This servo is an awesome bang for bucks!
It is very durable ( I have mine for 4 years now and it is still working like a charm) and the price is right!
For 2 months now i am using this servo in my Sakura D3 drift chassis and it does its job wonderfully!
As a drifter you want to avoid fast steering input, so you dont need a fast servo.
The S3003 also is strong enough for the job as a steering servo in a drifter and even touring car, although you might want to have a faster servo if you want serious touring car action.
But for a drifter this servo is outright PERFECT!
This servo is built with high quality parts and materials. I have used this servo and it is fairly quick yet responsive. The price is very reasonable for a branded servo. I am recommend this servo for new RC hobbyist who just enter the world of RC.
I bought a futaba MJ 2 channel radio control system combo from Rcmart and contains two of these servos. This radio system i bought it for my second car that i use only for drift and because this radio was cheap. When i first assemble this servo in my drift car didnt have much expectations and when it was all done and functinable i was amazed. This steering servo works much much faster than my other servo i have in my first car Acoms 2,4 G II, and i couldnt believe my eyes on this. Futaba stock servo is quicker and more reliable than an servo contained in an much more expensive radio control system combo. Luckily the futaba radio control system combo comes with two servos and as all my car are electric and need only one for running i did what every wise driver would do. I replace the acoms ..
Aside from the Futaba servo that is built-in in the Futaba radio kit, I have only used the Futaba Standard s3003 servo. Upon installing it on my radio controlled car, it works really great having decent steering and throttle capabilities.
This works well in almost all radio controlled kit type such as the 1/10 and 1/8 electric powered or nitro powered cars; and this will even work really good whether installed vertically or horizontally in the kit - making it the ideal servo for every RC enthusiasts. I would say though, that this item is perfect for beginners as the more advanced users would prefer the digital one's.
But still if you are looking for something that is worth the value for money at a real affordable price, then the s3003 would be a good choice.
I've purchased many of these in the past and all I can really say is none of them have ever put a foot wrong. They've never missed a beat. I have broken one before, but that was my mistake. I don't really think any servo can take a head on collision at about 60 mph. As mentioned in the previous reviews, this servo doesn't have much power (44.4 oz) so this is only really suitable for on road cars. However, these aren't too good for racing as they have pretty slow response time compared to high end servos. But for a backyard basher, these are perfect. I also have the S3004 (ball bearing version) in my ancient Traxxas Rustler and it does fine, but is a bit sluggish at turning those grippy 2.2" tires. Especially on dry asphalt in the middle of the summer at a dead stop. Overall, this is t..
This servo is cheap and good for beginner. It also from futaba. I got two of this servo, one on TT01 and one for TA05. It works perfectly. I suggest that if your car run on your backyard or in front of the house use this S3003 will be fine. But if on the competition track you gonna need better one.
This is the standard Servo you'll get if you buy one of those Futaba radio start kit. They are not bad at all considering it is a low budget servo. Good for small cars like the m-chassis, or your 1/10 touring, not the fastest, so if you're hoping for quick response be prepared to have a bigger budget. They are a good start for anyone who wants to have stable, consistent servo. I think it's a good value for money servo. Don't put it on a truck or a buggy though, it's just not built for those kind of punishment.
The best quality and performance servo at affordable price. Suitable for 1/10 on-road scale models and 1/18 off-road models like 1/18 Anderson and compatible. Have decent torque and turning response. I have all of them on my 1/10 truggy and touring. Will not jammed or over push beyond EPA setting. Doesn't have any overheat FET issue inside the servo case. Higly recomended servo if your going for performance on the budget. Thumbs up.
I have this servo in a couple of cars and one truck - it is a great servo for the price. These parts last long and work trouble free in most applications. I agree about the torque being a little low (44.4 oz.), but for on-road purposes this servo is the best at this price. At a little over 37 grams, this helps to balance the weight of the chassis against the battery. I would recommend this servo to anyone looking for performance and value in servo.
I've got this servo in a couple cars. It's a great reliable servo but it doesn't have a lot of torque. For most 1/10 applications it is more than suitable, but if you race, or you run 1/8 scale, you'll want something better with more speed and torque. Overall this is a good servo that has yet to give me any problems.
In all my RC cars, I have used only the S3003 Servo from Futaba. I would never use anything else. These are perfect for the price, and the quality is outstanding. They are quite powerful and I have never had any problems with them. The S3003 is a great upgrade or replacement part for the servo in any RC car!