I purchased this servo mainly because the 422 was out of stock. I have one of those in another rig and have been very happy with it so far. While the cost was a little more, I figured it would be a good opportunity to try out one of its bigger brothers. I installed the servo in the vehicle, in this case a custom Axial Bomber I am building with a "The DMG" B1B conversion kit. I haven't installed all the other electronics yet, so I had to plug up an old ESC and receiver / etc. to make sure the servo was centered before installing the servo horn. At first I was completely in shock as I wasn't hearing anything. Surely I didn't get a dud out of the box! I turned the steering back and forth and I didn't hear anything! After doing that a coupe times in disbelief, I tilted the rig up where I could see the servo. As it turns out, the music I was playing in the background at a very low volume was enough to actually drown out what little noise this servo makes. Its amazingly quiet!
As far as operation, just using a basic ESC and no BEC, the thing slings the 2.2 tires around with little effort. I cannot wait to see how it is when I throw some extra voltage at it! It's an incredible servo that so far matches up well against another very well known brand that costs 50% more and isn't nearly as quiet!
I cannot see how you can go wrong with this servo. If you need a nice, high torque servo for your crawler, you should pick one of these up!
Does not work. DOA. Tried in traxxas hoss to make sure. Originally its for my Rock Rey.
Plug my old ones in no problems.
Plug this new one in and Nothing.
Update" smooth return very easy and simple. Thank you.
Bought this for my trx4 and what a phenomenal servo for the price! Plenty of torque and speed for crawling or bashing.
I upgraded to this from a reef 422 that broke (still an awesome servo) so I jumped up to the 444 for the all metal case. Reef makes some of the best servos on the market. The power behind this thing is unreal. Has really nice speed as well. Could be used in a crawler or a monster truck easily. Will buy again
Very well-made servo one of the best I've used super strong and smooth, fast, Quiet operation.
At first it was great... then on the 6th run i have ZERO steering! Thought it was my servo horn but after checking the servo, it was actually all the internal gears that apparently had stripped out. I can turn my transmitter all i want and it makes sound but the servo doesn’t move at all. HIGHLY disappointed with it for the price! I will be purchasing something different and HOPEFULLY hear something back on the warranty for this one so i can have it as a spare.
So far so good. Direct replacement in my Traxxas UDR.
This servo was a real disappointment to me and my local RC friends. I fitted it on my Kraton EXB and it did not have sufficient power to steer. Can only steering to one direction but not the other direction (need to do bigger turns). It produces a lot of whining and grinding sound. Steering speed is also slower than my 1/10 scale servo. I only used it for few runs after receiving my new Kraton EXB in late November. I swapped it out for a cheaper AGF servo and it performs impressively well.
First Reefs servo and it’s absolutely amazing fast and strong
Awesome power. Easy to install in 10 minutes. Just plug into channel 1 and it’s ready to roll.
So far so good. Using this on my AMS setup. I love that it's quiet and that it moves fast. It is pricey, but you usually get what you pay for. So I'm about to find that out.
I am happy with the performance and would buy again.
Bought this for my TRX6 and running off the internal BEC of my Hobbywing AXE at 6v. Even at 6v its power is quite impressive and it's faster than I expected or really need. Fit and finish is very impressive, this thing just exudes quality! I'm very pleased with my purchase and will definitely buy more Reefs products. Yes, you could get a more powerful servo, but after running this one I don't really see any reason to. Highly recommended, and AMain Hobbies rocks!
Great high torque servo, extremely quiet and has been very reliable.
Good Servo for Rock Crawling. I use this servo in 3 of my trucks and it performs great. I really like the styling as well, I think its the best looking servo on the market.
Absolutely amazing. Switched out three of my rigs to the triple 4. Fast and strong. My favorite servo by far.
Awesome servo, the only one I use in my trucks now.
Sorry but I got a dud right out of the box. So far I still don’t have a working servo. Had to send it back to the manufacturer instead of AMain. So far it’s been a pain.