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Spice Cat02/12/2010 11:48:52
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Ladies and Gents.
I seem to have some time on my hands due to a small issue with twenty four hours non stop snow. Sounds fun but cabin fever is setting in already.
Now to the issue at hand. Having had said time, I have been trawling the internet looking at servos. Until now I have almost exclusively been using Spektrum DS821's of Futaba S3003's.
But there seems to be a wealth of others out there. I have recently seen an offer on Ebay for twenty servos from Hong Kong for about £85.
Sounds a bit too good.
However, have you any collected thoughts on servos to avoid or ones you reccomend????
Your thoughts please.
simon burch02/12/2010 11:52:45
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The tower pro 5010's are really good in your average plane (not sure what those are in the auction).
Only bad cheap servos I have had were the Blue Bird micros. Awful servos.
andy watson02/12/2010 12:09:41
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I have just burnt out a tower pro 5010 on the flaps on the stuka.
Unfortunate as  I was only setting the end points and travel!  I hope it was a friday afternoon exception, or I have 6 more to dig out of the plane.
Alledgedly the genuine tower pro ones ore good, but there are a lot of copies around
Lee Smalley02/12/2010 13:25:40
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i have had a few TP servos (just to have a look see) and personally i would not put them in anything i value in anyway  you have to ask yourself "is it worth it after spending so much time and effort in building it" just to save afew bucks, sorry but thats just my opinion
Andy Butler02/12/2010 13:30:37
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Giant Cod has these for £4.00 each which is £80 for twenty.
I use some of these and they're fast and surprisingly strong. Haven't had one fail yet.
simon burch02/12/2010 13:39:02
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I've had 100 quid JR servos fail, and I've had cheap futaba servo fail. Cost doesn't always mean you will not suffer. The 5010's from giant cod have been spot on for me. The 996r's are pretty bullet proof as well, also very powerful.
Spice Cat02/12/2010 14:17:45
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Thanks for the prompt replies. I have just viewed the 5010's on Giant Cod. There seems to be a mass of positive reviews on them.
I think I would prefer to order from Giant Cod rather than from Hong Kong even though the feedback data for the Ebay seller is 99.8% positive.
Order I may; delivery is doubtful in the present weather conditions.....
Thanks again.
Bruce Richards02/12/2010 15:41:30
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I have used loads of 5010 and never had one fail.
Lee Smalley02/12/2010 16:03:02
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im not talking about them failing mine havn't failed but the centering is terrible and the repeatability is just as bad put one on a push pull big rudder like a yak55 and watch it center thats why i don't use them

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