I use protek black label servos in everything i race. 170bl in 1/8 scale and 160 in 10th scale.i use to use mks or futaba and one day tried the older protek chad Bradley servo and since then never looked back protek bl servos are very good quality and wont let u down. Speed is great and the torque is amazing. They are very strong servos will last u long
It is a bad departure to write this review in comparison to all the other good reviews that you see about this servo. I however have had 2 bad experiences with this servo. First, I have had ProTek servos in the past that have been excellent, were very strong torque power, and these servos would have lasted a long time. For some reason I got a bad batch with these two. When I got the first 160 TBL I installed it and it gave normal operation of a ProTek servo. But I learned that I could hear servo noise that was out of spec because these servos make no noise whatsoever and neither do any other servos I have used. There was a light twitching sound in the servo that was noticeable that sounded like some type of electronic interference. I tested it on another receiver and the same noise was still evident. I didn't know whether this servo would malfunction fully so I returned it to A-Main. I received my second servo and didn't even install it and immediately plugged it in expecting to hear a quiet servo. To my shock I heard the exact same twitching sound however this time it was even louder. I had to return this one as well. If you go to page 2 of these reviews Clifford Flores said the same thing. I don't know if it is possible that there are whole batches of electronics that are defective in a lot, but this may have been the case here. Lately, I have noticed that the quality from China, Taiwan, Korea, or other Asian countries just isn't what it used to be. If you read my review of the Tekin Gen4 Spec-R 13.5T, the same thing happened with this motor. In comparison, my Motive MC4 was hand checked, assembled, and packaged by a professional at the Wisconsin office. For this motor there was an 18 part Analysis and Quality Control Spec Sheet, including a visual inspection, machine test and motor temp, and the timing was optimized and pre-set. Upon installation, this Motiv MC4 17.5T motor could power my Team Associated B74.1 4WD with a near power level as the Tekin Gen4 Spec-R 13.5T. In this comparison, poor quality control standards should be a justification that electronics should be produced here in the USA like they used to be. Corporations just will not have it this way though because of their profit margin of executive greed. Much of our electronics must be produced at FOXCONN and abroad in order to justify that unheard of profit margin and eliminate good paying American jobs. What do you think?
***AS ALWAYS, AMAIN HAS ABSOLUTELY SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE WHICH IS THE UTMOST HIGHEST
IN THE INDUSTRY. SO THEREFORE THE RETURN WAS NOT EVEN QUESTIONED***
This is my standard steering servo for my 1/10th scale off-road buggies and stadium truck. I really like the speed an torque this servo delivers when I'm racing (though i'm a slow guy :-)).
Excellent servo highly recommended, using it in my 1/10 off-road with great success has a very nice response and tight feeling.
Great servo! Use it for indoor carpet and clay, won't buy any other type of servo.
Beautifully machined and impressive. Very smooth and quick. I'm running the black label in a ET410.2 truggy and a B6.2d buggy, both have performed flawlessly. I've also heard great reviews from other friends that run only protek servos at this point. 5 stars!
Nice low profile, very short plug wire though, so needs to be close to Rx or you may need an extension.
Very impressed with this servo, it's quiet and fast. Quality of the case is excellent. Hopefully it stands the test of time.
so far first impressions are good, 5 stars.
This is my second Protek 160TBL servo. I was so impressed by my first purchase I had to get another for one of my other vehicles, and will be getting 3 more over time to replace the others in my vehicles.
Best low profile servo on the market! Works in everything from 1:10 buggies to sprint cars to 1:10 truggies. Strong, reliable, durable and fast. Exactly what every racer needs. Get the ProTek RC aluminum servo washers and ProTek RC aluminum servo horn while you are at it for a bullet proof combo.
Quick, responsive and powerful. I've been using this servo in my 1/10 racers, both 4WD and 2WD. The compact form gives you extra room in the chassis and the lighter weight makes a difference when every gram counts.
So far so good. I run the 160 black label in my b6.3 and it works great. Extremely responsive and seems to have plenty of torque. I run the 170
Black label in my B4e. Great servos. Highly recommended
Overall good servo, with a good warranty, which you may need, I've had two of them die on me, one just locked itself up, when the power is off but still worked ok when powered up, Amain didn't want to warranty that one though. The other, got center and left turn jitters real bad, but they're taking care of it on warranty. Are they good? Yeah, but not better than anyone elses swrvos, but if they stand behind the 1 year warranty, you can't beat it.
After additional research on Spektrum 150A ESCs, I had found that their ESCs pushing 7.4v could sometime be a bit harsh on servos even if the servo can handle 7.4v. I reduced the ESC BEC output to 6.0v for this servo and it is nothing short of outstanding. Would recommend to others but suggest you research optimal performance output of specific ESCs for specific servos.
I run black carpet racing and I Love this servo It’s very smooth and feels great definitely a must have
With the undue stress on servos today because of no servo savers this is one of the best servos in the business to hold up to today's carpet racing.
Wow what can I say. Awesome product. Clean no scratches and all the hardware I needed . And great speed and torq
Servo is quite, fit great in my tight spaced losi buggy
Flawless beyond compare. I use a 170sbl in my 6.3 buggy for carpet racing and it's flawless as well. I use the new 160tbl for my stadium truck on carpet too. Response time is amazing with the mt44 sanwa. Torque is more than enough to move those big wheels on corners with awesome re-centering upon corner exit. This is an amazing servo and It's much smaller than expected for It's performance.
Super Fast well built metal case. Looks good in the TLR22-4 too.
So I have 4 of the protek 160tbl servos 3 of them I have on my yokomo race buggies and they work great no complaints they have plenty of power and are really quick and I also have one on my traxxas slash the one I want to talk about is the one on the slash I use my slash just about every day I beat the living crap out of that thing as soon as I get home from work I used the servo as a last minute replacement for the stock servo which crapped out on me after the first month and I just have to say this servo is built like a tank for its size it’s very strong very durable and reliable even on the track they kick ass protek makes a very nice servo