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ken anderson.11/04/2012 10:26:59
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looking at other posts referring to the copies of futaba servo's for bargain price's.....and they been no is a link to some for bargain prices...and deffo the real thing etc...... save it all ending in tear's.....

ken anderson ne..1 bargain dept....

Mark R11/04/2012 17:58:42
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Cheers Ken, wished i had gone to SW first off. Ho humm

ken anderson.11/04/2012 18:01:51
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most wellcome mark----- peace of mind once the model(and your hard earned have left terra ferma)..

ken anderson....terra firma dept....

Simon B18/04/2012 20:21:48
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Worth checking too. They do futaba s3003 for 6.99 each and hi-tec hs 55 for 7.50 each. Also their new power servos are good budgets
Simon B18/04/2012 20:26:43
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by the way, before someone moans I've not correctly linked, all the options for doing so are absent on my mobile. Must be done with flash or similar.
Paul Marsh18/04/2012 20:38:34
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I don't really like, even the genuine Futaba 3003's. Had quite a few fail, one losing a model completely, when one went full deflection on an aileron and that was it. Also had one go dead on elevator, got down ok. Otherwise they seem to go funny.

Probably the reason is they are cheaply built, linked to their direct drive, where 148's are indirect drive, which makes the 3003 more suseptable to damage from load knocks/wear, etc.

The 148 and Hitec budget servos are far better, and touch wood, never had a 148 go funny. (yet)

Simon B18/04/2012 20:47:20
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Never had a dud 3003, but maybe I've been lucky. I'd swear by 'em to be honest. Used them in a hangar 9 pulse 40, black horse mustang and a few aerobats.

I think my hobby stores link would still be cheap for the 148s you mention seeing as they're owned by Ripmax.
Simon B18/04/2012 20:52:23
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One bargain I did come across was the tower pro standards they do in giant cod for about a fiver. I think the best thing to do with budget servos is look at what torque you need and add another 25% to be on the safe side
ross blackwell21/04/2012 05:16:23
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I still have my old Futaba A.M. radios & several servos that still work fine:batteries are updated when neccessary. My quiery is this;a couple of the servos have had very little use (FP-S15M &FP S21) some people will say "chuck em out" but they have been looked after & would like to know if there is a way to:1.test the strength(torque I guess) & or function/reliability?Would like to hear from any-one with info.My wife is nearly as old as me but I'm not ready to chuck her out! I do have some young F.M. & 2.4Ghz. radios.

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