pilots are slick enough to fly the nads off of them, but I don't have their finesse. Any wisdom to share?


06-22-2010, 08:51 PM
I just picked up a set for my 50. Not sure how they fly yet but even if they suck Ill keep them cause they look so dang good.

This kinda brings up a good question, how much torque is really necessary ? Sure more is better but at what point are you better off with more speed than torque ? A lot of servo speed and torque requirements seems to be antidotal, with actual data being unheard of.

06-22-2010, 09:50 PM
I put a set on my flybarless Velocity 50 and they rock! Not only are they lightning quick with plenty of power even on flybarless, but they are very precise and center perfect. I had 8717s on the cyclic before and when I converted to flybarless, my milliamp draw per flight doubled with the 8717s. When I put the TORQs on, the draw dropped down to around 300ma per flight. MUCH more effecient servos!

06-23-2010, 11:39 AM
any idea run them on futaba ?

06-23-2010, 02:46 PM
I use my Torq servos on futaba, i use a Kiwi to run 8V.

06-24-2010, 01:16 AM
with torq tail servo as well? does the futaba receiver run on 8v as well.

06-24-2010, 03:21 AM
The kiwi allows me to run my cyclic and tail servo on 2S directly but all the other electronics on 5V.

06-25-2010, 10:17 AM
wow thks for the idea i got it.... i dont need a HV for my throttle servo...

07-10-2010, 05:22 PM
I am contemplating the Torq servos for my velocity 50 (Due from the big brown truck on Tuesday!), and have a couple of questions. So there is no problem running them straight from a 2s lipo? But then what is the best way to run the throttle servo and the rx?

07-10-2010, 08:22 PM

You can run the throttle directly to the rx or I run a MultiGov pro and run the throttle on
7.4 v from the jumper on the rx to the MultiGov and then direct to the servo, no problems

08-22-2010, 06:26 PM
Why are the red 9080 cyclics no longer available at HD?


H to the C
08-23-2010, 01:17 PM
We got even better ones coming . The 9180 and 9188 series.

08-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Sweet, answered my question also.

08-24-2010, 01:17 PM
That being the case, are those of use who bought the original Torq's out of luck for parts should they become necessary?


08-25-2010, 12:04 AM
Are the new models going to cost more?

08-26-2010, 06:25 AM
When can we expect the new servos in the shops?

08-26-2010, 06:41 AM
When can we expect the new servos in the shops?

Haven't seen anything posted yet on delivery or availability

08-26-2010, 03:47 PM
9080's are still available... whew... had me goin' there. But how about parts?


John Cook
08-26-2010, 04:12 PM
not sure about parts. Did they ever sell spares for the 9088's? Heck what would you break on them except horns? I suppose a terrible crash might take out a gear, but I don't remember ever hearing of anyone taco'ing a servo like that, well an outrage servo anyway.

I want some of the new 9188's or w/e they are calling the new high torque BLS servos. Hoping I can afford them when they release.

08-27-2010, 04:36 AM
I was just primarily wondering about parts... not that I'd ever need them. Looking at vendors sites it stands out a bit to me. They are great servos, though. The new ones, I've seen in Detroit, but that was a while back.


09-13-2010, 06:24 PM
While at IRCHA, I converted my Bergen Intrepid Turbine to flybarless, with a Skookum 720.
Saturday, I replaced all my servos as I wanted to ensure that I had enough power to adequately run the system. On my cyclic I changed from 9252's to 8717's (bought at Heliproz while at IRCHA). For the tail servo, I chose to replace the 9254 with a Torq 9088 running at 7.4V.
Flew it yesterday for the first time and I'm very impressed, powerful, fast and accurate. Pricey, but quality costs! ;)