This has all the initial makings of a fantastic servo, especially for the price! Many of us bought these servos when they were discounted 20%. Unfortunately, there's a down side. The protek servos (purportedly manufactured by Futaba) often begin to suffer from what many refer to as the "futaba shakes." This has happened to 3 of the 4 protek servos (130S and 130T) that I have bought. All of these servos have been used as steering servos in a 1/8 buggy. The servos that developed the "shakes" happened shortly after I began using them (with less than 1 hour of run time). The "shakes" happen after turning the servo and allowing it to re-center. The servo begins vibrating vigorously. This is only prominent when no load is on the servo (when the buggy is lifted in the air on a stand). Supposedly this is caused by the servo having difficulty digitally finding center. A-main does have fabulous customer service, though. Hopefully they'll work to get this issue solved quickly. Or they'll post a notice giving a solution... or saying the "shakes" don't affect performance. I'm sorry to have to post a bad review, but I want to help my fellow hobbyists out there save some of the confusion and frustration that I've had.
This servo is horrible i had it for two races at my small local track and it started jittering. Its on an eb48.4 and im not hard on it but it didnt last long.I take the blame cause i shouldve gotten a higher torque one i guess.
Have the ProTek servos in all three of my race vehicles now and the results have been tremendous. Have had no problems at all with any of the three servos. Love them.
I really hate to give my first bad review, but I took a gamble on this since most of the reviews were positive and a relative few mentioned defects. Imagine my luck, mine also had the shakes. So, unfortunately, I have to give my experience with this servo a one-star. Five stars to Amain customer service though! They sent me a shipping label, and I'll be getting this back to them just as soon as I un-quarantine. Thanks, COVID...
One of my favorite servos for 1/10 off-road, I have never had an issue with any of the 3 I have.
I have 3 130T's and i've had one of them in my sct410.3 for 2 seasons now with absolutely no problems yet! Don't be afraid buy these now! they work great. The true test i suppose will be steering in my nt48.
I wouldn't recommended these for steering in a truggy. Still going strong in sct though.
**update** 9-26-16 Junk servos for 1/8 scale. Both truggy servos went out within one season. Trying the 150s now.
First time Protek servo! Very, strong and fast on LiPo battery.
BLAZING FAST in a 1/8 buggy or truggy (I use this servo in both). If you're detecting ant lag at all, it's probably from your transmitter, because it is most certainly NOT from this servo. :-)
Very good servo, unbelievably quiet, a lot of bang for ur buck
Great combo of torque and speed, I have 2 in my D8T TTE and they do everything that I need strong enough for heavy braking and fast enough to sling around truggy tires.
I recently bought this servo for my E buggy. So far this is an outstanding servo!! I run it at 7.4 volts and it has plentyyyy of torque and speed! I have seen no issues with servo glitching or centering issues. It's a very quiet servo and I look forward to buying more for my nitro buggy.
I've been running these servos in my 1/10th scale vehicles for quite a while. They give me all the speed and strength you'll ever need. For the price and warranty that ProTek provides on it's products, they cannot be beaten.
Great servo and specs for the price ! I've ran it in ebuggy and 4wd SCT no shakes for me
I use these servos in all of my racing applications, including 1/10th Short Course racing. The large, heavy tires on a SC truck can prove a real challenge for your steering servo, and for two years running now the 130T has been up to the task. I also use this product in my stadium truck, 2wd, and 4wd buggies - all the vehicles I race week in and week out.
A lot of people will look at ultimate speed to rate and compare a servo, but in my experience it's the torque that matters. The fastest transit time in the world doesn't matter if the servo can't hold your steering properly heading into a high-speed sweeper. Even at the lower 6.0V rating (the standard BEC voltage of nearly all speed controls) the 130T provides a massive 288 oz-in of torque, and yet costs only $90. Hard to find more power for your buck!
This servo has been nothing but great since I installed it on my 8ight T 2.0, and just recently up graded 8ight T 3.0. I am running 7.4 Lipo and it is fast and strong. I am not sure about the shakes other people have been talking about I have not experienced any problems with mine at all. You have to make sure to set the end points up and use your servo saver. Great servo, and I highly recommend.
Have 2 races on mine and they perform perfect. Use 1 for throttle and 1 for steering in nitro and 1 for steering in ebuggy.. Zero issues and will continue to use.. Great product and Great price.
I bought this servo last season, been using it in my Losi 8ight T E-truggy all of last year with no problems at all. Great servo for the money.
Unreliable, prone to getting the jitters and shaking like mad at neutral. Shame, they’re a great servo at this price at first, just don’t last. Amain stands behind them but I’ll be replacing them all with savox 2273/2274’s. I’ve got a ton of them that keep going and going with no problem after tons of 1/8 scale racing.
I typically REALLY like Protek stuff, but this one let me down. Bad eggs in every bunch I guess.
I had one in my pitbox for a back-up, unopened, for nearly a year and half. Finally needed it at a race, put it in, and it lasted literally a half a tank of fuel as an 1/8 buggy T/B servo, and quit working. Disappointing. :( Be careful with this one.
I've owned Futaba, Spektrum, Savox, and Hitec and these ProTeks blow any of those away in my opinion. Virtually silent and faster than any I've seen. As far as reliability, all I can say is that I have had this one and the 130S in my Eight 3.0 nitro buggy for about 4 months now and haven't had a problem yet. In fact I just bought the 150T for my E-Buggy.