ProTek RC 170TBL Black Label High Torque Brushless Servo.
Brushless servo technology has improved by leaps and bounds. Finally, brushless servos can deliver holding power, speed and precision that can compete with a coreless servo. Combine that with the superior efficiency and lifespan of a brushless motor and you have a servo that hits all the marks, with the performance and quality required for a pro level build.
A black anodized aluminum case with aluminum and white accents give this servo a stealthy look that sets it apart from the rest. The aluminum upper case provides bomb proof durability and the heat sink center case offers efficient heat dissipation and helps to reduce weight. The lead wire is detachable, allowing you to easily custom tailor the servo lead to your application, and the package includes both 135mm and 285mm length servo leads. Plus, a full selection of servo arms and mounting hardware are included making installation easy.
NOTE: If you experience glitching or poor performance while using a Futaba transmitter, you must turn off BLS mode. BLS mode is only compatible with Futaba BLS type servos.
- Ideal for any 1/10 to 1/8 surface application that requires high torque
- Full aluminum black anodized case
- High voltage circuitry
- 0.13 transit speed, and 600 oz-in of torque @ 6.0V
- 0.11 transit speed, and 650 oz-in of torque @ 7.4V
- 150mm and 300mm length 22awg detachable servo leads included w/gold plated connectors
- Full metal gears and dual ball bearings
- Brushless motor
Available Servo Leads:
- PTK-3049: 70mm (2.75")
- PTK-3047: 150mm (5.91")
- PTK-3048: 300mm (11.81")
|Recommended Application||1/10 to 1/8 Scale Surface
|Operating Voltage||4.8V - 7.4V
|Operating Temperature||14° to 140° F (-10 to +60° C)|
|Operating Speed @ 6.0V||0.13/60° sec
|Operating Speed @ 7.4V
|Dynamic Torque @ 6.0V
||600 oz-in (43.2 kg-cm)
|Dynamic Torque @ 7.4V
||650 oz-in (46.8 kg-cm)
|Output Shaft||25 Tooth
||1520?s / 333hz|
|Length (Bottom to Mount)
This product was added to our catalog on December 28, 2016
I try to drive reasonably smoothly, but do still put my cars (and thus the servos) through some tough crashes. These servos are amazingly robust. Bullet proof. I have yet to have to replace a single servo due to breakage or even wear-and-tear. Compare this to 10 years ago when I was replacing servos in my 8th scale vehicles on a bi-weekly basis.
In terms of performance the 170SBL is plenty fast (I sometimes need to dial down the response time on my radio for steering), and is very strong and torquey. I could probably also use it for steering on my truggies tbh, but have opted for the 170TBL just to be safe. The 170TBL provides tons of torque, and is also very responsive/speedy.
This is one of those products, along with Hobbywing ESC and motors, that have made 8th scale off-road so much more fun. I honestly can't recommend this product anymore highly. It is worth every penny of its cost.
*Sportsman-level driver who has been racing for 10 years.