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Servo choice for Phoenix 2000 elevator.

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David Hall 907/04/2016 20:18:59
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I'm finally getting round to starting this kit. The description says that it needs four or six 9g servos, but the slot for the elevator servo is bigger than that for the rudder. It is 30mm long, the 23mm 9g servo just falls through.

I guess that it could be a good idea to use a heavier servo on the elevator, but what size servo slots into a 30mm space? There's not many servo adverts that give the size of the mounting slot....

Percy Verance07/04/2016 20:31:21
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Well David I can certainly recommend the mini and micro servos offered by Airtek Hobbies. I recently bought a handful of the P0080 servos (direct size swap for the HiTec HS55/Multiplex Nano) and they seem good. I also bought several of the midi sized metal geared jobs they have too, and these also seem like a quality item. Certainly sound value, and I'll probably be buying more..

Edited By Percy Verance on 07/04/2016 20:32:48

David Hall 907/04/2016 20:34:03
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Good to come across a happy buyer, Percy.

what size slot would the midi size fit?

Percy Verance07/04/2016 21:04:51
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Hi again David

The K Power M0200 (metal gear, twin ball raced) comes in at 31x16.5x28.5mm And all for less than £8  Even cheaper if you buy a 4 pack..........

Edited By Percy Verance on 07/04/2016 21:05:30

Depron Daz07/04/2016 21:14:29
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Make a new servo plate to fit the 9g servo and either screw or glue over the one that's already there? I fitted 9g ones to every thing in my Phoenix. Cannot remember if the elevator hole was bigger though????

john stones 107/04/2016 22:05:45
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Have a browse on Hobby King for a servo it gives dimensions, may be close to a 14 gramme one.


Bernard Alan-Brown26/02/2017 16:15:46
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The problem with this model is that there is limited clearance between the Servo mounting board and the inside edge of the Fuselage, 15 mm. most servos don't are outside this dimension between the servo mounting surface and the inner rim ofFuselage.

I have that problem right now and non of the servo specs have that dimension so I'm stuck.

TigerOC26/02/2017 21:36:39
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Just looking at mine the Hextronik HXT900 from HK would fit.


john stones 126/02/2017 21:48:31
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Was same on mine Bernard, the servo horns rubbed the fuzz, alter the mount and do it better, here's mine.

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Bernard Alan-Brown27/02/2017 08:56:59
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That is a genius Idea, simple I feel stupid for not spotting that option myself !Many thanks.

Wihtgar28/02/2017 16:27:13
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I've got a HS-85MG which fits the larger slot in mine. Not sure about the fuse aperture clearance though but it can be trimmed easily without losing too much strength.

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