By Aaron Waldron
New from Futaba:
To commemorate the long-standing relationship between the two Japanese manufacturers, Futaba has introduced a new lineup of high-voltage servos branded under O.S. Speed Tuned brand, with red- and black-anodized cases and black and gray servo leads.
The Speed R1 BLS371SV is a standard-sized servo intended for 1/8-scale nitro on-road vehicles, rated at 0.10 sec/19 kg-cm, with hybrid gears and ceramic bearings tucked into an aluminum upper and middle case. The Speed T1 BLS571SV is a low-profile servo for 1/10-scale on- and off-road applications, rated at 0.08 sec/11 kg-cm, with hardened gears and ceramic bearings with aluminum upper and middle case sections. Finally, the Speed B1 is an all-aluminum case rated at 0.06 sec/24.6 kg-cm, built with hybrid gears and ceramic bearings for 1/8-scale off-road vehicles.